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Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Hinduism

Theology Without Walls - The Transreligious Imperative (Hardcover): Jerry L. Martin Theology Without Walls - The Transreligious Imperative (Hardcover)
Jerry L. Martin
R3,256 Discovery Miles 32 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Thinking about ultimate reality is becoming increasingly transreligious. This transreligious turn follows inevitably from the discovery of divine truths in multiple traditions. Global communications bring the full range of religious ideas and practices to anyone with access to the internet. Moreover, the growth of the "nones" and those who describe themselves as "spiritual but not religious" creates a pressing need for theological thinking not bound by prescribed doctrines and fixed rituals. This book responds to this vital need. The chapters in this volume each examine the claim that if the aim of theology is to know and articulate all we can about the divine reality, and if revelations, enlightenments, and insights into that reality are not limited to a single tradition, then what is called for is a theology without confessional restrictions. In other words, a Theology Without Walls. To ground the project in examples, the volume provides emerging models of transreligious inquiry. It also includes sympathetic critics who raise valid concerns that such a theology must face. This is a book that will be of urgent interest to theologians, religious studies scholars, and philosophers of religion. It will be especially suitable for those interested in comparative theology, inter-religious and interfaith understanding, new trends in constructive theology, normative religious studies, and global philosophy of religion.

The Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Paperback): Pancham Sinh The Hatha Yoga Pradipika (Paperback)
Pancham Sinh; Swami Swatmarama
R168 Discovery Miles 1 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita - A Contemporary Introduction (Paperback, HPOD): Keya Maitra Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita - A Contemporary Introduction (Paperback, HPOD)
Keya Maitra
R573 Discovery Miles 5 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Philosophy of The Bhagavad Gita: A Contemporary Introduction presents a complete philosophical guide and new translation of the most celebrated text of Hinduism. While usually treated as mystical and religious poetry, this new translation focuses on the philosophy underpinning the story of a battle between two sets of cousins of the Aryan clan. Designed for use in the classroom, this lively and readable translation: - Situates the text in its philosophical and cultural contexts - Features summaries and chapter analyses and questions at the opening and end of each of the eighteen chapters encouraging further study - Highlights points of comparison and overlap between Indian and Western philosophical concepts and themes such as just war, care ethics, integrity and authenticity - Includes a glossary allowing the reader to determine the meaning of central concepts Written with clarity and without presupposing any prior knowledge of Hinduism, Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita: A Contemporary Introduction reveals the importance and value of reading the Gita philosophically.

The Bhagavad Gita (Paperback): Curuppumullage Jinarajadasa The Bhagavad Gita (Paperback)
Curuppumullage Jinarajadasa
R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Legend of Shara - How El-Shaddai Became Yahweh (Paperback): Srinivas Bharadwaj The Legend of Shara - How El-Shaddai Became Yahweh (Paperback)
Srinivas Bharadwaj
R328 Discovery Miles 3 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rezonance - Samkshepa (Condensed) Ramayana and Bhaja Govindam of Adi Sankaracharya (Paperback): Sridhar Jagannathan Rezonance - Samkshepa (Condensed) Ramayana and Bhaja Govindam of Adi Sankaracharya (Paperback)
Sridhar Jagannathan
R143 Discovery Miles 1 430 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Kali Santarana Upanishad - An Upanishad from Black Yajurveda which teaches the secret of the holy name of Rama and Krishna... Kali Santarana Upanishad - An Upanishad from Black Yajurveda which teaches the secret of the holy name of Rama and Krishna (Paperback)
Koushik K
R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
YOU ARE THE SUPREME LIGHT - Life Lessons from Adi Sankara (Hardcover): Nanditha Krishna YOU ARE THE SUPREME LIGHT - Life Lessons from Adi Sankara (Hardcover)
Nanditha Krishna
R277 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R52 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Glossary of Occult and Yoga Terms (Paperback): Swami Vivekananda Glossary of Occult and Yoga Terms (Paperback)
Swami Vivekananda
R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

THIS 48 PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK: Vedanta Philosophy: Lectures by the Swami Vivekananda on Raja Yoga Also Pantanjali's Yoga Aphorisms, with Commentaries, and Glossary of Sanskrit Terms, by Swami Vivekananda. To purchase the entire book, please order ISBN 1564597970.

My Lord Loves a Pure Heart - The Yoga of Divine Virtues (Paperback): Gurumayi. Chidvilasananda My Lord Loves a Pure Heart - The Yoga of Divine Virtues (Paperback)
Gurumayi. Chidvilasananda
R677 R503 Discovery Miles 5 030 Save R174 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Examining virtues that include fearlessness, reverence, freedom from anger, and compassion, this text draws on the "Bhagavad Gita" to illustrate how these virtues assist a seeker in attaining realization.

Mountain Temples and Temple Mountains - Architecture, Religion, and Nature in the Central Himalayas (Hardcover): Nachiket... Mountain Temples and Temple Mountains - Architecture, Religion, and Nature in the Central Himalayas (Hardcover)
Nachiket Chanchani; Series edited by Padma Kaimal, K. Sivaramakrishnan, Anand A. Yang
R1,575 R1,269 Discovery Miles 12 690 Save R306 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From approximately the third century BCE through the thirteenth century CE, the remote mountainous landscape around the glacial sources of the Ganga (Ganges) River in the Central Himalayas in northern India was transformed into a region encoded with deep meaning, one approached by millions of Hindus as a primary locus of pilgrimage. Nachiket Chanchani's innovative study explores scores of stone edifices and steles that were erected in this landscape. Through their forms, locations, interactions with the natural environment, and sociopolitical context, these lithic ensembles evoked legendary worlds, embedded historical memories in the topography, changed the mountain range's appearance, and shifted its semiotic effect. Mountain Temples and Temple Mountains also alters our understanding of the transmission of architectural knowledge and provides new evidence of how an enduring idea of India emerged in the subcontinent. Art History Publication Initiative. For more information, visit http://arthistorypi.org/books/mountain-temples-and-temple-mountains

Rediscovering Swami Vivekananda in the 21st Century Discourse (Hardcover): Jashobanta Roy, Debashish Roy Rediscovering Swami Vivekananda in the 21st Century Discourse (Hardcover)
Jashobanta Roy, Debashish Roy
R852 R686 Discovery Miles 6 860 Save R166 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume makes a humble attempt to be one with the essence of his ideals by trying to know what he dreamt for his nation. This book seeks to establish the relevance of the core of Swami Vivekananda's teachings in solving the present day socio-cultural, political and religious crisis both at national and global level.

Hanuman - The Devotion and Power of the Monkey God (Paperback): Vana Mali Hanuman - The Devotion and Power of the Monkey God (Paperback)
Vana Mali
R489 R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Save R88 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An interpretive look at the stories of Hanuman, one of the most beloved gods of the Hindu pantheon
- Contains 36 of the most important Hanuman stories with commentary on spiritual lessons, yogic practices, and Vedic astrology
- Reveals how Hanuman symbolizes the human mind and the highest potential it can achieve
- Explains how Hanuman has the ability to bestow strength and devotion
Best known for his role in the "Ramayana," Hanuman's playful nature, amazing physical powers, and selfless devotion to Lord Rama have made him one of the most beloved gods in the Hindu pantheon. As a monkey, he symbolizes the ever-restless human mind. He teaches us that, though everyone is born an animal, anyone can attain the heights of spiritual evolution through perseverance and ardent discipline. Having perfected his mind through "bhakti" (selfless devotion) to obtain his powers, Hanuman embodies the highest potential we can achieve.
In this book, Vanamali recounts 36 legendary Hanuman stories--from his birth to his adventures in the "Ramayana"--and reveals the spiritual lessons, yogic practices, and Vedic astrology aspects they contain. Vanamali shows how Hanuman has the ability to bestow selfless devotion and strength to his devotees and that following his example is the surest path to attracting the blessing of Rama.

Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu - American Representations of India, 1721-1893 (Hardcover): Michael J. Altman Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu - American Representations of India, 1721-1893 (Hardcover)
Michael J. Altman
R749 Discovery Miles 7 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu is a groundbreaking analysis of American representations of religion in India before the turn of the twentieth century. In their representations of India, American writers from a variety of backgrounds described "heathens," "Hindoos," and, eventually "Hindus." Before Americans wrote about "Hinduism," they wrote about "heathenism," "the religion of the Hindoos," and "Brahmanism." Various groups interpreted the religions of India for their own purposes. Cotton Mather, Hannah Adams, and Joseph Priestley engaged the larger European Enlightenment project of classifying and comparing religion in India. Evangelical missionaries used images of "Hindoo heathenism" to raise support at home. Unitarian Protestants found a kindred spirit in the writings of Bengali reformer Rammohun Roy. Transcendentalists and Theosophists imagined the contemplative and esoteric religion of India as an alternative to materialist American Protestantism, while popular magazines and common school books used the image of dark, heathen, despotic India to buttress Protestant, white, democratic American identity. Americans used the heathen, Hindoo, and Hindu as an other against which they represented themselves. The questions of American identity, classification, representation and the definition of "religion" that animated descriptions of heathens, Hindoos, and Hindus in the past still animate American debates today.

Brahman - A Study of the Solar Rituals of the Indo-Europeans. (Paperback): Alexander Jacob Brahman - A Study of the Solar Rituals of the Indo-Europeans. (Paperback)
Alexander Jacob
R1,222 R881 Discovery Miles 8 810 Save R341 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This supplement to the author's study of Indo-European cosmology, 'Atman' (Georg Olms, 2005) employs the cosmological insights of the ancient Indo-Europeans to illuminate the various sacrificial, theurgic and gnostic systems that were developed therefrom by the Japhetic Aryans and the Hamitic Egyptians, Sumerians and later Indians. The original yogic understanding of the full macrocosmic dimension of the human microcosm is seen to inform both the Vedic fire-rituals and the later Agamic temple-rituals since they focus equally on the solar force either as contained within the ritual fire or as embodied in divine idols and in human devotees. A consistent picture thus emerges of the apparently diverse religions of the Indo-Europeans. This work should be of interest to all students of Hinduism, the religions of the ancient Near East and the spiritual culture of the Indo-Europeans.

Sri Ramakrishna, the Face of Silence (Paperback): Swami Nikhilananda, Dhan Gopal Mukerji Sri Ramakrishna, the Face of Silence (Paperback)
Swami Nikhilananda, Dhan Gopal Mukerji
R513 R414 Discovery Miles 4 140 Save R99 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An inspiring in-depth look at the nineteenth-century
Godman of India and Prophet of Harmony.

Sri Ramakrishna, one of the greatest spiritual personalities of our time, is widely recognized as the Prophet of the Harmony of Religions. After perfecting the practice of several religions including Christianity, Islam and various traditions of Hinduism he declared, As many faiths, so many paths.

For the first time, two classic biographies Dhan Gopal Mukerji s The Face of Silence (1926) and Swami Nikhilananda s Sri Ramakrishna (1942) are brought together to provide a fuller understanding of the life and spiritual significance of Sri Ramakrishna as well as the systems of Indian religious thought intimately connected with him. Pairing legend with fact, memory with history, this unique volume including an Introduction to Sri Ramakrishna s God-consciousness by Swami Adiswarananda succeeds in intimately examining the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna and conveying the true story of this great mystic, whose leaping flame of spiritual realization continues to influence the modern spiritual search.

Indian Mythology (Hardcover): Don Nardo Indian Mythology (Hardcover)
Don Nardo
R865 Discovery Miles 8 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hinduism for Beginners - A Short History and Introduction (A Guide and Overview of the World's Oldest Religion)... Hinduism for Beginners - A Short History and Introduction (A Guide and Overview of the World's Oldest Religion) (Paperback)
Nathan Talbot
R162 Discovery Miles 1 620 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Power of the Dharma - An Introduction to Hinduism and Vedic Culture (Paperback): Stephen Knapp The Power of the Dharma - An Introduction to Hinduism and Vedic Culture (Paperback)
Stephen Knapp
R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hundred and Eight Names of Bhairava (Paperback): Koushik K Hundred and Eight Names of Bhairava (Paperback)
Koushik K
R249 Discovery Miles 2 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Self-immolation of Oskar Bruesewitz Compared to Other Suicides Committed as a Political Protest (Hardcover, New edition):... The Self-immolation of Oskar Bruesewitz Compared to Other Suicides Committed as a Political Protest (Hardcover, New edition)
Malgorzata Czabanska-Rosada, Adam Czabanski
R1,009 R814 Discovery Miles 8 140 Save R195 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book studies the phenomenon of altruistic suicide which was a form of political protest. The authors investigate the self-immolation of German pastor Oskar Brusewitz and compare it with other politically motivated suicides. They portray both life and pastoral activity of Brusewitz and analyse the motives of his suicide. Furthermore, they evaluate the judgement of this tragic event by confreres in faith and other witnesses. Besides the thorough analysis of Oskar Brusewitz's case, the book inspects the genesis of self-immolation and locates it in the tradition of Buddhism and Hinduism. It depicts cases of self-immolations in Vietnam, the USA, India, Tibet, China, Iran, and particularly in Middle-Eastern Europe (Czechoslovakia, Poland and Lithuania). The analysis also covers cases of self-immolations that occurred during the Arab Spring (2011-2012) and in Bulgaria in 2013.

Children of Immortal Bliss - A New Perspective on Our True Identity Based on the Ancient Vedanta Philosophy of India... Children of Immortal Bliss - A New Perspective on Our True Identity Based on the Ancient Vedanta Philosophy of India (Paperback)
Paul Hourihan
R442 R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Save R160 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

More than ever before, we in the West are discovering the value and practicality of the teachings of the East. In this book Paul Hourihan, who was a long-time American student of Vedanta, presents the venerable Indian teachings of Vedanta with illustrations and examples that make sense of them to Westerners in particular. In his own inimitable way, he shows how the profound, yet practical, teachings of Vedanta, one of the main schools of thought in Hinduism, give meaning and understanding to our lives. This study includes an overview of the mysticism of India, and provides a summary of the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga system of thought. Using the teachings of the Upanishads, Dr Hourihan covers the main principles of this perennial philosophy and the core concepts that flow from them. The last section demonstrates the universality of these teachings through confirmations from the masters of other spiritual traditions -- Lao Tzu, Meister Eckhart, Plotinus, and the Sufis of Islam. Over a period of 15 years Dr Hourihan gave many courses and talks on the world's mystical traditions, including the Vedanta philosophy. This book is derived from transcripts of these lectures. With a strong experiential background and lifelong interest in the field of mysticism, along with a Ph.D. in Literature, Hourihan, an American, was well qualified to introduce these ancient teachings to Western readers looking for guidance and personal transformation. As Robert Ellwood, Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Religion, University of Southern California, states "Children of Immortal Bliss is a splendid introduction to Vedanta for the average person, presenting this Indian tradition simply, and with the use of ideas and illustrations that will make sense of it to a wide audience". The practical application of this philosophy is the means for those of all faiths to realise their identity as Children of Immortal Bliss.

The Bhagavata Purana - Sacred Text and Living Tradition (Paperback): Ravi Gupta, Kenneth Valpey The Bhagavata Purana - Sacred Text and Living Tradition (Paperback)
Ravi Gupta, Kenneth Valpey
R821 R680 Discovery Miles 6 800 Save R141 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A vibrant example of living literature, the Bhagavata Purana is a versatile Hindu sacred text written in Sanskrit verse. Finding its present form by the tenth century C.E., the work inspired several major north Indian devotional (bhakti) traditions as well as schools of dance and drama, and continues to permeate popular Hindu art and ritual in both India and the diaspora.

Introducing the Bhagavata Purana's key themes while also examining its extensive influence on Hindu thought and practice, this collection conducts the first multidimensional reading of the entire text. Each essay focuses on a key theme of the Bhagavata Purana and its subsequent presence in Hindu theology, performing arts, ritual recitation, and commentary. The authors consider the relationship between the sacred text and the divine image, the text's metaphysical and cosmological underpinnings, its shaping of Indian culture, and its ongoing relevance to contemporary Indian concerns.

The Emergence of Modern Hinduism - Religion on the Margins of Colonialism (Paperback): Richard S. Weiss The Emergence of Modern Hinduism - Religion on the Margins of Colonialism (Paperback)
Richard S. Weiss
R790 R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Save R173 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. The Emergence of Modern Hinduism argues for the importance of regional, vernacular innovation in processes of Hindu modernization. Scholars usually trace the emergence of modern Hinduism to cosmopolitan reform movements, producing accounts that overemphasize the centrality of elite religion and the influence of Western ideas and models. In this study, the author considers religious change on the margins of colonialism by looking at an important local figure, the Tamil Shaiva poet and mystic Ramalinga Swami (1823-1874). Weiss narrates a history of Hindu modernization that demonstrates the transformative role of Hindu ideas, models, and institutions, making this text essential for scholarly audiences of South Asian history, religious studies, Hindu studies, and South Asian studies.

The Goddess's Embrace - Multifaceted Relations at the Ekamranatha Temple Festival in Kanchipuram (Hardcover): Kerstin... The Goddess's Embrace - Multifaceted Relations at the Ekamranatha Temple Festival in Kanchipuram (Hardcover)
Kerstin Schier
R1,384 R1,245 Discovery Miles 12 450 Save R139 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
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