Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna by Swami Nikhilananda, Aldous Huxley

By Swami Nikhilananda, Aldous Huxley

The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna as translated through Swami Nikhilananda deals the reader a penetrating view into the non secular knowledge of India. as a result of his deep mystical stories and relentless absorption in God, Sri Ramakrishna (1836 - 1886) is considered being of the stature of Krishna, Buddha, and Christ. The Gospel is the checklist of Sri Ramakrishna's conversations, that are special of their breadth and intensity. Profound non secular truths are defined in uncomplicated phrases and vibrant tales, revealing the divinity of guy and the non secular beginning of the universe. This quantity is a mine of notion, knowledge, theology, and metaphysics.

This 1106 web page quantity includes an creation (70 pages) via Swami Nikhilananda that narrates the most occasions of Sri Ramakrishna's lifestyles and in short sketches the folks and the doctrines linked to him. additionally, comprises 26 photos, a close word list, and an index.

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The Study And Practice Of Yoga/An Exposition of the Yoga by Swami Krishnananda

By Swami Krishnananda

Patanjali's Yoga Sutras are aphoristic prescriptions within the kind of pithy one-liners for prime the brain into deeper states of absorption within the kingdom of Samadhi,where the person merges with the Absolute.A tranquil brain is a pre-requisite for achieving the better states of expertise and the Yoga Sutras are a graduated handbook for the fulfillment of this aim. The aphorisms of their unique shape cannot be undestood easily.Swami Krishnananda's statement is simple to decipher and reader friendly,lucid variety probes into the aphorisms and lays prior to seekers the method of knowing the brain and it s machinations,and how the hurdles that make meditation tricky could be overcome.The rendition and elegance during which this has been made attainable is a tribute to Swamiji s love for fact. This sequence of 2 volumes is an all encompassing spirtual guide.The teachings are revolutionary in content material and start the place so much seekers locate themselves whilst non secular aspiration dawns and the necessity for greater knowing is felt.Ther reader is led progressively throughout the various features of perform and brain administration. quantity I,which covers the Samadhi Pada,the first of the 4 sections of the Yoga Sutras,and presents an exceptional advent and in-depth realizing of the philosophy and perform of yoga together with the degrees of cognizance which are attained,has been revealed first. quantity II covers the Sadhana Pada and Kaivalya Pada which cross into additional element concerning the perform of yoga utilizing the aphoristic rungs of Patanjali Yoga sutras as a veritable stairway at the direction of the ascent of the spirit.Nothing is left unsaid as Swamiji brings the lessons jointly in volumes as an entire treatise in this non secular direction.

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Religion and Commodification: 'Merchandizing' Diasporic by Vineeta Sinha

By Vineeta Sinha

Sustaining a Hindu universe at a daily lifestyles point calls for a unprecedented diversity of non secular experts and formality paraphernalia. on the point of perform, devotional Hinduism is an embodied faith and down to earth in a materiality, that makes the presence of particular actual gadgets (which whilst utilized in worship additionally hold substantial ritual and symbolic load) an necessary a part of its spiritual practices.

Traditionally, either prone and items required for worship have been supplied and produced via occupational groups. the virtually sacred connection among caste teams and occupation/profession has been in actual fact severed in lots of diasporic destinations, yet importantly in India itself. As such, abilities and services required for generating an array of actual items so that it will help Hindu worship were taken over via clusters of people with out conventional, old reference to caste-related wisdom. either the transference and disconnect simply famous were an important for the last word commodification of items utilized in the act of Hindu worship, and the emergence of an identical advertisement hence. those advancements condense hugely advanced strategies that want cautious conceptual explication, a role that's intriguing and incorporates huge, immense strength for theoretical reflections in key fields of study.

Using the lens of ‘visuality’ and ‘materiality,’ Sinha bargains insights into the typical fabric spiritual lives of Hindus as they attempt to maintain theistic, devotional Hinduism in diasporic locations--particularly Singapore, Malaysia, and Tamilnadu--where non secular gadgets became commodified.

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Ramayan: A Poetic Translation by Ruchir Gupta

By Ruchir Gupta

Up to now this is often the one English translation of the Ramayan written within the comparable poetic shape because the unique tale, composed numerous hundreds of thousands of years in the past. it truly is a very good start line for an individual drawn to Hinduism, because the tale is gifted in a concise, easy-to-follow demeanour, via an easy research of the details on the finish.

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Rearming Hinduism by Vamsee Juluri

By Vamsee Juluri

Rearming Hinduism is a guide for highbrow resistance. via an astute and devastating critique of Hinduphobia in contemporary academia, media and pop culture, Vamsee Juluri exhibits us that what the Hinduphobic worldview denies virulently is not just the reality and magnificence of Hindu notion, however the very integrity and sanctity of the flora and fauna itself.
By boldly hard a number of the media age's preferred ideals approximately nature, background, and pre-history besides the Hinduphobes' traditional myths approximately Aryans, invasions, and blood-sacrifices, Rearming Hinduism hyperlinks Hinduphobia and its hubris to a predatory and self-destructive tradition that maybe just a renewed Hindu sensibility can successfully oppose.  it's a name to determine the current in a manner that elevates our desa and kala to the beliefs of the sanathana dharma once more.

"For a civilization is not only constructions and machines, yet its humans, their inspiration, and their culture.  it's a approach of understanding the realm, a manner of giving that means and cost to the contents of lifestyles. it's a source, so much of all, for residing intelligently."

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La musique de Shiva : Plaisir et transcendance dans la by Éric Schilling

By Éric Schilling

Cette fiction invite le lecteur à découvrir l'Inde, sa pensée et sa musique. Sous forme de dialogues philosophiques, les personnages se demandent si los angeles musique est un moyen de réaliser le " Soi " ou de vivre dans l'intimité de l'Absolu. los angeles musique indienne manifeste, dans son phénomène, une réflexion immédiate, spontanée, sur ce qui l. a. constitue, à savoir le Son. Elle fait voir par l'audition que le Son est un principe sacré, à l'origine de toutes choses. Certes l. a. musique indienne est assorted et a number of (notamment par sa contrast entre l. a. forme " carnatique " dans le Sud et " hindoustanie " dans le Nord), mais il y un trait commun à cette hétérogénéité musicale : elle se donne à " goûter " dans le plaisir et l. a. félicité — caractéristiques qui font partie d'un état de judgment of right and wrong ontologique propre à l'Inde et en même temps universalisable. Il y a en Inde une érotique métaphysique, spirituelle et musicale que le présent ouvrage s'efforce de traduire.

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Three Bhakti Voices: Mirabai, Surdas, and Kabir in Their by John Stratton Hawley

By John Stratton Hawley

The e-book is a set of essays written over 20 years yet with consistency of fashion, crisis and argument. it truly is divided into elements: the 1st, "The Bhakti Poet Saint: Economies of observe and lifestyles" levels over the literature of Bhakti as an entire. the second one half is prepared round person poets: Mira, Sur, and Kabir. Connections among the 3 poets is validated meticulously and convincingly.

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Back to the Truth: 5000 years of Advaita by Dennis Waite

By Dennis Waite

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2007

Advaita is a religious philsophy according to the Upanishads, older than so much different spiritual platforms we all know approximately but in addition the main logical in its procedure. This booklet presents a scientific therapy of Advaita which demystifies it, differentiating among methods & lecturers, so that you can make a decision which procedure is most fitted for you.

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