Media Reviews

Alasingha Perumal: A Rare Disciple of Swami Vivekananda

by Swami Tathagatananda Review by John Schlenck Book info: Vedanta Society of New York Paperback      $5.00    69 pp.     2014 This short biography of Swami Vivekananda’s South Indian disciple Alasingha Perumal will be of particular interest to Swamiji’s English-speaking admirers. Anyone who has read more than a cursory biography of Vivekananda has come across Alasingha’s name in […]

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Wag the Dog, Maya and the Dog’s Curly Tail

Film Review and Essay by Steven F. Walker In Jungian psychology it is believed that the reason a recurring dream keeps on coming back over and over again is that the dreamer has not yet succeeded in understanding the message that the dream contains. One might even extend this idea to claim that, in similar […]

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J. D. Salinger and Vedanta

by Jon and Anna Monday IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – Here is a link to the first issue of the American Vedantist Newsletter. The entire issue is an article about J.D. Salinger’s life and connection to Vedanta, by Jon and Anna Monday. A new book and film about Salinger has been released, and for the first time […]

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Indian Philosophy: An Introduction by M. Ram Murty

Here is certainly a useful and inspirational book for anyone who is looking for an introduction to the spiritual dimension of Indian philosophy—and that is probably what most people are seeking in Indian philosophy: a reasoned and reasonable approach to spiritual life and the means to attain it.

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Realizing God: Lectures on Vedanta by Swami Prabhavananda

Edith Tipple has put to good use her remarkable capacity for organizing and presenting spiritual literature in this wonderful collection of lectures by the former head of the Vedanta Society of Southern California. The vivacity and universality of Swami Prabhavananda’s teachings are well represented in this aptly titled volume.

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Review: Glimpses of Swami Vivekananda’s Heroic Struggle

by Swami Tathagatananda The Vedanta Society of New York, 2012  paperback  $2.00  34 pp. Review by Bill Davis The main effect upon me of reading this pamphlet written by Swami Tathagatananda was to increase my sense of gratitude to Swami Vivekananda. Not only did he accomplish so many great things, things that have directly benefitted […]

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Review: Remembering Ramakrishna: His Words

Elva Nelson, Editor Vedanta Press, Hollywood, CA Paperback   $9.95   2009   96 pp. Review by Sister Gayatriprana This little booklet came to my hand from the author a couple of years ago. A very informed and special book, this is a compilation of choice sayings of Ramakrishna selected by a very long-time Vedantist who has worked […]

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