The Sense of Adharma by Ariel Glucklich

By Ariel Glucklich

Addressing the most tough conceptual issues within the examine of classical Hinduism, Ariel Glucklich provides a rigorous phenomenology of dharma, or order. The paintings strikes clear of the standard emphasis on symbols and theoretical formulations of dharma as a spiritual and ethical norm. in its place, it specializes in pictures that emerge from the elemental experiential interplay of the physique in its spatial and temporal contexts, akin to the feeling of water at the dermis in the course of the morning purification, or the actual manipulation of the bride throughout the marriage ritual. photographs of dharma are tested in myths, rituals, artwork, or even the actual panorama of the Hindu international. the numerous and contingent reports of dharma infuse it with a which means that transcends a fake analytical contrast from adharma, or chaos. Glucklich exhibits that after dharma is skilled via residing pictures, it turns into inescapably temporal, and hence inseparable from adharma.

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Happiness by Joan D. Chittister

By Joan D. Chittister

Every person desires to feel free. Many, in spite of the fact that, wrongly think that happiness comes from having adequate funds, status, own convenience, worldly luck, or maybe dumb good fortune. Happiness simply looks so elusive and arbitrary -- anything all too frequently simply out of reach.

Joan Chittister sees happiness another way. To her it's not a spinoff of wealth or good fortune yet, relatively, a private caliber to be discovered, mastered, and fearlessly wielded. Happiness, she says, "is an organ of the soul that's intended to be nourished." In those pages Chittister develops “an archeology of happiness” as she conducts a happiness “dig” via sociology, biology, neurology, psychology, philosophy, background, and global religions. Sifting during the knowledge of the a long time, Chittister deals inspiring insights that may support seekers all over the place discover ways to domesticate real and lasting happiness inside themselves.

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Gandhi's Pilgrimage Of Faith: From Darkness To Light by Uma Majmudar

By Uma Majmudar

Hundreds of thousands around the globe revere Mahatma Gandhi, but just a couple of understand the guy Mohandas Gandhi and the inner trip of his soul. This pioneering booklet fills the religious void in Gandhian literature via targeting the soul and the substance of the guy. Uma Majmudar indicates that, opposite to well known trust, Gandhi's upward push to greatness used to be no longer meteoric; it was once, quite, a continual technique of religion improvement, punctuated by means of conflicts, crises, and turning issues. utilizing James W. Fowler's concept of "Stages of religion" as a advisor, Majmudar undertakes the 1st developmental examine to research the elemental position of religion in remodeling Gandhi's lifestyles. She proposes that the facility that nourished Gandhi's soul used to be his ever-growing religion within the final triumph of fact and within the innate Godliness of the human soul. besides making a useful contribution to various cross-cultural disciplines, the ebook additionally bargains whatever distinct to these wishing to embark on their lonesome religion developmental trip, guided through Gandhi's instance.
"Majmudar desires us to the touch and believe Gandhi. he's not on a pedestal, he isn't made from granite or bronze, he's hot and vulnerable." -- from the Foreword by means of Rajmohan Gandhi

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Śiva’s warriors: The "Basava Purāṇa" of Pālkuriki Somanātha by Velcheru Narayana Rao, Gene H. Roghair

By Velcheru Narayana Rao, Gene H. Roghair

Here is the 1st translation into English of the Basava Purana, a desirable selection of stories that sums up and characterizes essentially the most very important and so much radical spiritual teams of South India. the guidelines of the Virasaivas, or militant Saivas, are represented in these stories via an exciting mixture of outrageous extra and standard conservatism. Written in Telugu within the 13th century, the Basava Purana is an anthology of legends of Virasaivas saints and a hagiography of Basavesvara, the twelfth-century Virasaiva chief. This translation makes available a totally new viewpoint in this major non secular workforce. even though Telugu is among the significant cultural traditions of India, with a classical literature achieving again to the 11th century, formerly there was no translation or exposition of any of the Telugu Virasaiva works in English. The advent orients the reader to the textual content and is helping in an figuring out of the poet's standpoint. the writer of the Basava Purana, Palkuriki Somanatha, is respected as a saint via Virasaivas in Andhra and Karnataka. His books are considered as sacred texts, and he's additionally thought of to be an incredible poet in Telugu and Kannada.

Originally released in 1990.

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Fruit Gathering by Rabindranath Tagore

By Rabindranath Tagore

Book Description:

Fruit-Gathering by way of Rabindranath Tagore.

Table of Contents:

Publisher's Preface; Fruit-gathering

About the Publisher:

Forgotten Books is a writer of old writings, resembling: Philosophy, Classics, technology, faith, Esoteric and Mythology.

Forgotten Books is set sharing details, no longer approximately earning money. All books are priced at wholesale costs. we're additionally the single writer we all know of to print in huge sans-serif font, that's confirmed to make the textual content more uncomplicated to learn and placed much less pressure in your eyes.

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Lilian Silburn, une vie mystique by Jacqueline Chambron

By Jacqueline Chambron

Ce livre présente los angeles vie et l'oeuvre de Lilian Silburn (1908-1993), une des plus grandes indianistes françaises, spécialiste du shivaïsme du Cachemire, du tantrisme et du bouddhisme. Philosophe de formation, directeur de recherches au CNRS, Lilian Silburn s'est très tôt tournée vers les philosophies orientales. Elle fut une des premières à faire connaître en Occident les écrits des philosophes mystiques cachemiriens. Elle fut aussi disciple d'un grand maître soufi indien, Radha Mohan Lal Adhauliya, auprès de qui elle fera de nombreux et longs séjours jusqu'à sa mort en 1966. Composé d'un grand nombre d'écrits personnels jamais publiés à ce jour, le livre nous présente le témoignage d'une expérience spirituelle et philosophique exceptionnelle. Il évoque aussi l'atmosphère de los angeles vie qu'elle mena au Vésinet après l. a. mort de son maître, vie basic, energetic, adonnée à ses travaux scientifiques. Entourée d'amis qu'attiraient sa personnalité et son efficience, Lilian Silburn s'attachait à leur faire découvrir, au sein du silence et des formes les plus variées de l. a. vie ordinaire, l. a. voie qui lui avait été révélée par son maître. Illustré par des photographies, l'ouvrage comporte des témoignages variés qui complètent le regard porté sur cette personnalité hors du commun, à los angeles fois grand savant et grande mystique.

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God's Gateway: Identity and Meaning in a Hindu Pilgrimage by James Lochtefeld

By James Lochtefeld

A celebrated Hindu pilgrimage web site, Hardwar lies at the river Ganges on the fringe of the Himalayas. Its id as a holy position is inextricably tied to the mythology and fact of the Ganges, and conventional assets overwhelmingly rigidity this connection. almost not anything has been written approximately Hardwar's historical past and improvement, even though the historic list finds notable adjustments of the prior few centuries. those alterations have often mirrored worldly forces akin to moving alternate routes, superior transportation, or political instability. but such mundane affects were neglected within the city's sacred narrative, which provides a set, unchanging id. The city's complicated id, says Lochtefeld, lies within the pressure among those differing narratives. during this fieldwork-based examine, Lochtefeld analyzes smooth Hardwar as a Hindu pilgrimage middle. He appears first at a number of teams of neighborhood citizens -- businessmen, hereditary monks, and ascetics -- and assesses their differing roles in coping with Hardwar as a holy position. He then examines the pilgrims and the criteria that convey them to Hardwar. None of those teams is as pious as popularly depicted, yet their interactions in upholding their very own curiosity create and continue Hardwar's spiritual surroundings. In end, he addresses the broader context of Indian pilgrimage and the forces shaping it at present. He unearths that many smooth Hindus, like many glossy Christians, believe a few dissonance among conventional non secular symbols and their 21st-century international, and they are reinterpreting their conventional symbols to cause them to significant for his or her time.

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Liquid Light of Sex: Kundalini, Astrology, and the Key Life by Barbara Hand Clow

By Barbara Hand Clow

A nationally identified astrologer explores the relationship among religious emergencies at age 30, forty, and 50 and key astrological passages of Saturn, Uranus, and Chiron. • offers concepts for guiding the kundalini power published in the course of planetary passages for optimum own and psychic improvement. • contains charts for delivery years beginning in 1930 in order that readers can confirm the timing in their planetary passages. • by means of Barbara Hand Clow, writer of the bestselling Pleiadian Agenda (60,000 copies sold). Kundalini--the power of eros that lies on the base of the spine--can be overwhelming as soon as activated. occasions of activation coincide with the main astrological passages of Saturn, Uranus, and Chiron in one's delivery chart and are usually skilled as classes of non secular emergency, confusion, and imbalance.

In Liquid mild of Sex, Barbara Hand Clow opens up new dimensions for realizing what happens in the course of those key existence passages, which such a lot folks adventure thrice in our lives. within the author's phrases, ''we form at age 30, we transform at age forty, and we transmute at age 50.'' concentrating on the transformation at age 40--the time of imbalance and religious confusion sometimes called the ''midlife crisis''--she explores how kundalini power, the liquid mild of intercourse, will be creatively channeled by way of unblocking the chakras. providing potent tools for reaching actual, emotional, and non secular development in this very important existence passage, Liquid gentle of intercourse offers a roadmap for utilizing celestial cycles to navigate absolutely and productively in instances of serious lifestyles swap.

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Seeing Krishna : The Religious World of a Brahman Family in by Margaret H. Case

By Margaret H. Case

This e-book bargains a close-up view of the non secular international of 1 of the main influential households in Vrinbadan, India's foremost position of pilgrimage for worshipers of Krishna. This priestly family members has arguably been the main artistic strength during this vital city. Their impact additionally radiates well past India's borders either due to their tireless paintings in fostering scholarship and function approximately Krishna and as the scion of the kinfolk, Shrivatsa Goswami, has turn into a world spokesman for Hindu methods and issues. Case, who has been an occasional resident within the kinfolk ashram, offers the reader a true feel of the ambience of way of life there, and the full devotion of the citizens to the provider and worship of Krishna.

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