By J.G. Bennett
By Sri Aurobindo
By Paramhansa Yogananda,Swami Kriyananda
By Eileen Gardiner
Hell descriptions were accrued right here from 8 Hindu texts:
Atharva-Veda [Veda of the clever and the Old]
The Markandeya Purana
The Vamana Purana
The Padma Purana
The Agni Purana.
This paintings is released along with the website
www.Hell-on-Line.org, which offers a complete choice of fabrics at the greater than a hundred visions, excursions and outlines of the infernal otherworld from the cultures of the realm from 2000 BCE to the current. This moment version features a new preface, advent and bibliography.
Second version. 8 texts, preface, advent, notes, word list, bibliography, internet resources.
By Hillary P. Rodrigues
Drawing on own reports of Hinduism at the floor, this booklet offers a reflective context in which non secular practices might be understood and favored. It conveys the wealthy realities of the Hindu culture and the educational ways by which they're studied. The chapters conceal a variety of subject matters, together with dance, tune, functionality, pageant traditions, temples, fantasy, philosophy, women’s practices, and divine ownership. The attractive narratives are followed by way of contextual discussions and recommendation on such themes as accomplishing fieldwork, colonialism, Hindu seasonal celebrations, knowing deities, and aesthetics in Hinduism. all of the entries are followed through photos and proposals for extra reading.
By Nand Narine
- The Foundations of a Yoga lifestyle
- The various physique Types
- What demanding situations ensue alongside the non secular Path
- Managing our 5 senses
- The value of Nutrition
- Why is Yoga so well known today?
- What provides me objective in life?
- Can I dwell a non secular lifestyles ?
- What are a few fit foodstuff choices?
- How am i able to take advantage of practising yoga?
By Ellen Goldberg
The designation “Lord who's part lady” refers back to the androgynous Hindu god Ardhanarisvara (also referred to as Siva-Sakti). whereas iconographical features of this important snapshot were addressed, the advanced theological, philosophical, and social implications inherent in a twin gendered deity haven't. This ebook offers the 1st wide examine of the impact of Ardhanarisvara, exploring 4 special parts of Indian tradition, specifically iconography, hatha yoga, devotional poetry (bhakti), and mythology. Ellen Goldberg additionally bargains a feminist research of the ways that “male” and “female” were built during this snapshot and some of the representations touching on the wider gender implications of an androgynous deity.
“As a contribution to Indology and spiritual reports the ebook bargains a cautious examining of the iconography of the androgyne (or possibly, ‘gynandro’), an leading edge connection among ritual snapshot and perform within the context of hathayoga, and a collection of considerate reflections at the probabilities and boundaries of faith in re-imagining gendered identities.” — magazine of the yankee Academy of Religion
“A very sympathetic but additionally very serious examine the picture from quite a few refined hermeneutical views. Goldberg is ready to go through the picture itself to the a lot broader problems with sexual differentiation, sexual justice, gender development, androgyny throughout cultures, and extra. The icon, in different phrases, acts as a type of lens in which the writer and her readers can ‘see anew’ the area. I enjoyed this e-book. It has the capability to develop into a vintage Indological work.” — Jeffrey J. Kripal, writer of Kali's baby: the magical and the Erotic within the lifestyles and Teachings of Ramakrishna
Ellen Goldberg is affiliate Professor of non secular stories at Queen’s college in Kingston, Ontario.
By Peter van der Veer
Avoiding the pitfalls of either global platforms concept and nationwide historiography, this ebook problematizes oppositions among sleek and conventional, secular and non secular, innovative and reactionary. It indicates that what usually are assumed to be opposites are, in reality, profoundly entangled. In doing so, it upsets the handy fiction that India is the land of everlasting faith, current outdoors of heritage, whereas Britain is the epitome of contemporary secularity and an agent of heritage. Van der Veer additionally money owed for the ongoing function of faith in British tradition and the robust half faith has performed within the improvement of Indian civil society. This masterly paintings of scholarship brings into view the consequences of the very shut stumble upon among India and Britain--an intimate come upon that outlined the nature of either nations.
By Devdutt Pattanaik
• Compares and contrasts Indian mythology with the tales of the Bible, historic Egypt, Greece, Scandinavia, and Mesopotamia
• appears on the evolution of Indian narratives and their interpretations over the millennia
• Demonstrates how the mythology, rituals, and paintings of historic India are nonetheless vivid this day and tell the modern generation
From the blood-letting Kali to the mysterious Ganesha, the Hindu religious panorama is populated by way of characters that locate no parallel within the Western non secular global. Indian Mythology explores the wealthy tapestry of those characters inside ninety nine vintage myths, exhibiting that the mythological global of India might be most sensible understood after we flow clear of a Western, monotheistic frame of mind and into the polytheistic international of Hindu traditions.
Featuring forty eight inventive renderings of significant mythological figures from throughout India, the writer unlocks the mysteries of the narratives, rituals, and paintings of historical India to bare the strain among world-affirming and world-rejecting principles, among conformism and contradiction, among Shiva and Vishnu, Krishna and Rama, Gauri and Kali. This groundbreaking publication opens the door to the unknown and unique, offering a glimpse into the wealthy mythic culture that has empowered hundreds of thousands of people for centuries.
By Dave Deluca