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The Taittiriya Upanishad is one of the older, "primary" Upanishads, part of the Yajur Veda. It says that the highest goal is to know the Brahman, for that is truth. It is divided into three sections, 1) the Siksha Valli,...
[1903]translated by A. Mahadeva Sastri
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added 2014-09-02
Translated by Burton Watson in 1997 from the Chinese version by Kumarajiva (T.475)
by Vimalakirti [1997]; translated by Burton Watson
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Translated and edited from the Chinese (Kumarajiva ed. T.475) by Charles Luk (Lu K'uan Yi) in 1972.
by Vimalakirti [1972]; translated by Charles Luk
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added 2014-08-31
The Hitopadesa is a work of high antiquity, and extended popularity. The prose is doubtless as old as our own era; but the intercalated verses and proverbs compose a selection from writings of an age extremely remote.
by Sir Edwin Arnold [1861]
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added 2014-08-31
The Harsha-charita of Banabhatta, trans. by E. B. Cowell and F. W Thomas, 1897
by Bāṇabhaṭṭa [1897]; translated by E. B. Cowell
81,679 words read / comments (0)
added 2014-08-31
The Kathā Sarit Sāgara is the earliest extant short story collection, written by Somadeva around 1070. It's a fine collection of stories, presented in a fine translation, fascinating both simply as a good read and as an artifact...
translated by C. H. Tawney
119,021 words read / comments (0)
added 2014-08-31
In Sanskrit the title is ‘Mahāsandhi-cittā-visranta-vṛtti-mahāratha-nāma’. In Tibetan ‘rDzogs pa chen po sems nyid ngal gso’i shing rta chen po shes bya ba ’
268,580 words read / comments (0)
added 2014-08-29
The Vishnu Purana is a primary sacred text of the Vaishnava branch of Hinduism, which today probably has more adherents than any other. It is one of the canonical Puranas, a branch of post-Vedic sacred literature which was first c...
[1840]translated by Horace Hayman Wilson
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The Chö Ying Dzöd (The Precious Treasury of the Basic Space of Phenomena) contains the essence of the 6,400,000 Dzogchen Tantras, elucidating the view, meditation, and conduct of the spiritual path, and the final freedom that is...
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The following story of the appearance of Lord Nrisimhadeva is from Srimad-Bhagavatam, Canto 7, Chapters 2-10. At the performance of the Rajasuya sacrifice by Maharaja Yudhisthira, the celestial sage Narada Muni appeared to giv...
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This Stotra has been composed by Sri Bilvamangala Thakura, who is also known as Lila Sukha.
translated by Śrī Bilvamaṅgalācārya
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(An Appeal to Śīmatī Rādhāraṇi from the Ūrdhvāmnāya-tantra) Spoken by Lord Śiva to Parvati
translated by Kuśakratha dāsa
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This work was created by Sage Śrī-Līlā-Śuka, also known as Bilvamaṅgala-Ṭhākura
by Śrīla Bilvamaṅgala Ṭhākura
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[From the Nārada-pañcarātra, translated by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura, translated into English by Kuśakratha Prabhu] Śrī Rādhā Sahasra-nāma was originally spoken by Lord Śiva to Pārvati devi, recorded in the 5th Chap...
translated by Kuśakratha Prabhu
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