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Download The Bhagavata Purana: Sacred Text and Living Tradition by Ravi Gupta,Kenneth Valpey,Ravi M. Gupta,Kenneth R. Valpey PDF

By Ravi Gupta,Kenneth Valpey,Ravi M. Gupta,Kenneth R. Valpey

A bright instance of dwelling literature, The Bhagavata Purana is a flexible Hindu sacred textual content containing greater than 14,000 Sanskrit verses. discovering its current shape round the 10th century C.E., the paintings encouraged a number of significant north Indian devotional (bhakti) traditions in addition to faculties of dance and drama, and keeps to permeate well known Hindu paintings and formality in either India and the diaspora. Introducing The Bhagavata Purana’s key topics whereas additionally analyzing its broad impression on Hindu idea and perform, this assortment conducts the 1st multidimensional interpreting of the text’s complete twelve volumes.

The Bhagavata Purana is a hard-to-classify embodiment of classical Indian cultural, spiritual, and philosophical concept. Its language and poetic expression are on par with the easiest of Sanskrit poetry (kavya), whereas its narrative constitution holds jointly tightly as a literary paintings. Its theological message facilities on devotion to Krishna and Vishnu, whereas its philosophical content material is grounded solidly within the classical traditions of Vedanta and Samkhya. each one essay during this quantity specializes in a key subject of The Bhagavata Purana and its next presence in Hindu dance, song, ritual recitation, and observation. The authors think about the connection among the sacred textual content and the divine photograph, the text’s metaphysical and cosmological underpinnings, its shaping of Indian tradition, and its ongoing relevance to modern Indian issues. A word list aids within the figuring out of the paintings. that includes unique, professional scholarship, this quantity is a vital spouse for classes and learn on India, Hinduism, and comparable topics.

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Download Religious Cultures in Early Modern India: New Perspectives by Rosalind O'Hanlon,David Washbrook PDF

By Rosalind O'Hanlon,David Washbrook

Religious authority and political strength have existed in advanced relationships all through India’s heritage. The centuries of the ‘early sleek’ in South Asia observed really dynamic advancements during this courting. local in addition to imperial states of the interval improved their non secular patronage, whereas new sectarian centres of doctrinal and religious authority emerged past the confines of the kingdom. Royal and service provider patronage prompted the expansion of latest sessions of cellular intellectuals deeply dedicated to the reappraisal of many features of spiritual legislation and doctrine. Supra-regional associations and networks of many different kinds - sect-based spiritual maths, pilgrimage centres and their guardians, sants and sufi orders - flourished, providing larger mobility to wider groups of the pious. This was once additionally a interval of turning out to be power within the improvement of vernacular non secular literatures of other varieties, and infrequently of latest genres mixing components of older devotional, juridical and old literatures. Oral and manuscript literatures too won extra speedy circulate, even if the which means and canonical prestige of texts usually replaced as they circulated extra commonly and reached higher lay audiences.

Through explorations of those advancements, the essays during this assortment make a particular contribution to a serious formative interval within the making of India’s sleek spiritual cultures.

This e-book used to be released as a unique factor of South Asian heritage and Culture.

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Download Ivan Sergeevich Gagarin: The Search for Orthodox and by Jeffrey Bruce Beshoner PDF

By Jeffrey Bruce Beshoner

Ivan Sergeevich Gagarin analyzes questions of nationality and spiritual identification in nineteenth-century Russian historical past as mirrored within the lifetime of Jesuit priest Ivan Gagarin. A descendent of 1 of Russia's such a lot old and politically strong households, Father Ivan Gagarin, S.J. (1814-1882) committed his existence to making a union among the Orthodox and Catholic church buildings that may look after the dogmatic and conventional ideals of both.

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Download Crossing the Lines of Caste: Visvamitra and the Construction by Adheesh A. Sathaye PDF

By Adheesh A. Sathaye

What does it suggest to be a Brahmin, and what may it suggest to develop into one? through the years, intellectuals and dogmatists have provided lots of solutions to the 1st query, however the latter offers a cultural puzzle, for the reason that normative Brahminical ideology deems it very unlikely for a standard person to alter caste with no first present process dying and rebirth.

There is, in spite of the fact that, one extraordinary determine within the Hindu mythological culture who's stated to have remodeled himself from a king right into a Brahmin by way of accumulating nice ascetic strength, or tapas: the ornery sage Visvamitra. via texts composed in Sanskrit and vernacular languages, oral performances, and visible media, Crossing the strains of Caste examines the wealthy mosaic of legends approximately Visvamitra came across around the Hindu mythological culture. It bargains a complete historic research of ways the "storyworlds" conjured up via those quite a few tellings have served to conform, improve, and strengthen the social identification of real-world Brahmin groups, from the traditional Vedic previous as much as the hypermodern present.

Using a performance-centered method of situate the construction of the Visvamitra legends inside particular old contexts, Crossing the traces of Caste unearths how and why mythological tradition has performed an lively, dialogical function within the building of Brahmin social energy over the past 3 thousand years.

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Download Tending the Heart Fire: Living in Flow with the Pulse of by Shiva Rea,Sally Kempton PDF

By Shiva Rea,Sally Kempton

"We are created in rhythm, stored alive in rhythm, evolve via rhythm. Tides, breath, and blood circulate in rhythm. we're born right into a universe of currents, and our center is the nice conductor of the physique, orchestrating our flow."

The mystical foundations of all of the world's non secular paths meet in one, sacred position: the guts of the seeker. we've got reached a time while clinical knowing mirrors the lessons of the good knowledge traditions in revealing our lively middle because the mild of realization, the hearth of affection, a box of intelligence. Tending the center Fire, the 1st ebook by means of pioneering yogini Shiva Rea, is a call for participation to include our impressive power at this turning time limit, to reconnect your lifestyles to the rhythms of your physique and the usual world—to reside in circulation with the heart beat of life.

Weaving jointly knowledge from the good global traditions—including yoga, Ayurveda, Tantra, and smooth science—Shiva provides a necessary source for turning into a firekeeper of the sacred middle. This assorted treasury is full of mediations, lifestyles suggestions, seasonal rituals, and day-by-day practices, including:

  • Insights for harmonizing with the sacred junctures of time—the day-by-day, weekly, lunar, and sunlight cycles of manifestation and renewal
  • Aligning with the seasons—how to conform your nutrition, workout, and yoga rhythms through the annual cycle how you can honor the nice sacred vacation trips, rites, and festivals
  • Awakening of sahaja—the average circulate on the origins and resource of yoga asana and sacred embodiment on the center of yoga and Tantra
  • Skills for tending your internal hearth in each point of lifestyles and therapeutic imbalances which may aid a renewable power lifestyle
  • A visible instructing with over 100 full-color photographs, together with reference charts, diagrams, illustrations, and historic poetry for inspiration

The legacy of the guts hearth is greater than 8 hundred thousand years old—and in our glossy global, we'd like greater than ever to consciously reconnect to the radiant box that transcends time, area, and tradition. "The direct awakening of the center usually occurs once we are at a drawback aspect, whilst the armor of our middle has to crack," writes Shiva Rea. "Let us go back to the facility and style of our hearts—as residing fireplace, as clever strength and electromagnetic radiance, and as our illuminating advisor towards love, creativity, and deep understanding of our real sacred nature."

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Download Interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and Images of the Hindu by Catherine A. Robinson PDF

By Catherine A. Robinson

The Bhagavad-Gita is among the most well liked - and definitely the main often quoted and broadly studied - paintings of the Hindu scriptures. This booklet investigates the connection among many of the interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and the Hindu tradition.

Taking under consideration various influential Indian and western thinkers to demonstrate tendencies in writing in regards to the Bhagavad-Gita together with Western educational; Indian activist; Christian theological; Hindu universalist; perennialist mystical and modern experiental money owed. studying the guidelines of such influential figures as F Max Muller, M okay Ghandi, Bede Griffiths, Swami Vivekananda, Aldous Huxley and Swami Bhakivedanta, this ebook demonstrates the inextricable hyperlink among various interpretations of the Bhagavad-Gita and pictures of the Hindu tradition.

This available ebook aptly demonstrates the relevance of the Bhagavad-Gita for an knowing of Hinduism as a contemporary phenomenon.

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Download Sanatana Dharma: Introduction to Hinduism by Narayanan Komerath,Padma Komerath PDF

By Narayanan Komerath,Padma Komerath

e-book identify: Sanatana Dharma
Subtitle: creation to Hinduism
Series identify: none
Edition quantity: 1
Publisher: SCV Inc.
One doesn't educate Hinduism. One seeks to convey out the information that's deep within each people. and that's what this e-book seeks that will help you do. Hinduism is the essence of human efforts to respond to questions. Why and the way did we come to exist? what's our function within the Universe? our relations to different residing beings and to Nature? How should still we are living our lives? With 14 chapters and 188 references, this publication is written for and via beginners such as you. We combination what we realized from our mom and dad with what the trendy international teaches us. The e-book is on the point of an introductory collage textual content. it truly is meant for teenagers trying to teach mom and dad and neighbors, and vice versa. The final 2 chapters speak about the authors’ critiques, and current numerous easy prayers realized from our parents.

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Download Le chemin du Labyrinthe: Souvenirs d'Orient et d'Occident by Alain Daniélou PDF

By Alain Daniélou

Alain Daniélou, défini par Bernard Pivot comme « un marginal qui a réussi », raconte dans ces pages son parcours singulier. Après une enfance austère après d’une mère très catholique, Alain Daniélou se jette à corps perdu dans le Paris avant-gardiste de los angeles fin des années vingt. Mais très vite l’Europe ne parvient plus à assouvir ses aspirations les plus profondes. begin alors pour lui une vie de nomade à travers le monde entier jusqu’à son arrivée en Inde où le jeune artiste touche-à-tout est accueilli par Rabindranath Tagore. Fasciné par ce can pay, Alain Daniélou y reste près de vingt ans et y devient Hindou. A Bénarès, il se consacre à los angeles musique traditionnelle, et étudie los angeles philosophie, le sanskrit et le hindi. En 1958, il rentre en Europe, décidé à y faire connaître le vrai visage de l’Inde. Ces mémoires constituent un record riche et passionnant sur los angeles vie de ce grand passeur de traditions et de cultures, une véritable leçon de vie et de liberté.

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Download Winged Faith: Rethinking Globalization and Religious by Tulasi Srinivas PDF

By Tulasi Srinivas

The Sathya Sai international civil non secular flow comprises Hindu and Muslim practices, Buddhist, Christian, and Zoroastrian affects, and "New Age"-style rituals and ideology. Shri Sathya Sai Baba, its charismatic and debatable chief, draws a number of million adherents from numerous nationwide, ethnic, and spiritual backgrounds. In a dynamic account of the Sathya Sai movement's explosive development, Winged Faith argues for a rethinking of globalization and the politics of identification in a religiously plural world.

This examine considers a brand new form of cosmopolitanism positioned in an alternative realizing of distinction and contestation. It considers how acts of "sacred spectating" and phantasm, "moral stakeholding" and the issues of group are debated and skilled. an exhilarating examine of a transcultural and transurban phenomenon that questions narratives of self and being, circuits of sacred mobility, and the politics of have an effect on, Winged Faith indicates new equipment for discussing faith in a globalizing global and introduces readers to an simply critiqued but no longer totally understood community.

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