India’s Ancient Wisdom

A Concise Bhagavad Gita

by Nayaswami Gyandev

Although the Gita is quite short, it can be difficult to follow in some places. Its abrupt shifts from topic to topic, many Sanskrit terms, and tedious lists can cause one to lose the greater flow, power, and consummate practicality of this enduring scripture. That’s why many readers don’t stick with it, and they miss out on the Gita’s life-changing insights and instructions.

This condensation solves the problem by summarizing groups of related verses in clear, concise English, making this matchless scripture much more accessible. There are a few Sanskrit terms, but translations are provided.

Please note: This booklet is an aid to reading the full Gita, not a substitute for doing so. Please, read the full Gita, too!

Booklet: $6.95

Dance of Divinity:
Origins & Adventures of Hindu Gods & Goddesses

by Gyandev McCord

Enjoy this delightful storytelling from the enchanting myths of Hindu gods and goddesses: Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Saraswati, Lakshmi, Parvati, Ganesha and Ganga. The stories are lively, rich with spiritual allegory, and highly entertaining. Some of these deities did not always behave like deities—or so the traditional stories would have us believe. But there’s always a message in the story.

Gyandev is an experienced and engaging storyteller, even in a purely audio format. He makes the stories come alive for young and old alike.

CD—$14.95

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Guide to the Mahabharata and Life of Sri Krishna

by Nayaswami Gyandev McCord

This guide helps you keep all the many characters and events straight, so you can enjoy these two great scriptures on ever-deeper levels. It also includes genealogies of the main characters, a map of ancient India, an intriguing event timeline, and a large catalog of capsule descriptions of all the main characters. One important feature is that it lists the psycho-spiritual quality that, according to the great master Paramhansa Yogananda, each character represents—very helpful for applying the lessons of these scriptures to your own life.

This is a new, expanded (72 pages) version of a booklet that has long helped people read—and stay with—the Mahabharata. The main difference from the old version: This one offers more-detailed summaries of the Mahabharata and life of Krishna.

Book: $12.95