A Guide To Hindu Spirituality

Autore: Arvind Sharma
Editore: World Wisdom, Inc
ISBN: 9781933316178
Grandezza: 72,31 MB
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"Renowned scholar of Hinduism, Arvind Sharma, presents a concise and highly accessible introduction to the essence of Hindu spirituality which includes 13 black-and-white illustrations. His study begins with an outline of the major schools of Hinduism and then investigates key philosophical topics and spiritual methods. A useful Appendix provides the reader with a more in-depth explanation of Hindu doctrines."--BOOK JACKET.

Spirituality A Guide For The Perplexed

Autore: Philip Sheldrake
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441157166
Grandezza: 34,76 MB
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'Spirituality' is a word that is used increasingly these days yet it is often ill-defined. What exactly is spirituality? Is it distinct from religion and can we separate it from beliefs and traditions? Does spirituality mainly focus on spiritual experiences and practices or is it something more? This book suggests that, while there may be common features in the use of the word, 'spirituality' is not a single reality. Different 'spiritualities' reflect particular religious or philosophical viewpoints, as well as the cultural contexts in which they arise and develop. Spirituality: A Guide for the Perplexed provides students and general readers with a reliable and comprehensive guide to 'spirituality' as an area of study, religiously, historically, philosophically and in the social sciences. It explores the tools that are used to study the subject and to interpret spiritual classics (whether these are written texts or other forms such as art) from different times and cultures. Attention is paid to spirituality in a variety of religious and non-religious forms in their own terms and comparatively. However, for the sake of simplicity greatest attention is given to the study of spirituality within a religious perspective with illustrations drawn from texts, personalities and themes associated with five major world religions, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. The book concludes with an exploration of spirituality in contemporary perspective - in particular how spirituality is currently employed in areas such as health-care, education and business among other examples.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To Hinduism 2nd Edition

Autore: Linda Johnsen
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101052570
Grandezza: 41,44 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 377
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A new look at an ancient religion. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Hinduism, Second Edition, contains updated and expanded information on how the religion developed from its very fragmented origins, the basic Hindu beliefs, and the multiple Hindu deities, as well as the sociological aspects of the religion including ethics, sacraments, dietary habits, the caste system, and much more. ? Hinduism is the third-largest religion in the world, with over 765 million followers worldwide ? Updated information on the state of Hinduism today ? An exploration of the Hindu paths to enlightenment including karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga, tantra and laya yoga ? Expanded information on the Hindu Reformation

A Spiritual Bloomsbury

Autore: Antony R. H. Copley
Editore: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739114650
Grandezza: 68,68 MB
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A Spiritual Bloomsbury is an exploration of how three English writers Edward Carpenter, E.M. Forster, and Christopher Isherwood sought to come to terms with their homosexuality by engagement with Hinduism. Copley reveals how these writers came to terms with their inner conflicts and were led in the direction of Hinduism by friendship or the influence of gurus. Tackling the themes of the guru-disciple relationship, their quarrel with Christianity, relationships with their mothers and the problematic feminine, the tensions between sexuality and society, and the attraction of Hindu mysticism; this fascinating work seeks to reveal whether Hinduism offered the answers and fulfillment these writers ultimately sought. Also included is a diary narrating Copley's quest to track down Carpenter's and Isherwood's Vendantism and Forster's Krishna cult on a journey to India."

The Bloomsbury Guide To Christian Spirituality

Autore: Peter Tyler
Editore: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441109420
Grandezza: 41,94 MB
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What is Christian Spirituality? How does it relate to non-Christian traditions? Where does it arise from and where is it going? These are some of the key questions addressed in this innovative new guide from Bloomsbury. The Bloomsbury Guide to Christian Spirituality is written by foremost academics in their fields who distill their knowledge for a wide intelligent audience. They do this with huge skill and attention to the needs of modern readers. Appealing equally to those studying the tradition for religious formation or those wishing to acquaint themselves with this fascinating subject, this guide is destined to become an essential text in the field.

Hindu Spirituality Vedas Through Vedanta

Autore: Krishna Sivaraman
Editore: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
ISBN: 9788120812543
Grandezza: 73,50 MB
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Spirituality A Very Short Introduction

Autore: Philip Sheldrake
Editore: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191642436
Grandezza: 40,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
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It has been suggested that 'spirituality' has become a word that 'can define an era'. Why? Because paradoxically, alongside a decline in traditional religious affiliations, the growing interest in spirituality and the use of the word in a variety of contexts is a striking aspect of contemporary western cultures. Indeed, spirituality is sometimes contrasted attractively with religion, although this is problematic and implies that religion is essentially dogma, moralism, institutions, buildings, and hierarchies. The notion of spirituality expresses the fact that many people are driven by goals that concern more than material satisfaction. Broadly, it refers to the deepest values and sense of meaning by which people seek to live. Sometimes these values are conventionally religious. Sometimes they are associated with what is understood as 'the sacred' in a broader sense - that is, of ultimate rather than merely instrumental importance. This Very Short Introduction, written by one of the most eminent scholars and writers on spirituality, explores the historical foundations of the thought and considers how it came to have the significance it is developing today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Spiritual Traveler

Autore: Jana Riess
Editore: Hidden Spring
ISBN: 9781587680083
Grandezza: 79,10 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8005
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This unique guidebook introduces hundreds of churches, synagogues, mosques, meeting houses, Buddhist meditation centers, Hindu and Sikh temples, as well as retreat centers of all religious traditions. Introductory chapters recount New England's spiritual history, offer an overview of its many faith traditions, and explain its sacred architecture. 100 illustrations.

Hindu Spirituality

Autore: Mariasusai Dhavamony
Editore: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN: 9788876528187
Grandezza: 71,43 MB
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Hindus make a clear distinction between morality and spirituality, for their aim is not merely to become perfect human beings but to become one with the personal God through love in union with him or to become identified with the universal Spirit of the Absolute. They propose, besides morality, higher paths of spiritual wisdom and love of God. This book deals with the religious quest of Hinduism, the seers and God-men as founders of Hindu spirituality, faith in the guru, the ideal of the spiritual person (sadhu), Hindu hospitality and tolerance, the Hindu way to peace, the experience of God through love and union, and finally, the Hindu meaning of death and eschatology.

Who Is My God

Autore: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Editore: Skylight Paths Pub
ISBN: 9781893361089
Grandezza: 50,66 MB
Formato: PDF
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Giving people the tools to better understand their lives, "Who Is Your God?" will do for spirituality what "What Color Is Your Parachute?" has done for careers. Includes a "Spiritual Identity Self-Test*" to help readers explore one, two, or more of the 34 faiths/spiritual paths represented.