Wednesday, 2 October 2013

                BRAMHANA GITA
  
 


 Brahmana Gita is from the 16 Chapter of Ashwamedh Parva of Mahabharata. This Gita is also called as Bhagwan Shri Krishna's 2nd Gita as it was told by Shri Krishna to Arjuna after the war of Kurukshetra ended and after Arjuna confessed to Shri Krishna that he had forgotten the Upadesa of Bhagwad Gita which was told to him earlier. As this Gita is told through a conversation between a Brahmana and his wife, its called by the name of Brahmana Gita.

This Gita is indeed no less significant than Bhagvad Gita in philosophical import.





Friday, 16 August 2013



         Shri Vishnu Gita Audio Book (Hindi)




Vishnu Gita is a dialogue between Lord Maha Vishnu and the Devatas. It is believed to be much older than Bhagavad Gita as it was told in Satya Yuga (Krita Yuga) and the latter was told in Dwapar Yuga. Though one finds much striking similarities between these two Gitas, Vishnu Gita has its own unique style and lays more emphasis on the importance of a Sadguru.

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Sunday, 11 August 2013




      
              Shri Shiva Gita Audio Book (Hindi)





The Śhiva-Gītā is a text of Vedantic Śhaivism that comes to us from the latter portion (uttara kānda) of the Padma Purāna. In the Śhiva-Gītā, the teacher is Lord Śhiva and the disciple is Śrī Rāma, and the narrator is Suta Rishi. Lord Shiva tell Shri Rama the secrets of Bhakti and Jnana Yoga.

The Śhiva-Gītā begins with episode from the Rāmāyana epic, where Rāma is despondent over the loss of Sītā. At this time, Rāma is visited by Sage Agastya, and the sage prescribes to Rāma that he should observe a special vow called the Pāśhupata vrata. By observing this vow Agastya promises that Rama will have a vision of Lord Śhiva, and will receive the Pāśhupata astra (weapon) without which Rāvana cannot be defeated. Rāma performs the vow and at the end of four months receives a divine vision of Śhiva. Śhiva presents Rāma with the Pāśhupata astra, and Rāma in turn asks Lord Śhiva a series of questions. The dialogue between Rāma and Lord Śhiva makes up the bulk of the Śhiva-Gītā.


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Friday, 9 August 2013



             
        Hansa Gita Audio Book (Hindi)




Hansa Gita comes from Mahabharata (Shanti Parva). It is a conversation between Bhishma and Yudishthira wherein Bhishma tell the latter how Lord Brahma in His incarnation of a golden swan instructed the Saadhya Devtaas about Moksha Dharma.
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         Rama Gita Audio Book (Hindi)

  




Ram Gita comes from the Uttara Kand of Adhyatma Ramayana. It is a dialogue between Shri Rama and His brother Laxmana which is based on Advaita Vedanta and which was told by Lord Shiva to His consort Parvati.
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                          Garbh Gita Audio Book (Hindi)




Garbh Gita is a dialogue between Lord Krishna and Arjuna about Karma Vipaak Shastra i.e Karmas and their consequences or the law of cause & effect.

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  Who Am I - Ramana Maharshi Audio Book (Marathi)


 

    "Who am I?" is the title given to a set of questions and answers bearing on Self-enquiry. The questions were put to Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi by one Sri M. Sivaprakasam Pillai about the year 1902. Sri Pillai, a graduate in Philosophy, was at the time employed in the Revenue Department of the South Arcot Collectorate. During his visit to Tiruvannamalai in 1902 on official work, he went to Virupaksha Cave on Arunachala Hill and met the Master there. He sought from him spiritual guidance, and solicited answers to questions relating to Self-enquiry. As Bhagavan was not talking then, not because of any vow he had taken, but because he did not have the inclination to talk, he answered the questions put to him by gestures, and when these were not understood, by writing. As recollected and recorded by Sri Sivaprakasam Pillai, there were fourteen questions with answers to them given by Bhagavan. This record was first published by Sri Pillai in 1923, along with a couple of poems composed by himself relating how Bhagavan's grace operated in his case by dispelling his doubts and by saving him from a crisis in life. 'Who am I?' has been published several times subsequently. We find thirty questions and answers in some editions and twenty-eight in others. There is also another published version in which the questions are not given, and the teachings are rearranged in the form of an essay. The extant English translation is of this essay. The present rendering is of the text in the form of twenty-eight questions and answers.Download this audio here


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      Who Am I - Ramana Maharshi Audio Book (Hindi)



    This essay, composed by Bhagavan in the mid-1920s, is the work that originated with answers written in the sand in 1901. For many years it was the standard introduction to Bhagavan's teachings. Its publication was subsidised and copies in many languages were always available in the ashram's bookstore, enabling new visitors to acquaint themselves with Bhagavan's practical advice.
    "Who am I?" is the title given to a set of questions and answers bearing on Self-enquiry. The questions were put to Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi by one Sri M. Sivaprakasam Pillai about the year 1902. Sri Pillai, a graduate in Philosophy, was at the time employed in the Revenue Department of the South Arcot Collectorate. During his visit to Tiruvannamalai in 1902 on official work, he went to Virupaksha Cave on Arunachala Hill and met the Master there. He sought from him spiritual guidance, and solicited answers to questions relating to Self-enquiry. As Bhagavan was not talking then, not because of any vow he had taken, but because he did not have the inclination to talk, he answered the questions put to him by gestures, and when these were not understood, by writing. As recollected and recorded by Sri Sivaprakasam Pillai, there were fourteen questions with answers to them given by Bhagavan. This record was first published by Sri Pillai in 1923, along with a couple of poems composed by himself relating how Bhagavan's grace operated in his case by dispelling his doubts and by saving him from a crisis in life. 'Who am I?' has been published several times subsequently. We find thirty questions and answers in some editions and twenty-eight in others. There is also another published version in which the questions are not given, and the teachings are rearranged in the form of an essay. The extant English translation is of this essay. The present rendering is of the text in the form of twenty-eight questions and answers.

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      Who Am I - Ramana Maharshi Audio Book (English)

     

     

    "Who am I?" is the title given to a set of questions and answers bearing on Self-enquiry. The questions were put to Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi by one Sri M. Sivaprakasam Pillai about the year 1902. Sri Pillai, a graduate in Philosophy, was at the time employed in the Revenue Department of the South Arcot Collectorate. During his visit to Tiruvannamalai in 1902 on official work, he went to Virupaksha Cave on Arunachala Hill and met the Master there. He sought from him spiritual guidance, and solicited answers to questions relating to Self-enquiry. As Bhagavan was not talking then, not because of any vow he had taken, but because he did not have the inclination to talk, he answered the questions put to him by gestures, and when these were not understood, by writing. As recollected and recorded by Sri Sivaprakasam Pillai, there were fourteen questions with answers to them given by Bhagavan. This record was first published by Sri Pillai in 1923, along with a couple of poems composed by himself relating how Bhagavan's grace operated in his case by dispelling his doubts and by saving him from a crisis in life. 'Who am I?' has been published several times subsequently. We find thirty questions and answers in some editions and twenty-eight in others. There is also another published version in which the questions are not given, and the teachings are rearranged in the form of an essay. The extant English translation is of this essay. The present rendering is of the text in the form of twenty-eight questions and answers. Download this Who Am I audio here

      


     

     

         Sadhanas from Ribhu Gita (English) 





    Ribhu Gita is a beautiful Text, rarely known to most of the Spiritual aspirants in India and abroad. This book was brought to light and highly eulogised by Bhagavan Ramana to a limited number of devotees. There is no other book which gives a quintessence of all the Sadhanas in all the Upanishads in an elaborate but easy way. The way in which this helps us to think of Brahman for days together is unique. The Text claims that any of the chapters alone is capable of bestowing moksha or liberation on the reader by a single reading. This book is an invaluable This book is an invaluable Treasure for the devotees engaged in Spiritual Sadhanas. Download this Ribhu Gita audio here

      




                 Vivekachudamani Audio Book (Hindi)




    Vivekachudamani is a famous Sanskrit poem ascribed to Adi Shankaracharya in the eighth century. It expounds the Advaita Vedanta philosophy. Shankara describes developing Viveka the human faculty of discrimination the central task in the spiritual life and calls it the crown jewel among the essentials for Moksha.The title Vivekachudamani translates to Crest Jewel of Discrimination. The text begins with salutations to Govinda, which can be interpreted either as referring to God or to his guru Sri Govinda Bhagavatpada. It then expounds the significance of Self Realisation, ways to reach it, and the characteristics of a Guru. It criticizes attachment to the body and goes to explain the various Sareeras, Kosas, Gunas, Senses and Pranas which constitute the Anatman. It teaches the disciple the ways to attain Self-realisation, methods of meditation (dhyana) and introspection of the Atman. The Vivekachudamani describes the characteristics of an enlightened human being (Jivanmukta) and a person of steady wisdom (Sthitaprajna) on the lines of Bhagavad Gita.


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    Shri Guru Charitra Audio Book (English)






    Shri Guru-Charitra, a spiritual book giving a brief life story of Shri Narasimha Saraswati Swami Maharaj, an incarnation of Shri Dattatreya, was written in the 15th Century by one of his closest disciples. This book is a treasure house of spiritual events related to the life of Shri Guru Narasimha Saraswati. It is read with great reverence by the devotees of Lord Shri Dattatreya. It was originally written in Ovi form (a Marathi Metre) in Marathi by Shri Saraswati Gangadhar, whose ancestor Sayamdev had personally lived and served with devotion, Shri Guru Narasimha Saraswati, an incarnation of Shri Dattatreya about 600 years ago. It was later translated into Sanskrit by Shri Vasudevananda Saraswati (Tembe Swami), who was also regarded by many as as incarnation of Shri Dattatreya and who lived about a hundred years ago. It has been later translated into several other languages.
    This volume is regarded as divine, capable of blessing one and all who read it with respect and is placed with images of Gods and adored in almost all devotees' houses of Maharashtra. It is much respected and is very popular like Vedas, Ramayan, Mahabharat, Bhagawat and other puranas in sanskrit and Dnyaneshwari, Dasbodh, Eknathi Bhagwat etc. in Marathi. In the last century, it has spread its influence far and wide and legion are the experiences got by those devotees who read it regularly with respect.


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                  Shri Guru Gita Audio Book (Marathi)




    The Guru Gita (Song of the Guru) is a scripture authored by the sage, Vyasa, it is also used as chanting. The 176-verses text is a part of the larger Skanda Purana. It describes a conversation between Lord Shiva and His consort, Goddess Parvati, in which she asks Him to teach her about the Guru. Shiva answers her by describing the Supreme Guru principle, the proper ways of worshiping the Guru and the methods and benefits of repeating the Guru Gita.

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    Shri Guru Gita Audio Book (Sanskrit Chanting)
                         


    Guru Gita (Song of the Guru) is a scripture authored by the sage, Vyasa, it is also used as chanting. The 176-verses text is a part of the larger Skanda Purana. It describes a conversation between Lord Shiva and his consort, Goddess Parvati, in which she asks him to teach her about the Guru. Shiva answers her by describing the Supreme Guru principle, the proper ways of worshiping the Guru and the methods and benefits of repeating the Guru Gita.

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    Wednesday, 7 August 2013



                        Pandava Gita (English Audiobook)


         


    Pandava Gita, is a beautiful compilation of quotes from many great personalities, from the puranic age, that glorify the Lord in an inimitable manner. This text is in the form of Prayers. Although small in size, since it has only 83 verses, each verse of the Pandava Gita has a depth of devotion and total surrender which inspires a spiritual seeker to become immersed in the ocean of love for the Lord.
    The name Pandava Gita derives from the fact that these verses of prayers stem from the whole Pandava Clan; the five brothers and their relatives. It is also known as the Prapanna Gita from the element of complete surrender at the feet of Lord. This text even contains the prayers of Duryodhana, the eldest of the Kaurava brothers and the beauty of his love for God, in spite of his character flaws.

    This text transports spiritual seekers to a state of devotion and love, surrender and sacrifice.
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                      Pandava Gita Audio Book (Hindi)




    'पाण्डव गीता' भक्ति मार्गका एक अनुपम संकलन है, जिसमे पाँचो पाण्डव, व्यास आदि ऋषि महर्षियों तथा तत्कालीन महा पुरुषो की वाणी भगवान् श्री नारायण की स्तुति के रूपमें प्रस्तुत की गयी है। ये स्तुतिया एक एक श्लोक में ही ग्रथित हैं, परन्तु इतनी मार्मिक और हृदयस्पर्शी हैं की इन्हे पढने के समय पाठक के हृदय में स्वाभाविक रूपसे भक्ति - सरिता प्रवाहित होने लगती हैं। यही कारण है की कई वैष्णव भक्तो में प्रतिदिन नियम पूर्वक इसके पाठ करने की परंपरा हैं। इसे प्रपन्न गीता भी कहा जाता है।
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                    Panchadasi Audio Book (Marathi)




    Panchadasi, written in the Sanskrit Sloka-format, is a book of instruction for the followers of Vedanta who want to have a clear presentation of the truths of Advaita. It is an advanced introductory text intended either to unfold the entire subject of Vedanta necessary for attaining enlightenment or to serve as a foundation for further study of Vedanta. It is a standard text on the philosophy of the Vedanta. The author of this text, Swami Vidyaranya, also known as Bharatitiratha, is one of the most popular post-Shankara Advaitic thinker associated with the "Vivarana school", he presents very precise definitions of most important terms of Advaita.

    Swami Vidyaranya, who was the spiritual head of Sringeri Math in 1377 A.D to 1386 A.D., and also wrote Drk-Drsya-Viveka, Sarvadarsana Samgraha, Sri Sankara Digvijaya, Jivanmukti Viveka, Anubhuti Prakasa, Vivaranaprameyasamgraha and Upanishad Dipika has been identified with Sayanacharya, the commentator on the Vedas, whose brother he most likely was.
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