Vedanta Catalog Newsletter MAY 2023
Gods and Goddesses of India
From the Epics and Mythology of India
learn the mythology of India as we did, reading comics. Here in one huge and heavy hardback volume is a full collection of stories from the Epics of India. It's all great fun.
Titles of comics in this volume:
Shiva and Parvati Churning of the Ocean
Tales of Vishnu
Tales of Durga Krishna and Rukmini
Krishna and Jarasandha Indra and Shibi
Ayyappan Ashwini Kumars
The Syamantaka Gem Tales of Balarama
Indra and Shachi
Tales of Shiva
The Parijata Tree Krishna and Shishupula
704 pages, Indian hardback $31.95
Reminiscences of Sri Sarada Devi
by Monastics, and Devotees
compiled and edited by Swami
331 pages Indian hardback $9.95
Who was Sri Sarada Devi? She is regarded as the Divine Mother of the Universe, Shakti herself. Yet if we were to visit her when she was alive, we'd find her busy at work cleaning, sweeping, making beds, cooking for the endless people who visited her as a guru, seeking advice and consolation. The Divine Mother of the
universe, is busy being ... a mother. These are the memories of people who knew her and had their lives changed by her presence.
Reminiscences of Swami Vivekananda
By his Eastern and Western Disciples
736 pages, Indian hardback $26.95
"A sickly saint everyone understands, but
who has ever heard of a powerful saint?
"The power that emanated from this mysterious being (Swami Vivekananda) was so great that one all but shrank from it. It was overwhelming. It threatened to sweep everything before it… Still, those
who feared to be caught in the current of this great power were but few; the others by thousands were drawn with the irresistible force, even as iron filings to a magnet. He had a power of attraction so great that those who came near him, men and women alike, even children, fell under the magic spell he cast."
--Sister Christine, page 332.
392 pages, Large Deluxe volume, Size: 11x 9.5 x1 inches $50.00
Here is a beautiful coffee-table book on the great epic, the Ramayana - the definitive guide to India's greatest epic. The Illustrated Ramayana draws from one of its earliest composers, the celebrated sage and poet Valmiki. It uses a combination of text and stunning images drawn from a variety of
sources—historic and contemporary artifacts, paintings, photographs, and performances—to tell Rama’s story as he walks the path that destiny creates for him.
274 pages, US paperback $12.00
Swami Saradananda was a disciple of Sri Ramakrishna. He was sent by Swami Vivekananda to teach Vedanta in the US, then called back to shepherd the new Ramakrishna Order. He
had an immense influence on the young monks that served him, including the author, Swami Aseshananda. He also protected and served Holy Mother till her passing.
FROM OUR PREVIOUS NEWSLETTER
THE ULTIMATE COFFEE TABLE BOOK
Shakti: An Exploration of the Divine Feminine
An incredible, large coffee table book fully illustrated in color on the Divine Feminine found in Hinduism. Now in stock.
She is benevolent and nurturing, yet fierce and terrible, a warrior and a lover. She creates and gives life, is death personified, and the one who grants eternal salvation. She is the ultimate form of reality, the cosmos. The Goddess inspires
deep devotion and it is not surprising to see Her being worshiped and revered across homes in India. Shakti delves into this rich tradition of the Divine Feminine as as She is represented across India and the subcontinent.
In Shakti, encounter the Goddess in all Her glory and numerous forms. Dive deep into Her fascinating mythology and rituals. Unravel the philosophy behind Her worship and Her adaptation within many belief
- 392 pages, large coffee-table book, 9.5x11x1 inches $35.00
ANOTHER ULTIMATE COFFEE BOOK
The Illustrated Mahabharata -
The Definitive Guide to India's Greatest Epic
Here's another beautiful coffee-table book on the the Mahabharata.
Back in stock.
The Illustrated Mahabharata follows the tale as it unfolds through 18 episodes, alongside stunning photographs, paintings, sculptures, and
historical artifacts. Discover the principal characters of the Mahabharata and their family trees, and understand key moments - from the birth of Pandavas and Kauravas to the death of the elders.The book includes over 500 images - paintings, photographs and sculptures
- 512 pages, Large deluxe volume, 10x12x1.5 inches in size $50.00
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Guru to the World: The Life and Legacy of Vivekananda
539 pages, US Hardback $39.95.
Unlike our other books on Swami
Vivekananda, this one was written not by a monastic, but by an historian at Oxford University, and published by Harvard University Press. It is both a biography and history of Swami Vivekananda. The author discovered Vivekananda while reading Life of Vivekananda by Roman Rolland. She was shocked to discover in her research that while Vivekananda is well-known in India, he's hardly known in the West.
The author writes well and approaches Vivekananda with respect and admiration, but she is not exactly a devotee. It's good to read outside books for a deeper and different view of Swami Vivekananda. In the preface, she
"it has been a rare honor - and the most invigorating intellectual experience of my life - to have written a book that I hope will engage people's emotions, intellect, and political sensibilities. All I can say is that I have striven to bring some balance to our historical understanding of Global Vedanta and the extraordinary people who engaged in a rare, difficult and sometimes confusing attempt to build bridges across cultural
and His Gospel
By Swami Bhuteshananda
Volume 1: 616 pages
Indian hardback $15.95
Volume 2: 552 pages
Indian hardback, $15.95
Volume 3: 559
Indian hardback $21.95
3-Volume Set: $44.95
This series of books by Swami Bhuteshananda is a collection of the author's classes on the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna while he was president of the Ramakrishna Order. The three books are taken from classes where the swami brings out the thought proving deeper dimensions of the simple homely utterances of the great prophet Sri Ramakrishna.