Advocatetanmoy E-Books

  • “The sick”-Lectures on Homoeopathic Philosophy: KENT - Man consists in what he thinks and what he loves and there is nothing else in man. Man's highest possible love is for his life. Aurum so destroys this that he does not love his life, he will commit suicide. Argentum on the other hand so destroys man's understanding that he is no longer rational; his memory is entirely ruined. We see them affecting first man's mind, and proceeding from the mind to the physical economy, to the outermost, to the skin, the hair, the nails.
  • A CRITICAL CONSIDERATION OF THE NEW PEDAGOGY IN ITS RELATION TO MODERN SCIENCE-MARIA MONTESSORI 1912 - All forms of slavery tend little by little to weaken and disappear, even the sexual slavery of woman. The history of civilisation is a history of conquest and of liberation. We should ask in what stage of civilisation we find ourselves and if, in truth, the good of prizes and of punishments be necessary to our advancement. If we have indeed gone beyond this point, then to apply such a form of education would be to draw the new generation back to a lower level, not to lead them into their true heritage of progress.
  • A Defense of Hindu Theism-Ram Mohun Roy 1817 - It would have been more consistent with justice had he left pure allegory also to the Vedas, which declare, "appellations and figures of all kinds are innovations," and which have allegorically represented God in the figure of the universe: "Fire is his head, the sun and the moon are his two eyes," &c.; and which have also represented all human internal qualities by different earthly objects; and also to Vedas who has strictly followed the Vedas in these figurative representations, and to Sankaracharya, who also adopted the mode of allegory in his Bhashya of the Vedanta and of the Upanishads.
  • Freedom A Guide for the Perplexed: Moses Maimonides 1140 CE - Moses Maimonides, A Guide for the Perplexed, translated from the original Arabic text by M. Friedlaender THE GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED Moses Maimonides, A Guide for the Perplexed, translated from the original […]
  • A HISTORY OF HINDU CHEMISTRY-PRAPHULLA CHANDRA RAY 1903 - Since the days of Sir W. Jones, Sanskrit literature, in almost every department, has been zealously ransacked by scholars, both European and Indian. As the results of their labours we are now in possession of ample facts and data, which enable us to from some idea of the knowledge of the Hindus of old in the fields of Philosophy and Mathematics including Astronomy, Arthmetic, Algebra, Trigonometry and Geometry.
  • A History of Slavery and its Abolition: Esther Copley-1836 - St Paul: “Each one should remain in the situation which he was in when God called him. Were you a slave when you were called? Don’t let it trouble you — although if you can gain your freedom, do so.” (1 Corinthians 7:20-21 NIV)
  • A proposal to pay off the debt of the nation – Jonathan Swift 1740 - A bishop's lease for the full term, is reckoned to be worth eleven years' purchase, but if we take the bishops round, I suppose, there may be four years of each lease elapsed, and many of the bishops being well stricken in years, I cannot think their lives round to be worth more than seven years' purchase; so that the purchasers may very well afford fifteen years' purchase for the reversion, especially by one great additional advantage, which I shall soon mention.
  • Against Method: Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge-Paul Feyerabend - The new edition merges parts of Against Method with excerpts from Science in a Free Society. I have omitted material no longer of interest, added a chapter on the trial of Galileo and a chapter on the notion of reality that seems to be required by the fact that knowledge is part of a complex historical process, eliminated mistakes, shortened the argument wherever possible and freed it from some of its earlier idiosyncrasies.
  • Alphabetical List of Bhagavadgita Slokas - अक्षरं न क्षरतीति अक्षरं परमात्मा, ‘एतस्य वा अक्षरस्य प्रशासने गार्गि’ (बृ. उ. ३ । ८ । ९) इति श्रुतेः । ओङ्कारस्य च ‘ओमित्येकाक्षरं ब्रह्म’ (भ. गी. ८ । १३) इति परेण विशेषणात् अग्रहणम् । परमम् इति च निरतिशये ब्रह्मणि अक्षरे उपपन्नतरम् विशेषणम् । तस्यैव परस्य ब्रह्मणः प्रतिदेहं प्रत्यगात्मभावः स्वभावः, स्वो भावः स्वभावः अध्यात्मम् उच्यते । आत्मानं देहम् अधिकृत्य प्रत्यगात्मतया प्रवृत्तं परमार्थब्रह्मावसानं वस्तु स्वभावः अध्यात्मम् उच्यते अध्यात्मशब्देन अभिधीयते । भूतभावोद्भवकरः भूतानां भावः भूतभावः तस्य उद्भवः भूतभावोद्भवः तं करोतीति भूतभावोद्भवकरः, भूतवस्तूत्पत्तिकर इत्यर्थः । विसर्गः विसर्जनं देवतोद्देशेन चरुपुरोडाशादेः द्रव्यस्य परित्यागः ; स एष विसर्गलक्षणो यज्ञः कर्मसंज्ञितः कर्मशब्दित इत्येतत् । एतस्मात् हि बीजभूतात् वृष्ट्यादिक्रमेण स्थावरजङ्गमानि भूतानि उद्भवन्ति
  • An Essay on Modern Education-Jonathan Swift-1740 - The current opinion prevails, that the study of Greek and Latin is loss of time; that public schools, by mingling the sons of noblemen with those of the vulgar, engage the former in bad company; that whipping breaks the spirits of lads well born; that universities make young men pedants; that to dance, fence, speak French, and know how to behave yourself among great persons of both sexes, comprehends the whole duty of a gentleman.
  • Anandamat- Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay-1882 - আনন্দমঠ – বঙ্কিমচন্দ্র চট্টোপাধ্যায় -1882 আনন্দমঠ – উপক্রমণিকা উপক্রমণিকা অতি বিস্তৃত অরণ্য। অরণ্যমধ্যে অধিকাংশ বৃক্ষই শাল, কিন্তু তদ্ভিন্ন আরও অনেকজাতীয় গাছ আছে। গাছের মাথায় মাথায় পাতায় পাতায় মিশামিশি হইয়া অনন্ত শ্রেণী চলিয়াছে। […]
  • Anatomy of an Illness -Norman Cousins - In his Anatomy of on Illness, Cousins identifies the natural recuperative mechanisms of the body with the processes that Waiter B. Cannon called homeostatic responses--namely, the natural processes that enable the organism to return to the "normal" state in which it was before being disturbed by a noxious influence. In reality, vis medicatrix naturae is much more complex, more powerful and more interesting than Cannon's homeostasis.
  • Appearance and Reality-F. H. BRADLEY - THE fact of illusion and error is in various ways forced early upon the mind; and the ideas by which we try to understand the universe, may be considered as attempts to set right our failure. In this division of my work I shall criticize some of these, and shall endeavour to show that they have not reached their object. I shall point out that the world, as so understood, contradicts itself; and is therefore appearance, and not reality. In this chapter I will begin with the proposal to make things intelligible by the distinction between primary and secondary qualities.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer on Education - No child under the age of fifteen should receive instruction in subjects which may possibly be the vehicle of serious error, such as philosophy, religion, or any other branch of knowledge where it is necessary to take large views; because wrong notions imbibed early can seldom be rooted out, and of all the intellectual faculties, judgment is the last to arrive at maturity. The child should give its attention either to subjects where no error is possible at all, such as mathematics, or to those in which there is no particular danger in making a mistake, such as languages, natural science, history and so on.
  •  THE ANTICHRIST by Friedrich W. Nietzsche - This saintly anarchist, who aroused the people of the abyss, the outcasts and “sinners,” the Chandala of Judaism, to rise in revolt against the established order of things—and in language which, if the Gospels are to be credited, would get him sent to Siberia today—this man was certainly a political criminal, at least in so far as it was possible to be one in so absurdly unpolitical a community.
  • मेरी प्रिय पुस्तकें- My Favourite Books – OSHO - मौन अपने ही ढंग से बोलता है, आनंद का, शांति का, सौंदर्य का और आशीषों का अपना ही गीत गाता है; अन्यथा न तो कभी कोई ‘ताओ तेह किंग’ घटित होती और न ही कोई ‘सरमन ऑन दि माउंट।’ इन्हें मैं वास्तविक काव्य मानता हूं जब कि इन्हें किसी काव्यात्मक ढंग से संकलित नहीं किया गया है। ये अजनबी हैं। इन्हें बाहर रखा गया है। एक तरह से यह सच भी है: इनका किसी रीति, किसी नियम, किसी मापदंड से कुछ लेना-देना नहीं है; ये उन सबके पार हैं, इसलिए इन्हें एक किनारे कर दिया गया है।
  • Brahma Samaj এই কি ব্রাহ্ম বিবাহ-শিবনাথ শাস্ত্রী- Ei ki Brahma Bibaha Sivanath Sastri - সে যাহা হউক, পূৰ্ব্বোক্ত কথা গুলির মধ্যে একটী ভয়ঙ্কর মত লুকাইয়া রহিয়াছে; বিশেষতঃ ব্রাহ্ম ভিন্ন অপরের ধরিবার উপায় নাই। সে মতটী এই, কেশব বাবু বর্তমান সময়ের জগতের মুক্তির পন্থা আবিষ্কার করিবার জন্য বিশেষ ভাবে প্রেরিত; তাঁহার অবলম্বিত প্রচার প্রণালী ও সমুদায় আধ্যাত্মিক উপায়ের নাম বিশেষ বিধান। তিনি সাধারণ ব্যক্তিগণ অপেক্ষ স্বতন্ত্র। অন্য ব্যক্তিদিগের সমুদায় কৰ্ম্ম নিজ বুদ্ধির অধীন হইয়া থাকে কেশব বাবুর দৈনিক আহার পর্য্যন্ত ঈশ্বরাদেশে হইয়া থাকে। প্রতাপ বাবু ও গৌর বাবু স্পষ্টাক্ষরে বলিয়াছেন কেশব বাবু নিজে এই রূপ বিশ্বাস করেন।
  • Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson: Gurdjieff - FIRST SERIES Three books under the title of Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson. An Objectively Impartial Criticism of the Life of Man. SECOND SERIES Two books under the common title of Meetings with Remarkable Men. THIRD SERIES Five books under the title of Life Is Real Only Then, When "I Am. " All written according to entirely new principles of logical reasoning and directed toward the accomplishment
  • CAIN-A MYSTERY: Lord Byron`s Apocalyptic Anti-Christian Drama 1821 - With regard to the language of Lucifer, it was difficult for me to make him talk like a clergyman upon the same subjects; but I have done what I could to restrain him within the bounds of spiritual politeness. If he disclaims having tempted Eve in the shape of the Serpent, it is only because the book of Genesis has not the most distant allusion to anything of the kind, but merely to the Serpent in his serpentine capacity.
  • Church and State: Leo Tolstoy - In Christianity, the whole fraud is built up on the fantastic conception of a Church ; a conception founded on nothing, and which as soon as we begin to study Christianity amazes us by its unexpected and useless absurdity. Of all the godless ideas and words there is none more godless than that of a Church. There is no idea which has produced more evil, none more inimical to Christ's teaching, than the idea of a Church.
  • COMMENTARIES ON THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES – J. STORY 1833 - Origin and Title to the Territory of the Colonies -Origin and Settlement of Virginia -Origin and Settlement of New-England, and Plymouth Colony - New-Hampshire
  • Conversion Of Constantine-Edward Gibbon: PT-1 - The primitive Christians derived the institution of civil government, not from the consent of the people, but from the decrees of Heaven. The reigning emperor, though he had usurped the sceptre by treason and murder, immediately assumed the sacred character of vicegerent of the Deity. To the Deity alone he was accountable for the abuse of his power; and his subjects were indissolubly bound, by their oath of fidelity, to a tyrant, who had violated every law of nature and society.
  • DISCOURSE ON THE METHOD- Rene Descartes - If this Discourse appear too long to be read at once, it may be divided into six Parts: and, in the first, will be found various considerations touching the Sciences; in the second, the principal rules of the Method which the Author has discovered, in the third, certain of the rules of Morals which he has deduced from this Method; in the fourth, the reasonings by which he establishes the existence of God and of the Human Soul, which are the foundations of his Metaphysic; in the fifth, the order of the Physical questions which he has investigated
  • God and the State: Mikhail Bakunin - That abstraction, that caput mortuum, absolutely void of all contents the true nothing, God, is proclaimed the only real, eternal, all-powerful being. The real All is declared nothing and the absolute nothing the All. The shadow becomes the substance and the substance vanishes like a shadow.
  • Gurdjieff’s Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man - Gurdjieff’s Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man Main Branch: France Fontainebleau (Formerly “Chateau du Prieuré”) [1922] The Prospectus for Gurdjieff’s Institute describes its program as “practically the continuation of the Society that […]
  • Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution: Albert Venn Dicey [1915] - Albert Venn Dicey, Introduction to the Study of the Law of the Constitution [1915]    Table of Contents:   CONTENTS I II PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION PREFACE TO THE EIGHTH EDITION […]
  • Land of Two Rivers – A History of Bengal From the Mahabharata to Mujib-Nitish Sengupta - The history of Bengal is sketched right from the days of the Mahabharata, through the Maurya, Gupta, Pala, and Sen dynasties, the Turkish conquest and the Turkish phase of medieval Bengal, the Mughal period and the British conquest of this province in the eighteenth century. Thereafter, it sketches the Bengal Renaissance, the growth of nationalism, the growth of Muslim separatist politics, the attempts at forging a united Bengali nation and eventually the failure of these efforts leading to Partition.
  • LAWS OF ENGLAND: WILLIAM BLACKSTONE-1753 - THE municipal law of England, or the rule of civil conduct prescribed to the inhabitants of this kingdom, may with sufficient propriety be divided into two kinds; the lex non scripta, the unwritten, or common law; and the lex scripta, the written, or statute law. The lex non scripta, or unwritten law, includes not only general customs, or the common law properly so called; but also the particular customs of certain parts of the kingdom; and likewise those particular laws, that are by custom observed only in certain courts and jurisdictions.
  • Liber AL vel Legis -The Book of the Law - Introduction I The Book 1. This book was dictated in Cairo between noon and 1 p.m. on three successive days, April 8th, 9th and 10th in the year 1904. The Author called […]
  • Prachin Bharat MAHA PARI NIBBANA SUTTA: English Translation from Pali - The story of the Liberation of Gautama Buddha
  • Managing Sonia Mino by Narasimha Rao – Extract from ‘Half Lion’ - This was a curious honour for someone even Narasimha Rao privately considered a ‘praise addict’ who was too inexperienced to run India. As we saw earlier, the government even donated 100 crore rupees to the newly formed Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, which was being run by Sonia Gandhi.
  • Quotations from Mao Tse Tung Mao’s Evaluations of Stalin - Apart from helping us from the doctrinal standpoint in our War of Resistance Against Japan, Stalin has also given us practical and concrete aid. Since the victory of Stalin’s cause, he has aided us with many airplanes, cannons, aviators, and military advisers in every theater of operations, as well as lending us money. What other country in the world has helped us in this way? What country in the world, led by what class, party, or individual, has helped us in this way? Who is there, apart from the Soviet Union, the proletariat, the Communist Party, and Stalin
  • On Life after Death: Carl Gustav Jung 1934 - Parapsychology holds it to be a scientifically valid proof of an afterlife that the dead manifest themselves—either as ghosts, or through a medium—and communicate things which they alone could possibly know. But even though there do exist such well-documented cases, the question remains whether the ghost or the voice is identical with the dead person or is a psychic projection, and whether the things said really derive from the deceased or from knowledge which may be present in the unconscious.
  • Principia Ethica-G. E. Moore 1903 - I have tried in this book to distinguish clearly two kinds of question, which moral philosophers have always professed to answer, but which, as I have tried to shew, they have almost always confused both with one another and with other questions. These two questions may be expressed, the first in the form: What kind of things ought to exist for their own sakes? the second in the form: What kind of actions ought we to perform?
  • AL-QURAN Qaseeda Shah Naimat-Hazrat Naimat Ullah Shah Wali [1300 CE] - Difference between Wali and Walayat should be kept in mind. Walayat (Sainthood) is a position, a station that is assigned to a Wali (Saint). i.e. Wali has his own existence and Walayat has its own existence. Take an example of Ilm (knowledge) and A'alim (Scholar). A'alim is the one who has been given the knowledge. Similar is the relation in Nabuvat (Prophet hood) and Nabi (Prophet). Prophet is the one who has been assigned the station of Prophet hood.
  • Ramayana of Valmiki – Griffith English Translation - The RÁMÁYAN of VÁLMÍKI Translated into English Verse by Ralph T. H. Griffith, M.A. Principal of the Benares College Contents Invocation.
  • Reminiscences of the Nehru Age Reminiscences of the Nehru Age by M O Mathai - Mathai was the only one to know everything about Nehru, most especially the first Prime Minister's private thoughts about Politics,  Congress leaders, Bureaucrats,  Money, Women, Sex, and Alcohol,  along with much else that attracted his attention off and on. So we have completely new information, never before published,  about Nehru's style, Krishna Menon's personal habits, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit's extravagance, Feroze Gandhi's ambitions, and Mountbatten's weakness for titles and honours. In the process, new light is thrown on Shastri, Indira Gandhi, Patel, Kidwai, TTK, Maulana Azad, Rajaji, Rajendra Prasad, Radhakrishnan, Churchill, Shaw, and Lady Mountbatten.
  • RAVINDRANATH TAGORE Sadhana: Rabindranath Tagore - This is why the Upanishads describe those who have attained the goal of human life as 'peaceful' and as 'at-one-with-God,'" meaning that they are in perfect harmony with man and nature, and therefore in undisturbed union with God.We have a glimpse of the same truth in the teachings of Jesus when he says. It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of Heaven' - which implies that whatever we treasure for ourselves separates us from others; our possessions are our limitations.
  • THE ANABASIS OF ALEXANDER BY ARRIAN 250 CE - All we know of Arrian is derived from the notice of him in the Bibliotheca of Photius, who was Patriarch of Constantinople in the ninth century, and from a few incidental references in his own writings. We learn from Suidas that Dion Cassius wrote a biography of Arrian; but this work is not extant.
  • The Art of War – Sun Tzu - The art of war, then, is governed by five constant factors, to be taken into account in one's deliberations, when seeking to determine the conditions obtaining in the field.These are: (1) The Moral Law; (2) Heaven; (3) Earth; (4) The Commander; (5) Method and discipline.
  • THE ASCENT OF MONEY A FINANCIAL HISTORY OF THE WORLD: Niall Ferguson - Niall Ferguson`s book showcased financial history as the essential hidden story behind the movement of all history
  • United Kingdom The doctrine of the English Gentleman in the 16th Century-Ruth Kelso [1625] - The difficulty of arriving at a fair representation of the Elizabethan ideal of the gentleman is indicated by this variety of its sources, which often present incompatible if not warring elements. The renaissance claimed that it drew its morality from Christianity, that is from the church fathers, and made use of pagan philosophers only in so far as they were compatible with Christianity and reinforced it.
  • THE ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH NATION- Saint Bede - THE ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH NATION BOOK I PREFACE to the most glorious king ceolwulph, bede, the servant of christ and priest I formerly, at your request, most readily transmitted to […]
  • The Gospel in Brief by Leo Tolstoy-1883 - The reader should remember that Jesus never wrote any book himself, as Plato, Philo, or Marcus Aurelius did; nor even, like Socrates, transmitted his teaching to educated men, but that he spoke to many uneducated men and only long after his death did people begin to write down what they had heard about him. The reader should remember that there were very many such accounts from among which the Churches selected first three Gospels and then one more, and that in selecting those best Gospels as the proverb,-'There is no stick without knots' says-they had to take in many knots with what they selected from the whole mass of writings about Christ, and that there are many passages in the canonical Gospels just as poor as in the rejected apocryphal ones.
  • THE IDEA OF CHRIST IN THE GOSPELS OR GOD IN MAN:GEORGE SANTAYANA - THE IDEA OF CHRIST IN THE GOSPELS OR GOD IN MAN A CRITICAL ESSAY BY GEORGE SANTAYANA CONTENTS PART FIRST THE IDEA OF CHRIST IN THE GOSPELS I Inspiration II Character of […]
  • The principal subjects of education-Thomas Huxley - I am using the term knowledge in its widest possible sense; and the question is, what subjects to select by training and discipline, in which the object I have just defined may be best attained.
  • THE PROPHET By Kahlil Gibran-1923 - “His power came from some great reservoir of spiritual life else it could not have been so universal and so potent, but the majesty and beauty of the language with which he […]
  • THE SPIRIT OF LAWS: Baron de Montesquieu 1748 - I beg one favour of my readers, which I fear will not be granted me; this is, that they will not judge by a few hours reading of the labour of twenty years; that they will approve or condemn the book entire, and not a few particular phrases. If they would search into the design of the author, they can do it no other way so completely as by searching into the design of the work.
  • Tibetan book of the dead: Bardo Thodol - If you do not know how to meditate, examine carefully whatever terrifies you and see the voidness that is its lack of objective status. That is the Natural Body of Truth. And that voidness is not merely an annihilation. Your triumphant, distinct awareness of the terror of the void is itself the blissful mind of the Body of Beatitude. Voidness and clarity are indistinguishable; the actuality of the void is clarity, the actuality of clarity is voidness. Your awareness of voidness-clarity indivisible is stripped naked, and now you abide in the unfabricated experience. That is the Wisdom Body of Truth. and that spontaneously and unobstructedly arises anywhere. and that is the Body of Compassionate Emanation.
  • Vatsyayana Kamasutram [Sanskrit] - Ancient Vedics were never a worshipping community like present-day Christians. They celebrated Life under the guidance of gods(Devata), they accepted Life as it is, they never tried to modify it to suit Religion (A word denotes a group or party). धर्मअर्थकामेभ्यो नमः - Dharma was the foundation of Life and healthy society. Artha was the business of the Society and Kama was the goal of Life.  Moksha is the outcome of complete observation of Dhartha Artha and Kama.  Kama sutra is not a book of Lovemaking or Erotic literature - it has no parnographic role and thus it has no erotic industry. At the same time, it is not to control one's sexual behaviour or impose Church type closed morality over sexual activity. Kama sutra shall no propose to teach the art of Sex or proper sexual attitude. It is not a manual book for sexual practice. 
  • What is a Nation-Ernest Renan 1882 - A nation is a soul, a spiritual principle. Two things which, properly speaking, are really one and the same constitute this soul, this spiritual principle. One is the past, the other is the present. One is the possession in common of a rich legacy of memories; the other is present consent, the desire to live together, the desire to continue to invest in the heritage that we have jointly received. Messieurs, man does not improvise.
  • Why I am an atheist: Bhagat Singh (1930) - You Mohammadens and Christians: Hindu Philosophy shall still linger on to offer another argument. I ask you, what is your answer to the above-mentioned question? You don't believe in previous birth. Like Hindus you cannot advance the argument of previous misdoings of the apparently quite innocent sufferers? I ask you, why did the omnipotent labor for six days to create the world through word and each day to say that all was well? Call him today. Show him the past history. Make him study the present situation. Let us see if he dares to say, "All is well".