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Srimad Bhagavata,which comes under the category of scriptural texts called the Puranas,consists of eighteen thousand and odd verses,and is a veritable encyclopedia of spiritual philosophy put in an epic form that is both devotional and poetic.It depicts pure devotion,expressed as unmotivated service of the Divine and of all living beings considered as the tabernacle of God.Pious Hindus consider daily reading of the Text an important spiritual discipline in life for generating devotion and the spirit of dedication to God.Any person,whatever his religion,will find himself spiritually enriched by a close study of this Text.
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Swami Tapasyananda was a senior monk of the Ramakrishna Mission. He was a disciple of Swami Shivananda, one of the eminent disciples of Sri Ramakrishna.The Swami was a vice-president of the Ramakrishna Order from 1985-1991.He was an erudite scholar in Indian and Western philosophy.[citation needed.He has to his credit many books in English, including the translations of many scriptures. His translation of Bhagavata Purana in four volumes has been highly acclaimed in intellectual and devotional circles.He was the president of Ramakrishna Math, Chennai from 1971-1991. Swamiji was well-known for his austere life and intuitive intellect. He was a prolific writer. Some of the books authored by him are listed below. He translated a lot of Hindu classics into English from original Sanskrit
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Book Description Sri Ramakrishna Math, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. CONTENTS: SKANDHA XI : Prologue; Chap. 1 : The Curse of Holy Men on The Yadavas : Destruction of Yadavas-How the Curse took place-Krishna welcomes the Events Chap. 2 : Sermon of The Navayogis I : Vasudeva`s Question to Narada-Narada`s Answer-Kavi on Bhagavata Dharma-Hari on Bhagavatottama Chap. 3 : Sermon of the Navayogis II : Antariksha on Maya-Prabuddha on Bhagavata Dharma-Parabhakti or Supreme Devotion-Pippalayana on Narayana-the Atman-Avirhotra on Vaidika Worship-Tantrika Mode of Worship Chap 4 : Sermon of the Navayogis III : Drumila on Incarnations-Nara-Narayana-Other Incarnations Chap. 5 : Sermon of the Navayogis IV : Chamasa on the Worldly-Minded-Misinterpretation of Veda-Karabhajana on Worship-the Greatness of Kaliyuga-Exhortation to Vasudeva Chap. 6 : Krishna on the Eve of His Ascension : Hymn of the Devas-End of earthly Sojourn-Uddhava Seeking Refuge Chap. 7 : Krishna`s Instruction : Avadhuta`s Sermon on His Teachers I : Krishna`s Exhortation-Uddhava Seeks Instruction-the Spiritual Essence in Man-Avadhuta Questioned by Yadu-Gurus of the Avadhuta : Earth-Air, Sky, Water and Fire-Moon, Fire and Sun-Lesson from the Bird Kapota Chap. 8 : Avadhuta`s Sermon on His Teachers II : Lesson from the Python-Lesson from the Ocean and the Moth-Lesson from the Honey-bee-Lesson from the Elephant-Lesson from the Honey-Gatherer-Lesson from the Deer-Lesson from the Fish-Lesson from Pingala-Pingala on Renunciation Chap. 9 : Avadhuta`s Sermon on His Teachers III : Lesson from Osprey etc.-Lesson from a Girl`s Bangles-Lesson from the Arrow-Smith-Lesson from the Snake-Lesson from the Spider-Lesson from the Worm-Lesson from one`s Body-the Avadhuta on Himself Chap. 10 : Limitations of Vedic Ritualism : Duties of a Devotee of the Lord-Guru : His Service and Function-Limitation of Vedic Ritualism-Consequences of evil Action-the Lord as Time the Consumer-Who is a Holy Man ? Chap. 11 : Bondage and Freedom : The Atman and his Bondage-the Bound and the Free-Path of Devotion-the Holy Man and his Ways-Ways of Devotion and Worship Chap. 12 : Holy Association : The Sanctifying Power of Holy Association-Supreme Example of the Gopikas-Divine Manifestation Chap. 13 : The Song of the Swan : How Sattva Develops Bhakti and Illumination-How to Avoid Sense Slavery-Hamsavatara-the Conquest of the Mind-Spiritual Awakening-State of the Awakened One-the Lord as Support of Values Chap. 14 : Bhakti as the Supreme Means of Spiritual Fulfilment : Diversity of Vedic Interpretations-the Supremacy of Devotion-the Practice of Meditation Chap. 15 : Siddhis or Powers : Primary and Secondary Siddhis-Means to Acquire Siddhis-Siddhi, an Obstacle Chap. 16 : Manifestations of Divine Glory Chap. 17 : Varnashrama : Brahmacharin and Grihastha : How to Augment Devotion-Varnas : their Characteristics-Brahmacharin`s Duties-Life-Long Brahmacharin`s Duties-Brahmana Householder`s Duties-Duties in Times of Danger-Salvation in Householder`s Life Chap. 18 : Varnashrama : Vinaprastha and the Sannyasin : Vanaprastha`s Way of Life-Sannyasin`s Way of Life-Parama-hamsa`s Way of Life-More on a Sannyasin`s Way of Life-Premature Sannyasa : its Evils-Salvation through Performance of Ashrama Dharmas Chap. 19 : The Spiritual Goal : A Comprehensive Account : Jnana, Vijnana and VairSgya-Bhakti Yoga-Questions of Uddhava-Yama and Niyama-Spiritual Excellences Chap. 20 : Bhakti, Jnana and Karma Yogas : Is the Distinction between Good and Bad Absolute?-Types of Spiritual Communion-the Spiritual Value of Human Body-Yoga as Restraint of Mind-Difficulties of Aspirants-the Self-Sufficiency of the Path of Devotion Chap. 21 : The Sphere of Virtue and Vice : A Theory of Good and Bad-the Pure and the Impure-Relativity of Moral Values-Moral Degradation-Purpose of Vedic Ritualism-Indirectness of the Veda Chap. 22 : The Unaffected Atman : Why Philosophers Differ-the Categories Printed Pages: 260. Seller Inventory # 6120
Book Description Sri Ramakrishna Math/Chennai, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX8178230771
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