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    LP: Krishna (Bhajans)

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    Track listing:

    Man mathura tan vrindavan
    Jai jai ram ramaya
    Japa kar japa kar
    Kaha Krishna ne
    Ghanan ghanan ghanshyam
    Geeta saar


    Produced in 1990 by Super Cassettes Industries


    History and Origin

    The groundwork for bhajans was laid in the hymns found in Sama Veda, the fourth Veda in the Hindu scriptures. They are distinguished from the Sanskrit shlokas (hymns that accompany religious rituals) by virtue of their easy lilting flow, the colloquial renderings and the profound appeal to the mass. These are sung in a group comprising devotees, with a lead singer. The fixed tunes, repetition of words and phrases lend a kind of tonal mesmerism. Anecdotes, episodes from the lives of Gods, preaching of saints, description of God's glories have been the subject of bhajans. Another form of the bhajan is the kirtan or songs in the Haridas tradition.

    Types of Bhajans

    A plunge into the past reveals, that bhajans, as a genre, have come a long way weaving a home for itself into the core of human hearts. Traditions of bhajan — singing have been formed over the ages — Nirguni, Gorakhanathi, Vallabhapanthi, Ashtachhap, Madhura-bhakti are some of them. Each sect has their own sets of bhajans and ways of singing them.

    Great Exponents

    The medieval age saw devotees like Tulsidas , Surdas, Meera Bai , Kabir and others composing Bhajans. In the modern times, composers like Pt. V. D. Paluskar and Pt. V. N. Bhatkhande have tried to mingle Raga Sangeet or Indian classical music - which had been an exclusive domain of the elite - with bhajans, thereby democratizing the Raga tradition.

    Popularity with the Masses

    The common mass indulges in bhajan-singing without realizing that such traditional methods of invoking the divine can have a tremendous stress-removing impact. Bhajan mandalis (a gathering to sing bhajans) that have been in existence in the Indian villages since the beginning of the Bhakti era, have proved to be great social leveller where individuals unhesitatingly participate in the singing, relegating their petty differences to the background. This participatory action elicits recreation and consequently a kind of mental relaxation . They close their eyes to ensure that they concentrate and thereby meditate on this near ecstasy. The words, tunes, rhythms and the typical repetitive style of the bhajans give a certain sense of permanency that is known as shashwat (freedom from the state of flux), something each one of us is secretly pining for. MsSVig

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    Biography of an Indian Buddhist priest Tillopåada, 988-1069, the master of Mar-pa Chos-kyi-blo-gros. Contains full Tibetan text and translation of an interesting enough account of surviving life's ups and downs from Pimp to arriving beyond Fear.

    Back of the Book:
    The Life of the Mahasiddha Tilopa, thought to have been composed in the 11th century by the renowned Tibetan yogi Marpa Lotsawa, is a compelling account of the ‘complete liberation’ of the guru of Naropa, and belongs to the genre of ‘Buddhist hagiology’. As such, it will be of interest to followers of the Kagyud school of Tibetan Buddhism as well as to those who are fascinated by the lives of the Buddhist saints and masters.

    This fine translation is presented in a vivid and accessible manner, and the translators have included a transliteration of the original Tibetan text for scholars who wish to study this early biography of Tilopa in both languages.

    Foreword:
    We are pleased to publish this short work on the life of the Indian mahasiddha Tilopa, which appears a have been composed in the 11th century by the great Marpa Lotsawa Chos-kyi bLo-gros of Tibet.

    This text is an account of the ‘complete liberation’ of the guru of Naropa; as such it will be appreciated not only by disciples of the Kagyud-pa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, but also by others interested in the lives of the Buddhist saints and masters.

    The work has been ably and devotedly translated by Italian scholar Fabrizio Torricelli in collaboration with Sangye Tendar Naga from our own Research and Translation Bureau. We delight in the merit they gain by making this text accessible to the reading public. In addition to the translation, they have provided a transliteration of the original Tibetan script for scholars who wish to read the account in both languages. May the contents of this book be beneficial for all beings and help to spread the rays of Buddhism throughout the world. MsSVig

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    This first-ever series of in-depth dialogues with Samdhong Rinpoche, the current Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, presents his refreshing views on a wide range of pressing topics including the problems of the present political world order, the philosophy of "non-violence" (Ahimsa) and "truth-insistence" (Satyagraha), and the plight of Tibet in the face of the communist Chinese invasion. Informed throughout by his deep belief in the principles of Tibetan Buddhism, Samdhong Rinpoche holds to an uncompromising vision of the Truth--the way the world could be if it renounced its destructive path of unprincipled pragmatism and worldly compromise.
    About the Author
    Donovan Roebert is the founder and coordinator of the South African Friends of Tibet. Born in East London, South Africa, he is a painter whose works are sold internationally. A devoted practitioner of Mahayana Buddhism for over a decade, he has also written several religious and philosophical articles on reconciling new physics and the neurosciences with the subjective human religious experience. He lives in Broederstroom, South Africa.

    Samdhong Rinpoche was the first political leader to be directly elected by the people-in-exile. He lives in India. He is the subject of Samdhong Rinpoche’s Uncompromising Truth for a Compromised World.

    His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet, is both the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. Following the invasion of Tibet by the communist-inspired Chinese Army in 1959 and the impending threat on his life, he escaped into exile and has since resided in Dharmsala, the seat of the Tibetan Government-in-exile. He is a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and an author of numerous books and essays, including Kindness, Clarity and Insight (1984), A Human Approach to World Peace (1984), and Ocean of Wisdom (198 MsSVig

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    Magickal Potions from A-Z
    The Complete Spellbound Formulary

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    For over fifteen years, Spellbound Magickal Blends have been harkened as some of the finest ever created. For the last decade, these hidden formulae have been kept by only the creators themselves. In this Guidebook, you will have complete access to all the blended ingredients and potions created by Spellbound. You will learn how to create blends for every magickal purpose. You will also learn how to use each blend properly, to create optimum conditions for you magick to be successful. For the first time ever, you will have access to hundreds of formulas used by Spellbound, to create manifestation blends that work! " Learn how to create powders that act as charms " Learn to create blended oils that manifest change " Learn how to properly use your blends for maximum results.
    ...
    In this Guidebook, you will have complete access to all the blended ingredients and potions created by Spellbound over the years. Every action creates a reaction. Live life well. Live life positively.


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    this was one of my first and also one of my favorite formularies MsSVig

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    Two Old Sadhus: Stories of Baba with Shivaya


    Recorded live on July 20 2003, Ram Dass and Shivaya talk about their first meeting with their guru, Neem Karoli Baba. They also discuss the nature and dynamic of the Guru-Chela relationship. Bhajan is Jai Gurudev by Uma Reed.

    Quote:

    Ram Dass first went to India in 1967. He was still Dr. Richard Alpert, an already eminent Harvard psychologist and psychedelic pioneer with Dr. Timothy Leary.

    He had continued his psychedelic research until that fateful Eastern trip in 1967, when he traveled to India. In India, he met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba, affectionately known as Maharajji, who gave Ram Dass his name, which means "servant of God."...



    Running Time: 153 minutes
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    CD Duplo de Tara Vermelha
    Prática Concisa e
    Comentários sobre
    TARA VERMELHA
    Com mantras cantados por
    S. Ema. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche,
    Chagdud Khadro e Sangha do Khadro Ling.

    Leitura: Lama Sherab Drolma
    "O yidam [Tara] é como uma flor completamente desabrochada.
    Temos a semente da mesma flor em nosso interior. Por meio da
    nossa fé e meditação e por meio das bênçãos dos lamas que nos mostram a semente
    e como cultivá-la, fazemos com que ela floresça e se
    torne a flor totalmente desabrochada do yidam".

    Red Tara meditations have been used for centuries to attain the recognition of our original, pure buddha nature through many perfect lineages of highly realized Tibetan Buddhist practioners. Based on the treasure discovered by the great Nyingmapa lama, Apong Terton, this practice emphasizes the continual invocation of Tara's blessings to activate our innate buddha nature. This 2 CD set includes both the Concise English Tara practice, with mantras sungs by H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche and students, and an audio book recording of Red Tara Commentary: Instructions for the Concise Practice Known as Red Tara: An Open Door to Bliss and Ultimate Awareness, complied and read by his wife, Chagdud Khadro. MsSVig

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    Chogyam Trungpa - Tibetan Buddhism and American Karma

    This talk was given during the Boston Dharma Festival in October 1973.

    Please note that the audio track for this video is somewhat distorted after the first 57 minutes. The audio recording however has excellent sound quality throughout.

    Chogyam Trungpa (1940–1987)—meditation master, teacher, and artist—founded Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, the first Buddhist-inspired university in North America; the Shambhala Training program; and an international association of meditation centers known as Shambhala International. He is the author of numerous books including Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, and The Myth of Freedom.
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    We all have associations with the word “Israel”—a modern-day nation in the Middle East that makes up part of the biblical Holy Land. But how did ancient Israel emerge? Who were the Israelites and where did they come from? What was it like to live in biblical Israel? Before unpacking these questions, it might help to consider how the very meaning of the word “Israel” evolved throughout the Hebrew Bible:
    - “Israel” first referred to a person, Jacob, the founding ancestor of the Israelites.
    Jacob had twelve sons whose descendants became the “twelve tribes of Israel.”
    - Later, “Israel” became the name of the monarchy headed by King David and his son Solomon.
    - When the monarchy divided, the northern kingdom was called “Israel” and the southern kingdom, “Judah.”
    - Finally, “Israel” came to refer to the Judeans who survived as a nation in exile during the Babylonian captivity.


    In fact, the Babylonian captivity is at the heart of the Hebrew scriptures (known to Christians as the Old Testament) and provides a key to understanding biblical Israel—as a people, a kingdom, and a nation. It was during this period of exile that the Judeans systematically gathered their stories and defined their identity as descendants of Abraham and one of Jacob’s tribes. The act of storytelling helped to create a community in exile, preserving the Judeans’ sense of identity while they were separated from their homeland. This story of exile still resonates with us today, as we have seen numerous modern crises that resulted in the reshaping of national identity.

    The World of Biblical Israel takes you on a journey through ancient Israel to introduce you to the world, the people, the challenges, and the triumphs of this ancient land. In 24 captivating lectures, Professor Cynthia R. Chapman of Oberlin College introduces you to the stories of the Judeans in exile and grounds them in their historical context, giving you a grand vision of history as presented in the scriptures. She compares the history in the Bible to the archaeological record, giving you a complete picture of life in biblical Israel.

    Along the way, you’ll encounter the richness of the Hebrew Bible, which for thousands of years has been one of the most important literary and religious works in the world, foundational to all three Abrahamic religions. In fact, Judaism has maintained unbroken ties to this text, and studying it sheds light on how the religion is practiced today. Yet it’s not until you view the Hebrew scriptures in the context of the history in which they were written that you see how truly powerful their narratives are.

    Experience a People in Exile, a Nation in Crisis

    The Hebrew Bible contains some of the most influential stories in Western civilization, and we regularly encounter them today—not just in religious services, but in art, films, literature, political speeches, and more. The World of Biblical Israel takes you inside the stories, introduces you to the characters, and shows you what daily life would have been like for ordinary people. Professor Chapman introduces you to the complete literary power of the scriptures by investigating many of the Bible’s key historical moments:
    - The origins of the Israelites: The first five books of the Bible—the Torah—provide the ancestral history of the Israelites and set down a series of laws—many of which continue to be observed today.
    - The monarchic period: Under David and Solomon, the state political structure of Israel emerged, and then the kingdom divided under subsequent rulers.
    - The age of empires: Neighboring empires, including the Assyrians and the Babylonians, attacked and eventually conquered Israel and then Judah, and the resulting political instability created a tremendous economic and social burden for the Israelites and Judeans who survived.
    - The Babylonian captivity: The exilic period inspired the conquered Judeans, who came to see themselves as the remnant of ancient Israel, to reflect on who they were as a people, and it forced them to reconsider their worship practices.
    - Resettlement: Cyrus and the Persian Empire freed the Judeans from captivity, but the period of resettlement motivated the community to reexamine its relationship to its God, its land, its religious practices, and its legacy to the children who would become the new Israel.

    In addition to learning about the period’s governments, laws, and wars, you’ll take part in the religious debates of the time. You’ll see how the gradual development of monotheism shows up in the language of the scriptures. You’ll also consider the philosophical and theological issues with which ancient Israelites wrestled:
    - Why would God allow the Israelites to be conquered?
    - How could the Israelites continue their worship after the temple had been destroyed?
    - Why does God allow evil in the world?

    Explore a Variety of Archaeological Sources

    While the Bible provides a wealth of insight, Professor Chapman also delves into the archaeological record and compares it to biblical accounts. For instance, the Bible presents two histories on the return of the Israelites from Egypt—in Joshua and in Judges. You’ll see why archaeological evidence favors the Judges account.

    But The World of Biblical Israel is about more than the sweep of history. Professor Chapman zooms in on the daily life of ordinary Israelites. From the family compounds to the battlefields and from the kitchens to the temples, she puts flesh on the bones of the biblical stories.
    - Learn about marriage and the role of women by studying Eve, Dinah, Ruth, Jezebel, and others.
    - Reflect on social inequality in the story of Naboth’s vineyard as well as the prophecies of Isaiah and Micah.
    - Meet judges such as Deborah, Jephthah, and Gideon, and trace the development of law and society.
    - Study the importance of literacy, as indicated in the books of Ezekiel, Zechariah, and Daniel.
    - Find out what the story of Jacob and Esau has to do with the later period of exile.

    An Ancient Civilization Comes to Life

    You’ll look at the art, relief sculptures, writing, and administrative records, not only from the Israelites but also from the Assyrians, the Persians, the Egyptians, and other peoples to see how they viewed ancient Israel. This method gives you a balanced, historical look at a truly fascinating time and place and puts you in the role of a history detective uncovering how life was lived in biblical Israel. Additional elements such as maps, family trees, and timelines provide an even more detailed visual representation of the people, their relationships, and the sites they occupied.

    This course is such a treat because it provides the full historical context for the Hebrew Bible. You’ll enjoy Professor Chapman’s lively storytelling and clear examples, and you’ll be surprised by her grand vision of the scriptures—as if the history you’ve known all your life suddenly came into brilliant focus. Spiritually engaging and historically fascinating, this course is unlike any other—and it will give you a new appreciation both for ancient history and for the foundation of the Abrahamic faiths.

    1Biblical Israel—The Story of a People
    2By the Rivers of Babylon—Exile
    3Ancestor Narratives in Genesis
    4Moses—The Torah’s Central Hero
    5Becoming the Nation of Israel
    6Kinship and Economics in Highland Villages
    7Three Weddings and a Funeral
    8Political Power Bases in Early Israel
    9Kingdoms and King Making
    10Politics and Economy of a Centralized Cult
    11Worshipping Locally
    12Lives of the Rich, Lives of the Poor
    13Assyrian Incursion into Israel and Judah
    14Life under Siege
    15Religious Debates and Preserved Text
    16Ezekiel—Exilic Informant
    17Life in Exile, Life in Judah
    18Literacy and Education
    19Religious Developments of the Exile
    20The New Israel—Resettling the Land
    21Food and the Family Meal—Boundaries
    22National Identity—Intermarriage
    23National Identity—Twins and Enemies
    24Loss and Restoration—Two Biblical Stories

    NOTE: The video quality is extremely average, in some cases bad QO0tcg

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    https://www.sfqguild.com/
    http://www.springforestqigong.com/

    "The way qigong is practiced and taught by Chunyi Lin is a very powerful approach to human health."

    ~Neil Kay, M.D., Prof. of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN.

    Spring Forest Qigong is a practice of simple movements, mental focus, breathing and meditation. In creating Spring Forest Qigong, Chunyi Lin has blended these together into a system that is so simple yet so very powerful that thousands of students have found the practice life changing.

    Because the science of qigong is so little known in the west, this may all sound very complicated or even impossible. Just remember, it's not. Chunyi Lin designed Spring Forest Qigong to be very simple to learn and practice yet very powerful in its benefits.


    Chunyi Lin is a certified international qigong master and the founder and creator of Spring Forest Qigong. His fluency in numerous Chinese dialects provided him the rare opportunity to study with many of the most respected qigong masters in his native China. He has been teaching qigong and using qigong techniques to help others for more than twenty-five years. Master Lin is also highly skilled in tai chi and Chinese herbal medicine.

    He is the founder of Spring Forest Qigong, and coauthor of the #1 Amazon.com bestseller, Born A Healer. He is also coauthor with Dr. Nisha Manek of the Mayo Clinic of a chapter on Qigong in a medical school textbook, The Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Second Edition.


    In this meeting he is talking about SFQ classes and some fundamentals of feng shui. And there is a guided meditation on joy and love. QO0tcg

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    Chaldean numerology paints a clear picture of you and your personal “blueprint”—your essence, talents, desires, lessons, and ideal directions for this lifetime. This introductory guide presents highly effective techniques for decoding the energetic vibrations and information held in names, birthdates, addresses, phone numbers, and much more.

    Master Numerologist Heather Alicia Lagan has simplified Chaldean numerology, making it accessible, practical, and easy to use. In addition to providing the original meanings behind numbers and letters, Heather also offers detailed sample readings of three celebrities—Apolo Anton Ohno, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Drew Barrymore—to help you understand, share, and benefit from this treasury of ancient knowledge. Chaldean numerology offers guidance, inspirational and enlightening messages, and a framework for identifying and achieving goals.

    Praise:
    “A brilliant contribution to Chaldean numerology.”—Leeya Brooke Thompson, author of The Wisdom of Sound and Number

    http://www.llewellyn.com/product.php?ean=9780738726243

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    https://www.sfqguild.com/
    http://www.springforestqigong.com/

    "The way qigong is practiced and taught by Chunyi Lin is a very powerful approach to human health."

    ~Neil Kay, M.D., Prof. of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN.

    Spring Forest Qigong is a practice of simple movements, mental focus, breathing and meditation. In creating Spring Forest Qigong, Chunyi Lin has blended these together into a system that is so simple yet so very powerful that thousands of students have found the practice life changing.

    Because the science of qigong is so little known in the west, this may all sound very complicated or even impossible. Just remember, it's not. Chunyi Lin designed Spring Forest Qigong to be very simple to learn and practice yet very powerful in its benefits.


    Chunyi Lin is a certified international qigong master and the founder and creator of Spring Forest Qigong. His fluency in numerous Chinese dialects provided him the rare opportunity to study with many of the most respected qigong masters in his native China. He has been teaching qigong and using qigong techniques to help others for more than twenty-five years. Master Lin is also highly skilled in tai chi and Chinese herbal medicine.

    He is the founder of Spring Forest Qigong, and coauthor of the #1 Amazon.com bestseller, Born A Healer. He is also coauthor with Dr. Nisha Manek of the Mayo Clinic of a chapter on Qigong in a medical school textbook, The Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Second Edition.


    In this meeting Jim Nance is talking about his experiences. And there is a guided meditation. QO0tcg

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    https://www.sfqguild.com/
    http://www.springforestqigong.com/

    "The way qigong is practiced and taught by Chunyi Lin is a very powerful approach to human health."

    ~Neil Kay, M.D., Prof. of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN.

    Spring Forest Qigong is a practice of simple movements, mental focus, breathing and meditation. In creating Spring Forest Qigong, Chunyi Lin has blended these together into a system that is so simple yet so very powerful that thousands of students have found the practice life changing.

    Because the science of qigong is so little known in the west, this may all sound very complicated or even impossible. Just remember, it's not. Chunyi Lin designed Spring Forest Qigong to be very simple to learn and practice yet very powerful in its benefits.


    Chunyi Lin is a certified international qigong master and the founder and creator of Spring Forest Qigong. His fluency in numerous Chinese dialects provided him the rare opportunity to study with many of the most respected qigong masters in his native China. He has been teaching qigong and using qigong techniques to help others for more than twenty-five years. Master Lin is also highly skilled in tai chi and Chinese herbal medicine.

    He is the founder of Spring Forest Qigong, and coauthor of the #1 Amazon.com bestseller, Born A Healer. He is also coauthor with Dr. Nisha Manek of the Mayo Clinic of a chapter on Qigong in a medical school textbook, The Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Second Edition.


    In this meeting he is talking about health and diet. And there is a guided meditation. QO0tcg

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    https://www.sfqguild.com/
    http://www.springforestqigong.com/

    "The way qigong is practiced and taught by Chunyi Lin is a very powerful approach to human health."

    ~Neil Kay, M.D., Prof. of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN.

    Spring Forest Qigong is a practice of simple movements, mental focus, breathing and meditation. In creating Spring Forest Qigong, Chunyi Lin has blended these together into a system that is so simple yet so very powerful that thousands of students have found the practice life changing.

    Because the science of qigong is so little known in the west, this may all sound very complicated or even impossible. Just remember, it's not. Chunyi Lin designed Spring Forest Qigong to be very simple to learn and practice yet very powerful in its benefits.


    Chunyi Lin is a certified international qigong master and the founder and creator of Spring Forest Qigong. His fluency in numerous Chinese dialects provided him the rare opportunity to study with many of the most respected qigong masters in his native China. He has been teaching qigong and using qigong techniques to help others for more than twenty-five years. Master Lin is also highly skilled in tai chi and Chinese herbal medicine.

    He is the founder of Spring Forest Qigong, and coauthor of the #1 Amazon.com bestseller, Born A Healer. He is also coauthor with Dr. Nisha Manek of the Mayo Clinic of a chapter on Qigong in a medical school textbook, The Textbook of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Second Edition.


    In this meeting guest Katrina Tobey is talking about thankfulness. And there is a guided meditation. QO0tcg

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    Yuval Harari - The Sword of Moses


    The author introduces a new translation of "The Sword of Moses," an important ancient magic text which presents an array of of magical practices for accomplishing various goals, all based on the use of a magical "sword" of words, which Moses brought down from heaven. The work is significant because it contains the broadest extant collection of Jewish magical recipes from the first millennium. This introduction discusses the structure, genre, contents, language, and practical context of the Sword.

    Unlike Gaster's edition from the beginning of the 20th century, this one does not ommit divine names and is based on more than one manuscript, making it much more valuable for those who can't reach original sources. QO0tcg

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    The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies
    By Vasant D Lad
    http://www.jackforem.com/_i_the_complete_book_of_ayurvedic_home_remedies__i__by_vasant_lad_101948.htm

    “A healthy mind resides in a healthy body,” so one must endeavour to exercise often in order to always look healthy and live longer.

    About the Author

    VASANT LAD, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc., was born in India and served three years as the medical director of the Ayurvedic Hospital in Pune, India. He is a world-renowned expert on the practices and health benefits of Ayurvedic medicine and has lectured at seminars and workshops with Deepak Chopra, M.D., and Andrew Weil, M.D. Founder of the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he currently serves as its director.

    Ayurveda is the ancient Indian system of natural health and healing. Derived from the words "ayus" (life) and "veda" (knowledge), it is a comprehensive science of living in attunement with natural law for mental, physical, and spiritual well being. This book, which I wrote in collaboration with Dr. Vasant Lad, the pre-eminent practitioner and teacher of Ayurveda in America, lays out the fundamental principles of Ayurveda in simple terms. It provides in-depth information about constitutional types - and a self-test to determine your own type. In his typically friendly style, Dr. Lad provides practical guidelines to promote your long-term good health, and draws upon nearly half a century of Ayurvedic practice to offer hundreds of remedies for dozens of conditions in an A to Z format, from Abdominal Cramps to Yeast Infections.

    This book has been a consistent top seller on Amazon since 1999!

    From the Amazon site:

    Based on the ancient healing tradition from India that dates back thousands of years, The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies offers natural alternatives to conventional medicines and treatments with practical advice and easy-to-follow instructions. A leading authority in this field, Dr. Vasant Lad first explains the principles behind the science of Ayurveda, exploring the physical and psychological characteristics of each of the three doshas, or mind-body types--vata, pitta, and kapha. Once you have determined which type or combination of types you are, Dr. Lad helps you to begin your journey to the ultimate "state of balance" and well-being.

    The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remediesis an invaluable guide to treating common ailments and chronic problems with strategies tailored to your personal needs based on your constitutional type. Dr. Lad explains why certain imbalances often result in illness and shows you how to restore your body to natural order. You'll learn which traditional Ayurvedic remedies--herbal teas and formulas, essential oils, meditation, yoga--offer relief from a variety of conditions, such as cold and flu symptoms, headaches, toothaches, sore throats, high cholesterol, vision problems, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Lad also shows you how to use diet and specific Ayurvedic techniques to prevent future illness and to promote body consciousness and healthy living.

    The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies enables us all to experience the benefits of Ayurveda's healing properties that have been refined over thousands of years. All of the herbs, foods, and oils Dr. Lad recommends can be found in local health food stores or through mail-order catalogs. Complete with an extensive glossary and resource list, this is the definitive guide to natural, safe, and effective remedies, everyday keys to a lifetime of vitality and well-being.

    from Booklist:

    Lad, director of an Ayurvedic educational institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico, refers to Ayurveda as "the art of daily living in harmony with the laws of nature." This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide can be considered the Ayurvedic counterpart to a conventional home medical handbook. Parts 1 and 2 present the philosophy, principles, and therapies of this 5,000-year-old Indian medical system. The therapies include diet, herbs, exercise and yoga, oil massage, breathing techniques, meditation, and such adjuncts as sound, color, and aromatherapy. Part 3, fully one-half of the guide, is an encyclopedia of remedies organized in an AZ format by symptom or condition; references provide adequate access to the more than 100 common ailments. Numerous sidebars throughout the text provide additional information or precautions. The guide closes with line drawings of yoga postures, a glossary, resources, and further reading.

    Here are a few comments from Amazon reader reviews:


    "This book is a wealth of information and easy to understand."

    "This book can absolutely change your health profile and bring happiness in your life."

    "If I could keep only one book in this category it would be this one!"

    "This book is the first one I've read on Ayurveda which makes immediate sense. Written in a practical straightforward way, it is obvious the author genuinely cares about his readers.
    "I have tried several cures listed in the book, and they have provided better and faster relief than any drugs. There is one for sinus headache (pg 250) that worked in less than 10 min. And the best story of all, is one he lists for food allergies which has allowed me to eat dairy and wheat again.
    "This book has changed my life. I have been independently studying holistic medicine for the past 9 years, and this book is a fast leap forward in my awareness of the field of alternative treatments.
    "I only hope to be able to meet Dr. Lad some day and offer my gratitude. "

    "I have been buying books on Ayurveda for several years. I usually read a little and then put them on the shelf. Not so with Dr. Lad's The Complete Book of Ayurvedic Home Remedies. I immediately adopted his simple morning routine, and it has helped me physically and mentally. I recommend this book to anyone interested in making a profound, positive change. It's practical and easy to follow."

    "This book is incredibly useful, and full of home remedies for a very wide variety of problems. I've tried many of them myself - for sinus troubles, insect bites, ordinary fatigue, and simple stomach complaints. It also has guidance on more serious issues, to be used in concert with a physician's medical advice. As a physician, I have over 20 "home medical guides" in my house, and I usually turn to this one first. I highly recommend it for any household."

    Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction: The Need for Healing

    Part I: THE SCIENCE OF LIFE
    1. Ayurveda: Body, Mind, and Soul
    The Universe and How We Are Connected
    The Five Elements: Building Blocks of Nature
    The Three Doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha
    The Twenty Qualities: An Important Key to Healing

    2. Discover Your Mental and Physiological Type
    Prakruti and Vikruti
    How to Determine Your Constitutional Type
    Characteristics of the Vata Individual
    Characteristics of the Pitta Individual
    Characteristics of the Kapha Individual
    How to Use This Knowledge

    3. Why We Get Sick
    The Definition of Health
    Ten Factors in Health and Illness
    How Disease Develops

    Part II: PUTTING AYURVEDA TO WORK

    4. How We Can Stay Healthy
    Awareness
    Taking Action to Modify the Cause
    Restoring Balance
    Techniques for Cleansing and Purification
    A Simple Home Purification
    Rejuvenation and Rebuilding
    Self-Esteem

    5. Ayurvedic Lifestyle: The Ultimate Preventive Medicine
    In Tune with Nature
    Ayurvedic Daily Routine
    Seasonal Routines

    6. Breathing Techniques
    The Secret of Pranayama
    Six Breathing Techniques

    7. Meditation and Mental Discipline
    Empty Bowl Meditation
    So-Hum Meditation
    Double-Arrowed Attention

    8. Ayurvedic Dietary Guidelines
    Food Guidelines for the Constitutional Types
    The Six Tastes
    Healthy and Unhealthy Eating Habits
    Incompatible Food Combinations
    Food and the Three Gunas

    Part III: SECRETS OF AYURVEDIC SELF-HEALING:
    AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ILLNESSES AND REMEDIES
    How to Use the Encyclopedia
    Components of Ayurvedic Healing
    Diagnosis and Treatment
    Cautions

    Illnesses and Remedies, A-Z

    Conclusion: Taking Responsibility for Your Own Health:
    How to Integrate Ayurveda into Your Life
    Appendix 1 How to Use the Healing Properties of metals,
    Gemstones, Colors, and Aromas
    Appendix 2 How to Prepare and Use Herbs, Ghees, and Oils
    Appendix 3 Special Ayurvedic Procedures
    Appendix 4 Yoga Asanas - Instructions and Illustrations
    Glossary
    Resources
    Reading List
    Index
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    This is a magical, unexpurgated life of Krishna, told in a spirit of bhakti for the modern reader.

    The book opens on the battlefield of Kurukshetra, on the brink of war, when the great Pandava warrior Arjuna suffers a crisis of courage and conscience. His divine cousin and charioteer, Krishna, begins to expound the eternal dharma to him. The exposition between two teeming armies is the Bhagavad-Gita, the Song of God.

    The story shifts back to Krishna's birth, and then again to the battlefield; and so on, from his Gita to the Avatara's life, until both narratives flow together, just before the Great War erupts.

    Never before have Krishna's holy Gita (from the Mahabharata) and his brilliant, unforgettable life (from the Bhagavata Purana) been juxtaposed so vividly and with such enchantment as in this book.

    Ramesh Menon has written several widely read books in the Great Indian Tradition. These include the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Siva Purana, the Devi Bhagavatam, and the Bhagavata Purana. He has also translated the Bhagavad Gita in verse from the Sanskrit in a separate volume. QO0tcg

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    Publication Date: September 1, 1965

    This biography of Ramakrishna was written for the West by one of England's most talented authors. The writing is beautiful in itself, but the story of a most unusual man with unheard of spiritual yearning is what this book is really about.

    Isherwood unfolds a fantastic story with a calm finesse.... This is a fresh and important contribution to religious mysticism" --New York Times, 1965


    From the Author:

    "This is the story of a phenomenon. I will begin by calling him simply that, rather than "holy man,""mystic,"or "saint"; all emotive words with mixed associations which may attract some readers, repel others.
    "A phenomenon is always a fact, an object of experience. That is how I shall try to approach Ramakrishna . . . I only ask you to approach Ramakrishna with the same open-minded curiosity you might feel for any highly unusual human being."


    From the Back Cover: India has produced many spiritual giants because of her wealth of spiritual tradition. One of the greatest was Ramakrishna (1836-1886). His life was a testament to truth, universality, love and purity.


    Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.

    The Story Begins

    This is the story of a phenomenon. I will begin by calling him simply that, rather than 'holy man', 'mystic', 'saint', or 'avatar'; all emotive words with mixed associations which may attract some readers, repel others. A phenomenon is often something extraordinary and mysterious.

    Ramakrishna was extraordinary and mysterious; most of all to those who were best fitted to understand him. A phenomenon is always a fact, an object of experience. That is how I shall try to approach Ramakrishna.

    Modem advertising has inflated our value-judgments until they are nearly worthless. Every product and person is said by its publicist to be the best. I want to avoid the competitive note here so I will say only this: Ramakrishna's life, being comparatively recent history, is well documented.. In this respect, it has the advantage over the lives of other, earlier phenomena of a like nature. We do not have to rely, here, on fragmentary or glossed manuscripts, dubious witnesses, pious legends. What Ramakrishna was or was not the reader must decide for himself; but at least his decision can be based on words and deeds Ramakrishna indubitably spoke and did.

    You will find a full bibliography at the end of the book. But I must also mention here the two great works which provide almost all of my source material. This book is really no more than an introduction to them, and I shall quote from them and paraphrase them throughout it. One is The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna by M.; the other is Sri Ramakrishna the Great Master by Swami Saradananda. M. is the pseudonym of Mahendra Nath Gupta, the headmaster of a Calcutta high school, who first met Ramakrishna in 1882 and thereafter visited him regularly during the remaining four years of Ramakrishna's life.

    After each visit, M. noted down everything which had been said and one in his presence by Ramakrishna and those who were with him.

    The result is a very big book, which is probably close to totally rate reporting. Saradananda was still in his teens when he met Ramakrishna and became his disciple. It was not until many years later that he began to write the articles which accumulated to form Sri Ramakrishna the Great Master, a biography which covers all of Ramakrishna's life except its last few months. Although Saradananda did not begin his work until more than twenty years after Ramakrishna's death, there is no doubt of its authenticity. Many of those who had known Ramakrishna were then still alive, and Saradananda fully compared his memories with theirs. The Great Master has also the value of having been written by a monastic disciple, who has actually shared the extraordinary experiences he describes. Nothing beyond my spiritual experience has been recorded in the book, Saradananda once told a questioner. This seemingly cautious answer is fact a claim so tremendous that it silences all suspicion! of boastfulness; a man like Saradananda could not have made it unless it was literally true.

    As for myself, it would be dishonest to pretend I am addressing you as an impartial biographer. I myself am a devotee of Ramakrishna; I believe, or am at least strongly inclined to believe, that he was what his disciples declared that he was: an incarnation of God upon earth.

    Nevertheless, I am not writing this book primarily for confirmed believers or unbelievers. The sort of reader I am writing for is the one who is not afraid to recognize the marvelous, no matter where he finds it; the sort of reader who is always on the lookout for a phenomenon.

    I only ask you approach Ramakrishna with the same open-minded curiosity you might feel about any highly unusual human being: a Julius Caesar, a Catherine of Siena, a Leonardo da Vinci, an Arthur Rimbaud. Dismiss from your mind, as far as you are able, such categories as holy-unholy, sane-insane, wise-foolish, pure-impure, positive-negative, useful-useless. Just say to yourself as you read: this is humanly possible. Then later, if you like, consider the implications of that possibility for the rest of the human species. … QO0tcg

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    An Amazon Review:

    This edition of the Bhagavad Gita is my preferred edition, and has been for many years. The reason I prefer this is the uniqueness of the INTRODUCTION, written by none other than ALDOUS HUXLEY, and in which he expounds the PERENNIAL PHILOSOPHY, consisting of Four Tenets:

    (1) "The phenomenal world of matter and of individual consciousness--the world of things and animals and men and even gods--is the manifestation of a Divine Ground within which all partial realities have their being, and apart from which they would be nonexistent. [ALL IS GOD]

    (2) Human beings are capable not merely of knowing 'about' the Divine Ground by inference; they can also realize its existence by a DIRECT INTUITION, superior to discursive reasoning. This immediate knowledge unites the knower with that which is known. [WE CAN FEEL GOD]

    (3) Man possesses a double nature, a phenomenal ego and an eternal Self, which is the inner man, the spirit, the spark of divinity within the soul. It is possible for a man, if he so desires, to identify himself with the spirit and therefore with the Divine Ground, which is of the same or like nature with the spirit. [WE CAN KNOW GOD]

    (4) Man's life on earth has only one end and purpose: to identify himself with his eternal Self and so to come to unitive knowledge of the Divine Ground." --Aldous Huxley, Introduction to the "Bhagavad Gita" by Swami Prabhavananda.
    [GOD IS THE ANSWER]

    These four tenets, Huxley tells us, are common to the worlds major religions, and it sure simplifies theology, for which I am deeply grateful.

    The Gita consists essentially, of a dialogue, between the warrior Arjuna, and Krishna, the Godhead. The questions and answers focus on Arjuna's reluctance to engage in a great battle between good and evil. Krishna expounds the principle of DUTY. The doing of our duty is the highest good. The dialogue expands to include all the reality of God, and how man should live.

    Afterwards, in the dialogue between Arjuna and Krishna, the Lord of Heaven reveals his transcendent, divine form. The Gita describes it thusly: "Suppose a thousand suns should rise together into the sky: such is the glory of the Shape of the Infinite God." When reading of this, I am often reminded of the transfiguration of Jesus. The similarities are revealing. When the transcendant visions are further contrasted with the Revelation of St. John, and the vision of Ezekial, yet more is revealed.

    Arjuna himself, upon seeing this vision of the transcendent divinity, cries out:

    "You are all we know, supreme, beyond man's measure,
    This world's sure-set plinth and refuge never shaken.
    Guardian of eternal law, Life's soul undying.
    Birthless, deathless; yours the strength titanic,
    Million-armed, the sun and moon your eyeballs,
    Fiery-faced, you blast the world to ashes, ..." p. 115

    It has long been my belief that we can best understand our own religion by constrasting it with all others. I also have long felt that the same truth, the same God, is central to all the major religions. What Huxley tells us is key to our understanding concerning what we ought generally to do.

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    Recipes for celebrating the seasons of the sun & phases of the moon.


    so this is another Wiccan holiday cookbook I had lying around. It is an assortment of recipes and suggestions on which recipe to make on what holiday: For example for the November esbat it suggests Celtic Coffee, Nordic Dip & Scrumptious S’mores. The recipes seem nice enough but a problem with the book is that it lacks any information on why the author thinks those dishes would be best of said holiday: it doesn't contain any correspondence information or lore on a dish which I think would have really benefited the book.

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