By David Gordon White
"White proves a skillful advisor in disentangling historic and theoretical complexities that experience so far bedeviled the examine of those influential points of medieval Indian culture."—Yoga World
"Anyone heavily attracted to checking out extra approximately real tantra, unique hatha yoga, embodied liberation . . . sacred sexuality, paranormal skills, therapeutic, and naturally alchemy will locate White's striking booklet as interesting as any Tom Clancy thriller."—Georg Feuerstein, Yoga Journal
By Bettina Bäumer,Ernst Fürlinger
Der Band stellt die erste Einführung in den kaschmirischen Sivaismus in deutscher Sprache dar. In verständlicher Weise erläutert die Autorin Grundthemen dieser culture wie "uni-verselle Harmonie", "göttliche Energie", "die spirituellen Wege" and so on. Weiters gibt sie Impulse für einen conversation zwischen christlicher und divaitischer Mystik, der erst noch am Anfang steht. Diese Begegnung kann zu einer Bereicherung der mystischen Theologie und Praxis des Christentums beitragen.
By Dreamland Publications
By Hon. P. Arunáchalam,Edward Carpenter
Light from the East collates letters among Hon. P. Arunáchalam of the legislative council of Ceylon and Edward chippie, which extend on problems with the Gñanam or divine wisdom. wood worker edited those letters for e-book in 1927 in addition to writing extra articles on matters akin to hope, contraception and bisexuality on the subject of the customs of Ceylon and non secular legislation of Hinduism to offer the reader a vast perception into the faith. This name may be of curiosity to scholars of sociology, anthropology and non secular studies.
By Kenneth Russell Valpey
There is a gentle and growing to be scholarly, besides as popular curiosity in Hindu faith – specifically devotional (bhakti) traditions as types of religious perform and expressions of divine embodiment. linked to this is often the eye to sacred photographs and their worship.
Attending Krishna's Image extends the dialogue on Indian photographs and their worship, bringing historic and comparative dimensions and contemplating Krishna worship within the context of modernity, either in India and the West. It specializes in one particular worship culture, the Chaitanya Vaishnava culture of the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries, because it develops and sustains itself in particular locales. through employing the comparative class of ‘religious truth’, the book provides a accomplished knowing of a residing non secular tradition. It effectively demonstrates the certainty of devotion as a technique of participation with divine embodiment within which worship of Krishna’s photo is integral.
By Johannes Bronkhorst
Initially, karma manifested itself in a couple of non secular movements—most particularly Jainism and Buddhism—and used to be for this reason absorbed into Brahmanism despite competition till the top of the 1st millennium C.E. Philosophers of all 3 traditions have been faced with the problem of explaining by means of what procedure rebirth and karmic retribution happen. a few took the drastic step of accepting the participation of a very best god who acted as a cosmic accountant, others of picking radical idealism. The doctrine of karma used to be faced with replacement reasons of human future, between them the idea within the move of advantage. It additionally needed to accommodate itself to devotional hobbies that exerted a massive impact on Indian religions.
The e-book concludes with a few common reflections at the value of rebirth and karmic retribution, drawing recognition to similarities among early Christian and Indian ascetical practices and philosophical notions that during India draw their notion from the doctrine of karma.
By Martin Ramstedt
By Vyasa,Ralph T. H. Griffith
Vyasa or Krishna Dvaipayana, is taken into account to be the scribe of the Vedas.
This translation was once performed by means of Ralph T.H. Griffith (1826-1906), pupil of indology.
By Robert A. Yelle
By E. Allen Richardson