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Hanuman Dass’s Bookshelf

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Hanuman Dass’s Bookshelf

In this section you can find the books Hemal Randerwala has read and many reviews of them. They have been rated according to the impact on his thinking and on the developing ideas of Go Dharmic. Study and Education of Hindu Philosophies is imperative for correct understanding of the various strands of thought. If you would like further information on any of the books on the shelf you can email hemal@GoDharmic.com

Hanuman Dass’s bookshelf: Click any book to see more

Be Here Now
5 of 5 stars true
More than any other book, this convinced me that Hindu Philosophy has a profound and important role to play in the world. Ram Dass, formerly Dr Richard Alpert was one of the leading Psychologists at Harvard University but found deeper tr…
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neem-karoli-baba-satsang

A History Of Indian Philosophy, Volume I
5 of 5 stars true
This is the most comprehensive study of Hinduism and Indian Philosophy. Dr Surendranath Dasgupta has done a monumental service to all those interesed in the academic study of Hinduism and all its various branches.

The Hindus: An Alternative History
2 of 5 stars true
Very exhaustive, however very antagonistic in places. It is my view that not enough effort has been made to carry and interpret that which is beneficial for humanity.
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hindu-studies

The Yoga Sutras
5 of 5 stars true
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scriptures

Kenopanisad
5 of 5 stars true
One of my favourite Upanishads, this edition shows a break down of the sanskrit, transliteration, and translation. Very clear and excellently produced by the Ramakrishna Math. Costs less than 20p in India and probably some of the most pr…
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scriptures

The Food Revolution: How Your Diet Can Help Save Your Life and Our World
4 of 5 stars true
I have a great respect for John Robbins. He was heir to the throne of the Baskin Robbins Ice cream empire and gave it all up to preach a ahimsa through our diets. His book food revolution aims to wake up those who have lost contact with …
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food-diet

Journey of Awakening: A Meditator's Guidebook
5 of 5 stars true
An excellent study of the various Hindu and Buddhist practises which can be utilized. Mainly directed at westerners, and explains concepts such as Murti Puja, Japa, Karma Yoga, jnana Yoga, and spiritual life in general.
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neem-karoli-baba-satsang

The Art of Happiness
3 of 5 stars true
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buddhism

Cows and the Earth: A Story of Kinder Dairy Farming
4 of 5 stars true
A wonderful insight into the level of care for cows at Bhaktivedanta Manor. Ranchor Prime is a good friend, a great devotee of Lord Krishna and somebody I have great respect for. We learn in his book the importance of protecting cows and…
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iskcon

The Journey Home: Autobiography of an American Swami
5 of 5 stars true
Westerners especially those who have an Indian heritage can relate to the stories of great individuals like Radhanath Swami. He is a living saint, master and it has been my great fortune to have his darshan on two occasions.

This is an …

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iskcon

How Can I Help? Stories and Reflection on Service
4 of 5 stars true
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Grist for the Mill
3 of 5 stars true
With Grist for the Mill, you can get an insight into the thoughts of Ram Dass very soon after he came back from India. There are some excellent q&as in here.
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neem-karoli-baba-satsang

Paths to God: Living the Bhagavad Gita
5 of 5 stars true
This is the closest work we have to a commentary by Ram Dass on the Bhagavad Gita. It is based on an extensive course taught in America in the 1970s. There is also over 12 Hours of excellent audio available free on youtube.

I have place…

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neem-karoli-baba-satsang

Be Love Now: The Path of the Heart
5 of 5 stars true
This is Bhava, and is the reason I am convinced Hinduism has so much to give. Instead of loving other people, we become Love and then anybody we come into contact with encounters Love.

You can feel the unconditional love throughout the…

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neem-karoli-baba-satsang

Miracle of Love: Stories about Neem Karoli Baba
5 of 5 stars true
I read this book after my first trip to the Neem Karoli Baba Ashram in December 2011. His philosophy is love for God through service to man and can be described through the quote, ‘Love everbody, Serve everybody, Remember God’. He const…
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neem-karoli-baba-satsang

The Upanishads
4 of 5 stars true
My first copy of the Upanishads. Very accessible and not to academic, Eknath Easwaran gives an honest attempt to enrich the readers lives and hearts rather than a judgemental academic approach.

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