GEMS FROM THE OCEAN OF HINDU THOUGHT VISION AND PRACTICE

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Gems from the Ocean of Spiritual Hindu Thought (352 pages) &

Gems from the Ocean of Devotional Hindu Thought (366 pages).

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This Ocean has

14  BEACHES.

Each  BEACH   has several WAVES,  some WAVES have DROPS,  some DROPS have DROPLETS

(Click here for a random dip into the several waves)

 

[Stars before a title indicate the size thus -- 

 * : ‘Long article’;  ** : ‘Booklet’;  *** :  ‘A full-sized book’]

 

BEACH 1:

The First Prostration

 

The Lord of Lords - vinAyaka

Names ad infinitum for the Nameless:

 subrahmaNya

Idol Worship

One Truth - Many Expressions

The Glory of the Lord's Names

Litanies of One Thousand Names

Power of Words and Repetition of God's Names

* Each Name, a Capsule of Divinity

* Each Name, a Scriptural Epitome

The tAraka mantra, AUM or OM

The tAraka nAma, rAma

The Krishna name

The name nArAyaNa

Index of Names of God

From the three hundred names of rudra

** From the ashTottara of Bhagavan Sathya Sai Baba

** From the three hundred names of lalitA

 

 

BEACH 2:

First Steps on the Ascent to thE Divine

 

The Animal Passions of Man

The Fundamental Urges of Man

** Five Cardinal Virtues in the Ascent

** The Yajna Methodology for Detachment

** Ancient Scriptures of Hinduism

 

Shruti  SmRti  ItihAsa

PurANa  Agama  Darshana

 

** An Overnight capsule of Dharma

 

 

A Quick  Overview of the Gita

 

 

 

BEACH 3:

Focus on Three Qualities of God

 

TIP of the Iceberg

Essence of the Upanishads

** The Song of the Vedas – Shruti-GItA

** The Absolute As It is

Mysticism and Spirituality par excellence: Tirumoolar

SadAshiva-Brahman

 

* A Six-Party Conversation on the Concept of God

 

BEACH 4:

A Dose of Mythology

 

* Cosmic Day of BrahmA:  Concept of Time

Six Monumental Witnesses

Devotee calls the Tune

* The Cosmic Dance :

NaTarAja, The King of Dancers

Overlap with History

 

 

* Lotus Feet, Dust & PAdukA of the Divine

 

 

BEACH 5:

Devotees of the Lord

 

From the 75 Apostles of God-intoxication

Andal    Appar     Appudi-adigal

Manicka-vachagar     Nammalvar

Sambandar     Sundarar     Tirumangai-alvar

Ten Gems of Superlative Devotion

Bhaskara-raya   Bhattatiri    Chaitanya

Eknath    Kabir    Namdev

Srila Prabhupada   Purandara

Thiagaraja  Swami      Tulsi

Thus spake these Divine Integrators

Trinity of Carnatic Music

BEACH 6:

The Guru

 

  Miraculous Lineage of Mystic Masters

Sankara   Ramanuja    Vedanta-Desika

Ramakrishna Pramahamsa    Aurobindo       Ramana Maharshi

Madhva   Raghavendra    Shirdi Sai Baba 

Kanchi Maha-swamigal

* Devotion to the Guru

** The Hymn to the Guru of all Gurus

*** Advaita Saadhanaa

(Kanchi MahaSwamigal's Discourses -- A Digest)

Kanchi Mahaswamigal, the JIvan-mukta

 

 

BEACH 7:

   The Art and Science of SpirituAL Love

 

The non-Absolutist school

The advaitic school & the Message of One-ness

Vision of Equanimity is Practical non-duality

Difference and non-difference

Descent of Divine Grace

The Self (according to advaita)

** An overview of religious worship – South India

Devotion vis-a-vis non-duality a la Narayaneeyam

** Advaita bhakti thro. contemplative practice of Narayaneeyam

*** Paramacharya’s Discourses on Soundarya-lahari

** Raasa Leela of Krishna with Gopis of Brindavan

 

 

 

BEACH 8:

One’s Nature vis-à-vis one’s Duty

 

** Four character-types (VarNas) of the human mind

** The Secret of Secrets from the Bhagavad-Gita:

The Five Arguments of Lord Krishna

The Five Teachings of Lord Krishna to all humanity

Krishna mentions ‘Secret of Secrets’ thrice

The Secret of Secrets – 1

The Secret of Secrets – 2

The Secret of Secrets – 3

 

 

** Who is the Doer-Experiencer?

Notes for the GitA

 

 

BEACH 9

SPEAK TO GOD

 

Devotional Prayers - A personal selection

** The Pinnacle of Praise on the Absolute

Three sundara-kANDas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

BEACH 10:

Hinduism for the Next Generation

 

 

BEACH 11:

*** Live Happily the Gita Way

 

The Gang of Thirteen

Our Own PrakRti the Villain

Sense Control / Yoga-sAdhanA

The Consummation of Meditation

Happiness of Equanimity in Practice

MAyA, the First Secret of Secrets

One God, the Absolute

‘My Bhakta perishes not’

Dexterity in Action

The Second Secret of Secrets

Actionlessness

The Final Secret of Secrets

Chart on Advaitic Cosmology

Chart on the Self

Chart on Overview of the Gita

 

 

BEACH 12:

** An Advaita Dialogue for Beginners

 

Nos.    1 to   200

Nos.201 to   400

Nos.401 to   600

Nos.601 to   800

Nos.801 to 1008

 

 

 

 

BEACH 13:

Bhagavatam and Advaita Bhakti

 

 

Kunti stuti and Bhishma Stuti

Chatushloki Bhagavatam

Vidura Maitreyi SamvAdaM

* Kapila Gita

Daksha Yajnam

Dhruva Charitam

* JaDabharata story

Ajamila story

* Prahlada: Part I

* Prahlada: Part II

 

 

BEACH 14:

Articles Miscellany, not necessarily on Hinduism

 

Mathematics  and Consciousness

* Ancient Indian Scientific Knowledge

* Srinivasa Ramanujan, the Mathematician

Miracles, Wonders and Prayers

Creative Teaching

The Greatness of Sanskrit

A Review of ‘Science & Mysticism’

Science & Spirituality – Key points

Benediction for a modern untraditional wedding

Talk to High School Students

Mathematical & Philosophical Infinities

Spiritual Bliss of Thyagaraja’s Music

** History of Mathematics – Indian Contribution

* Review of ‘Ancient Indian History through Astronomy’

 

 

mY ARTICLES PUBLISHED/aVAILABLE IN OTHER WEBsiTES & BLOGS

 

RARE MANUSCRIPTS ON ADVAITA  BY  MY FATHER, R. VISVANATHA SASTRI

 

An Autobiographical Miscellany

 

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