9781570624490

Teachings of the Hindu Mystics

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    9781570624490

  • ISBN10:

    1570624496

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2001-12-26
  • Publisher: Shambhala

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Summary

This anthology collects the most lyrical, passionate, illuminating writings of the Hindu mystical tradition. Andrew Harvey, the popular spiritual scholar and writer, has selected excerpts from ancient and contemporary sources, including extracts from theBhagavad Gita,theUpanishads,and other classical Hindu texts; the words of such venerable spiritual teachers as Ramakrishna and Ramana Maharshi; and the devotional poetry of Mirabai, Ramprasad, and many others. The scope of this anthology makes it a marvelous introduction to Hindu mystical literature, while the power and beauty of the language will inspire those already familiar with the genre.

Author Biography

Andrew Harvey is the author of Son of Man: The Mystical Path to Christ and more than thirty other books. He has also published several other collections of Rumi, including The Way of Passion.

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii
In the Beginning Love Arose
from the Rig Veda
1(2)
Creative Fervor
from the Rig Veda
3(2)
The Mighty Earth
from the Rig Veda
5(2)
The Man
from the Rig Veda
7(3)
Shanti
from the Atharva Veda
10(2)
Brahman is Joy
from the Taittiriya Upanishad
12(2)
The Isha Upanishad
14(123)
You Are That
from the Chandogya Upanishad
17(3)
The Highest Mystical Teaching
from the Shvetashvatara Upanishad
20(2)
The Sun That Dispels Our Darkness
from the Shvetashvatara Upanishad
22(1)
His Face Is Everywhere
from the Shvetashvatara Upanishad
23(2)
Hear, O Children of Immortal Bliss
from the Shvetashvatara Upanishad
25(2)
In Praise of the Wise
from the Mundaka Upanishad
27(2)
The Unitive State
from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
29(3)
On the Greatness of ``AUM''
from the Mandukya Upanishad
32(2)
To the Householder
from the Taittiriya Upanishad
34(1)
What the Thunder Said
from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
35(1)
For the Love of the Soul
from the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad
36(2)
How to Work
from the Bhagavad Gita
38(1)
What Is Action and What Is Inaction?
from the Bhagavad Gita
39(2)
The Royal Path of Devotion
from the Bhagavad Gita
41(1)
The Cosmic Vision
from the Bhagavad Gita
42(3)
The Way of Love
from the Bhagavad Gita
45(2)
Devotion to Duty
from the Bhagavad Gita
47(2)
The Goddess Reveals Her Cosmic Body
from the Devi Gita
49(2)
The Goddess Explains at Length the Supreme Devotion Beyond the Gunas
from the Devi Gita
51(2)
The Tantric Praise of the Goddess
from the Chandi Patha
53(5)
The Six Stanzas of Salvation
Shankaracharya
58(2)
In the Fire of Knowledge
Shankaracharya
60(2)
Awareness: I Am the Infinite Ocean
from the Ashtavakra Gita
62(4)
The Story of the Rock
from the Yoga Vasishtha
66(2)
The Nectar of Self-Awareness
Jnaneshwar
68(5)
This Miracle
Devara Dasimayya
73(1)
Show Me Your Way Out
Mahadeviyakka
74(1)
O Lord White As Jasmine
Mahadeviyakka
75(1)
If My Head Falls from My Shoulders
Mahadeviyakka
76(1)
God's Name
Tukaram
77(1)
Money's No Good Here
Mirabai
78(1)
Who Can Discredit Me?
Mirabai
79(1)
Deep into the Night
Mirabai
80(2)
The Swing of Consciousness
Kabir
82(2)
The Simple Union
Kabir
84(1)
A Country Fair for Those Mad with Love
Ramprasad
85(2)
I'm Going to Plunge Anyway
Ramprasad
87(1)
Cut This Black Snarl
Ramprasad
88(1)
Abandon Whatever Limits You Cling to
Ramprasad
89(2)
I Would Not Even Care to Be an Emperor
Ramprasad
91(2)
I Am Buried in Shyam
Chandidas
93(1)
Turned to Gold
Lalan
94(1)
Snared by the Beauty
Fikirchand
95(1)
Truth is One
Ramakrishna
96(2)
The Chameleon
Ramakrishna
98(2)
Who Weeps for God?
Ramakrishna
100(1)
How to Live in the World
Ramakrishna
101(1)
The Mother
Ramakrishna
102(2)
Perfect Awareness
Ramakrishna
104(2)
Worship the Living God
Vivekananda
106(2)
All Gods Are in You
Vivekananda
108(1)
The Supreme Worship
Vivekananda
109(2)
The Open Secret
Vivekananda
111(2)
The Sickbed-21
Rabindranath Tagore
113(2)
The Nature of Mind: Who Am I?
Ramana Maharshi
115(3)
The Self and the Cinema
Ramana Maharshi
118(2)
I Am a Child
Nisargadatta Maharaj
120(1)
The Divine Mother
Aurobindo
121(2)
All for Her
Aurobindo
123(3)
The Supramental Force
Aurobindo
126(2)
The New Being
Aurobindo
128(2)
The New Body
Aurobindo
130(2)
The New Race
Aurobindo
132(2)
One Single Life
Aurobindo
134(3)
Glossary of Sanskrit Names and Terms 137(4)
Contributors, Sources, and Credits 141

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