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Your favourite books/records

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:36 pm
by soren008
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Re: Your favourite books/records

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:38 pm
by Ananda
My favourite book is Shankara's Crest Jewel of Discrimination (viveka chudamani), you can read extracts with nice pictures and music here;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DE448YMpprU


My favourite album is by a japanese singer called Shiina Ringo and is called Karuki Zamen Kuro ni Hana (Chalk, Semen, Chestnut Flower), you can listen to a bit of the first song here;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyRxz1Df ... 1&index=11

:)

Re: Your favourite books/records

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:23 pm
by Mouse
I have read Barry's Origins book and it is definitely the most extraordinary story ever told.

It is told in such detail and clarity that one can only wonder at the depth of realisation that leads to such a complete picture of reality.

It is the kind of book can be read time after time. And indeed 'it' - the energetic reality behind the words - can only be absorbed bit by bit......... It is all about nothing and it's energetic.

It tells the story of the Origins of Man and the Universe from a gnostic perspective. It tells the story of everything and written in 1984 it contained a prophetic prediction of the rise of terrorism that everyone is so concerned about today.http://www.barrylong.org/statements/terrorism.shtml.

Well worth the time to read it, producing insight after insight.

Re: Your favourite books/records

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 10:43 pm
by rachMiel
Ananda wrote:My favourite book is Shankara's Crest Jewel of Discrimination (viveka chudamani)
Which translation?

Would you also recommend the Yoga Vasistha Sara? If so, which translation?

Thanks. :-)

Re: Your favourite books/records

Posted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 11:31 pm
by Ananda
The copy I have is a translation by Christopher Isherwood which is clean and concise, and also contains an introduction as well as an explanation of terminology. You can buy it here, it's a darling little book;

http://www.amazon.com/Shankaras-Crest-J ... 0874810388

You can also read the text for free online by typing it into google.

Yoga Vasistha Sara is also another excellent Vedanta gem, you can read a good translation here;

http://bhagavan-ramana.org/yogavasistasara.html


:)