Aesthetic Vendanta (Hardcover)

The Sacred Path of Passionate Love

By Swami B. V. Tripurari

Mandala Publishing, 9781886069145, 272pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 1998

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Swami B.V. Tripurari's Aesthetic Vedanta illuminates the classic Sanskrit poem rasa-lila the sacred love affair of the Hindu deities Radha and Krishna. Interspersed with original poetry and renderings of medieval verse of several Hindu mystics, this book reveals the means to access the spiritual reality of India's erotic mysticism. Aesthetic Vedanta illuminates a tradition that is practical and profoundly beautiful, replete with visualization, ritual, song, and dance, both affirming and spiritualizing the erotic principle that lies within our souls.

About the Author

Writer, teacher, and Hindu monastic, Swami B.V. Tripurari has become one of today's most respected spiritual writers. A columnist for, he also served as Vice President of the World Vaishnava Association and was nominated for the prestigious Louisville Grawemeyer book award. He lives at his monastery, Audarya, in northern California.