By Agastya,Jean Papin
Ce livre s'adresse à tous ceux que passionnent l'origine et los angeles destinée du cosmos et de l'individu. Le texte sanskrit, traduit ici pour los angeles première fois, date probablement de l'époque védique mais il s'apparente à los angeles culture shivaïte non dualiste Trika et Spanda du Cachemire et à certains Tantras du même courant. Sa valeur universelle et actuelle est évidente, notamment en raison des analogies qu'il présente avec les découvertes les plus récentes de l. a. body sur l'énergie, los angeles cosmologie et le phénomène vibratoire. L'auteur ne s'embarrasse d'aucune considération sectaire ou religieuse, il va droit à l'essentiel. Jean Papin, bien connu pour ses travaux antérieurs sur le yoga et le Tantra, nous offre une nouvelle traduction d'un texte philosophique remarquable et très peu connu de l'Inde, accompagné de commentaires approfondis et incisifs.
By K.R. Paramahamsa
This publication dwelling in Spirit attempts to combine the philosophical and useful dimensions as to the way of life in spirit.
By Vyasa,Alex Cherniak
“Bhishma,” the 6th publication of the eighteen-book epic The Maha•bhárata, narrates the 1st ten days of the nice conflict among the Káuravas and the Pándavas. this primary quantity covers 4 days from the start of the good conflict and contains the recognized “Bhágavad•gita (“The tune of the Lord”), provided the following inside of its unique epic context. during this “bible” of Indian civilization the charioteer Krishna empowers his disciple Árjuna to solve his own obstacle: no matter if to stick with his righteous responsibility as a warrior and slay his opponent family within the simply conflict, or to abstain from scuffling with and surrender the warrior code to which he's born.
By Sri Aurobindo
By Wendy Doniger,Martha C. Nussbaum
Focusing in this time of hysteria and possibility, the essays during this quantity reflect on how a pluralistic democracy controlled to outlive. They study the position of political events and activities, together with the women's circulation, in addition to the position of the humanities, the clicking, the media, and a historic legacy of pluralistic suggestion and demanding argument. that includes essays from eminent students in historical past, non secular reviews, political technological know-how, economics, women's reports, and media stories, Pluralism and Democracy in India deals an urgently wanted case research in democratic survival. As Nehru acknowledged of India at the eve of Independence: ''These goals are for India, yet also they are for the world.'' The research this quantity bargains illuminates not just the earlier and way forward for one kingdom, however the clients of democracy for all.
By A. Whitney Sanford
Singing Krishna introduces Paramānand, considered one of north India’s maximum medieval poet-saints, whose poetry has been sung from the 16th century to the current in ritual provider to the Hindu deity Krishna. A. Whitney Sanford examines how listening to Paramānand’s poetry in ritual context serves as a threshold for devotees among this global and Krishna’s divine international. To “see Krishna” is a chief target of the devotee, and Paramānand deftly constructs a imaginative and prescient via phrases. Sanford employs the twin techniques of studying Paramānand’s poems—which sing the cycles of Krishna’s activities—and illustrating the significance in their ritual contexts. This method bargains perception into the character of the devotional event that's not available via easily learning the poetry or rituals in isolation. Sanford indicates that the importance of Paramānand’s poetry lies not just in its attractiveness and ancient significance yet eventually in its skill to allow the devotee to work out in the course of the ephemeral global into Krishna’s world.
“Singing Krishna is a densely packed mix of lovely translations and complicated literary deconstruction, reading the meanings, metaphors and results of Paramānand’s poetry. Sanford has further not just to the physique of translated devotional poetry of Braj, but in addition to the continued efforts of students of faith to explain a specific kind of spiritual experience.” — foreign magazine of Hindu Studies
“…Sanford’s research of Paramānand’s paintings is definitely necessary and is going some distance towards unpacking the serious devotional event of bhakti and the traditions of the Vallabha Sampradāy.” — Religion
“…Sanford’s contribution expands our realizing of the Astachāp genre.” — magazine of Asian Studies
“The attractive lyrics of Paramānand’s poetry are a welcome boost to the starting to be physique of Indic poetry in translation. Sanford’s first-class booklet courses us throughout the poetry and takes us correct to its sources.” — Constantina Rhodes Bailly, writer of Shaiva Devotional Songs of Kashmir: A Translation and research of Utpaladeva’s Shivastotravali
A. Whitney Sanford is Assistant Professor of faith on the college of Florida.
By Shruti Kapila,Faisal Devji
By Jessica Frazier
By Catherine Benton
God of wish offers Sanskrit stories of the Indian deity Kamadeva as he battles the ascetic god Siva, assists the robust goddess Devi, and incarnates because the captivating son of Krsna. Exploring the imagery and symbolism of the god of hope in paintings and formality, Catherine Benton displays at the connection of Kamadeva to parrots, makaras (gharials), and apsarases (celestial nymphs), and to playful devotional rituals designed to win his desire. as well as reading the Hindu literature, Benton additionally highlights Buddhist kinds of Kamadeva, the demonic Mara, who attempts to cajole the Buddha to alternate enlightenment for the delights of a girl, and the ever-youthful Manjusri, who cuts via lack of information with the bodhisattva sword of knowledge. stories of Kamadeva from the Hindu and Buddhist traditions current wish as a strong strength consistently redefining the bounds of chaos and order and lightly pulling past the ephemeral entice of passionate longings.
Catherine Benton is Lecturer within the faith division at Lake woodland College.
By M.A. Center,Amma,Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi