Inner Engineering- A Yogi’s Guide to Joy- SADHGURU

When I Lost My Sense

Then I was a man

I only went up the Hill

As I had time to kill

But kill I did all that was

Me and Mine

With Me and Mine gone

Lost all my will and skill

Here I am, an empty vessel

Enslaved to the Divine Will

and infinite skill

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The latest book  Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy by Sadhguru is a revolutionary book that caters to readers from all parts of the world with a path to achieving absolute well-being through the classical science of yoga.

In this book, the visionary, mystic and yogi Sadhguru distills his own experiences with spirituality and yoga and introduces the transformational concept of Inner Engineering.

Sadhguru tells the story of his own awakening, from a boy with an affinity for the natural world, to a young daredevil who crossed the Indian continent on his motorcycle. He relates the moment of his enlightenment on a mountaintop in southern India, from which he emerged radically changed.

Developed by him over several years, this powerful practice serves to align the mind and the body with energies around and within, creating a world of limitless power and possibilities.

Inner Engineering is your own software for joy and well-being.

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Stealing Gods

Maharana Mewar Charitable foundation and UNESCO (Delhi) celebrated World Living Heritage Festival on November 27 & 28, 2012 at Udaipur. Ila Pal was felicitated for her work of fiction titled Stealing Gods for its success and for highlighting the issue of vandalism of Indian antiquities and their illegal traffic to foreign lands. Shriji Arvindsingh Mewar congratulated Ila Pal for her bold and insightful book and gave a rousing speech, championing the cause of Preservation of our ancient heritage.

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Babaji Bob Kindler: Satsang and Teachings with Bhajan

Sacred Books by Babaji Bob Kindler

1 Reclaiming Kundalini Yoga
2 A Quintessential Yoga Vasishtha: Wisdom Stories of the Rishis Retold edited and elucidated by Babaji Bob Kindler
3 Swami Vivekananda Vijnanagita: The Wisdom Song of Vivekananda
4 An Extensive Anthology of Sri Ramakrishna’s Stories
5 Sri Sarada Vijnanagita: Her Teachings Arranged in Verse Form
6 Twenty-Four Aspects of Mother Kali
7 The Ten Divine Articles of Sri Durga: Insights and Meditations
8 The Avadhut and His Twenty-Four Teachers in Nature
9 Strike Off Thy Fetters! Commentary on “The Song of the Sannyasin,” Swami Vivekananda’s classic poem of Truth, Unity, and Freedom
10 We Are Atman All-Abiding: 108 Verses on the Atman, the eternal Essence of Consciousness pervading everything.
11 Hasta-Amalaka Stotram: A Hymn of Eternal Enlightenment

Jai Ma Music: The Music of Babaji Bob Kindler

1 Siva! Siva!
2 Bhajans of Love and Wisdom
3 Guru Bhajans
4 Bhajananda
5 Universal Aspects of Sanatana Dharma
6 Hari Om Ramanam
7 Gita Govinda Mala
8 Shakti Bhajans
9 Kali Bol
10 Hymns to the Goddess
11 Deva Devi Svarupaya
12 Hymns to the Master and the Mother
13 Sarada Ramakrishna
14 Avatar Bhajans
15 108 Names of Sri Sarada and Sri Ramakrishna Suprabhatam
16 Puja & Arati Hymns
17 Jai Ma Music Songbook
18 Worlds Unseen
19 The Ecstatic Songs of Ramprasad Vol. I
20 The Ecstatic Songs of Ramprasad Vol. II
21 Music from the Matrix I — Infinite Space
22 Music from the Matrix II — Sacred Earth
23 Music from the Matrix III — Waters of Life
24 Wingspan
25 Tiger’s Paw
26 Ever Free Never Bound
27 Sound Castles

In the Belly of the Fish – New Release

Pilgrims is delighted to share the news of new release of the book In the Belly of the Fish: Matsyendranatha and the Chakra of the Yoginis by Stella Dupuis.

In the Belly of the Fish is the story of the mythic master Matsyendranatha through the eyes of women-goddesses, the Yoginis. The most important Tantra treatise written by the great scholar Abhinavagupta from the 10th century honoured Guru Matsyendranatha as the father of Yoga.

In Kathmandu Valley he became the God of Mercy: MACHHENDRANATH.

In the Belly of the Fish is a positive and joyful novel adorned with picturesque legends and esoteric knowledge that can be implemented in our daily life when confronting challenging situations.

Stella Dupuis is a Swiss novelist born in Panama. She studied marketing and advertising in Switzerland and Sweden before launching a successful business career in Latin America and Europe. Since becoming a writer seven years ago, she has published four novels in Spanish and English. In her work she depicts a yearning for a spiritual destiny that transcends blind commitment, stereotypes and religious fanaticism. For many years, Stella has also been teaching Yoga and Meditation in many countries. She is the author of Memoria de Viento (In the Wake of the Wind), La Puerta de Jade, Teli-Ka Mandir and The Yogini Temples of India: In the Pursuit of a Mystery.

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Guru Mahima

Sab Dharti Kagaz Karu, Lekhan Ban Raye
Sath Samundra Ki Mas Karu Guru Gun Likha Na Jaye

~ Kabir

This beautiful doha (couplet) is by the great saint Kabir. The meaning of this doha is “Even if the whole earth is transformed into paper with all the big trees made into pens and if the entire water in the seven oceans are transformed into writing ink, even then the glories of the Guru cannot be written. So much is the greatness of the Guru.”

Guru means a teacher, master, mentor etc. “Gu” means the dark and “Ru” means preventing. Thus the literary meaning of “Guru” is preventing the dark. It means showing the path which leads to the light. Therefore, Kabir again, expresses his feelings for Guru as follows:

Guru Govind dhovu khade, kake lagav paay
Balihari guru apne, jin Govind diyo dikhay

And meaning of this doha is “Guru and Govind (God) stand together, to whose feet should I bow. I will bow to my Guru as he guided the way to reach the Govind (God)”.

Today is Guru Purnima. The full moon day in the Hindu month of Ashad (July-August) is observed as the auspicious day of Guru Purnima. This particular day has been chosen to give ritualistic expression to this feeling because it is the birth anniversary of Sage Veda Vyasa, who is regarded as the greatest Guru of all and edited the four Vedas, wrote the 18 Puranas, the Mahabharata and the Srimad Bhagavata. Vyasa even taught Dattatreya, who is regarded as the Guru of Gurus.

Guru refers to spiritual preceptor. Most Hindus would have Gurus. On Guru Purnima the devotees pay obeisance to their Gurus as thanksgiving for guiding them through the travails of life and towards spiritual liberation. Therefore, we have a shloka in which it says that Guru’s place is higher than the Divine Trinity.

Guru Brahma Gurur Vishnu
Guru Devo Maheshwaraha
Guru Saakshat Para Brahma
Tasmai Sree Gurave Namaha

Guru is verily the representative of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. He creates, sustains knowledge and destroys the weeds of ignorance. I salute such a Guru.

In the Bhagavata Purana, Dattatreya enumerates a list of his twenty-four gurus- earth, air, sky or ether, water, fire, sun, moon, python, pigeons, sea, moth, bee, bull elephant, bear, deer, fish, osprey, a child, a maiden, a courtesan, a blacksmith, serpent, spider, and wasp. It proves that we can learn and get wisdom from anyone and everything. Everyone and everything can be our Guru from whom/which we can learn something and enrich our knowledge and wisdom. Therefore we must be thankful to our parents, gurus, teachers, our elders, youngers, siblings, friends, acquaintances etc. from whom we learnt something new in our life.

Happy Guru Purnima to all of you.

Forthcoming Titles – Fiction

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Paths less Travelled
By Matthew S. Friedman

Paths less Travelled represents a very simple, gentle love story between two young people – the boy was from a devout Hindu household and the girls from a traditional Muslim home. What makes it different from most other books is that it looks at the emotions associated with a love situation, more from the boy’s perspective than the girl’s – something that is less often the focus of other stories. The love that is explored is raw, unrefined, masculine and spiritual.

Matthew S. Friedman has worked in the field of international health and has traveled extensively, visiting over thirty countries around the world. Currently based in Thailand he still continues to take a great interest in the cultures of South and Southeast Asia. Amongst his other published works are Tara: A Flesh-trade Odyssey, The Gorkha Urn, Time and Proximity, Nepalese Casted Religious and Cultural Lamps and Nepalese Casted Vessels, Decanters and Bowls.

Maya - A NovelMaya – A Novel
By Dr. Ruby Gupta

Maya alludes to one of the basic themes of Hindu philosophy that this world is nothing but an illusion. The protagonist Viren, travels from India to the US and back to the newly formed State of Chhattisgarh, in India. His journey becomes an unconscious journey into the self – a quest to understand the existential angst. This is the larger connotation of the title.

Maya is also the name of one of the central characters, a beautiful mysterious woman who stays alone in a dilapidated fort. Viren repeated interaction with her intrigue him; and he begins to question the purpose of his current lifestyle. Their conversations about life and mysticism form the core of the novel.

Dr. Ruby Gupta, recipient of the Pratibha Samman Award for journalism in 1998 she was also selected a GSE program member for the USA by Rotary International in 2004 was initially a student of science who later switched to creative writing, dabbled in journalism, went on to acquire two gold medals for literature, and finally ended up with a PhD. Her published works include two books – Khushwant Singh: Reality and Myth and A Collection of Short Stories.

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