By David Peter Lawrence
This ebook deals the 1st released translation of the contemplative guide Virupaksapancasika written circa the 12th century CE, and the statement on it, Vivrti by means of Vidyacakravartin. those overdue works from the Pratyabhijna culture of monistic and tantric Kashmiri Saiva philosophy specialize in capacity to deindividualize and divulge the primordial, divine crucial natures of the human ego and body-sense.
David Peter Lawrence situates those writings of their medieval, South Asian spiritual and highbrow contexts. He is going directly to have interaction Pratyabhijna philosophical psychology in discussion with Western spiritual and psychoanalytic conceptions of identification and "narcissism," and likewise demonstrates the Saiva tradition's powerful crisis with ethics. The richly annotated translation and thesaurus light up the texts for all readers.
"I imagine this can be a really good booklet, full of unique insights into the magical dimensions of the divine-human topic and the cosmicization of the human physique. i do know of no different ebook approximately South Asian philosophy or comparative theology that so deftly addresses the subjects of subjectivity and embodiment and is ready to relate them to modern debates within the fields of non secular reports, psychology, and philosophy. There are few actual comparativists operating at the present time. David Lawrence is definitely one among them, and he's some of the most gifted." -- Jeffrey J. Kripal, writer of Esalen: the US and the faith of No faith -- This textual content refers back to the Hardcover edition.
By Frantz Fanon (Author), Constance Farrington (trans.), Jean-Paul Satre (Preface)
Frantz Fanon's seminal paintings at the trauma of colonization made him the major anti-colonialist philosopher of the 20th century. Written on the peak of the Algerian conflict for independence from French colonial rule and primary released in 1961, it analyses the position of sophistication, race, nationwide tradition and violence within the fight for freedom. Fanon, himself a psychotherapist, makes transparent the industrial and mental degradation inflicted via imperialism. exhibiting how decolonization has to be mixed with construction a countrywide tradition, this passionate research of kin among the West and the 3rd international continues to be illuminating in regards to the international this present day.
Within the Bhagavad Gita, Prince Arjuna asks direct, uncompromising questions of his religious consultant at the eve of a good conflict.
In this best-selling and elevated version of the main well-known --and renowned -- of Indian scriptures, Eknath Easwaran contextualizes the e-book culturally and traditionally and explains the major recommendations of Hindu spiritual idea and the technical vocabulary of yoga.
Chapter introductions, notes, and a thesaurus aid readers comprehend the book's message. most significantly, this translation makes use of easy, transparent language to impart the poetry, universality, and timelessness of the Gita's teachings.