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The Aphorisms of Siva
The Aphorisms of Siva (May 1992)
The Siva Sutra with Bhaskara's Commentary, the Varttika
Mark S. G. Dyczkowski - Translated and annotated by
Paul E. Muller-Ortega - Foreword by

The Shiva Sutra was revealed to Vasugupta by Shiva in order to counter the effects of dualism. This revelation initiated the hermeneutics of syntheses and exegesis climaxed by the great Abhinavagupta. The Shiva Sutra is the most important scripture in the Trika system of Kashmir Shaivism. As a book on yoga, it explains the nature and cause of bondage and the means to liberation from bondage.

Bhaskara is in th...(Read More)
 
 
A Thousand Teachings
A Thousand Teachings (January 1992)
The Upadesasahasri of Sankara
Sengaku Mayeda - Editor/translator
John M. Koller - Editor/translator

This is the best introduction to Vedanta and to Sankara's philosophy. The Upadesaasahasri, or A Thousand Teachings consists of a metrical part and a prose part. In the metrical part, Sankara discusses the basic philosophical problems of non-dualism, at the same time refuting the teachings of other philosophical schools. In the prose part, he explains how to teach the way to self realization--to enlightenment.

San...(Read More)
 
 
The Tao of the Tao Te Ching
The Tao of the Tao Te Ching (January 1992)
A Translation and Commentary
Michael LaFargue - Author

"This translation and commentary takes a novel, even controversial approach to the Tao Te Ching, presenting the reader with a full-blown culturological understanding of this core Taoist classic. In its resolute attention to the detail of historical context, it is engaging, plausible, and for those close to the text, importantly revealing. LaFargue, taking full advantage of recent archaeological finds to inform his reading, is very contempor...(Read More)
 
 
Intuition and Reflection in Self-Consciousness
Intuition and Reflection in Self-Consciousness (July 1987)
Kitaro Nishida - Author
Valdo H. Viglielmo - Translator
Takeuchi Toshinori - Translator
Joseph S. O'Leary - Translator

Nishida Kitaro's reformulation of the major issues of Western philosophy from a Zen standpoint of "absolute nothingness" and "absolutely contradictory self-identity" represents the boldest speculative enterprise of modern Japan, continued today by his successors in the "Kyoto School" of philosophy.

This English translation of Intuition and Reflection in Self-Consciousness evokes the movement and flavor of the original, clarifies its obscuri...(Read More)
 
 
Karma and Rebirth
Karma and Rebirth (May 1986)
Post Classical Developments
Ronald W. Neufeldt - Editor

"This book fills an essential gap in our understanding of karma, particularly through chapters covering Japan, China, and Tibet. This material is fascinating and adds an entirely new dimension to the classical theory of karma as it developed in India." -- Wendy D. O'Flaherty

Karma and Rebirth: Post Classical Developments explains the religious concepts most central to Asian philosophy, religion, and society, presenting articles repre...(Read More)
 
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