Essence of Hinduism

The Vedic scriptures are a vast treasure-house of the most resplendent divine knowledge, which contains the key for bringing about a divine transformation in our lives.

Author: Swami Mukundananda

Publisher: Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog

ISBN: 9780983396734

Category: Religion

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The Vedic scriptures are a vast treasure-house of the most resplendent divine knowledge, which contains the key for bringing about a divine transformation in our lives. Intuitively, seekers worldwide perceive that the heritage of India, the land of spirituality, holds in its bosom the rarest of rare secrets that they all yearn to know. That is why an inherent curiosity exists for understanding the concepts of Hinduism, reading its scriptures, and visiting the country that is the spiritual leader of the world. However, without proper guidance, such endeavors to fathom the secrets of Hinduism, even with the best of intentions, do not meet with success. People get stumped with how to access the knowledge, comprehend its wide-spectrum of concepts, and utilize them meaningfully in their lives. That is why Hinduism is an enigma for most Westerners.
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Essential Hinduism

Provides an overview of Hinduism for "beginners" -- covering the history, beliefs, practices, and lifestyles of this rich tradition.

Author: Steven Rosen

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275990060

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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Provides an overview of Hinduism for "beginners" -- covering the history, beliefs, practices, and lifestyles of this rich tradition.
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Many Many Many Gods of Hinduism

In this multi-award winning book, Swami Achuthananda cracks open the opium poppy pods, analyzes the causes for euphoria, and comes away with a deeper understanding of the people and their religion. *** Winner 2014 Next Generation Indie Book ...

Author: Swami Achuthananda

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781481825528

Category: Religion

Page: 218

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Religion is the opium of the people, said Karl Marx many centuries ago. For more than a billion people living in India and abroad, Hinduism is the religion and a way of life. In this multi-award winning book, Swami Achuthananda cracks open the opium poppy pods, analyzes the causes for euphoria, and comes away with a deeper understanding of the people and their religion. *** Winner 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (Religious Non-fiction) *** This is a comprehensive book on Hinduism. It tells you why Hindus do the things they do - and don't. Written in a casual style, the book guides you through the fundamentals of the religion. It then goes further and debunks a number of long-standing myths, some of them coming from the academia (of all places). While most books shy away from contentious issues, this book plunges headlong by taking on controversies, like the Aryan Invasion Theory, idol worship, RISA scholarship and many more. In fact one-third of the book is just on controversies that you rarely find in any other literature. Other Awards: *** Finalist - 2014 Pacific Book Awards (Religion) *** *** Bronze - 2014 IPPY Award - (Religion) ***
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Deeper Aspects of Hinduism

This book revolves around the life experience and teachings of Mumtaz Ali.

Author: Mumtaz Ali

Publisher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: 1904910270

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Page: 170

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This book revolves around the life experience and teachings of Mumtaz Ali. It deals with some of the deeper aspects of Hinduism and will be of great interest to students of Hinduism, contemporary religion and seekers for truth around the world.
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Against Dharma

Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Note on the Translations and Transliterations -- Timeline: Relevant Events and Historical Developments -- ONE.

Author: Wendy Doniger

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300216196

Category: History

Page: 248

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An esteemed scholar of Hinduism presents a groundbreaking interpretation of ancient Indian texts and their historic influence on subversive resistance Ancient Hindu texts speak of the three aims of human life: dharma, artha, and kama. Translated, these might be called religion, politics, and pleasure, and each is held to be an essential requirement of a full life. Balance among the three is a goal not always met, however, and dharma has historically taken precedence over the other two qualities in Hindu life. Here, historian of religions Wendy Doniger offers a spirited and close reading of ancient Indian writings, unpacking a long but unrecognized history of opposition against dharma. Doniger argues that scientific disciplines (shastras) have offered lively and continuous criticism of dharma, or religion, over many centuries. She chronicles the tradition of veiled subversion, uncovers connections to key moments of resistance and voices of dissent throughout Indian history, and offers insights into the Indian theocracy's subversion of science by religion today.
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Hinduism

Examines the Hindu religious tradition, surveying its history and central beliefs, women's religious experiences, Hindu social structure, and other topics This book has two aims: to present an overview of the Hindu religious tradition and ...

Author: David R. Kinsley

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: UVA:X004241457

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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Examines the Hindu religious tradition, surveying its history and central beliefs, women's religious experiences, Hindu social structure, and other topics
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Annihilation of Caste

Does he regard Varna as the essence of Hinduism ? One cannot as yet give any
categorical answer. Readers of his article on " Dr. Ambedkar's Indictment " will
answer " No ". In that article he does not say that the dogma of Varna is an ...

Author: Dr B.R. Ambedkar

Publisher: Ssoft Group, INDIA

ISBN:

Category: HISTORY

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Annihilation of Caste is an undelivered speech written in 1936 by B. R. Ambedkar, an Indian writer,activist,politician who fought against the country's concept of untouchability. The speech was prepared as the presidential address for the annual conference of a Hindu reformist group Jat-Pat Todak Mandal, on the ill effects of caste in Hindu society. After his invitation to speak at the conference was withdrawn due to the address's "unbearable" content, Ambedkar self-published 1,500 copies of the speech in May 1936. Please give us your feedback : www.facebook.com/syag21 Your opinion is very important to us. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to evaluate changes and make improvements in our book.
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Unifying Hinduism

Vedānta is the essence of Hinduism. But it is more than this for Radhakrishnan. It
is the essence of religion itself, and the most promising foundation for “a
universal religion of which the historical faiths are but branches.” The religions
of ...

Author: Andrew J. Nicholson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231526425

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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Some postcolonial theorists argue that the idea of a single system of belief known as "Hinduism" is a creation of nineteenth-century British imperialists. Andrew J. Nicholson introduces another perspective: although a unified Hindu identity is not as ancient as some Hindus claim, it has its roots in innovations within South Asian philosophy from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries. During this time, thinkers treated the philosophies of Vedanta, Samkhya, and Yoga, along with the worshippers of Visnu, Siva, and Sakti, as belonging to a single system of belief and practice. Instead of seeing such groups as separate and contradictory, they re-envisioned them as separate rivers leading to the ocean of Brahman, the ultimate reality. Drawing on the writings of philosophers from late medieval and early modern traditions, including Vijnanabhiksu, Madhava, and Madhusudana Sarasvati, Nicholson shows how influential thinkers portrayed Vedanta philosophy as the ultimate unifier of diverse belief systems. This project paved the way for the work of later Hindu reformers, such as Vivekananda, Radhakrishnan, and Gandhi, whose teachings promoted the notion that all world religions belong to a single spiritual unity. In his study, Nicholson also critiques the way in which Eurocentric concepts like monism and dualism, idealism and realism, theism and atheism, and orthodoxy and heterodoxy have come to dominate modern discourses on Indian philosophy.
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The One Life

Antonella Riem Nataleâ??s scholarly work invites readers to participate in the open-ended adventure of Coleridgeâ??s quest toward the Divine One and its multi-faceted layers of existence by originally combining textual analysis with all ...

Author: Antonella Riem

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082677264

Category: History

Page: 410

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"For the first time, a monographic study of Coleridgeâ??s work extensively uncovers the connections of his poetry with the Hindu view of life. This study investigates Coleridgeâ??s philosophical and spiritual itinerary; it originally contributes in showing the strong impact the first translations of some texts of Hinduism had on the authorâ??s psyche, philosophical approach and poetical inspiration. In addition, Coleridgeâ??s unpublished manuscript notes found in one of the Abbé J. A. Duboisâ?? seminal studies of India are here presented as proof of the poetâ??s long standing interest in and frequentation of Hinduism. Inclined to investigate the complexities of the human condition, both poetically and philosophically, Coleridge has tried to resolve the extremes of human existence through a synthesis of both Western and Oriental visions through which the universe ultimately emerges as an organic cosmos rhythmically unfolding through an intricate web of influxes, echoes and correspondences. Antonella Riem Nataleâ??s scholarly work invites readers to participate in the open-ended adventure of Coleridgeâ??s quest toward the Divine One and its multi-faceted layers of existence by originally combining textual analysis with all recent literary criticism and inter-disciplinary investigations, encompassing mythological, anthropological, philosophical, scientific and historical fields of study. Weaving personal facets of Coleridgeâ??s artistic sensibility with the Hindu world-view, the underlying metaphysical concerns that were integral to his vision of art and existence are thus unravelled in a coherent and poignant reinterpretation of an extraordinary poet and his times."
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Inside Hinduism ENHANCED eBook

To show their devotion to God, Hindu worshippers have a marking called a tilak
mark, which is made of powders and ashes, placed on their foreheads as ...
understanding of four terms are necessary if one is to grasp the essence of
Hinduism.

Author: Walter Hazen

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 9781429109963

Category: Religion

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"Inside Hinduism" covers the development, spread, teachings, practices, holy days, and festivals of the oldest organized religion in the world. In addition to valuable historical and practical information, this book provides review questions, questions for discussion, key word lists, a test, and an answer key. These features facilitate student assimilation of the fundamentals of a religion practiced by an estimated 781 million people around the globe. Whether your objective is a comprehensive study of Hinduism or a simple overview, this book affords you the opportunity to easily accomplish either one. You will be delighted to observe your students' growing understanding of the rich culture and history of a religion believed to date back to prehistoric times.
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Imagining India

The Romantic , idealist voice enthusiastically construed Hindu thought as
emanating not from a reason of spirit but from a ' creative imagination ' or ' fantasy
' of the senses . The essence of Hinduism was a form of thinking that was not
simply ...

Author: Ronald B. Inden

Publisher: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 1850655200

Category: East and West

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How does the Western world represent India? In this controversial and widely-praised book, the author argues that the West's major depictions of India have deprived Indians of their capacity to rule thir own world.
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The Catholic Church and the World Religions

Martin Ganeri OP Section 1: What is Hinduism? There are estimated to be
between 850,000 million and 1 billion Hindus living in the world today, or around
15 per cent of the world's total population. The vast majority of Hindus live in India
and ...

Author: Gavin D'Costa

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567264541

Category: Religion

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An introduction to the World's major religions from a Catholic Perspective.
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Religions of the East

Hindus. Hinduism has been called the oldest living religion. Certainly its roots are
very old indeed. Its antiquity may have ... but perhaps complexity is not so much
the problem with grasping the essence of Hinduism so much as its diversity.

Author: Lucius Boraks

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1556121407

Category: Religion

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In the letter to the Hebrews, we read 'At various times in the past and in various different ways, God spoke to our ancestors...' (Hebrews 1.1). 'At various times and in various ways', that is what this book is all about. Just how did God 'speak' to our ancestors? How did God make an abiding presence know in creation? It is an attempt to penetrate the varied manifestations of this Presence in the world and the religious sensitivities of humanity that help make us aware of this presence. This study revolves around the origins and ideas of the world's major living religions of the eastern half of the world. The different ways that eastern religions perceive the reality of the 'world of the sacred' is our focus.
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The Eternal Food

This edited collection provides the latest in research and critical thinking on public health alternatives to conventional criminal approaches aimed at limiting the harms of both legal and illegal drugs for users and society.

Author: Ravindra S. Khare

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791410579

Category: Religion

Page: 273

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This edited collection provides the latest in research and critical thinking on public health alternatives to conventional criminal approaches aimed at limiting the harms of both legal and illegal drugs for users and society.
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The Essence of Religions

As we move away from worn-out dogma from both the religious and scientific realms toward a contemporary synthesis of understanding about our existence, Christophor's refreshing and comprehensive analysis of major religions in light of the ...

Author: Christophor Coppes

Publisher: SelectBooks, Inc.

ISBN: 9781590799680

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

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As we move away from worn-out dogma from both the religious and scientific realms toward a contemporary synthesis of understanding about our existence, Christophor's refreshing and comprehensive analysis of major religions in light of the profound lessons from numerous NDE journeyers offers a rich new tapestry of understanding that I find most valuable.
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Development and Religion

Introduction Hinduism is an ancient religion, with its origins dating back to 2000
BCE. This makes it older ... confusing array of branches, roots and foliage to
identify key beliefs that can be considered the essence of Hinduism. The genesis
of ...

Author: Matthew Clarke

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857930736

Category: Business & Economics

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Development and Religion explores how the world s five major religions Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam understand and practice development through an examination of their sacred texts, social teaching and basic beliefs. Religious belief is a common human characteristic with eighty percent of the world s population professing religious faith. Observable in all societies, religious belief is pervasive, profound, persuasive and persistent. The premise of this book is that despite this, religion has long been ignored within mainstream development paradigms and by development practitioners (both locally and at the international level) resulting in sub-optimal development outcomes. Matthew Clarke argues that each religion offers useful insights into various issues concerning development that should be considered by donors, NGOs, and others seeking to improve the lives of the poor. Undergraduate and postgraduate students of development studies, religious studies and theology will gratefully welcome this highly regarded book.
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Vedanta for the West

the. Ramakrishna. Movement. 1 he ramakrishna movement's essential message
in America is the Vedanta philosophy as interpreted by the Advaita or
nondualistic school. According to its advocates, Vedanta captures the essence of
Hinduism, ...

Author: Carl T. Jackson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253113881

Category: Religion

Page: 186

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"This important book fills a gap in our knowledge.... Highly recommended."Â -- Library Journal "... highly recommended... " -- Choice "With admirable clarity and remarkable brevity, Jackson surveys the history of the movement and raises... important issues... " -- The Journal of American History An important history of the Ramakrishna movement, the very first and in many ways the most important Asian religious group to appear in the United States.
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