The Alchemical Body: Siddha Traditions in Medieval India by David Gordon White

By David Gordon White

The Alchemical Body excavates and facilities inside of its Indian context the misplaced culture of the medieval Siddhas. operating from formerly unexplored alchemical resources, David Gordon White demonstrates for the 1st time that the medieval disciplines of Hindu alchemy and hatha yoga have been practiced through one and a similar humans, and they will be understood simply whilst considered jointly. White opens tips to a brand new and extra accomplished figuring out of medieval Indian mysticism, in the broader context of south Asian Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Islam.

"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

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Trika: Grundthemen des Kaschmirischen Sivaismus: by Bettina Bäumer,Ernst Fürlinger

By Bettina Bäumer,Ernst Fürlinger

Der kaschmirische Sivaismus, auch Trika (das triadische method) genannt, ist eine der faszinierendsten religiösen Traditionen Indiens. Er integriert sowohl Philosophie, mystische Theologie und Praxis als auch Ästhetik. Trotz einer umfangreichen Literatur in Sanskrit ist diese culture, die zum hinduistischen Tantrismus gehört, im Westen noch weitgehend unbekannt.
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.

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Light from the East: Being Letters on Gñanam, The Divine by Hon. P. Arunáchalam,Edward Carpenter

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.

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Attending Krishna's Image: Chaitanya Vaishnava Murti-seva as by Kenneth Russell Valpey

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.

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Karma: Dimensions of Asian Spirituality by Johannes Bronkhorst

By Johannes Bronkhorst

Karma has turn into a family observe within the sleek international, the place it truly is linked to the idea in rebirth decided through one’s deeds in past lives. This trust used to be and is frequent within the Indian subcontinent as is the note “karma” itself. In lucid and obtainable prose, this publication offers karma in its ancient, cultural, and non secular context.

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.

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Hinduism in Modern Indonesia: Hindu Dharma Indonesia Between by Martin Ramstedt

By Martin Ramstedt

This booklet presents new facts and views at the improvement of 'world faith' in post-colonial societies via an research of the improvement of 'Hinduism' in a variety of components of Indonesia from the early 20th century to the current. This improvement has been mostly pushed by way of the non secular and cultural coverage of the Indonesian imperative govt, even though the method started throughout the colonial interval as an indigenous reaction to the advent of modernity.

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The Texts of the White Yajurveda by Vyasa,Ralph T. H. Griffith

By Vyasa,Ralph T. H. Griffith

The Yajurveda is the 3rd of the 4 canonical texts of Hinduism, the Vedas. The White Yajurveda makes a speciality of the liturgy (mantras) had to practice the sacrifices of the faith of the Vedic period.
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.

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Seeing Krishna in America: The Hindu Bhakti Tradition of by E. Allen Richardson

By E. Allen Richardson

The Hindu sect the Vallabha Sampradaya used to be based in India within the fifteenth century through a devotional saint, Vallabhacharya. Their bhakti culture worships various types of Krishna as a seven-year-old baby. Following U.S. immigration reforms in 1965, participants of the sect validated a non secular headquarters for the religion in Pennsylvania and started to build temples around the usa. due to the fact that then, the expansion has persisted as this 500-year-old religion turns into an American faith, as this paintings demonstrates.

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