Ashram days were filled with many interesting things including the sessions on Yoga Vashishtha by Nakul Bhaiyya . Movies like matrix, inception are inspired from this scripture. but careful! If you are not meditating regularly, this book is not for you, except for chapter one may be! Else you will go coockoo or think like you are playing jumanji. You can see the videos of talks by Nakul bhaiyya here. The original scripture is huge and the english translation is available in this book.Page 87 is particularly interesting! I laugh out loud reading it 🙂 Only a saint can think or write like that !
The book with its perplexing stories and words of wisdom about brahman takes you out of misery of mind caught up in small small things and concepts about life. The dialogue of this scripture happened between Lord Shri Ram and Vashishta Rishi in the royal court of King Dasharatha. The maturity of questions asked by Ram at the age of 16 and detailed answers by the sages are of great value and wisdom at today’s world too.
Found this Geeta Press Gorakhpur stall on platform number one of Bangalore Railway station.
The beauty of this press is they sell the most precious spiritual knowledge books, their translations at such a take away price! even 10 Rupees and so on you can get a Geeta. Making the spiritual wealth available for all population.
Code no.s of the books Geeta Press Catalogue are written in Brackets (). Using these you can also order these books from their website linked above.
Ekadashi Vrat Ka Mahatmya – Importance of fasting on Ekadashi. (1162)
Sri Hanuman Chalisa(1528)
Premi Bhakta Uddhava – I wanted Uddhava Geeta, but that was only in Tamil, so I took this book on Uddhava.
Tulasidascharit Srikrishna Geetavali – book on Krishna by Tulasidas ji
Sri Durgasaptashati Sachitra – A translation and verses book on Durga Sapta Shati- the 13 chaptered song you hear on Chandi homa on navami in the Ashram. (489)
The Story of Mira Bai – I had this book,but misplaced somewhere. its fantastic collection of Mira’s lifestory as well as songs, so I bought one again. (1414)
Vedic Sookta Sangraha – Collection of verses from Vedas(1885)
Vivek Choodamani – by Adi Shankaracharya (133)
Soor-Vinay-Patrika(61) – Soordas ji’s verses
Lots of grace has come home! 🙂