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Bhrigupada Dasa voices appreciation for the intersection of bhakti and academia.
Too often we encounter either complete beginner’s guides to spiritual practice or the classic sacred texts, which have endured yet may be hard to penetrate. Karnamrita’s book falls nicely in between these extremes.
Achyutananda’s genuine tone pairs beautifully with his sincere discipleship. We might hope to hear more from Achyutananda Das in the coming years, especially at a time when other, less humanizing versions of Srila Prabhupada may otherwise become the standard narrative.
In this book, Bon Maharaja shares his dreams with us, both literally and figuratively, and we see a sincere and repentant sadhu.
Alain de Botton’s attempt to encourage secular society to steal religion’s most fruitful ideas is admirable but ultimately hollow.
In this new book, Krauss argues that the laws of quantum mechanics have in them the makings of a thoroughly scientific and adamantly secular explanation of why there is something rather than nothing. Period. Case closed. End of story. I kid you not.
At the confluence of India’s holiest rivers, two childhood friends meet and share the respective traditions to which they have committed their lives.
Plofker’s book fills a huge gap: a detailed, eminently readable, scholarly survey of the full scope of Indian mathematics and astronomy (the two were inseparable in India) from their Vedic beginnings to roughly 1800.
Patanjali and other early authorities on the Yoga tradition assert that ahimsa, nonaggression, is as integral to yoga as meditation is, and Rosen’s contributors cite all the right sources, making this clear and obvious.
Steven J. Rosen (Satyaraja Dasa) is one of the most prolific of our modern Gaudiya Vaishnava authors, with innumerable books and articles to his credit. In Krishna’s Other Song, he attempts something new: scriptural commentary.
For Goldberg, it all adds up to the slow “Vedicization” of American spirituality. By this he means that Americans have become more comfortable with a view of the world ultimately found in the ancient literature of India—the Vedas, the Upanisads, and the Bhagavad-gita.