A Guide To Hindu Spirituality

Autore: Arvind Sharma
Editore: World Wisdom, Inc
ISBN: 9781933316178
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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: 70,86 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: 33,70 MB
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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

Hindu Spirituality In A Nutshell

Autore: Nilesh Parab
Editore: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1435757009
Grandezza: 53,96 MB
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New to Hinduism? Be familiar with it in no time! Discover the basics of Hindu Spirituality in this easy-to-understand, concise (29 page) booklet, which gives you the big picture of this great religion. Read about: What is Karma? How is Karma related to Destiny? How are Body and Soul different from each other? What is the difference between the Material and Spiritual worlds? How does one attain liberation (also called Mukti/Moksha/Nirvana) from the Material World? Learn about these paradigms from Hindu philosophy with the help of illustrations in the book.Table of Contents1. Rebirth and the Soul2. Two Realms of Existence3. Creation-Annihilation4. The Trapped Soul5. Karma: The Puppeteer6. Liberation/Mukti7. The Journey Home

Hindu Gods

Autore: Priya Hemenway
Editore: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811836456
Grandezza: 17,54 MB
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Hindu gods serve mankind with compassion and devotion, breathing wisdom into every aspect of life. This exquisitely illustrated book presents profiles of 30 deitiesfrom the powerful triad of Brahma the creator, Vishnu the preserver, and Shiva the destroyer, to the colorful supporting cast of gods such as Ganesha and Saraswati. Author Priya Hemenway tells the stories of how these gods came to be, how theyre worshipped, and how they remain forever alive in the hearts of those who seek to know themselves.

How To Become A Hindu

Autore: Sivaya Subramuniyaswami
Editore: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120818118
Grandezza: 41,91 MB
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A genuine system of spiritual knowledge should have all the characteristics of a scientific theory. It should provide a logically consistent description of reality, and it should entail procedures which can be used to verify important features of this description. The system should be in agreement with existing mechanistic theories insofar as they are valid, but it may be expected to clash with many elements of the modern scientific world view that rest on unsound speculation and extrapolation. Most importantly, the system should contain practical methods of obtaining absolute information about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life. In this book the author tries to make a positive contribution by describing such a system of spiritual knowledge. This means that he introduces a specific system of theory and practice that has been expressed in a particular language and handed down in a particular cultural tradition. Since a practical science must exist in concrete form, it is not possible for me to avoid these details. Nonetheless, his concern is with general principles that are universally applicable. His purpose is to demonstrate the possibility of a scientific system of spiritual knowledge by describing an actual example of such a system. The author does not want to pass judgment on other systems or become embroiled in any kind of sectarian controversy.

What Is Hinduism

Editore: Himalayan Academy Publications
ISBN: 1934145270
Grandezza: 40,85 MB
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Autore: Shalu Sharma
Editore: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523472826
Grandezza: 14,56 MB
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Do you want to learn about Hinduism without getting confused? If you are considering reading up on Hinduism or even planning on converting to Hinduism then this book is for you. This book has everything you want to learn about the Hindu religion! Hinduism is a fascinating religion to learn about. Even if you are not Hindu and have no interest in being a Hindu, you can still take it upon yourself to learn about the faith and understand why it is important to so many people around the world. Perhaps you will find that you share many of the beliefs that come out of the religion, or perhaps you won't. But at least you will have a new outlook on Hinduism by advancing your knowledge in its teachings and the way it guides so many people's lives in this world. To have that kind of knowledge can be a very powerful thing. This book will help you gain that knowledge by exploring the most important aspects of Hinduism and the main goals Hindus have in their lives. You will find out much more when you read this fact filled book about the Hindu religion. After you are done reading, you will walk away with a better understanding about a religion that most of the Western hemisphere knows little about. What you will learn from this book: * Introduction to Hinduism * Important Beliefs in Hinduism * Important Hindu Customs and Rituals * Introduction to Gods and Goddesses in Hinduism * Bhagavad Gita * Hindu Festivals * Hinduism and Buddhism - Differences and Similarities * Conversion to Hinduism * What to do in a Hindu Temple * Pilgrimage to Varanasi * Hindu Mantras

Hinduism For Dummies

Autore: Amrutur V. Srinivasan
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118110773
Grandezza: 44,99 MB
Formato: PDF
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Your hands-on guide to one of the world's major religions The dominant religion of India, "Hinduism" refers to a wide variety of religious traditions and philosophies that have developed over thousands of years. Today, the United States is home to approximately one million Hindus. If you've heard of this ancient religion and are looking for a reference that explains the intricacies of the customs, practices, and teachings of this ancient spiritual system, Hinduism For Dummies is for you! Provides a thorough introduction to this earliest and popular world belief system Information on the rites, rituals, deities, and teachings associated with the practice of Hinduism Explores the history and teachings of the Vedas, Brahmans, and Upanishads Offers insight into the modern daily practice of Hinduism around the world Continuing the Dummies tradition of making the world's religions engaging and accessible to everyone, Hinduism For Dummies is your hands-on, friendly guide to this fascinating religion.

Teachings Of The Hindu Mystics

Autore: Andrew Harvey
Editore: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834826844
Grandezza: 37,15 MB
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This anthology collects the most lyrical, passionate, illuminating writings of the Hindu mystical tradition. Andrew Harvey, the popular spiritual scholar and writer, has selected excerpts from ancient and contemporary sources, including extracts from the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and other classical Hindu texts; the words of such venerable spiritual teachers as Ramakrishna and Ramana Maharshi; and the devotional poetry of Mirabai, Ramprasad, and many others. The scope of this anthology makes it a marvelous introduction to Hindu mystical literature, while the power and beauty of the language will inspire those already familiar with the genre.