Wolf Haas' Detective Brenner series has become wildly popular around the world for a reason: They're timely, edgy stories told in a wry, quirky voice that's often hilarious, and with a protagonist it's hard not to love. In this episode, Brenner-forced out of the police force-tries to get away from detective work by taking a job as the personal chauffeur for two-year-old Helena, the daughter of a Munich construction giant and a Viennese abortion doctor. One day, while Brenner's attention is turned to picking out a chocolate bar for Helena at a gas station, Helena gets snatched from the car. Abruptly out of a job, Brenner decides to investigate her disappearance on his own. With both parents in the public eye, there's no scarcity of leads-the father's latest development project has spurred public protest, and the mother's clinic has been targeted by the zealous leader of an anti-abortion group. Brenner and God is told with a dark humor that leaves no character, including Brenner, unscathed. Haas tells the story of a fallible hero who can be indecisive and world-weary, baffled and disillusioned by what he finds, but who presses forward nonetheless out of a stubborn sense of decency-a two-year-old is kidnapped, so you find her, because that's just what you do.
The "Ashtavakra Gita" conveys with beauty and simplicity the essential teachings of Advaita Vedanta, the most influential of the Hindu philosophical systems. Composed by an anonymous master of the school of the great sage Shankara, it is a book of practical advice for seekers of wisdom as well as an ecstatic expression of the experience of enlightenment. In this simple, aphoristic version, the translator conveys the clarity and lyricism of the Sanskrit original with fluency and precision.
Author: Thomas Byrom
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Release Date: 1990-12-01
Genre: Absolute, The
The Ashtavakra Gita conveys with beauty and simplicity the essential teachings of Advaita Vedanta, the most influential of the Hindu philosophical systems. Composed by an anonymous master of the school of the great sage Shankara, it is a book of practical advice for seekers of wisdom as well as an ecstatic expression of the experience of enlightenment. In this simple, aphoristic version, the translator conveys the clarity and lyricism of the Sanskrit original with fluency and precision. Book jacket.
Author: Manuel Schoch
Publisher: Sentient Publications
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
In interpreting the timeless wisdom of the ancient Ashtavakra Gita for modern sensibilities, Manuel Schoch shows us very practically, step by step, how one can simply observe, instead of constantly reacting, projecting, desiring, and struggling in life. Instead of identifying with forms (the body, thoughts, feelings, habits, and experience) one can be connected to the everlasting consciousness that manifests forms. Out of this stillness emerge the qualities of life, love, peace, compassion, bliss, and enlightenment.
Author: Adi Sankara
Publisher: Society of Abidance in Truth
Release Date: 2006-01-01
These English translations of the original Sanskrit texts present the clearest spiritual instructions in Nonduality. As with all of Sankara’s teachings, it is the purest of logic and a brilliant revelation of Truth. The eight texts included are: Brahmanucintanam (Meditation on Brahman) Advaita-panca-ratnam (The Nondual Pentad of Gems) Nirvanamanjari (Bouquet of Liberation) Anatmasri-vigarhana-prakaranam (Treatise in Deprecation of Acquisition That is Non-Self), Advaitanubhutih (The Nondual Awareness/The Experience of Nonduality/The Knowledge (Perception) of Nonduality) Jivanmuktananda-lahari (The Wave of Bliss of the Liberated While Alive) Svarupanusandhanastakam (The Octet of the Inquiry Into One's Own Nature) Brahma-jnanavali-mala (The Rows of Garlands of Brahman Knowledge) This volume contains the Sanskrit original, transliteration, word-for-word meaning and alternative meanings, and complete English verses.
"Everything happens in its own time. The one who is ready for the Absolute Knowledge will be made somehow to hear of it and follow it up." - Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi Rarely has the Absolute Truth been exposed in such a direct, profound and modern manner that goes straight into the Heart instead of the usual head. This book goes straight into the Heart and completely dissolves the mind. Reading this book with your Heart can melt you into Samadhi. It can be read in an instant, and last a lifetime. This book contains the culmination of Advaita Vedanta, Upanishads, Non-duality, Tao Te Ching, Bhagavad, Ashtavakra, Avadhut & Ribhu Gita, all Yogas, all Ancient Scriptures and all True Spirituality. If you follow the most profound spiritual teachings of Sri Ramana Maharshi, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Lord Buddha, Bhagavan Krishna or any other Truly Enlightened Guru, then this book is also for you. However, there is a chance this book will contradict most things you've heard in Spirituality. This book is not about Spirituality. It is about You. No concepts or beliefs will be entertained. Only the most profound Truth will be found here. This is about going BEYOND life itself. Beyond the Dream of Creation. Beyond God. Beyond You into your True Supreme Existence. Beyond Shiva.
Do you know who you are? Really? Perhaps not.Are you on this planet because of Karma Or because of something else?Was it your choice to be in your current form Or have you been forced to be like this? Free will or Destiny?Explore the depths and grandeur of your real self with this unique book.Highly enlightening commentary on Ashtavakra Gita.A must for everybody to find the way to liberation and peace.Poetic yet precise translation of original Sanskrit verses into English.Commentary in 'Doubt/Answer' format.Feel the peace coming from the existence while reading this book.For more , Please Visit : ajatsrishti.com
Author: Dr. H. Ramamoorthy
Publisher: Society of Abidance in Truth
Release Date: 2000
The Society of Abidance in Truth (SAT) has published the first complete translation into English of the Tamil book The Song of Ribhu. This classic work of Advaita Vedanta (nonduality) has ancient origins, probably dating from the period of the Upanisads. Sri Ramana Marharshi regularly recommended it to spiritual seekers. The Song of Ribhu is instruction by the sage Ribhu to his disciple Nidagha to assist him in realizing the ultimate Truth. For any spiritual seeker interested in Self-knowledge, it provides a detailed and lyrical description of Self-Realization, Enlightenment, or the Realization of the Absolute. This translation, in eight-line verse that simulates the Tamil original verses, is the result of several years work by Dr. H. Ramamoorthy, the Indian religious scholar and Nome, a teacher of the Society of Abidance in Truth. They have collaborated in translating several ancient works of Advaita, including previously unavailable works of Sankara and the English translation of the Sanskrit Ribhu Gita, published by SAT in 1995. The Song of Ribhu and the Ribhu Gita are two distinct works. Although this Tamil Song of Ribhu and the Sanskrit Ribhu Gita are based in the same ancient teachings they are quite different in form. The verses, for example, cannot be directly aligned. The Sanskrit resembles a more spontaneous outpouring of expression of nondual Realization, while the Tamil text not only contains much different content but a more systematic arrangement of the expression of nondual Realization. The serious seeker is therefore well advised to seek benefit from both. The Tamil work is also warmly recommended by H.H. Sri Chandrasekharendra Sarasvati Swamigal Sankaracharya (Kanchipuram), and Srila Sri Tavatirthu Nachiappa Gnanadesiki Swami (Kovilur Math). This new publication is the translation of this unique text that is so highly recommended by sages and holy persons of India.