A Lotus Grows in Brooklyn


Someone please buy me these books …
June 14, 2009, 5:00 am
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… as I am poor, and I have wanted them for some time. 🙂

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The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita: Explained By Paramhansa Yogananda.
Why I like it:
I read a poetic, lovely translation of the Gita recently, and now I want to read it again with a good commentary. And this is one of the best I’ve seen.

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The Inner Tradition of Yoga: A Guide to Yoga Philosophy for the Contemporary Practitioner by Michael Stone.
Why I like it: All of us who started out doing yoga from a secular perspective know that it becomes clear pretty quickly that there is so much more fulfillment to be had from it when you go beyond its physical aspects.

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Becoming Enlightened by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
Why I like it: There are like a zillion books by/about the Dalai Lama. I’ve thumbed through lots of them, and read a couple, and know that this is the kind of book I’m looking for: not a transcript of his speeches from one conference years ago or snippets of interviews, but a book that works as a whole narrative of his philosophy.

The Little Book of Hindu Deities: From the Goddess of Wealth to the Sacred Cow by Sanjay Patel
Why I like it: C’mon, what’s not to like? So cute!

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