In Search of the Miraculous (Fragments of an Unknown by Piotr Demianovich Ouspensky

By Piotr Demianovich Ouspensky

Looking for the astonishing Fragments of an Unknown educating stands as one of many nice vintage texts of man’s everlasting look for that means and being. whilst Piotr Demianovich Ouspensky (1878-1947) met Gurdjieff in St. Petersburg in 1915, he was once uniquely ready to resonate to the latter’s name, and used to be to develop into some of the most very important humans to aid unfold Gurdjieff’s rules on the planet. He used to be already a favored journalist and comprehensive author who had written a number of books on esoteric traditions (his seminal Tertium Organum was once released in 1912). He had simply back from his personal huge seek within the East, the place he encountered a few “teachers” yet had no longer chanced on what he was once having a look for—an esoteric university, with a real instructor. In Gurdjieff he well-known any such instructor, and have become a scholar. Later he distanced himself from Gurdjieff, for purposes which are hinted at within the current publication and somewhere else, yet which stay mysterious. Ouspensky himself grew to become a massive instructor, in a kind derived virtually fullyyt from Gurdjieff. He attracted many scholars in London, and later in New Jersey the place he moved in 1941. He endured to paintings at the huge notes he had made in the course of his interval learning at once with Gurdjieff (1915-1924). presently earlier than he died, he accomplished the current ebook, which was once according to those notes.

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Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities: Sustenance and by Pankaj Jain

By Pankaj Jain

In Indic non secular traditions, a few rituals and myths exist during which the surroundings is respected. regardless of this nature worship in India, its usual assets are below heavy strain with its growing to be economic system and exploding inhabitants. This has led a number of students to elevate questions about the position non secular groups can play in environmentalism. Does nature worship encourage Hindus to behave in an environmentally wakeful means? This ebook explores the above questions with 3 groups, the Swadhyaya flow, the Bishnoi, and the Bhil groups. offering the texts of Bishnois, their environmental heritage, and their modern activism; investigating the Swadhyaya move from an ecological point of view; and exploring the Bhil groups and their Sacred Groves, this ebook applies a non-Western hermeneutical version to interpret the non secular traditions of Indic groups. With a foreword by means of Roger S Gottlieb.

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Essential Hinduism by Steven J. Rosen

By Steven J. Rosen

Crucial Hinduism explores this wealthy culture via its background, literature, arts, and folks. this easy review focuses totally on monotheistic Vaishnavism, the commonest kind of Hinduism. Steven Rosen presents Hindu phrases along English translations, illuminating the fundamentals of the religion and studying quite often held misconceptions.

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Vedic Voices: Intimate Narratives of a Living Andhra by David M. Knipe

By David M. Knipe

For numerous generations households have lived in remoted groups within the Godavari Delta of coastal Andhra Pradesh, studying and reciting their legacy of Vedas, appearing day-by-day choices and low sacrifices. they're the almost unrecognized survivors of a 3,700-year-old history, the final in India who practice the traditional animal and soma sacrifices in response to Vedic culture.

In Vedic Voices, David M. Knipe deals for the 1st time, a chance for them to discuss their lives, ancestral lineages, own offerings as pandits, better halves, little ones, and methods of dealing with an avalanche of adjustments in glossy India. He offers a examine of 4 generations of ten households, from these born on the outset of the 20 th century all the way down to their great-grandsons who're simply starting, on the age of 7, the duty of memorizing their Veda, the Taittiriya Samhita, a feat that would require 8 to 12 years of day-by-day recitations. After winning examinations those younger males will live with the Veda family members women they married as teenagers years prior to, take their locations within the oral transmission of a three-thousand-year Vedic historical past, train the Taittiriya selection of texts to their very own sons, and adopt with their better halves the most important and minor sacrifices played through their ancestors for a few 3 millennia.

Coastal Andhra, famed for bountiful rice and coconut plantations, has bought scant realization from historians of faith and anthropologists regardless of a wealth of cultural traditions. Vedic Voices describes in attractive prose the geography, cultural historical past, pilgrimage traditions, and celebrated individuals of the sector. right here unfolds a outstanding tale of Vedic pandits and their other halves, one scarcely recognized in India and never in any respect to the surface international.

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The History of Hindu India by Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

By Satguru Bodhinatha Veylanswami

A publication for children, kids, mom and dad and lecturers, the heritage of this present day s Hindus, one-sixth of our human race, extends again past recorded heritage. during this publication, we choose up the threads of Hindu perform obvious within the Indus-Sarasvati civilization, which used to be the biggest and in lots of methods the main complicated of the traditional civilizations. From there we hint the improvement of Hinduism in the course of the early empires of India, a time of serious advances in technology, structure, artwork and literature in which Europe was once experiencing the center a long time. Then got here the years of trial by way of invasion, by way of colonization and at last, within the twentieth century, independence from the British Crown. all through those sessions of heritage, we spotlight the folk, philosophical rules and spiritual practices which are key to the Hindu faith this day. whereas the textual content is written for 6th grade social reports periods in US colleges, it's also compatible for top college sessions. It has even been utilized in university path paintings, because of its refreshingly exact, terse yet finished presentation of the area s so much historic religion.

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Kundalini & the Chakras: Evolution in this Lifetime by Genevieve L. Paulson

By Genevieve L. Paulson

We all own the robust existence strength of Kundalini that may open us to genius states, psychic powers, and cosmic realization. For over ten years, this depended on consultant has been educating humans the best way to adequately and successfully use this effective average strength for religious improvement.  This up to date variation of Kundalini and the Chakras positive aspects all new paintings and an further index.

Genevieve Lewis Paulson's hot, sensible technique and transformative recommendations for detoxification, balancing, and constructing the chakras and their energies may also help you know your individual great artistic and religious capability.

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Indian Mythology: Tales, Symbols, and Rituals from the Heart by Devdutt Pattanaik

By Devdutt Pattanaik

An exploration of ninety nine vintage myths of India from a completely non-Western paradigm that offers a clean figuring out of the Hindu religious landscape:

• Compares and contrasts Indian mythology with the tales of the Bible, historical Egypt, Greece, Scandinavia, and Mesopotamia

• seems to be on the evolution of Indian narratives and their interpretations over the millennia

• Demonstrates how the mythology, rituals, and paintings of historic India are nonetheless bright at the present time and tell the modern generation

From the blood-letting Kali to the mysterious Ganesha, the Hindu non secular panorama is populated by means of characters that locate no parallel within the Western religious global. Indian Mythology explores the wealthy tapestry of those characters inside ninety nine vintage myths, exhibiting that the mythological international of India will be top understood after we flow clear of a Western, monotheistic frame of mind and into the polytheistic global 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 historic 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 e-book opens the door to the unknown and unique, supplying a glimpse into the wealthy mythic culture that has empowered hundreds of thousands of people for hundreds of years.

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All About Hinduism by Swami Sivananda

By Swami Sivananda

Hinduism is assuredly the fountain-head of all religions.It includes inside of itself the seeds of all religions.It is yet typical that folks world wide may still express expanding curiosity in a faith so universal.The acclaim for this publication should be gauged from the truth that it bumped into Ten re-prints after it was once published first time within the yr 1947.

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