The Elements Of Hinduism

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This comprehensive and easy-to-understand book uniquely unravels the complexities of this major world religion. Learn about the branches of Hinduism, the historical background, Hindu philosophy and mythology - as well as the revelence of Hinduism for the modern western world. It covers:

Meeting God

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Huyler provides an introduction to the scope of Hindu beliefs and practices, accompanied by his arresting photographs documenting the spirituality of common men and women in India. 200 color illustrations.

The Folk Element In Hindu Culture A Contribution To Socio Religious Studies In Hindu Folk Institutions

Author: Benoy Kumar Sarkar
Editor: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9780766186576
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1917. This work is an outstanding contribution to the socio-religious studies in Hindu folk institutions. Contents: A Festival of the People; The Bengali Folk-Poesy of Shaivaism; The Gambhira: A Popular Form of Shaiva Cult in Eastern India; The Gajan: A Popular Form of Shaiva Cult in Eastern India; Folk-Festivities in North Bengal and Orissa; Popular Buddhism in Hindu Bengal; Physical Austerities Practices by the People; Folk-Dances in Religious Festivals; Socialization and Secularization of Hindu Life; Buddhist and Jaina Elements in Modern Hinduism; National Festivals of the Seventh Century AD; Socio-Religious Life of the People of Bengal Under the Palas; The Tantric Lore of Mediaeval Buddhism; Ramai Pandit, A Folk-Minstrel of Decadent Buddhism; People's Life in Bengal on the Eve of Moslem Invasions; Islam in Popular Hinduism; Sanskrit Texts of Shaiva Folk-Lore; and Invention of Gods and Goddesses by the People.

Studies In Hinduism

Author: Rene Guenon
Editor: Sophia Perennis
ISBN: 9780900588709
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Studies in Hinduism consists of articles published posthumously, to which has been added René Guénon's separate study, Eastern Metaphysics, the text of a lecture delivered at the Sorbonne. In this work Guénon completes his presentation of Hindu metaphysics, which he considered the most primordial and comprehensive body of spiritual teaching possessed by the human race, one capable of throwing light upon and illuminating the essence of every other Tradition. Of special interest are three chapters on various aspects of tantra-a doctrine profoundly misunderstood in the contemporary West-which Hindu authorities consider the spirituality most appropriate to the Kali Yuga, as well as a chapter on the sanatana dharma, the Hindu concept closest to the ancient and medieval Christian idea of the philosophia perennis, which led St Augustine to declare that Christianity has always existed, but only came to be so called after the coming of Christ. Included are extensive reviews of books on Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Ramana Maharshi, Swami Vivekananda, Sri Aurobindo Ghose, Rabindranath Tagore, Mircea Eliade, Paul Brunton, and others, as well as 40 pages of reviews of books and articles by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy. Leading Indian thinkers have called Guénon the most authentic expositor of Hindu metaphysics in any Western language.

The Elements Of Christian Theology Philosophy Morals History Or Christianity Stated And Defended

Author: John Hosking
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Living Landscapes

Author: Christopher Key Chapple
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ISBN: 1438477945
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Explores the role of meditation on the five elements in the practice of Yoga. In Living Landscapes, Christopher Key Chapple looks at the world of ritual as enacted in three faiths of India. He begins with an exploration of the relationship between the body and the world as found in the cosmological cartography of Sāṃkhya philosophy, which highlights the interplay between consciousness (puruṣa) and activity (prakṛti), a process that gives rise to earth, water, fire, air, and space. He then turns to the progressive explication of these five great elements in Buddhism, Jainism, Advaita, Tantra, and Haṭha Yoga, and includes translations from the Vedas and the Purāṇas of Hinduism, the Buddhist and Jain Sūtras, and select animal fables from early Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. Chapple also describes his own pilgrimages to the Great Stupa at Shambhala Mountain Center in Colorado, the five elemental temples (pañcamahābhūta mandir) in south India, and the Jaina cosmology complex in Hastinapur. An appendix with practical instructions that integrate Yoga postures with meditative reflections on the five elements is included. “Chapple has brought together material that informs and educates others into the depth and profundity of what Yoga is and its relevance today. It is a timely work in our recognition of the need for greater reflection, contemplation, awakening, and action for the benefit of all life.” — Ian Whicher, coeditor of Yoga: The Indian Tradition

Hinduism

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Hinduism And Its Relations To Christianity

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The Making Of A Modern Temple And A Hindu City

Author: Deonnie Moodie
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190885262
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"Middle-class Hindus have worked to modernize Kālīghāṭ - the most famous Hindu temple in Kolkata - over the past long century. Rather than being rejected with the onslaught of European modernity, the temple became a facet through which Hindus could produce and publicize their modernity, as well as their cities' and their nation's"--

Historical Dictionary Of Hinduism

Author: Jeffery D. Long
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1538122944
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Hinduism is the world’s third largest and most ancient religion. The scope of this book ranges from the ancient history of Hinduism to the contemporary issues that Hindus face today. It explores the Hindu history, society, philosophy, theology, and culture. In addition to Hinduism, this book also touches upon religious traditions with which Hindus have had extensive interaction, such as Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Christianity, Islam, and Zoroastrianism. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Hinduism contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on deities, historical figures, festivals, philosophical terms, ritual implements, and much more. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Hinduism.

The Oxford History Of Hinduism

Author: Gavin Flood
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ISBN: 019873350X
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Traditions of asceticism, yoga, and devotion (bhakti), including dance and music, developed in Hinduism over long periods of time. Some of these practices, notably those denoted by the term yoga, are orientated towards salvation from the cycle of reincarnation and go back several thousand years. These practices, borne witness to in ancient texts called Upaniṣads, as well as in other traditions, notably early Buddhism and Jainism, are the subject of this volume in the Oxford History of Hinduism. Practices of meditation are also linked to asceticism (tapas) and its institutional articulation in renunciation (saṃnyăsa). There is a range of practices or disciplines from ascetic fasting to taking a vow (vrata) for a deity in return for a favour. There are also devotional practices that might involve ritual, making an offering to a deity and receiving a blessing, dancing, or visualization of the master (guru). The overall theme--the history of religious practices--might even be seen as being within a broader intellectual trajectory of cultural history. In the substantial introduction by the editor this broad history is sketched, paying particular attention to what we might call the medieval period (post-Gupta) through to modernity when traditions had significantly developed in relation to each other. The chapters in the book chart the history of Hindu practice, paying particular attention to indigenous terms and recognizing indigenous distinctions such as between the ritual life of the householder and the renouncer seeking liberation, between 'inner' practices of and 'external' practices of ritual, and between those desirous of liberation (mumukṣu) and those desirous of pleasure and worldly success (bubhukṣu). This whole range of meditative and devotional practices that have developed in the history of Hinduism are represented in this book.

Religion And Human Rights

Author: John Witte, Jr.
Editor: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199733457
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This volume examines the relationship between religion and human rights in seven major religious traditions, as well as key legal concepts, contemporary issues, and relationships among religion, state, and society in the areas of human rights and religious freedom.

Hindu Elements In The Shango Orisha Cult Of Trinidad

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Hinduism And Ecology

Author: Christopher Key Chapple
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"In this volume, scholars of Hinduism, Hindu practitioners, and environmental activists discuss the past history and future prospects for the development of environmentally responsive forms of Hinduism. Topics include the Vedic viewpoint on nature, the potential contribution of Gandhian thought, forest ecology in India, the degradation and damming of river systems, and Hindu grassroots approaches to environmental restoration."--BOOK JACKET.

The Hindu Code

Author: Sir Hari Singh Gour
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The Hindu Succession Act Act 30 Of 1956

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Epochs In Hindu Legal History

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The Round Table

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