In The Heart of Krishna, Swami B. P. Puri calls upon those sincerely pursuing the path of bhakti yoga to be cautious in their dealings with devotees, especially those that are the pure devotees of the Lord. In The Heart of Krishna, Swami B. P. Puri calls upon those sincerely pursuing the path of bhakti yoga to be cautious in their dealings with devotees, especially those that are the pure devotees of the Lord. In so doing, Swami B. P. Puri reveals the secrets of this devotional tradition through his expert analysis of the pastimes of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Sri Sri Radha, Krishna, and their associates.
Forty-four ready-to-color original designs, based on an ancient motif symbolizing "universe" or "wholeness," will challenge and excite colorists of all ages. Typically containing circles, squares, triangles, and other geometrical figures rotating around a common center, these intriguing patterns will provide a wealth of inspiration, as well, for artists, designers and craftspeople.
Savor what’s truly important in life with this pocket-sized collection of meditations and wisdom. Whether you’re feeling truly blessed or struggling to find a little more joy in life, this gorgeous and inspirational book is there for you with over 150 quotes, inspirations, and contemplations on the topic of gratitude from writers and speakers ranging from the Buddha to Toni Morrison to Oscar Wilde. This mini book is a lovely inspiration to stop and savor each moment, for those who want to foster deep reflection as well as for those who simply want a little something to be grateful for in their everyday lives.
Contemplations and devotions from the Psalms and Proverbs presented in a lovely, giftable book that is pocket-sized and eminently portable. This beautifully presented tiny book features 150 quotes from the Old Testament of the Bible, for inspiration and spiritual contemplation. Quotes come from four different major translations of the Bible, in order to find the most evocation quotations—and some verses come from a translation of the Hebrew Bible, for those who want to get closer to the original meaning of the Word. Intended for anyone who wants to foster deep reflection, as well as for those who simply want a little and eminently portable reminder of God’s wisdom and love in their daily lives.
The most beloved of all Hindu gods, Ganesh and Krishna can bestow protection, greater self-knowledge, and worldly opportunity on those who pray to them. Through daily prayer to and with these profound ancient deities, one's life can become imbued with greater understanding of an connection to oneself, one's neighbors, and the cosmos. Complete with a full-color minibook rich with tales of godly adventures, a hand-crafted milky white statue, high-quality imported incense, and a simple guidebook to jump-start your practice, these kits make for handy, portable altars or great gift items.
Mandala Publishing presents an exotic collection of Gods and Goddesses artwork in this fabulous new card deck. Each card highlights a particular deity of the Hindu pantheon and provides corresponding mantras, meditations, prayers and blessings. These cards reveal a "who's who" in the spiritual world and identify which roles particular gods and goddesses play in the universe. For greater intelligence, petition Saraswati. For the removal of obstacles, invoke the presence of Ganesh by chanting his mantra. These delicately detailed cards make attractive home centerpieces and great gifts for both young and adult. Pronunciation guide included.
A rich and fascinating ethnography of domestic architecture and activities among the high caste Chhetris of Kholagaun in Nepal, this book focuses on the spatial organization, everyday activities and ritual performances that generate and display Chhetri houses as 'mandalas', sacred diagrams that are both maps of the cosmos and machines for revelation. Describing the orientation and layout of the Chhetri house and surrounding compound; it shows how the orientation and distribution of everyday social activities with the domestic mandala shape people's experience of the enigmas of their lifeworld as householders; and analyses the double significance of rituals that take place in the domestic mandala. By treating the Nepali house as more than just the background of people's everyday life, the author reveals the Chhetri everyday lifeworld as a revelation of Hindu tantric cosmology, its enigmatic illusion, and the path to liberation from it. The themes addressed in the book make a unique contribution to the fields of anthropology, architecture and human geography.
The marriage of Bhagavad Gita's profound wisdom and India's premier artists culminates in The Gita Deck: Wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita. Sixty-eight jewel-like verses of spiritual understanding adorn beautiful art cards depicting India's rich spiritual heritage. Each card showcases a verse from the Gita under headings including Individuality, True Leaders, Winds of Desire, Maintaining Balance, Determination, Eternal Soul, and Fall from Grace. The cards are a unique and inspirational way to access the timeless teachings of the Gita, in a portable and easily referenced box set.
Coloring mandalas--traditional, intricate circular designs--can be a meditative, relaxing, and creative practice for children and adults alike. Begin your journey to calm with this beautifully packaged book, which presents 92 mandalas for your drawing pleasure. Choose the colors you want and treasure, frame, and display the final art.
Find your way to happiness and better self care with this pocket-sized collection of meditations and wisdom. Whether you’re well versed in the art of finding joy in everyday moments, or could use a little help taking care of your soul, this gorgeously presented and highly giftable book is filled with cheer and inspiration, featuring over 150 moments of wisdom from writers, speakers, thinkers, and leaders ranging from the Buddha to Maya Angelou to George Takei. The mini book is intended for those who want to foster deep reflection on how to care for the being we call the self, as well as for those who simply want a little help along the road of life