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Lighting the Flame of Compassion

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD

This inspiring collection includes verses from the treasure house of Sanskrit scriptures: the Katha Upanishad, Bhagvad Gita, and Rig Veda. Each selection includes the original Sanskrit, a transliteration of the Sanskrit, an English translation, and is illustrated with an original watercolor by Roger Hill.

Translated by Sanskrit scholar Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, these verses infuse our hearts with compassion and invite the reader to contemplate the love and wisdom of their message. Each selection includes the original Sanskrit in Devanagari script, a transliteration of Sanskrit, and an original translation in English. Original watercolors illustrate each selection adn invite the reader to contemplate and enjoy the love, compassion, and wisdom flowing through these passages from the heart of those who embody the highest goal of life.

Know who you are and rejoice in being what you are.

Product Details

Publisher: Himalayan Institute
Copyright: 2004
ISBN: 978-0-893892388
65 pages
5.5" x 8.5" 

Spirituality / Inspiration

About the Author

Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, is a modern-day master and living link to the unbroken Himalayan Tradition. He is the successor of Sri Swami Rama of the Himalayas and the spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute. As a leading voice of and the author of 15 books, his teachings offer practical guidance on applying yogic and tantric wisdom to modern life. Over the past 35 years, Pandit Tigunait has touched innumerable lives around the world as a teacher, humanitarian, and visionary spiritual leader.

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In verses from the Katha Upanishad, Death himself imparts secret teachings to a young seeker boldly knocking on his door. The enduring wisdom of the Rig Veda, revealed to seers absorbed in the highest states of consciousness, extols us to honor the all-pervading divine life force. The practical wisdom from the much-loved Bhagavad Gita illuminates the nature of the human condition; and from the Upanishads come simple, elegant prayers humbly asking for guidance and peace.

Lighting the Flame of Compassion will help you discover the best with in yourself and in the rest of humanity, for these verses flow from the heart of those who see no difference between the creator and his creation...When the light of these words shine in your own heart, the flame of compassion will be kindled within you and you will become a beacon to others.

--from the Introduction
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