Category Archives: Wisdom Archive

Swami Rama Tirtha: In woods of God Realization

Swami Rama Tirtha was a Vedantin of the highest realization. Vedanta according to him is no dogma or blind faith, but the Reality of realities. It is the realization of our true Self, Sat-Chid-Anand, the state of All-Being, All Knowledge, All Bliss. Swami Rama was not only a religious teacher, but was also a fearless social reformer, and an undaunted patriot.

This website is dedicated to disseminate the teachings of Swami Tirtha. To this end we will be making available Swami Rama’s “In Woods of God-Realization” online. “In Woods of God-Realization” is a seven volume compilation of the complete works of Swami Rama.

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Jatakas

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The Jataka is a massive collection of Buddhist folklore about previous incarnations of the Buddha, both in human and animal form. Originally written in Pali, and dating to at least 380 BCE, the Jataka includes many stories which have traveled afar. Many of these can be traced cross-culturally in the folklore of many countries.

Collected Works of Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo (Bengali: শ্রী অরবিন্দ Sri Ôrobindo) (August 15, 1872–December 5, 1950) was an Indian nationalist and freedom fighter, poet, philosopher, and yogi. He joined the movement for India’s freedom from British rule and for a duration (1905-1910), became one of its most important leaders, before turning to developing his own vision and philosophy of human progress and a spiritual path which he termed Integral Yoga. He wrote over a hundred poems, many plays and several books during his life.

The central theme of Sri Aurobindo’s vision is the evolution of life into a “life divine”. In his own words:
“Man is a transitional being. He is not final. The step from man to superman is the next approaching achievement in the earth’s evolution. It is inevitable because it is at once the intention of the inner spirit and the logic of Nature’s process”.

The principal writings of Sri Aurobindo include, in prose, The Life Divine, The Synthesis of Yoga, Secrets of the Vedas, Essays on the Gita, The Human Cycle, The Ideal of Human Unity, Renaissance in India and other essays, Supramental Manifestation upon Earth, The Future Poetry, Thoughts and Aphorisms and several volumes of letters. In poetry, his principal work is “Savitri – a Legend and a Symbol” in blank verse.

The Collected Works of Sri Aurobindo can be found as e-texts at “http://sriaurobindoashram.info.&#8221;

Tantra Texts: Sacred-Texts.com

Under its Puranas section (incorrectly located), Sacred-Texts.com carries the translations in English of The Srimad Devi Bhagavatam and the Devi Gita by Swami Vijnanananda (Hari Prasanna Chatterji): http://www.sacred-texts.com/tantra/index.htm

Purana Texts: Sacred-Texts.com

Sacred-Texts.com carries the translations in English of the Vishnu Purana by H.H. Wilson, the Garuda Purana by Ernest Wood and S.V. Subrahmanyam, an excerpt from the Harivamsa by Henry David Thoreau and other texts along with introductory essays: http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/index.htm#puranas

Upanishad Texts

Gayathrimanthra.com has the text of all 108 Upanishads in Sanskrit and English translations by Swami Nikhilananda: http://www.gayathrimanthra.com/Library.html

Upanishad Texts: Sacred-Texts.com

Sacred-Texts.com carries the translations in English of the principal Unpanishads by Max Muller and Charles Johnston along with introductory essays: http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/index.htm#upan

Veda Commentaries: Sacred-Texts Excerpts

From Sacred-Texts.com, Excerpts from A Vedic Reader for Students by A.A. Macdonell [1917] An introduction to the Dramatis Personæ of the Rig Veda.: http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/vedaread.htm

Veda Commentaries: Sacred-Texts.com

From Sacred-Texts.com, Hymns to the Maruts, Rudra, Vâyu and Vâta, tr. by F. Max Müller [1891] A masterpiece of linguistics and comparative mythology: translations and deep analysis of the Vedic Hymns to the Storm Gods: http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/sbe32/index.htm

Veda Texts: Gayathrimanthra.com

Gayathrimanthra.com has the text of all the Vedas in Sanskrit: http://www.gayathrimanthra.com/Library.html