By Antony Copley
By Amma,Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri,Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
By Devdutt Pattanaik
Note: This publication is within the Hindi language and has been made on hand for the Kindle, Kindle hearth HD, Kindle Paperwhite, iPhone and iPad, and for iOS, home windows cellphone and Android devices.
By Mark Singleton,Ellen Goldberg
Gurus of contemporary Yoga explores the contributions of person experts to the formation of the practices and discourses of yoga this day. the point of interest isn't really restricted to India, but additionally extends to the lessons of yoga specialists within the sleek, transnational global, and in the Hindu diaspora. every one part offers with a special element of the guru inside of sleek yoga. integrated are huge concerns of the transnational tantric guru; the lessons of recent yoga's best-known guru, T. Krishnamacharya, and people of his central disciples; where of know-how, enterprise and politics within the paintings of world yoga experts; and the position of technology and medication. As a complete, the ebook represents an in depth and various photograph of where of the guru, either earlier and current, in modern yoga practice.
By Alf Hiltebeitel
In Indian mythological texts just like the Mah?bh?rata and R?m?ya?a, there are recurrent stories approximately gleaners. The perform of "gleaning" in India had extra to do with the house-less wooded area lifestyles than with residential village or city lifestyles or with collecting residual post-harvest grains from cultivated fields. Gleaning might be obvious a metaphor for the Mah?bh?rata poets’ artwork: an paintings which could have integrated their demeanour of gleaning what they made the leftovers (what they discovered important) from many preexistent texts into Vy?sa’s “entire thought”—including oral texts and doubtless written ones, resembling philosophical debates and stories.
This ebook explores the idea of non-violence within the epic Mah?bh?rata. In analyzing gleaning as an ecological and religious philosophy nurtured as a lot by way of hospitality codes as by means of consuming practices, the writer analyses the benefits and barriers of the ninth century Kashmiri aesthetician Anandavardhana that the dominant aesthetic sentiment or rasa of the Mah?bh?rata is shanta (peace). Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent examining of the Mahabharata through the Bhagavad Gita also are studied.
This ebook via one of many leaders in Mah?bh?rata reviews is of curiosity to students of South Asian Literary stories, spiritual stories in addition to Peace reports, South Asian Anthropology and History.
By Robert P. Goldman
This is the 1st of 7 volumes of a translation of the Valmiki Ramayana, the nice Sanskrit epic of the lifetime of Rama, perfect guy and incarnation of the good god Visnu. This popular paintings of historic India has profoundly affected the literature, paintings, religions, and cultures of numerous thousands of individuals in South and Southeast Asiaan impact that's probably extraordinary within the heritage of worldwide literature. Balakanda, the outlet section of this primary translation to be in accordance with the serious variation (Oriental Institute, Baroda), is gifted the following in a compact quantity with no the component to notes that looks within the hardcover book.
By Julius J. Lipner
Hinduism includes might be the most important cluster of religio-cultural traditions of India, and it may well play a useful position in aiding us comprehend the character of faith and human responses to existence. Hindu image-worship lies on the center of what counts for Hinduism – up-front and topic to a lot interest and false impression, but it's a defining characteristic of this phenomenon.
This e-book makes a speciality of Hindu photos and their worship with designated connection with Vai??avism, a big strand of Hinduism. Concentrating principally, yet no longer completely, on Sanskritic resource fabric, the writer exhibits during the booklet that Hindu image-worship could be understood through 3 degrees of interpretation: the metaphysical/theological, the narratival or mythic, and the performative or ritual. Analysing the manager philosophical paradigm underlying Hindu image-worship and its implications, the ebook exemplifies its frequent software and tackles, between different subject matters equivalent to the origins of image-worship in Hinduism, the transition from Vedic to picture worship, a distinguishing function of Hindu photographs: their a number of heads and limbs. ultimately, to be able to laying the grounds for a extra confident dialogic dating among Hinduism and the "Abrahamic" faiths, which are inclined to condemn Hindu image-worship as "idolatry", the writer examines the theological clarification and justification for embodiment of the Deity in Hinduism and discusses how Hinduism may perhaps justify itself opposed to the sort of charge.
Rich in Indological aspect, and with a powerful seize of the philosophical and theological matters underlying Hindu fabric tradition, and image-worship, this e-book might be of curiosity to teachers and others learning theology, Indian philosophy and Hinduism.
By Koenraad Elst
By Anthony Cerulli
In ayurvedic clinical perform, the ways that and the explanations why humans develop into sick are frequently defined with tales. This e-book explores the kinds and services of narrative in Āyurveda, India’s classical scientific procedure. narratives bearing on fever, miscarriage, and the so-called king’s affliction, Anthony Cerulli examines how the clinical narrative shifts from scientific to narrative discourse and the way tales from spiritual and philosophical texts are tailored to the clinical framework. Cerulli discusses the ethics of disorder that emerge and provides a family tree of patienthood in Indian cultural historical past. utilizing Sanskrit clinical resources, the ebook excavates the function, and finally the centrality, of Hindu non secular inspiration and perform to the improvement of Indian medication within the classical period as much as the eve of British colonialism. as well as its cultural and historic contributions to South Asian reports, the scientific narratives mentioned within the publication give a contribution clean views on medication and ethics in most cases and, specifically, notions of overall healthiness and illness.
“Cerulli’s lucidly written publication is an insightful glance on an previous topic that provides the reader a refreshingly new standpoint with reference to medication in conventional Indian tradition … someone drawn to conventional Indian clinical idea and pondering illness will locate a lot to take pleasure in in analyzing this book.” — International magazine of Hindu Studies
“Somatic Lessons provides significantly to our realizing of Āyurveda … the large narrative sections of the texts which are Cerulli’s basic main issue were regularly undervalued within the scholarly list. Cerulli demonstrates the decisive significance of those narrative sections in not just delivering a cultural and spiritual backdrop to those texts, yet in displaying how they actively keep watch over the whole approach and are vital in themselves. This ebook is extremely unique in proposal and supply, and intelligently addresses a tremendous zone of Indian scientific and cultural history.” — Frederick M. Smith, coeditor of Modern and international Āyurveda: Pluralism and Paradigms
“Somatic Lessons is likely one of the most attractive items of scholarship that i've got learn in recent times. it's good written, transparent, and illuminating. The paintings is a most crucial piece of scholarship in reviews of Sanskrit scientific literature and its courting to Sanskrit brahmanical literature and is sort of sure to create a lot dialogue in numerous educational circles.” — Kenneth Zysk, writer of Religious medication: The historical past and Evolution of Indian Medicine
Anthony Cerulli is Assistant Professor of non secular stories and Asian Languages and Cultures at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
By Halvor Eifring (Editor),Halvor Eifring
The internationally-renowned members talk about practices that shuttle from one tradition to a different, or are surrounded by way of competing cultures. They discover cultures that collect competing practices, or which are themselves mosaics of parts of alternative origins. They search to respond to the query: what's the courting among meditation and tradition?
The results of meditation could come up from its symbolic price inside higher webs of cultural that means, as within the contextual view that also dominates cultural and non secular reports. they could even be psychobiological responses to the perform itself, the cultural context purely performing as a catalyst for procedures originating within the physique and brain of the practitioner. Meditation and Culture provides no unmarried definitive clarification, yet taken jointly, the various viewpoints provided aspect to the complexity of the relationship.