Category: Hinduism

Download Sadhana: The Path to Enlightenment: Volume 2 (Yoga the by Swami Rama PDF

By Swami Rama

the focal point of the second one quantity of Yoga the Sacred Scince is sadhana, non secular perform. during this quantity Swami Rama reminds us that we're the following during this global simply because we've got a objective to meet. That goal is enlightenment, a nation of information of the Self, the single Absolute underneath all kinds and names. the peak of enlightenment is the belief that God is inside of. the trail to enlightenment is sadhana. in line with own adventure, Swami Rama leads us via a scientific step by step description of the way to tread the trail to enlightenment. precise sadhana is a silent experience.

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Download Thus Have I Seen: Visualizing Faith in Early Indian Buddhism by Andy Rotman PDF

By Andy Rotman

even if Buddhism is usually depicted as a faith of meditators and philosophers, many of the earliest writings extant in India provide a really various portrait of the Buddhist practitioner. In Indian Buddhist narratives from the early centuries of the typical period, such a lot lay spiritual perform is composed no longer of interpreting, praying, or meditating, yet of visually attractive with convinced varieties of items. those visible practices, in addition, are represented because the basic technique of cultivating religion, an important precondition for continuing alongside the Buddhist religious direction. In Thus Have I visible: Visualizing religion in Early Indian Buddhism, Andy Rotman examines those visible practices and the way they functionality as one of those skeleton key for establishing up Buddhist conceptualizations concerning the international and the methods it may be navigated.
Rotman's research relies totally on tales from the Divyavadana (Divine Stories), the most very important collections of historical Buddhist narratives from India. although discourses of the Buddha are renowned for his or her beginning phrases, "thus have I heard" - for Buddhist teachings have been first preserved and transmitted orally - the Divyavadana offers a really varied version for disseminating the Buddhist dharma. Devotees are enjoined to seem, not only pay attention, and visible legacies and lineages are proven to trump their oral opposite numbers. As Rotman makes transparent, this configuration of the visible essentially transforms the realm of the Buddhist practitioner, altering what one sees, what one believes, and what one does.

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Download A Woman's Ramayana: Candr?vat?'s Bengali Epic (Routledge by Mandakranta Bose,Sarika Priyadarshini Bose PDF

By Mandakranta Bose,Sarika Priyadarshini Bose

The R?m?yana, an historical epic of India, with audiences throughout monstrous stretches of time and geography, maintains to persuade numberless readers socially and morally via its many re-tellings. Made to be had in English for the 1st time, the sixteenth century model provided this is by way of Candr?vat?, a lady poet from Bengal. it's a hugely person rendition as a story instructed from a woman's viewpoint which, rather than celebrating masculine heroism, laments the agony of ladies stuck within the play of male ego.



This e-book offers a translation and remark at the textual content, with an in depth advent that scrutinizes its social and cultural context and correlates its literary identification with its ideological implications. Taken jointly, the narrative and the serious research provided the following extend the knowledge either one of the historical past of women’s self-expression in India and the cultural efficiency of the epic story. The e-book is of curiosity both to scholars and researchers of South Asian narratives, R?m?yana stories and gender issues.

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Download L'autobiographie d'un moine indien (French Edition) by Shri Purohit Swami PDF

By Shri Purohit Swami

Témoignage d'une Inde aujourd'hui disparue celle des fakirs, des authentiques « renonçants » cheminant le lengthy des routes et des faiseurs de miracles , cette autobiographie est aussi un récit d'aventures qui raconte los angeles quête spirituelle d'un homme hors du commun. C'est W. B. Yeats (prix Nobel de littérature, 1923) qui l'a initiée, lui qui, après sa rencontre à Londres avec le yogi Shri Purohit Swami, est si émerveillé par son histoire qu'il lui demande aussitôt d'écrire « une vie concrète, pas une philosophie abstraite ». Le résultat est au-delà de ses espérances puisqu'il trouve ce « livre exceptionnellement beau en même temps que tout à fait exact ».

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Download Shiva Speaks: Conversations with Maha Avatar Babaji by Rashmi Khilnani PDF

By Rashmi Khilnani

Babaji, the ageless avatar who taught Jesus and Moses, and who, as Shiva, is the Lord of the Universe, speaks to us via his devotee, the Indian mystic Rashmi, who stocks with us either her trip with this splendid grasp and his knowledge teachings for the fashionable age.
His teachings are basic and strong and revolve round the power of fact, love, and straightforwardness. they assist us bridge the seeming range of the area to stay within the solidarity realization at its center, from which we will be able to unravel a lot of contemporary urgent difficulties.
He encourages us to embody our personal fact and be brave in its safety, to develop into religious warriors and take in the sword of sunshine to chop via our personal darkness . . . to be usual in our extraordinariness and awesome in the easy ordinariness of our being. His Maha Avataric strength imbues each note of those teachings right here with grace, braveness, and fact and has the capability inside one's loose will to provide the reader an adventure of Babaji's international of affection and its transformative strength to elevate our attention from ego-based, shadow dwelling; to stick with our instinct and the voice of our soul; to affix Shiva's dance of ecstasy and very important beingness; and to settle on heaven on the earth through our Satya Yuga frequency.
Babaji tells us that purely people with overall purity and straightforwardness of center should be in a position to battle through the attention of the needle of coming earth-birth alterations to dwell lives of natural beingness, ideally suited bliss, and ecstasy.

Rashmi Khilnani is the writer of "The Divine mom Speaks: The therapeutic of the Human middle" and "Budhha Speaks: To the Buddha Nature Within." She has facilitated the therapeutic and transformation of many millions throughout the various streams of “Reiki strength Mastery.” She is a world metaphysical instructor, writer, city shaman, overseas lecturer, artist, seminar chief, and television character. She has been channeling the Ascended Masters for the final fifteen years, and making those teachings easy and available to humans in any respect levels.

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Download The Complete Mahabharata Volume 2 by Ramesh Menon PDF

By Ramesh Menon

The Mahabharata of Veda Vyasa is the longest recorded epic of the world.With nearly 100,000 verses,it is time and again so long as the Iliad and the Odyssey mixed and has deeply inspired each element of the Indian ethos for a few 4,000 years. the most subject matter is the nice struggle on Kurukshetra,but the epic teems with smaller stories,and different tales inside of these,all woven including a genius that confounds compassion.As it truly is heart,it comprises Krishna's immortal Bhagavadgita,the tune of God. The Mahabharata embodies the traditional and sacred Indian tradition,in all it truly is earthy and non secular immensity.Famously,what is located the following will be chanced on elsewhere.What isn't really came across right here are usually not stumbled on elsewhere.'

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Download Hinduism in Modern Indonesia: Hindu Dharma Indonesia Between by Martin Ramstedt PDF

By Martin Ramstedt

This booklet offers new information and views at the improvement of 'world faith' in post-colonial societies via an research of the advance of 'Hinduism' in a number of elements of Indonesia from the early 20th century to the current. This improvement has been mostly pushed through the non secular and cultural coverage of the Indonesian valuable govt, even though the method started throughout the colonial interval as an indigenous reaction to the advent of modernity.

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Download River of Love in an Age of Pollution: The Yamuna River of by David Haberman PDF

By David Haberman

Celebrated as an aquatic kind of divinity for hundreds of thousands of years, the Yamuna is one in every of India’s such a lot sacred rivers. A well-liked function of north Indian tradition, the Yamuna is conceptualized as a goddess flowing with liquid love—yet at the present time it's significantly polluted, the sufferer of fast moving business improvement. This interesting and wonderfully written e-book investigates the tales, theology, and spiritual practices hooked up with this river goddess accrued from texts written over a number of millennia, in addition to from talks with pilgrims, monks, and worshippers who widespread the pilgrimage websites and temples positioned on her banks. David L. Haberman bargains a close research of the environmental of the river and examines how spiritual practices are tormented by its present pollutants. He introduces Indian river environmentalism, a kind of activism that's various in lots of methods from its western counterpart. River of affection in an Age of Pollution concludes with a attention of the wider implications of the Yamuna’s plight and its impact on around the globe efforts to maintain our environment.

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Download Re-figuring the Ramayana as Theology: A History of Reception by Ajay K. Rao PDF

By Ajay K. Rao

The R?m?yana of V?lm?ki is taken into account by way of many modern Hindus to be a foundational spiritual textual content. yet this figuring out is partially the results of a metamorphosis of the epic’s receptive heritage, a hermeneutic venture which challenged one characterization of the style of the textual content, as a piece of literary tradition, and changed it with one other, as a piece of remembered culture.



This publication examines R?m?yana commentaries, poetic retellings, and praise-poems produced by means of intellectuals in the ?r?vaisnava order of South India from 1250 to 1600 and indicates how those intellectuals reconceptualized R?ma’s tale during the lens in their devotional metaphysics. ?r?vaisnavas utilized leading edge interpretive thoughts to the R?m?yana, together with allegorical studying, ?lesa reading (reading a verse as a double entendre), and the applying of vernacular functionality innovations similar to notice play, improvisation, repetition, and novel types of quotation. The ebook is of curiosity not just to R?m?yana experts but in addition to these engaged with Indian highbrow background, literary experiences, and the historical past of religions.

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Download Dio è per tutti (Italian Edition) by Swami Kriyananda,Paramhansa Yogananda,A. Bonomi PDF

By Swami Kriyananda,Paramhansa Yogananda,A. Bonomi

Un concetto di Dio e della spiritualità affascinante e autentico. Con un’efficace sintesi tra l’approccio razionale dell’Occidente e los angeles sag­gezza millenaria dell’Oriente, Kriyananda ci mostra l. a. through consistent with trovare l. a. Beatitudine Cosciente del nostro stesso essere. one hundred ninety pagine.
«Queste pagine ci ricordano ancora una volta le qualità necessarie per entrare nel “regno dei cieli”». —Maury Lamb, fondatore Quantum bounce Institute
«Nella rielaborazione di Swami Kriyananda, Dio è in line with tutti risplende dell’ispirazione di Yogananda e fa brillare il suo messaggio in tutta los angeles sua gloria. Vi troviamo una religione che si protende con entusiasmo verso il futuro e una spiritualità che non è in conflitto con los angeles scienza. Merita di essere letto da tutti». – George Beinhorn, East West Magazine

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