Posts in category: Hinduism
By Mahatma Gandhi
By Paul Dundas
The Indian faith of Jainism, whose important guideline comprises non-violence to all creatures, is among the world's oldest and least-understood faiths. Dundas appears to be like at Jainism in its social and doctrinal context, explaining its heritage, sects, scriptures and formality, and describing how the Jains have, over 2500 years, outlined themselves as a special spiritual neighborhood. This revised and increased variation takes account of latest learn into Jainism.
By Carla Bellamy
By Theos Bernard
Who have been India's leading thinkers? What platforms did they identify? What difficulties have agitated the minds of India's philosophers, intellectuals and mystics? Tersely and in wonderful kind Dr. Bernard has replied those questions satisfactorily alike to the layman and the particular scholar of India and her philosophic lifestyles with no effecting a compromise with Western philosophy and its slim different types. additionally, the $64000 Kashmir Shaivism, see you later passed over from works on Indian Philosophy, has eventually been given its due here.
In a feeling, a tremendous section of the booklet can be dictionary—a dictionary of Sanskrit philosophical phrases, prepared alphabetically, defined as to grammatical building or composition, and outlined, usually with emphasis on unique meanings in the forms of philosophy.
By Robert Adams
This is a slightly average e-book of query & solutions from a slightly extraordinary "self-realized" instructor. irrespective of what percentage academics say it, nor how usually the say it, or in what demeanour they are saying it, none folks can relatively "get it" that there's nobody, there isn't any brain, and we're all a part of the single Self. no less than in response to this teaching.
The previous couple of chapters within the ebook are the easiest. i need to learn a ebook written via Adams that's not only a transcription of assorted sat slangs.
By James G. Lochtefeld
A expert in Hinduism, Buddhism, and different Asian religions and philosophical traditions, Lochtefeld (religion, Carthage Coll.) bargains a two-volume reference on each point of Hinduism and similar parts of Indian tradition and historical past. Written in a transparent, user-friendly variety, the greater than 2500 alphabetically prepared entries tackle readers now not thoroughly accustomed to Hindu trust and perform. The entries disguise a variety of topic components, together with ideals, rituals, artwork, celebrations, sacred areas, background, non secular enterprises, biographies (of holy folks, theoreticians, and spiritual leaders), and lots more and plenty extra. they're quite often approximately 2 hundred phrases lengthy, notwithstanding a few are so long as one thousand phrases. In a necessary cross-referencing approach, boldface phrases within the textual content of each access refer readers to similar entries. There are handy subject-category listings within the introductory fabric, an exhaustive index within the again, and black-and-white photographs all through. additionally incorporated are charts of relationships between deities, maps of sacred websites, tabulations, a pronunciation key for Hindi and Sanskrit phrases, and valuable diagrams to aid systematize info. ultimately, Lochtefeld additionally offers a opt for bibliography, comprising approximately two hundred vital works, just about all of that have been released after 1950. a few scholarly multivolume encyclopedias can be found in this subject, yet so much aren't very fresh. Lochtefeld's is either obtainable and huge sufficient to serve the desires of scholars, students, and informal readers alike. an important fulfillment of scholarly study, association, and research, this publication is suggested for either public and educational reference collections.
By Judith Coney
The first full-length exam of Sahaja Yoga, a brand new spiritual flow led via Sri Mataji Nirmala Devi, which claims as much as a hundred thousand contributors from round the world.This is the 1st full-length exam of Sahaja Yoga, a brand new spiritual flow led by means of Sri Mataji Nirmala Devi, which claims as much as 100000 contributors from round the world.
The author examines how newbies undertake new practices and allegiances on changing into full-time contributors, and the way such a lot strengthen a greatly new knowledge of 'spiritual vibrations' as a result of average meditation steered through Sri Mataji. to take action, she displays upon present theories of socialisation, particularly increase understandings approximately new social worlds than has thus far been preferred. This available and informative account is of specific price to students operating within the learn of religions and new spiritual events, and of curiosity to these engaged on theories of socialisation. in spite of the fact that, the booklet is needed examining for an individual who desires to understand extra in regards to the modern spiritual landscape.
By Edwin F. Bryant
Within the West Krishna is essentially often called the speaker of the Bhagavad Gita. however it is the tales of Krishna's early life and his later exploits that experience supplied one of the most very important and frequent assets of non secular narrative within the Hindu spiritual panorama. This quantity brings jointly new translations of consultant samples of Krishna non secular literature from a number of genres -- classical, well known, neighborhood, sectarian, poetic, literary, and philosophical.
By David Abulafia
Frederick II of Hohenstaufen, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Sicily, King of Jerusalem, has, for the reason that his dying in 1250, loved a name as essentially the most awesome monarchs within the background of Europe. His large cultural tastes, his obvious tolerance of Jews and Muslims, his defiance of the papacy, and his meant objective of constructing a brand new, secular global order make him a determine specially beautiful to modern historians. yet as David Abulafia exhibits during this powerfully written biography, Frederick was once less tolerant and far-sighted in his cultural, spiritual, and political objectives than is usually concept. the following, Frederick is printed because the thorough traditionalist he particularly was once: a guy who espoused an identical ideas of presidency as his twelfth-century predecessors, an ardent chief of the Crusades, and a king as keen to make a take care of Rome as the other ruler in medieval Europe. Frederick's realm was once monstrous. in addition to ruling the area of Europe that encompasses sleek Germany, Czechoslovakia, Poland, japanese France, and northern Italy, he additionally inherited the dominion of Sicily and elements of the Mediterranean that come with what are actually Israel, Lebanon, Malta, and Cyprus. moreover, his Teutonic knights conquered the present-day Baltic States, and he even received impression alongside the coasts of Tunisia. Abulafia is the 1st to put Frederick within the wider ancient context his huge, immense empire calls for. Frederick's reign, Abulafia sincerely exhibits, marked the climax of the ability fight among the medieval popes and the Holy Roman Emperors, and the publication stresses Frederick's steadfast commitment to the duty of keeping either dynasty and empire. during the process this wealthy, groundbreaking narrative, Frederick emerges as much less of the innovator than he's frequently portrayed. instead of instituting a centralized autocracy, he was once content material to assure the continuing life of the generic kind of govt in each one region he governed: in Sicily he seemed a strong despot, yet in Germany he put his belief in nearby princes, and not dreamed of usurping their strength. Abulafia exhibits that this pragmatism helped result in the eventual transformation of medieval Europe into glossy realms. The booklet additionally sheds new mild at the goals of Frederick in Italy and the close to East, and concentrates in addition at the final fifteen years of the Emperor's lifestyles, a interval beforehand little understood. furthermore, Abulfia has mined the papal registers within the mystery Archive of the Vatican to supply a brand new interpretation of Frederick's family with the papacy. And his awareness to Frederick's sign in of records from 1239-40--a assortment hitherto neglected--has yielded new insights into the cultural lifetime of the German courtroom. in spite of everything, a clean and interesting photograph develops of the main enigmatic of German rulers, a guy whose accomplishments were grossly distorted over the centuries.
By Raymond L. M. Lee
This article examines the advance and perform of Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity in Malaysia. Its analyses supply an perception into how proven and charismatic religions healthy into the framework of modernization and secularization through the global.