Classic Vedic & Hindu texts

Thirukural of Tiruvalluvar

The Thirukural is a 2 200-year-old South Indian Tamil - Dravidian  classic on ethical living. Thiru means “holy” or “sacred,” and kural describes a brief verse or literary couplet. This poetic masterpiece is one of the most revered Holy Scriptures in South India.  On most part it deals with questions of ethical living, how to deal with daily situations, things that are good to note for a householder and ascetic.

YOGA SUTRAS WITH VEDANTA COMMENTARIES

Let me present you Yoga Sutras of Patañjali with great commentaries of Swami Prabhavananda. The commentaries are based upon the ancient commentaries written by Vyasa and Bhoja and more recent done by well-known Swami Vivekananda just some 120 years ago and of course the vast wisdom and philosophical knowledge of Swami Prabhavananda himself.

YOGA SUTRAS

Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali , one of the six main Darśanas or philosophies of India. Yoga Sutras in English, Sanskrit and romanized transliteration are given.

Sāṁkhya Kārikā

Sāṁkhya Kārikā of Īśvara Kṛṣṇa for those who wonder what the Sankhya philosophy propounds. Full English text and transliterated Sanskrit Sankhya Karikas, the fundamental text of Indian philosophy.

CHANDOGYA UPANISHAD

CHĀNDOGYA UPANISHAD - the classical Vedic scriptures, in English. Full text, in 8 Chapters.

Upanishads

All Upanishads are meeting Here. If you are interested in Upanishads, different translations of Upanishads, check this out. Index of Upanishads will be updated.

Shri Ramakrishna Kathamrita

Shri Shri Ramakrishna Kathamrita or sometimes in English known simply as the Gospel of Shri Ramakrishna is a book written by the close disciple of the Saint - Mahendranath Gupta, also known in text as M. and consists of descriptions of author's personal meetings and experiences with the great teacher, his own conversations with Shri Ramakrishna (18 February 1836 – 16 August 1886)

Rāmkumār wanted Sri Ramakrishna to learn the intricate rituals of the worship of Kāli. To become a priest of Kāli one must undergo a special form of initiation from a qualified guru, and for Sri Ramakrishna a suitable brāhmin was found. But no sooner did the brāhmin speak the holy word in his ear than Sri Ramakrishna, overwhelmed with emotion, uttered a loud cry and plunged into deep concentration.
Mathur begged Sri Ramakrishna to take charge of the worship in the Kāli temple. The young priest pleaded his incompetence and his ignorance of the scriptures. Mathur insisted that devotion and sincerity would more than compensate for any lack of formal knowledge and make the Divine Mother manifest Herself through the image. In the end, Sri Ramakrishna had to yield to Mathur's request. He became the priest of Kāli.

Brahma Sutras

Brahma Sutras or otherwise known as Vedanta Sutras is one of the most important philosophical treatises in the history of India. Brahma Sutras summarize and systemize the vast knowledge of Four Vedas, which was later expressed in Upanishads, in 555 concise aphorisms (Sutras), grouped according to 223 topics, in four chapters (Adhyayas) and 16 sections (Padas).

Śrimad Bhagavad Gīta

Śrimad Bhagavad Gītā – the one of the most popular Hindu Holy Scriptures is now available also on this website. Bhagavad Gītā has been read, told, commented, believed and discussed throughout ages and centuries, by Holy Sages and in Homes of ordinary lay believers of vast array of Hindu traditions and sects. Now here is an opportunity for everyone to read, find, quote and share the Ancient text and the priceless wisdom and knowledge it carries.

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