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    Vadiraja’s Refutation of Sankara’s Non-Dualism Clearing the Way for Theism

    Vadiraja’s Refutation of Sankara’s Non-Dualism Clearing the Way for Theism by L. Stafford Betty, published in 1978. A translatio of Vadirajas Nyayaratnavali with a commentary by the translator. Sections Include: Proof of God’s Difference from Souls from an Analysis of the Epic and Puranic Trandition, Demonstration of th Impossibility of Valid Sense Knowledge without a Subject-Object Relation, A Dilemma for Non-Dualism: Either Brahman Itself or mere Matter Suffers Karmic Debts, Refutation of Illusion, The Importance of Sense-Experience in Arriving at the Truth of Difference and the Falsity of Idenity, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear.


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    Guru Nanak Dev and His Teachings

    Guru Nanak Dev and His Teachings by Sahib Singh, published in 1969. A detailed study of the founder of the Sikh religion. Sections Include: Life History, Teachings, Regression and Birth Phantasies, Search for Purpose, etc. etc. Hardcover with original jacket. Prior owner has removed rear blank endsheet. $35.00


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    The Spirit of The Upanishads or The Aphorisms of the Wise, A Collection of Texts, Aphorisms, Sayings, Proverbs, Etc., from The Upanishads, or Sacred Writings of India, Compiled and Adapted from over Fifty Authorities, Expressing the Cream of the Hindu Philosophical Thought

    The Spirit of The Upanishads or The Aphorisms of the Wise, A Collection of Texts, Aphorisms, Sayings, Proverbs, Etc., from The Upanishads, or Sacred Writings of India, Compiled and Adapted from over Fifty Authorities, Expressing the Cream of the Hindu Philosophical Thought, undated circa 1970. Sections Include: The Threshold, The Absolute, The Real Self, The Way, The Student, The Teacher, The Lesson, The Law of Karma, Devotional Worship, Freedom, Spiritual Knowing, The Four-Fold Means, Union (Yoga), Liberation. Hardcover with only the lightest shelfwear.


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    Spiritual Teachings of Swami Abhedananda

    Spiritual Teachings of Swami Abhedananda Translated into English by P. Sheshadri Aiyer, published in 1962. The teachings of the founder of the Vedanta Society and a direct disciple of the 19th century mystic Ramakrishna Paramahansa. Previous owners inscription on endsheet. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear only.


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    India’s Hood Unveiled South India Mysteries Astral and Spirit Sight

    India’s Hood Unveiled South India Mysteries Astral and Spirit Sight, Ancient Hindu Method for Clairvoyance, Hindu Levitation (Raising The Human Body in the Air). Hindu Method of Burial Alive, (Suspended Animation) Spirit Sight at Will. In Three Parts by A Native Hindu of South India prepared for publication under the editorship of Dr. L.W. de Laurence, published in 1910. Sections also Include: Hindu Hypnotism, Mesmerism, Clairvoyance and Trance, Practical Instructions How to Develop and Employ Occult and Spirit Power, etc., etc. Hardcover with light shelfwear only.


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    Autobiography of a Yogi

    Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramhansa Yogananda with a Preface by W.Y. Evans-Wentz, published in 1956. Seventh Edition. Hardcover with original jacket with light shelfwear only.


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    1932 The Epic Fast

    By Pyarelal

    It’s a work on the message and teaching, and history of Mahatma Gandi along with a discourse by the mystic and poet Tagore.

    The book has some unusual historical connections. It was given as a personal gift on Nov. 14th 1938 by The India Political Council, a revolutionary movement trying to overthrow British rule in India, probably penned by their secretary the science fiction writer Hans Stefan Santesson.

    The recipient of the gift was the American Communist Sherman Stanley, private secretary to Leon Trotsky and the Socialist Worker’s Party’s India expert. Trotsky was the founder the leader of the Red Army, and a close confidant of Lenin who would be assassinated by Stalin just two years later. Sherman Stanley was the communist party name of Stanley Plastrik, nephew of the American Communist Party member Max Shachtman and associate of James Cannon (Socialist Worker’s Party).

    The book has very light wear and is in it’s original covers. The inscription is in fountain pen on the interior pastedown.