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#2690 - Friday, January 5, 2007 - Editor: Jerry Katz

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An extraordinary offer is made by Swami Abhayananda. He is offering three hard to find, important books for free as eBooks. Swami is perhaps best known in the nonduality community for his great work on Jnaneshvar. Some years ago I published a very short version of the book at http://nonduality.com/jnan.htm and it has been resorted to and quoted frequently. This is also your chance to read another version of the Avadhuta Gita, assuming you have already read one or two. And for the westernized version of nonduality, Swami offers a work on the selected writings of Plotinus.


FREE BOOKS! FREE BOOKS! FREE BOOKS!

The following three books, Plotinus, Jnaneshvar, and Dattatreya, are not for sale. They
are book titles that are presently Out of Print; but they are being offered FREE as
eBooks in PDF format. Just click on my email address --
[email protected] -- place the
book title in the Subject line, and the eBook will be sent to you by return email as an
Attachment at no charge to you. If you do not have Adobe PDF Reader software, you may
download it free at
www.adobe.com.

PLOTINUS: The Origin of Western Mysticis

By Swami Abhayananda


Originally published as The Origin of Western Mysticism: Selected Writings of Plotinus,
this book focuses on the works of the 3rd century Roman philosopher and mystic, Plotinus,
whose influence on Western thought throughout the centuries has been immense, and who
must be counted as the Father of Western Mysticism and one of the greatest mystical
philosophers who ever lived. Here, in this treasury of Plotinus’ writings, taken from the
Enneads, is the very best of his teachings, ordered in a sequence of topical sections
designed to facilitate the reader’s comprehension of his entire metaphysics. It is a
carefully selected anthology of his most precious insights and revelations, enhanced by
the insightful commentary of Swami Abhayananda.

This book is available FREE as an ebook, in PDF format, upon emailed request. Just email
[email protected] with the book title in the Subject line, and the book will be sent to you
in return email as an Attachment.

 

JNANESHVAR: The Life and Works of

The Celebrated 13th Century Indian Mystic-Poet

By Swami Abhayananda


Jnaneshvar was one of the most brilliant poets, sublime mystics, and fascinating figures
in all of Medieval Indian History. At an age when most men have scarcely begun their
life’s work, Jnaneshvar, who lived from 1271 to 1296—a mere span of twenty-five years—had
ended his; but not before having built an everlasting monument to his memory in the
written masterpieces he left behind. Here, Swami Abhayananda tells the story of this
remarkable life, and in his masterful English translation of Jnaneshvar’s work reveals
the depth of his Self-realization, the profundity of his thought, the rich profusion of
his imagery, and the unmistakeable style of his homespun wisdom, distinguishing his works
as those of a unique spiritual genius. The complete works included her in translation are
Amritanubhav, “The Nectar of Mystical Experience”; Haripatha, “Sing The Name of God
(Hari)”; and Changadev Pasashti, “Letter To Changadev”.

This book is available FREE as an ebook, in PDF format, upon emailed request. Just email
[email protected] with the book title in the Subject line, and the book will be sent to
you in return email as an Attachment.

DATTATREYA: Song of The Avadhut

Translated by Swami Abhayananda


The Avadhut Gita, attributed to the legendary sage, Dattatreya, has had many forerunners
and many reaffirmations over the centuries; yet, of all the many such declarations of the
knowledge of the non-dual Self, none is more eloquent, convincing and illuminating, that
this. Not only the profundity and genuineness of his vision, but the poetic beauty of his
Song, has made this book a source of joy and inspiration to his grateful readers over the
years. Here, in the most compelling translation of this work ever written, Swami
Abhayananda presents an uncompromising version of this great classic of Self-knowledge
which lifts us into the freedom and exultation of pure awareness, and allows us to taste
a little of the sweet nectar of our own intrinsic bliss. Transliterated Sanskrit text is
included on facing pages.

This book is available FREE as an ebook, in PDF format, upon emailed request. Just email
[email protected] with the book title in the Subject line, and the book will be sent to
you in return email as an Attachment.

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