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Title:
Mystical stories from the Mahabharata : twenty timeless lessons in wisdom and virtue
Author:
Bhakta, Amal, 1932-
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Publication Information:
Badger, CA : Torchlight Pub., [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xvii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Title Subject:
ISBN:
9781887089197
Format :
Book

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Central Library BL1138.25 .B34 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Mystic Stories from the Mahabharata has distilled from India's greatest spiritual epic a collection of gripping stories filled with adventure, romance, intrigue and timeless wisdom.


Author Notes

Amal Bhakta is a master storyteller. His 275 audiocassettes, which circulate worldwide to thousands of spellbound listeners, amply attest to this. Many of these unforgettable tapes are heard daily on the radio. Author of the books The Life of Tulasi Devi and Mystical Stories from the Bhagavatam. He has also written articles on yoga for national magazines. He lectures regularly on bhakti yoga, and counsels students daily in India's Vedic philosophy.


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Library Journal Review

Monk and yogi Bhakta has collected and retold 20 stories on the periphery of the principal story of the immense Indian epic, the Mahabharata. Despite the preceptorial tone of the title, Bhakta has retouched the stories very little; he appends his brief morals to the beginning of each tale, thereby leaving the stories to work their own magic. The Mahabharata is a treasury too little known to the West, and these selections can only help to bring it to a wider audience. Highly recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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