By Arkotong Longkumer
By Kavitha M. Chinnaiyan,Greg Goode
The knowledge of the Mahavidyas, the 10 knowledge goddesses who signify the interconnected darkness and lightweight inside of we all, has been steeped in esoteric and mystical descriptions that made them look inappropriate to boring lifestyles. yet with this publication, written through a revered heart specialist who stumbled on herself on a religious look for the top fact, you’re invited to discover this old wisdom and learn the way it may be utilized to day-by-day struggles and triumphs—and the way it may help locate unreserved self-love and acceptance.
The pursuit of contentment is an innate a part of the human adventure, coming up from a primary feel of lack or inadequacy—all the issues we think to be mistaken with us after we evaluate or pass judgement on ourselves. In our look for peace and happiness, we may possibly locate ourselves scuffling with the shadows inside of us, attempting to repress or disown definite characteristics, specially our anger, violence, pain, yearning, and sadness. yet on the way to cease this struggle, we needs to extend our knowing past the dualities of fine as opposed to undesirable, correct as opposed to mistaken, and gorgeous as opposed to grotesque, and settle for the elements of ourselves we’ve attempted to deny.
Pulling from japanese traditions together with tantra and yoga, and targeting the female precept of divine power often referred to as Shakti, this booklet bridges the divide among dualistic strategies and non-dual philosophy. by way of exploring the symbolism of the Mahavidyas (Kali, Tara, Tripurasundari, Bhuvaneshwari, Tripura Bhairavi, Chinnamasta, Dhumavati, Baglamukhi, Matangi, and Kamalatmika)—each with a veiled face representing a harmful caliber that perpetuates lack of understanding and pain, and a real face representing the knowledge that stimulates profound transformation and liberation—you’ll discover ways to embody and contain each point of who you are.
With practices, self-inquiry activates, and tales from the author’s personal religious looking, this exploration of the divine female will lightly show the resource of your worry, discomfort, and affliction, displaying you that once you permit these elements of your self to come up and easily be, you could eventually start to heal, triumph over your boundaries, and open to the sunshine and sweetness of your precise nature.
By William S. Sax,Helene Basu
Such practices appear to be the very antithesis of modernity and plenty of glossy, secular states have systematically tried to do away with them. Why are such rituals mostly absent from glossy societies, and what occurs to them while the kingdom makes an attempt to expunge them from their wellbeing and fitness and justice platforms, or perhaps to criminalize them? regardless of the superiority of rituals related to a few or all of those components, The legislation of Possession represents the 1st try to evaluate and learn them systematically. the quantity brings jointly old and modern case experiences from East Asia, South Asia, and Africa, and argues that, regardless of constant makes an attempt by way of states to deter, get rid of, and criminalize them, such rituals persist or even thrive simply because they meet frequent human needs.
By Jack Hawley
The Gita is a common love music sung via God to His pal guy. It cannot be restricted through any creed. it's a assertion of the truths on the center of what all of us already think, in simple terms it makes these truths clearer, in order that they turn into instantly beneficial in our day-by-day lives. those truths are for our hearts, not only our heads.
The Gita is greater than only a ebook, greater than mere phrases or ideas. there's an gathered efficiency in it. To learn the Gita is to be encouraged within the precise experience of the time period: to be “inspirited,” to inhale the traditional and ever-new breath of non secular energy.
By Sylvie Verbois
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By Brian K. Pennington
By Pandita Ramabai,Meera Kosambi
"... [A] infrequent and noteworthy perception into an Indian woman's tackle American tradition within the nineteenth century, refracted via her personal studies with British colonialism, Indian nationalism, and Christian tradition on not less than 3 continents.... a superb source for undergraduate teaching." —Antoinette Burton
In the Eighteen Eighties, Pandita Ramabai traveled from India to England after which to the united states, the place she spent 3 years immersed within the milieu of revolutionary social reform routine of the day. Born right into a Brahmin kinfolk and widowed whereas nonetheless younger, she switched over to Christianity whereas in England. In India, she was once an activist for the schooling of girls and the advance of the prestige of widows. overseas, she used to be iconized as a champion of the "oppressed Hindu woman." The Peoples of the us is Ramabai’s entire description of yankee existence, starting from executive to economic climate, schooling to family job. As an account of a Western society through an Indian girl and a feminist, it reverses the validated equation of male, Orientalist trip narratives. First released in Marathi in 1889, it really is provided the following in a sublime and interesting English translation by way of Meera Kosambi, who additionally offers a severe advent and large annotations.
By Cynthia Packert
Since precedent days, Hindus have expressed their love and devotion to their deities via attractive ornamentation—dressing and adorning the deities with difficult garments, jewellery, and vegetation. during this pioneering research of temples in Vrindaban and Jaipur, India, Cynthia Packert takes readers throughout temple thresholds and into the god Krishna’s sacred area. She describes what devotees see once they behold gorgeously attired representations of the god and why those photographs glance the best way they do. She discusses new media in addition to international varieties of devotion well known in India and in a foreign country. The paintings of Loving Krishna opens a universe of that means during which paintings, spiritual motion, and devotion are dynamically intertwined.
By Meena Khandelwal
Meena Khandelwal deals an interesting and intimate portrait of awesome Hindu girls in India who put on “ochre robes,” signifying their renunciation of marriage and kinfolk for lives of celibacy, asceticism, and religious self-discipline. whereas the principally male Hindu ascetic culture of sannyasa renders its initiates ritually “dead” to their prior identities, the ladies portrayed listed below are a great deal alive. they try with, and comic story approximately, the tensions and ironies of dwelling on the planet whereas making an attempt to not be of it.
Khandelwal juxtaposes the typical chorus that “in renunciation there isn't any female and male” with arguments that underscore the significance of gender. In exploring those obvious contradictions, she brings jointly worldly and otherworldly values inside of renunciation and argues that those create tensions which are right now emotional, social, and philosophical.
Meena Khandelwal is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Women’s reviews on the collage of Iowa.
By Amiya P Sen
Press experiences within the 1870s Calcutta marvelled on the method ‘highly educated’, ‘civilized’ and ‘reasoning’ males, like Mahendra Nath Dutta, have been attracted to the ‘ill clad’, ‘illiterate’, ‘friendless’ and ‘unpolished’ Ramakrishna. The revolutionary press, which had first introduced Ramakrishna to public cognizance, scoffed at his use of ‘vulgar’ speech, whereas acknowledging its effectiveness in spiritual verbal exchange. regardless of those opinions, Ramakrishna got here to occupy an immense position within the cultural lifetime of late-nineteenth-century Bengal.
Amiya P. Sen’s lucid introductions and fluent translations of the interactions among Ramakrishna and his fans in His phrases make for an enticing and illuminating account of Ramakrishna’s teachings. Compiled from various modern and near-contemporary resources, this booklet brings out the dramatic simplicity of Ramakrishna’s incisive commentaries on profound non secular ideas.
See additionally through Amiya Sen Ramakrishna Paramahamsa: The Sadhaka of Dakshineswar