Keskar’s Reading List, 1930

READING LIST SUBMITTED BY SHRI VISHWANATH KESKAR, ca. 1930

This list is from Bisttram’s Book of Notes. Shri Vishwanath Keskar (b. 1880) lived at the Master Institute and gave studio talks to Bisttram’s art classes at the Master Institute, New York, in Feb. and March 1930.

JUNIOR:

Annie Besant (1847-1933). Ancient Wisdom: An Outline of Theosophical Teachings. London: Theosophical Publishing Company, 1897.

The Bhagavad-gita: The Book of Devotion, Dialogue Between Krishna, Lord of Devotion, and Arjuna, Prince of India, trans. William Q. Judge (1851-1896), 7th ed. New York: Alliance Pub. Co., 1902.

Bhagavad Gita: The Songs of the Master, trans. Charles Johnston (1867-1931). Flushing, New York: Quarterly Book Depot, 1908.

The Bible

H.P. Blavatsky (1831-1891). The Voice of the Silence and other chosen fragments from the Book of the golden precepts: for the daily use of Lanoos (Disciples). New York: Alliance Publishing Company, 1889.

Mabel Collins (1851-1927). Light on the Path: a treatise written for the personal use of those who are ignorant of the eastern wisdom and who desire to enter within its influence. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1895.

J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986). At the Feet of the Master. Chicago: Rajput Press, 1911.

SENIOR:

The Bhagavad-gita: The Book of Devotion, Dialogue Between Krishna, Lord of Devotion, and Arjuna, Prince of India, trans. William Q. Judge (1851-1896), 7th ed. New York: Alliance Pub. Co., 1902.

Bhagavad Gita: The Songs of the Master, trans. Charles Johnston (1867-1931). Flushing, New York: Quarterly Book Depot, 1908.

The Bible

H. P. Blavatsky (1831-1891). The Secret Doctrine, 3 vol. London: Theosophical Publishing Company, 1888. Vol. 3 published posthumously.

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras with the Commentary of Vyasa and the Gloss of Vachaspati Misra, trans. Rama Prasada. Allahabad: Panini Office, 1912.

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902). Vedanta Philosophy: Raja Yoga, Being Lectures by the Swami Vivekananda. New York: Brentano’s, 1929.

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902). Raja-yoga, or, Conquering the Internal Nature. Mayavati, Almora, Himalayas: Advaita Ashrama, 1930.

ON CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION::

Charles Austin Beard (1874-1948). Whither Mankind: A Panorama of Modern Civilization. New York: Longmans, Green, 1928. [collection of essays]

Charles Austin Beard (1874-1948). Toward Civilization. New York: Longmans, Green, 1930. [collection of essays]

Bhagavan Das (1869-1958). The Science of Social Organization, or, The Laws of Manu in the Light of Theosophy. Benares and London: Theosophical Publishing Society, 1910.

Bhagavan Das (1869-1958). Of Indian Civilization.

Stuart Chase (1888-1985). Miracle Makers of Science.

Oswald Spengler (1880-1936). The Decline of the West (1918, 1922), 2 vols., trans. Charles Francis Atkinson. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1926, 1928.

Sir John George Woodroffe (1865-1936). Is India Civilized? Essays on Indian Culture. Madras: Ganesh & Co., 1918.

Sir John George Woodroffe (1865-1936). The Seed of Race: An Essay on Indian Education. Madras: Ganesh & Co., 1921.

ON MEDITATION::

Frank J. Alexander (d. 1917). In the Hours of Meditation, 3rd ed. Mayavati, Himalayas: Advaita Ashrama, 1925.

Alice Bailey (1880-1949). Letters on Occult Meditation. New York: Lucis Publishing Co., 1922.

Swami Paramananda (1884-1940). Book of Daily Thoughts and Prayers. La Crescenta, CA: Ananda-Ashrama [1926].

ON MYSTICISM:

K. Narayanaswami Aiyar. The Puranas in the Light of Modern Science. Madras, India: Theosophical Society, 1914.

James Allen (1864-1912). As a Man Thinketh, 3rd ed. Chicago: Science Press, 1907.

Aristotle. Ethics.

Annie Wood Besant (1847-1933). A Study in Consciousness: A Contribution to the Science of Psychology, 3rd ed. London: Theosophical Publishing House, 1918.

Bhagavan Das (1869-1958). The Science of the Emotions, 3rd ed. Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1924.

Curuppumullage Jinarajadasa (1875-1953). First Principles of Theosophy, 3rd ed. Adyar, Madras, India: Theosophical Publishing House, 1923.

Codes of Manu

Plato. The Dialogues.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead; or, The After-Death Experiences on the Bardo Plane, According to Lama Kazi Dawa-Samdup’s English Rendering, ed. Walter Y. Evans-Wentz (1878-1965). London: Oxford University Press, H. Milford, 1927.

Tibet’s Great Yoga Milarepa, a Biography from the Tibetan, being the Jetsun-Kahbum or Biographical History of Jetsun-Milarepa, According to the Late Lama Kazi Dawa-samup’s English Rendering, ed. Walter Y. Evans-Wentz (1878-1965). London: Oxford University Press, 1928.

Nicholas Roerich (1874-1974). The Heart of Asia: Memoirs from the Himalayas. New York: Roerich Museum Press, 1930.

The Bhagavadgita, with the Sanatsugatiya and the Anugita, Sacred Books of the East, v. 8, trans. Kashinath T. Telang (1850-1893). Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1882.

The Bhagavad gita; or, Song of the Blessed One, India’s Favorite Bible, trans. Franklin Edgerton (1885-1963). Chicago: The Open Court Pub. Co., 1925.

The Bhagavad-gita, trans. Arthur W. Ryder (1877-1938). Chicago: University of Chicago Press [1929].

The Bhagavad-Gita or the Lord’s Prayer, trans. Annie Besant (1847-1933). Chicago: Theosophical Press, 1923.

Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925). Mysticism and Modern Thought (1901), rev. ed. London: Anthroposophical Press, 1928.

Rudolph Steiner (1861-1925). The Evolution of the World and of Humanity: 13 Lectures given at Penmaenmawr, August, 1923, trans. H. Collison. London: Rudolf Steiner Pub. Co., 1926.

BOOKS ON GREAT LIVES:

Charles F. Andrews (1871-1940). Mahatma Gandhi’s Ideas, Including Selections from his Writings. London: G. Allen & Unwin, 1929.

Edwin Arnold (1832-1904). The Light of Asia. New York and Boston: H. M. Caldwell Co., [1879].

Bhagavan Das (1869-1958). Krshna: A Study in the Theory of Avataras, 2nd rev. ed. Adyar: Theosophical Pub. House, 1924.

St. Francis of Assisi

Jesus the Man

Mohammed

Hermann Oldenberg (1854-1920). Buddha, trans. William Hoey. London: A. Humphreys, 1904.

Romain Rolland (1866-1944). Ramakrishna [1836-1886], the Man-Gods, and the Universal Gospel of Vivekananda: A Study of Mysticism and Action in Living India, trans. Elizabeth F. Malcolm-Smith. Calcutta: Advaita Ashrama, 1929.

Saints of India Series. Natesan & Co.

Swami Saradananda (1865-1927). Sri Ramakrishna, the Great Master, tr. Swami Jagadananda (d. 1951), 3rd ed. Madras: Sri Ramakrishna Math, [1963].

Édouard Schuré (1841-1929). The Great Initiates, Sketch of the Secret History of Religions (1889), trans. Fred Rothwell. London: William Rider & Son, 1912.

Kashinath T. Telang (1850-1893). Shankaracharya: Philosopher and Mystic. Madras: The Theosophist Office, 1911.

Zoroaster

BOOKS ON HATHA AND RAJA YOGA:

Alice Bailey (1880-1949). The Light of the Soul: Its Science and Effect, a Paraphrase of The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. New York: Lucis Publishing Co., 1927.

Charles Webster Leadbeater (1847-1934). The Chakras: A Monograph. Adyar: Theosophical Publishing House, 1927.

P. D. Ouspensky. Tertium Organum, A Key to the Enigmas of the World (1911), trans. Nicholas Bessaraboff and Claude Bragdon, with an introduction by Claude Bragdon. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1920.

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras with the Commentary of Vyasa and the Gloss of Vachaspati Misra, trans. Rama Prasada. Allahabad: Panini Office, 1912.

Yoga Ramacharaka (1862-1932). Advanced Course in Yogi Philosophy and Oriental Occultism. The Yogi Publication Society, 1905.

The Serpent Power: Being the Sat-Cakra-Nirupana and Paduka-Pancaka, Two Works on Laya-Yoga, trans., intro., and commentary by Arthur Avalon [Sir John Woodroffe] (1865-1936). London: Luzac & Co., 1919.

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902). Raja-yoga, or, Conquering the Internal Nature. Mayavati, Almora, Himalayas: Advaita Ashrama, 1930.

The Yoga-Vasishta-Maharamayana of Valmiki, trans. Vihari-Iala Mitra. Calcutta: V. Mitra, 1891-1899.

BOOKS ON INDIA AND HINDU LIFE:

Allan Bennett. The Wisdom of the Aryas. London: Paul, 1923.

Bhagavan Das (1869-1958). The Science of Social Organization, or, The Laws of Manu in the Light of Theosophy. Benares and London: Theosophical Publishing Society, 1910.

Bhagavan Das (1869-1958). The Vedic Religion.

Dhan Gopal Mukerji (1890-1936). My Brother’s Face. New York: Dutton, 1924.

Dhan Gopal Mukerji (1890-1936). The Face of Silence. New York: Dutton [1927].

F. Max Müller (1823-1900). India: What Can It Teach Us? New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1883.

Sister Nivedita (1867-1911). The Web of Indian Life. London: W. Heinemann, 1904.

Hermann Oldenberg (1854-1920). Ancient India: Its Language and Religions, trans. A. H. Gunlogsen and Otto W. Weyer. Chicago: The Open Court Publishing Co., 1896.

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975). The Hindu View of Life. London: G. Allen & Unwin, Ltd., [1927].

The Sacred Books of the Hindus, Translated by Various Sanskrit Scholars, ed. Baman Das Basu (1867-1931), multivolume, 1913.

The Vishnu Purana: A System of Hindu Mythology and Tradition, 5 vol., ed. Fitzedward Hall (1825-1901), trans. H. H. Wilson (1786-1860). London: Trübner & Co., 1864.

BOOKS ON PHILOSOPHY:

Asvaghosa. The Awakening of Faith, trans. Timothy Richard (1845-1919). London: Charles Skelton, Ltd., 1961; first edition, 1907.

Lily Adams Beck (d. 1931). The Story of Oriental Philosophy. New York: Cosmopolitan Book Corp., 1928.

Ananda Coomaraswamy (1877-1947). Buddha and the Gospel of Buddhism. London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., 1928.

The Bhagavad-gita: The Book of Devotion, Dialogue Between Krishna, Lord of Devotion, and Arjuna, Prince of India, trans. William Q. Judge (1851-1896), 7th ed. New York: Alliance Pub. Co., 1902.

Bhagavad Gita: The Songs of the Master, trans. Charles Johnston (1867-1931). Flushing, New York: Quarterly Book Depot, 1908.

Bhagavan Das (1869-1958). The Science of Peace; An Attempt at an Exposition of the First Principles of Adhyatmavidya. Benares, 1904; The Science of Peace: An Attempt at an Exposition of the First Principles of the Science of the Self. Adyar, India: Theosophical Pub. House, 1921.

Paul Deussen (1845-1919). Outlines of Indian Philosophy, with an Appendix on the Philosophy of the Vedanta in its Relations to Occidental Metaphysics. Berlin: K. Curtius, 1907.

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras with the Commentary of Vyasa and the Gloss of Vachaspati Misra, trans. Rama Prasada. Allahabad: Panini Office, 1912.
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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975). Indian Philosophy, 2 vol. New York: The Macmillan Co., [1923-27].

Ramchandra D. Ranade. A Constructive Survey of Upanishadic Philosophy, Being a Systematic Introduction to Indian Metaphysics. Poona: Oriental Book Agency, 1926.

Swami Rama Tirtha (1873-1906). In Woods of God-Realization: the Complete Works of Swami Rama Tirtha, 8th ed. Lucknow: Rama Tirtha Pratisthan, 1973.

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902). Vedanta Philosophy: Raja Yoga, Being Lectures by the Swami Vivekananda. New York: Brentano’s, 1929.

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902). Lectures on Jnana Yoga, 4th ed. Mayavati, Almora: Advaita Ashrama, 1930.

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902). Bhakti-yoga, 5th ed. Calcutta: Swami Visweswarananda, 1922.

Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902). Karma-yoga, 5th ed. Calcutta: Udbodhan Office, 1921.