By June McDaniel
By Carla Bellamy
By Jean Herbert
II étudie ici le mythe hindou certainement le plus populaire de toute l'Inde, celui de l'enfance de Krishna au milieu des gopis. Groupant méthodiquement pour chaque épisode ce qu'en disent les nombreux textes sacrés, il en dégage un profond enseignement : celui de l. a. voie du Bhakti-Yoga, le Yoga de l'Amour. II décrit minutieusement chaque challenge auquel se heurte celui qui veut s'engager sur l. a. voie spirituelle, et los angeles façon de le surmonter pratiquement.
Un précieux outil de réflexion et de méditation.
By Arkotong Longkumer
By Kevin McGrath,Gregory Nagy
In Raja Yudhisthira, Kevin McGrath brings his accomplished literary, ethnographic, and analytical wisdom of the epic Mahabharata to endure at the illustration of kingship within the poem. He indicates how the preliterate nice Bharata tune depicts either archaic and classical types of kingly and premonetary polity and the way the king turns into a ruler who's considered as ritually divine. in response to his special and empirical shut interpreting of the textual content, McGrath then addresses the assumption of heroic faith in either antiquity and at the present time; for bronze-age heroes nonetheless obtain nice devotional worship in smooth India and groups proceed to conflict on the websites that experience been—for millennia—associated with those epic figures; actually, the notice hero is in reality extra of a spiritual than a martial term.
One of an important contributions of Raja Yudhisthira, and a subtext in McGrath's research of Yudhisthira’s kingship, is the revelation that neither of the contesting moieties of the royal Hastinapura extended family triumphs after all, for it's the Yadava band of Krsna who in achieving genuine victory. that's, it's the matriline and never the patriline that secures final luck: it's the kinship crew of Krsna—the heroic determine who was once to develop into the dominant Vaisnava icon of classical India—who merits such a lot from the poor Bharata war.
By Ramesh Menon
The nice Indian epic rendered in sleek prose
India's so much liked and enduring legend, the Ramayana is broadly said to be one of many world's nice literary masterpieces. nonetheless a vital part of India's cultural and spiritual expression, the Ramayana was once initially composed by way of the Sanskrit poet Valmiki round three hundred b.c. The epic of Prince Rama's betrayal, exile, and fight to rescue his trustworthy spouse, Sita, from the clutches of a demon and to reclaim his throne has profoundly affected the literature, paintings, and tradition of South and Southeast Asia—an impact probably extraordinary within the heritage of global literature, other than, almost certainly, for the Bible. during the centuries, numerous models of the epic were produced in different codecs and languages. yet prior English models were both too brief to trap the significance of the unique; too secular in proposing what's, in impression, scripture; or dry, line-by-line translations. Now novelist Ramesh Menon has rendered the story in lyrical prose that conveys the entire good looks and pleasure of the unique, whereas making this non secular and literary vintage obtainable to a brand new iteration of readers.
By Lloyd Ridgeon
By Arundhati Subramaniam
Today; greater than three hundred million humans around the globe examine themselves beneficiaries of Gautama Buddha’s perception; and think that it has irrevocably marked their religious dedication and id.
Who used to be this guy who nonetheless continues to be any such very important determine for the modern day questor? How did he arrive on the consciousness that ‘suffering on my own exists; yet none who are suffering; the deed there's; yet no doer thereof; Nirvana there's; yet nobody looking it; the trail there's; yet none who go back and forth it’?
The e-book of Buddha lines a number of the levels of the non secular trip undertaken through a guy who began as Siddhartha the Seeker; accomplished knowing as Shakyamuni the Sage and attained supremacy as Tathagata the Master—finally achieving transcendence as Jina the Victor whilst he used to be remodeled into the Buddha and have become the Enlightened One.
Combining own perception with a deep knowing of Buddhist philosophy; Arundhathi Subramaniam provides the reader a delicate and revealing portrait of the Buddha and his function in shaping and transfiguring the process historical past. during this passionate and deeply felt rendition of the Buddha’s lifestyles she explores his enduring impression; and affirms that although he promised no quick-fix strategy to life’s difficulties; Buddhism has remained really democratic since it holds out the promise of self-realization for all.
By Swami B.P. Puri,Swami B.B. Bodhayan
The center of a Vaishnava reminds us of Krishna's phrases, "The worship of My devotee is bigger than even the worship of Me." To the uninitiated, this can be a puzzle, for Krishna additionally says, "The devotee is My center and i'm His." yet right here Swami B. P. Puri exhibits that with no the organization of devotees there is not any Krishna. The Lord is found in this international via his devotees. If we wish to locate Krishna, we needs to search for him in the middle of Vaishnava organization. This ebook glorifies the Vaishnava: it tells us of the need of Vaishnava organization, the right way to realize the Vaishnava, and the way to serve the Vaishnava.