The Book of Compassion (Jaina Education Series 921)

The Book of Compassion (Jaina Education Series 921)
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This book is a compilation of informative articles about animal cruelty in dairy industry, animal byproducts used in everyday goods, animal testing for cosmetics, and meat industry’s effect on polluting the environment. It also gives useful information on use of alternative products to avoid violence, so we can live an ethical and compassionate life.

Jain Story Book (Jaina Education Series 202)

Jain Story Book (Jaina Education Series 202)
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The Jain Story Book, written very informatively, has beautiful color pictures to go with every story, and is in fact valuable for readers of all ages. Reading life stories of various Tirthankars, Ganadhars, Ächäryas, and Shrävaks will make us all proud of our rich heritage. Every story includes an inspiring Key Message, highlighted at the end. This very attractive book is a must for all Jain household.

The Courtesan and the Sadhu, A Novel about Maya, Dharma, and God

The Courtesan and the Sadhu, A Novel about Maya, Dharma, and God
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Set in ancient India just after Alexander the Great’s invasion, this novel takes the reader through the spiritual journey of two seekers. Kautilya, the first seeker, is a Vedic scholar very close to finding the Truth. However, his life takes an unexpected detour, and ends up building the Mauryan Empire. Although successful in re-establishing dharmic value in the Indian subcontinent and getting rid of the vestiges of Alexander’s invasion, he continues to have inner struggles about the path he has chosen. Manu, the other seeker, is an elite warrior in the Mauryan Army but ends up becoming a seeker of….

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THE GIVER (First Series)

THE GIVER (First Series)
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If you could retell the classic Old Testament book of Job, a timeless and universal story touching three major religions, and set him in the wealthiest neighborhood in the country, he would be living as Michael in The Giver. From boyhood he had a natural curiosity for God. And as he grew and grew rich, his faith also grew. Michael succeeds into a life of luxury and abundance. His beautiful wife and kids round out a charmed life centered around shared family values. But shortly after tithing a half a million dollars to his church, his life seems to….

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Embark on the Inner Journey

Embark on the Inner Journey
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This book contains immortal pearls of wisdom that can bring about a fundamental transformation in one’s perspective on life. Through a series of four discourses that shake one’s very roots, Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai points out where and how we often succumb to a faulty belief system, fall prey to our own concepts and conditioning and how this can be overcome.

Presented in a simple, lucid and very effective manner, it takes the reader on an inner journey, serving as one’s guide to practical spirituality.

Propounding the path of Bhagwan Mahavira, the torchbearer of Shrimad Rajchandraji’s mission, Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai….

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Jaina Sutras (Part I Book 22)

Jaina Sutras (Part I Book 22)
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This is volume 22 of the Sacred Books of the East, Part One of the Hermann Jacobi translation of the Jaina Sutras. This volume includes the Akaranga and Kalpa Sutras, two of the most important Jain sacred texts. The Akaranga Sutra outlines rules for Jain monks. Most notably it describes steps which monks must take to avoid harming other living beings, including the microscopic life forms which the ancient Jains believed pervaded the universe. The Kalpa sutra contains a biography of the founder of Jainism, Mahavira, as well as other founders of the religion, and a list of the successive….

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Singing to the Jinas: Jain Laywomen, Mandal Singing, and the Negotiations of Jain Devotion

Singing to the Jinas: Jain Laywomen, Mandal Singing, and the Negotiations of Jain Devotion
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While Western Jain scholarship has focused on those texts and practices favoring male participation, the Jain community itself relies heavily on lay women’s participation for religious education, the performance of key rituals, and the locus of religious knowledge. In this fieldwork-based study, Whitney Kelting attempts to reconcile these women’s understanding of Jainism with the religion as presented in the existing scholarship. Jain women, she shows, both accept and rewrite the idealized roles received from religious texts, practices, and social expectation, according to which female religiosity is a symbol of Jain perfection. This volume describes these women’s interpretations of….

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Heavenly Powers: Unraveling the Secret History of the Kabbalah

Heavenly Powers: Unraveling the Secret History of the Kabbalah
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Does the mysterious symbolism of the Kabbalah have a hidden meaning? Does its epic talk of struggle between the forces of Good and Evil have implications for understanding the political history of the Western world? In tracing the history of this ancient Jewish spiritual tradition over the centuries, Neil Asher Silberman argues that the Kabbalah is far more than an otherworldly, occult way of knowledge. He demonstrates that it is a direct, often revolutionary response to the tyranny of earthly potentates and kings. In a historical saga filled with vivid characters and memorable historical backgrounds, Silberman’s story takes….

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A Treasury of Jewish Quotations

A Treasury of Jewish Quotations
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The quotations contained in this monumental volume consist of aphorisms, maxims, proverbs, and comments of Jewish authorship or on Jewish themes. Here is a rich treasury compiled from over 2,500 years of Jewish writingsDfrom the Talmud, the Mishnah, the Zohar, and the Bible, through excerpts from Rashi, Maimonides, the Baal Shem Tov, as well as Spinoza, Disraeli, Herzl, Freud, Einstein, and many others. For more than forty years Dr. Joseph L. Baron, the eminent Jewish scholar, gathered material for this work, mining all the great treasuries of classic Jewish literature. The result is this magnificent volume, a classic in its….

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