Download Teachings of Tibetan Yoga by Garma C. C. (translated and anotated by) Chang PDF

By Garma C. C. (translated and anotated by) Chang

ISBN-10: 0806504609

ISBN-13: 9780806504605

This e-book has a few lofty disclaimer paintings firstly. That, mixed with a number of the damaged language and esoteric references in the beginning makes it a troublesome learn. however it does a superior task of aiding the reader visualize the ideas for varied Tibetan Yoga innovations. when you are learning for descriptions of the thoughts or theories in the back of Tibetan Yoga, this can be a beautiful strong one.

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Download Essential Hinduism by Steven J. Rosen PDF

By Steven J. Rosen

ISBN-10: 0742562379

ISBN-13: 9780742562370

With its complicated nature and lots of varieties and practices, Hinduism is without doubt one of the world's such a lot elusive religions for outsiders to appreciate. In crucial Hinduism, professional Steven Rosen goals to make the points of this religion transparent. crucial Hinduism explores this wealthy culture via its heritage, literature, arts, and people.This trouble-free review focuses totally on monotheistic Vaishnavism, the commonest kind of Hinduism. starting with chapters concerning the foundations of Hinduism, Steven Rosen truly lays out the religion's another way advanced background. supplying Hindu phrases along English translations, he illuminates the fundamentals of the religion for readers unacquainted with its types and tenets and examines generally held misconceptions. Chapters approximately practices, together with fairs, teachings, chanting, consuming behavior, and extra, deliver Hinduism to existence in shiny aspect.

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Download The Saint in the Banyan Tree: Christianity and Caste Society by David Mosse PDF

By David Mosse

ISBN-10: 0520253167

ISBN-13: 9780520253162

The Saint within the Banyan Tree is a nuanced and traditionally persuasive exploration of Christianity’s extraordinary trajectory as a social and cultural strength in southern India. beginning within the 17th century, while the faith was once built-in into Tamil associations of caste and well known religiosity, this examine strikes into the 20th century, whilst Christianity turned an unforeseen resource of radical transformation for the country’s ‘untouchables’ (dalits). Mosse exhibits how caste was once crucial to the best way different types of ‘religion’ and ‘culture’ have been shaped and negotiated in missionary encounters, and the way the social and semiotic chances of Christianity bring about a brand new politic of equivalent rights in South India. Skillfully combining archival examine with anthropological fieldwork, this e-book examines the complete cultural impression of Christianity on Indian spiritual, social and political lifestyles. Connecting historic ethnography to the preoccupations of monks and Jesuit social activists, Mosse throws new gentle at the modern nature of caste, conversion, non secular synthesis, secularization, dalit politics, the inherent tensions of non secular pluralism, and the fight for attractiveness between subordinated people.

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Download The Truth Within: A History of Inwardness in Christianity, by Gavin Flood PDF

By Gavin Flood

ISBN-10: 0199684561

ISBN-13: 9780199684564

The concept there's a fact in the individual associated with the invention of a deeper, extra basic, extra real self has been a standard subject matter in lots of religions all through heritage and an concept that continues to be with us this day. This inwardness or interiority precise to me as a vital characteristic of who i'm has been a side of tradition or even a defining attribute of individual; an real, deepest sphere to which we will retreat that's past the conflicts of the outer global. This internal international turns into extra actual than the outer, that is obvious as yet a faded mirrored image. Remarkably, a dead ringer for the reality inside is located throughout cultures, and this booklet provides an account of this concept within the pre-modern heritage of Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism. moreover, in theistic religions, Christianity, and a few varieties of Hinduism, the reality inside of is conflated with the belief of God inside, and in all instances this internal fact is assumed to be not just the center of the individual, but additionally the guts of the universe itself. Gavin Flood examines the metaphor of inwardness and the belief of fact inside, in addition to the tools built in religions to realize it reminiscent of prayer and meditation. those perspectives of inwardness that hyperlink the self to cosmology might be contrasted with a contemporary figuring out of the individual. In analyzing the reality inside of in Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism, Flood deals a hermeneutical phenomenology of inwardness and a defence of comparative faith.

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Download The philosophy of sādhanā : with special reference to the by Debabrata B. Sen Sharma PDF

By Debabrata B. Sen Sharma

ISBN-10: 0791403483

ISBN-13: 9780791403488

After proposing a normal survey of non secular perform within the diversified colleges of Indian philosophy, the writer makes a speciality of the Trika tuition, popularly known as Kashmir Shaivism. He bargains in actual fact and exhaustively with such subject matters as Shaktipat (the descent of Divine Grace), Diksha (initiation), and the position of the Guru. His therapy of many of the paths (upayas) acceptable for the differing kinds of practitioners is principally beneficial.
The booklet ends with a bankruptcy on enlightenment (jivanmukti). This bankruptcy not just offers the which means of self-realization-in-this-lifetime, yet bargains fabric in this subject for the 1st time in English.

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Download The Ubiquitous Siva: Somananda's Sivadrsti and His Tantric by John Nemec PDF

By John Nemec

ISBN-10: 0199795452

ISBN-13: 9780199795451

ISBN-10: 0199795460

ISBN-13: 9780199795468

ISBN-10: 0199795541

ISBN-13: 9780199795543

John Nemec examines the beginnings of the non-dual tantric philosophy of the famed Pratyabhijña or ''Recognition [of God]'' college of tenth-century Kashmir, the culture such a lot heavily linked to Kashmiri Shaivism. In doing so it deals, for the first actual time, a serious version and annotated translation of a big section of the 1st Pratyabhijña textual content ever composed, the Sivadrsti of Somananda. In a longer creation, Nemec argues that the writer offers a different type of non-dualism, a strict pantheism that announces all beings and entities present in the universe to be totally exact with the energetic and willful god Siva. This view stands not like the philosophically extra versatile panentheism of either his disciple and commentator, Utpaladeva, and the only a few different Saiva tantric works that have been extant within the author's day. Nemec additionally argues that the textual content was once written for the author's fellow tantric initiates, no longer for a much broader viewers. this is often adduced from the constitution of the paintings, the rivals the writer addresses, and diverse different editorial thoughts. Even the author's well-known and vociferous arguments opposed to the non-tantric Hindu grammarians will be proven to were eventually directed at an opposing Hindu tantric college that subscribed to a number of the grammarians' philosophical perspectives. incorporated within the quantity is a serious variation and annotated translation of the 1st 3 (of seven) chapters of the textual content, besides the corresponding chapters of the statement. those are the chapters within which Somananda formulates his arguments opposed to opposing tantric authors and faculties of proposal. not one of the fabrics made to be had within the current quantity has ever been translated into English, except a short rendering of the 1st bankruptcy that was once released with no the statement in 1957. not one of the statement has formerly been translated into any language in any respect

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Download The Chaitanya Vai??ava Ved?nta of J?va Gosv?m?(Routledge by Ravi M. Gupta PDF

By Ravi M. Gupta

ISBN-10: 0203500687

ISBN-13: 9780203500682

The Chaitanya Vaishnava culture is legendary for its intensity of devotion to Krishna, the blue-hued Deity. Chaitanya Vaishnavas are recognized for having sophisticated the perform and aesthetics of devotion right into a refined technology. This enforcing devotional edifice used to be developed upon a pretty good starting place of philosophical argument and figuring out. during this ebook, Ravi Gupta sheds new gentle at the contribution of Chaitanya Vaishnavism to the area of Indian philosophy. He explores the hermeneutical instruments hired, the historic assets harnessed, the constitution of the arguments made, and the relative luck of the undertaking. for many colleges of Vaishnavism, the assisting origin contains the philosophical assets supplied by means of Vedanta. The Chaitanya culture is notable in its skill to interact in Vedantic discourse and even as perform an ecstatic type of devotion to Krishna. The leading architect of this stability used to be the scholar-devotee Jiva Gosvami (ca. 1517 - 1608). This booklet analyses Jiva Gosvami's writing about the philosophy of the Vedanta culture. It concludes that Jiva's writing crosses 'disciplinary boundaries', for he introduced into discussion 4 robust streams of classical Hinduism: a few of the structures of Vedanta, the ecstatic bhakti activities, the Puranic commentarial culture, and the classy rasa concept of Sanskrit poetics. With education in and commitments to all of those traditions, Jiva Gosvami produced a enormously Chaitanya Vaishnava method of theology.

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Download Devi: Goddesses of India (Comparative Studies in Religion by John Stratton Hawley, Donna Marie Wulff PDF

By John Stratton Hawley, Donna Marie Wulff

ISBN-10: 0520200586

ISBN-13: 9780520200586

ISBN-10: 0585105960

ISBN-13: 9780585105963

I've got this model less than the name Devi: Goddesses of India released in India. i'm proud of this publication. Many books exhibit Kali as a ruthless killer and destroyer, right here you'll examine a softer and but freeing aspect of Kali for ladies and males. This publication has many articles from diffrent authers which particularly offers the reader a glance at diffrent devis from diffrent issues of view. as soon as i started to learn this publication i couldn't placed it down. i might additionally suggest something through David Kinsley and Kali through Elizabet U Harding .

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Download Seeing Through Texts: Doing Theology Among the Srivaisnavas by Francis X. Clooney PDF

By Francis X. Clooney

ISBN-10: 0791429954

ISBN-13: 9780791429952

Examines texts and commentaries within the Tamil-language SArivastradition of South India; concerning the basic problems with textual content, imaginative and prescient, and narrative that such texts elevate, and concerning the implications of those for a selected kind of comparative theology.

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Download Everyday Hinduism by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger PDF

By Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

ISBN-10: 140516011X

ISBN-13: 9781405160117

This cutting edge introductory textbook explores the principal practices and ideology of Hinduism via modern, daily practice.

  • Introduces and contextualizes the rituals, fairs and daily lived studies of Hinduism in textual content and images
  • Includes facts from the author’s personal huge ethnographic fieldwork in principal India (Chhattisgarh), the Deccan Plateau (Hyderabad), and South India (Tirupati)
  • Features insurance of Hindu diasporas, together with a learn of the Hindu neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Each bankruptcy contains case research examples of particular themes regarding the perform of Hinduism framed by means of introductory and contextual material

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