The Book Of The Vedas

Author: Eric Chaline
Editor: Fair Winds Press
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A concise introduction to one of the world's great religions, this book explores the complexities of the Hindu pantheon and relates it to the classical schools of Hindu philosophy. Outlining the historical and geographical background to Hinduism, the book introduces the reader to the classic texts of Hinduism - the Vedas and the Upanishads - as well as its great epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. Concluding with a survey of Hindu culture, including marriage and burial customs, the caste system and festivals, the book aims to explain Hinduism's place in the modern world.

The Religious Culture Of India

Author: Friedhelm Hardy
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521023443
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This study conducts a lively and innovative exploration of the traditional Indian religions and cultures - an area that has both fascinated and puzzled the West for centuries. Friedhelm Hardy aims at presenting the widest possible range of themes that have preoccupied traditional Indian culture. He uses a great variety of sources, in various languages, and listens not only to what the learned philosopher or theologian in the classical Sanskrit texts has to say, but also to what folk and regional cults and cultures express in stories, myths and poetry. The result is a personal and entertaining portrayal of the colourful world of India which will have great appeal for the non-specialist. By making the three universal human drives of power, love and wisdom his focal points, Hardy seeks to guide the reader through an alien world which is nevertheless recognizably human. This book will be required reading for all those interested in India and its culture.

A Tribute To Hinduism

Author: Sushama Londhe
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Since times immemorial, India has been synonymous with spiritual knowledge and people have been drawn to her sacred land. Some were philosophers, poets, writers, historians, scientists and travelers. Some came to India; others read translations about her rich and imaginative literature and felt genuine enthusiasm for her. The fourth Caliph in the 7th century is reported to have said: The land where books were first written and from where wisdom and knowledge sprang is India. Despite the wars and imperialism, ancient India s spiritual influence and wisdom has had considerable impact on the West, especially on its imagination, science, and literature: English Romantic poetry in particular, Scientists, scholars, poets, writers and philosophers all have paid the highest compliment to India s wonderful metaphysical, religious, artistic, linguistic, and cultural genius by imitating and incorporating some of these ideas and theories into their own work.

Wisdom S Blossoms

Author: Doug Glener
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 083482938X
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Here is a timeless collection of traditional stories that recount the personal spiritual journeys and true acts of selflessness by saints from various religious traditions indigenous to India, including Buddhism, Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Sufism. The authors present a diverse selection of these inspirational tales—about both men and women saints, from a variety of time periods, and from all over India—and make them relevant for a modern audience. The stories reveal that, despite their perceived differences, the same spiritual principles underlie all the great religious traditions.

Auspicious Wisdom

Author: Douglas Renfrew Brooks
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791411469
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Rooting itself in Kashmir Shaivism, Srividya became a force in South India no later than the seventh century, and eventually supplanted the Trika as the dominant Tantric tradition in Kashmir. This is the first comprehensive study of the texts and traditions of this influential school of goddess-centered, Sakta, Tantrism. Centering on the goddess's three manifestations—the beneficent deity Lalita Tripurasundari, her mantra, and the visually striking sricakra—Srividya creates a systematic esoteric discipline that combines elements of the yogas of knowledge, of devotion, and of ritual. Utilizing canonical works, historical commentaires, and the interpretive insights of living practitioners, this book explores the theological and ritual theories that form the basis for Srividya practice and offers new methods for critical and comparative studies of esoteric Hinduism.

Dharma Ecology And Wisdom In The Third Millennium

Author: Henryk Skolimowski
Editor: Concept Publishing Company
ISBN: 9788170227908
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Essence Of The Upanishads

Author: Eknath Easwaran
Editor: Nilgiri Press
ISBN: 9781586380373
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Through his interpretation of one important Upanishad, an ancient wisdom text, Eknath Easwaran shows how the timeless Indian tradition offers guidance on how to live today. Lyrical, dramatic, and inspiring, the Katha Upanishad presents the core ideas of Indian mysticism in a mythic story all can relate to — the adventure of a young hero, Nachiketa, who passes into the kingdom of Death in search of immortality. The King of Death tests his resolve, but the teenager stands firm, demanding answers to the age-old questions, "What is the purpose of life? What happens to me when I die?" Death emerges as the perfect spiritual guide — direct, uncompromising, and challenging. Easwaran’s approach to the Katha is both practical and universal. He explains key Sanskrit terms like karma and prana, illustrating them through everyday anecdotes and entertaining analogies while placing Indian spirituality into the broader context of world mysticism.

Hindu Wisdom For All God S Children

Author: Francis X. Clooney SJ
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1725213214
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'Hindu Wisdom for All God's Children' introduces readers to the spiritual riches of Hindu India. Jesuit author Francis Clooney brings a wealth of scholarship and personal immersion in the thought and life of India to a wide range of students and seekers. In seven chapters Clooney draws on aspects of Indian religious life, both ancient and modern. They include the creation myths and the discovery of the self; realization of the self in theology and meditative traditions; the self-awareness of Gautama; the quest for direct experience of God in devotions to Krishna; the mystery of God in the traditions of Shiva; the cult of the great Goddess; and the spirituality of Mohandas Gandhi and Mahasweta Devi. Clooney offers insights into how people live out these traditions today, continually raising points for comparative reflection, inviting readers to bring their own insights into consideration. 'Hindu Wisdom for All God's Children' provides a fascinating introduction to deep and ancient traditions that will challenge and enrich the quest for the spiritual self.

Swami Lokeswarananda S Eternal Wisdom Of India

Author: Swami Lokeśvarānanda
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Translating Wisdom

Author: Shankar Nair
Editor: University of California Press
ISBN: 0520345681
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A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. During the height of Muslim power in Mughal South Asia, Hindu and Muslim scholars worked collaboratively to translate a large body of Hindu Sanskrit texts into the Persian language. Translating Wisdom reconstructs the intellectual processes and exchanges that underlay these translations. Using as a case study the 1597 Persian rendition of the Yoga-Vasistha—an influential Sanskrit philosophical tale whose popularity stretched across the subcontinent—Shankar Nair illustrates how these early modern Muslim and Hindu scholars drew upon their respective religious, philosophical, and literary traditions to forge a common vocabulary through which to understand one another. These scholars thus achieved, Nair argues, a nuanced cultural exchange and interreligious and cross-philosophical dialogue significant not only to South Asia’s past but also its present.

Indian Tradition Its Continuity

Author: Ramaranjan Mukherji
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It is rather difficult to identify 'Indianness', which constitutes the salient trait of Indian Culture and Indian Tradition. The Book 'Indian Tradition : Its Continuity' makes a modest attempt to identify this 'Indianness', and in its search after the same, it arrives at spirituality and the concept of solidarity of the universe, as also at the basic proposition that the Real is incapable of being fragmented into parts. In its five chapters, the Book tries to identify the significant tissues in the magnificent fabric of Indian Culture and to show how the concept of solidarity of the universe and divinity of the man appear and reappear in different systems of Indian Philosophy and diverse types of Religion. It also makes a modest attempt to show how the Indian view of accepting the Absolute as unfragmentable expresses itself in the speculation of Indian Grammar, which describes the real significant unit as an unanalysable whole. It further shows how the same spirit of spirituality continues in all forms and exercises of Literary Art, belonging both to the ancient and modern scenario.

Anthropology Of Indian Tradition

Author: Anand Kashyap
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Critical study on meaning of life through the perspective of Purusạ̄rthas and Rāmacaritamānasa, Hindu religious text on Rāma (Hindu deity) by Tulasīdāsa, 1532-1623.

Finding Wisdom In East Asian Classics

Author: Wm. Theodore De Bary
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 023115397X
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This is an essential, all-access guide to the core texts of East Asian civilisation and culture. Chapters address frequently read, foundational texts in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese, as well as early modern fictional classics and non-fiction works of the seventeenth century. Building strong links between these writings and the critical traditions of Confucianism, Buddhism, and Daoism, the book shows the vital role of the classics in the shaping of Asian history and in the development of the humanities at large.

Dincharya Science Of Daily Routine

Author: Kshitij Dabhade
Editor: Evincepub Publishing
ISBN: 9389774209
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Why I wrote a book on Dincharya:Science of daily routine ? You may be a housewife, a student, retired person or a working person, a day is all we have and a day we have to live. We have no choice over that. A day is the smallest unit of your life. How you spend your day will determine how you spend your life. When this fact is understood how you spend your day is important and significant question. You can either waste a day or use it to increase your productivity and health. Dincharya:Science of daily routine will teach readers the secrets to master daily routine and live a healthy and fruitful day. Dincharya is the first step towards taking charge of your life and mastering it.

Indian Books In Print

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Traditional Wisdom In Natural Resource Management

Author: Shaila Seshia
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With reference to Uttaranchal, India.

Choice

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Wit And Wisdom Of India

Author: N. B. Sen
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Indica

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The Modern Review

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Includes section "Reviews and notices of books".