By Amma,Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi,Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri
By Ramesh Menon
• Explores greater than 30 diversified goddess elements of the Shakti strength, either invaluable and malefic
• comprises Sanskrit hymns and vintage verses by means of Sri Auribindo for every of the goddesses
Shakti is synonymous with the Devi, the Divine mom or divine strength that manifests, sustains, and transforms the universe. She is the womb of all creatures, and it's via her that the single turns into the various. Our first and first dating to the area is thru the mum, the resource of affection, protection, and nourishment. Extending this courting to worship of a cosmic being as mom was once a normal step chanced on not just within the Shakti cult of Hinduism but additionally in historic Greek, Egyptian, and Babylonian cultures.
Shakti presents greater than 30 goddess incarnations of the Divine mom that signify either the important and malefic elements of the Shakti strength. From Lakshmi, Parvati, and Saraswati to Durga, Chandika, and Kali--each of different features of the feminine goddesses within the Hindu pantheon is printed, followed through conventional Sanskrit hymns, vintage verses through Sri Auribindo, and discussions of tantric philosophy. the writer attracts from the Devi Bhagavatham, which describes all of the tales of Shakti, and the Devi Mahatmyam, the main robust scriptural textual content that glorifies Shakti in her shape as Durga. utilizing those texts she indicates that in the course of the strength and beauty of the Divine mom we will be published from the darkness of lack of understanding and brought to the domicile of data, immortality, and bliss--the resource from which we've got come.
By Roberto Calasso,Jean-Paul Manganaro
By V. Krishnamurthy
The ocean of Hindu scriptural knowledge within the kind of teachings of historic masters of the faith is simply too huge for a unmarried person. This ebook provides, even though, a compact attached choice of such knowledge from the mammoth and deep literature on non secular Hindu concept. offering the esoteric meanings and value of diverse names of Gods, throughout the phrases of Rishis, it explains the philosophical foundations of Hinduism, rooted within the Upanishads, the Gita and different historical scriptures. A glimpse of the synthesis of faith and artwork as exhibited via the Divine Dance within the Nataraja temple of Chidambaram can also be provided.
About The Author:
V. Krishnamurthy (b. 1927) has served the dep. of arithmetic in Thiagarajar university, Madurai; Annamalai collage; college of Illinois, usa; and BITS, Pilani, the place he used to be additionally Dy. Director for 2 many years. His mathematical examine is within the quarter of useful research, Topology, Combinatorics and arithmetic Education.
Prof. Krishnamurthy was once additionally educated systematically within the conventional Hindu scriptures. as well as a number of lectures on Hindu scriptural literature and Vedanta, he has to his credits many books on Hinduism, together with necessities of Hinduism (1989); Hinduism for the subsequent iteration (1992); the 10 Commandments of Hinduism (1994); technology and Spirituality—A Vedanta notion (2002); stay fortunately the Gita manner (2008); and gemstones from the sea of Devotional Hindu inspiration (2010).
By David Gordon White
"White proves a skillful advisor in disentangling old and theoretical complexities that experience up to now bedeviled the examine of those influential points of medieval Indian culture."—Yoga World
"Anyone heavily attracted to checking out extra approximately genuine tantra, unique hatha yoga, embodied liberation . . . sacred sexuality, paranormal skills, therapeutic, and naturally alchemy will locate White's striking e-book as attention-grabbing as any Tom Clancy thriller."—Georg Feuerstein, Yoga Journal
By Christophe Jaffrelot
Hindu nationalism got here to international recognition in 1998, while the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata get together (BJP) received nationwide elections in India. even if the BJP used to be defeated nationally in 2004, it keeps to manipulate huge Indian states, and the flow it represents continues to be a big strength within the world's biggest democracy. This ebook provides the idea of the founding fathers and key highbrow leaders of Hindu nationalism from the time of the British Raj, in the course of the independence interval, to the current. Spanning greater than a hundred thirty years of Indian background and together with the writings of either well-known and unknown ideologues, this reader unearths how the "Hindutuva" circulate techniques key problems with Indian politics. masking such vital issues as secularism, non secular conversion, family members with Muslims, schooling, and Hindu id within the transforming into diaspora, this reader could be vital for a person wishing to appreciate modern Indian politics, society, tradition, or history.
By Amma,Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri,Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
By Swami Vivekananda
By Bhrigupati Singh
The Indian subdistrict of Shahabad, positioned within the dwindling forests of the southeastern tip of Rajasthan, is a space of maximum poverty. Beset through droughts and meals shortages lately, it's the domestic of the Sahariyas, former bonded employees, formally categorized as Rajasthan’s in basic terms “primitive tribe.” From afar, we'd examine this the bleakest of the awful, yet in Poverty and the hunt for Life, Bhrigupati Singh asks us to reassess simply what caliber of lifestyles ability. He exhibits how the Sahariyas conceive of aspiration, development, and energy in either fabric and non secular phrases, and the way such bridging can engender new chances of life.
Singh organizes his research round issues: strength and ethics, wherein he explores a fancy terrain of fabric and religious forces. Authority is still contested, no matter if in divine or human types; the kingdom is either despised and wanted; low and high castes negotiate new methods of dwelling jointly, in clash but in addition cooperation; new gods circulation throughout rival social teams; animals and vegetation depart their tracks on human subjectivity and religiosity; and the opportunity of energy persists at the same time ordinary assets progressively disappear. learning this milieu, Singh bargains new methods of pondering past the religion-secularism and nature-culture dichotomies, juxtaposing questions about caliber of existence with political theologies of sovereignty, neighborliness, and ethics, within the procedure portray a wealthy portrait of perseverance and fragility in modern rural India.