The Lotus Sutra has been the most widely read and most revered Buddhist scripture in East Asia since its translation in the third century. The miracles and parables in the "king of sutras" inspired a variety of images in China, in particular the sweeping compositions known as transformation tableaux that developed between the seventh and ninth centuries. Surviving examples in murals painted on cave walls or carved in relief on Buddhist monuments depict celestial journeys, bodily metamorphoses, cycles of rebirth, and the achievement of nirvana. Yet the cosmos revealed in these tableaux is strikingly different from that found in the text of the sutra. Shaping the Lotus Sutra explores this visu...
Between 1927 and 1950, Sri Aurobindo--one of the foremost Indian philosophersof the 20th century--perfected a new kind of spiritual practice he called the"Integral Yoga." This volume brings together a comprehensive selection of SriAurobindo's letters pertaining to the practice of this discipline.
"Ayurveda: A Quick Reference Handbook is an excellent addition to the library of any serious Ayurvedic student or practitioner, and it is written in a clear style for beginners. It summarizes all of the basic Ayurvedic knowledge in beautiful charts that make finding the information for reference easy. Yoga, Jyotish and Vastu included in the same book expands the vedic resources for Ayurvedic students. Well done." - Cynthia Copple, Dean, Mount Madonna College of Ayurveda President, Lotus Holistic Health Institute
Sri Aurobindo's book The Mother is a highly concentrated and powerful guide to spirituality and yoga. Consisting of just six chapters, it provides inspiration and direction of the highest order and for many it acts as a lifelong companion on the journey. The sixth chapter, which describes the Four Powers of the Mother is frequently called the Matri Upanishad and can rightfully take its place with those more ancient inspired texts. In Indian philosophy, the Mother represents shakti, the power and energy of creation.Santosh Krinsky has been studying the work of Sri Aurobindo for over 40 years. He brings his experience and insights to bear on the significance of this short, but significant book.
"This book helps us merge, in wonderful ways, with the healing powers of Ayurvedic principles as they are applied to the use of high vitality foods."--Gabriel Cousens, M.D., author of "Spiritual Nutrition and Conscious Eating."
Body Renewal: The Lost Art of Self-Repair presents a comprehensive natural solution to chronic disorders including aging itself. Jay Glaser provides the tools, the motivation, and a simple step-by-step guide to the prevention and repair of the persistent disorders nearly everyone gets. In these pages you will be guided on a colorful, humorous, lyrical, but no-nonsense adventure in the self-repair of chronic problems.