Hinduism

Download The philosophy of sādhanā : with special reference to the by Debabrata B. Sen Sharma PDF

By Debabrata B. Sen Sharma

After offering a normal survey of religious perform within the varied faculties of Indian philosophy, the writer makes a speciality of the Trika tuition, popularly known as Kashmir Shaivism. He bargains basically and exhaustively with such issues as Shaktipat (the descent of Divine Grace), Diksha (initiation), and the position of the Guru. His therapy of a few of the paths (upayas) applicable for the different sorts of practitioners is principally worthwhile.
The ebook ends with a bankruptcy on enlightenment (jivanmukti). This bankruptcy not just offers the that means of self-realization-in-this-lifetime, yet deals fabric in this subject for the 1st time in English.

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Download The Siddhāntasundara of Jñānarāja: An English Translation by Toke Lindegaard Knudsen PDF

By Toke Lindegaard Knudsen

A treasure for someone attracted to early smooth India and the heritage of arithmetic, this primary English translation of the Siddhāntasundara finds the interesting paintings of the scholar-astronomer Jñānarāja (circa 1500 C.E.). Toke Lindegaard Knudsen starts off with an advent to the traditions of old Hindu astronomy and describes what's identified of Jñānarāja’s lifestyles and relations. He interprets the Sanskrit verses into English and gives professional observation at the type and substance of Jñānarāja's treatise.

The Siddhāntasundara includes a accomplished exposition of the method of Indian astronomy, together with tips to compute planetary positions and eclipses. It additionally explores deep, probing questions about the workings of the universe and sacred Hindu traditions. In a philosophical dialogue, the treatise seeks a synthesis among the cosmological version utilized by the Indian astronomical culture and the cosmology of a category of texts sacred in Hinduism. In his discourse, which incorporates a dialogue of the course of down and adhesive antipodeans, Jñānarāja rejects yes ideas from the astronomical culture and reinterprets rules from the sacred texts. He additionally constructs a fancy poem at the seasons, many verses of that have layers of that means, one describing a season, the opposite a god's actions in that season.

The Siddhāntasundarais the final significant treatise of Indian astronomy and cosmology to obtain critical scholarly realization, Knudsen’s cautious attempt unveils the 500-year-old Sanskrit verses and exhibits the shrewdpermanent quirkiness of Jñānarāja's writing variety, his prepared use of arithmetic, and his refined philosophical arguments.

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Download Vedanta: Heart of Hinduism by Loly Rosset, Hans Torwestern PDF

By Loly Rosset, Hans Torwestern

Vedanta is the main encompassing and open of the six orthodox platforms of Hinduism and is taken into account the quintessence of jap suggestion and mysticism. a tremendous a part of sleek highbrow Hinduism, Vedanta is frequently considered as a very common faith and had many adherents within the West.

At the heart of Vedanta lie the texts of the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. starting with the idea that guy is a divine being whose maximum resource of power is his instinct, Vedanta seeks no longer in simple terms the buildup of data, yet particularly the annihilation of all wisdom. Its aim is an unclouded internal global that may let us exist untroubled through the complexity of the skin world.

For these attracted to the concise and clever review, in addition to those that search a greater knowing of what's on the center of Hinduism, Vedanta is a special and thought-provoking guide.

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Download Precolonial India in Practice: Society, Region, and Identity by Cynthia Talbot PDF

By Cynthia Talbot

The society of conventional India is often characterised as static and ruled by means of caste. This examine demanding situations older interpretations, arguing that medieval India was once truly a time of dynamic switch and fluid social identities. utilizing files of non secular endowments from Andhra Pradesh, writer Cynthia Talbot reconstructs a local society of the precolonial earlier because it existed in perform.

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Download Abhinavagupta: A Trident of Wisdom by Jaideva Singh, Paul Muller-Ortega PDF

By Jaideva Singh, Paul Muller-Ortega

It is a lengthy statement on a brief Tantra. the most authoritative and commemorated texts in Kashmir Shaivism, it bargains with the character of final fact and with equipment of awareness concentrating on the idea and perform of Mantra. Abhinavagupta offers his metaphysics of language, of the area (Vak), and its relation to attention. He calls it 'the educating of the key of the Trika doctrine.'

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Download Happiness and the Art of Being: An Introduction to the by Michael James PDF

By Michael James

Happiness is our precise nature, our crucial being. The temporary happiness that we appear to derive from exterior reports really arises in basic terms from inside of ourself, and is skilled by means of us as a result of the transitority calming of our brain that happens at any time when any of our wishes are fulfilled. as long as our brain is extroverted, getting to something except our personal crucial self-conscious being, we will be able to by no means event ideal, everlasting and unqualified happiness. To event real and everlasting happiness, we needs to reach the event of precise self-knowledge — that's, completely transparent cognizance of our personal crucial being, 'I am'. Such is the reality published via Bhagavan Sri Ramana.

The philosophy of Sri Ramana derives completely from his adventure of precise, absolute, non-dual self-knowledge, an event that transcends all idea, either rational and irrational. notwithstanding, given that we think the lifestyles of duality, multiplicity and relativity, we appear to lack the non-dual and absolute wisdom of our personal crucial self-conscious being that Sri Ramana skilled as his typical nation. accordingly he awarded his philosophy to us by way of a rational and logical research of our current adventure of ourself as a finite person realization, so as to let us to be firmly confident of absolutely the truth that underlies and helps this finite recognition that we now mistake to be ourself.

However, the non secular teachings of Sri Ramana should not just a rational philosophy, yet also are an exact technological know-how and paintings. He meant his philosophy to serve merely because the theoretical beginning upon which we must always guidance the empirical technological know-how of self-investigation (atma-vicara), that's the artwork of keenly self-attentive and for that reason completely thought-free being.

This booklet, Happiness and the paintings of Being, is an in-depth exploration of either the philosophy and the perform of the non secular teachings of Bhagavan Sri Ramana. even though it truly is meant basically to be an creation to his teachings, it isn't a quick one, simply because in a transparent and straightforward demeanour it offers a really particular and deep perception into their middle. consequently although it's been written making sure that it's going to be simply understood even via readers who've no earlier acquaintance with any kind of religious philosophy, it's going to even be worthwhile to readers who have already got an outstanding knowing of his teachings.

Like the purpose of his teachings, the purpose of this publication is to instructed every one people to imagine extra deeply in regards to the truth of all that we as a possible restricted person realization event and recognize, to aid us to appreciate that the single absolute truth in our whole adventure of duality and relativity is our basic recognition of our personal crucial being, 'I am', and thereby to augment our love and energy to wait keenly and completely to this crucial self-consciousness 'I am' that allows you to observe its real nature.

The writer of this e-book, Michael James, spent greater than 8 years learning the unique Tamil writings of Sri Ramana and of his prime disciple, Sri Muruganar, in minute aspect less than the transparent information of one other shut disciple, Sri Sadhu Om. Therefore the valuable concentration of this publication is at the teachings of Sri Ramana as expressed in his personal unique writings, and therefore it comprises actual and punctiliously worded translations by means of the writer of the entire of Sri Ramana's prose treatise Nan Yar? (Who am I?) and of lots of the verses of his philosophical poems such as Upadesa Undiyar, Ulladu Narpadu, Ekatma Pancakam, Anma-Viddai and Upadesa Tanippakkal.

This moment print variation is a touch revised model of the 1st print variation, and encompasses a specified glossary.

For additional information approximately Sri Ramana and his teachings, please stopover at the author's web site: happinessofbeing.com.

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Download Sri Isopanisad: The Knowledge That Brings One Nearer to the by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada PDF

By A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Knowledge from old times... The Sanckrit phrases 'Sri Isopanisad' capability "the wisdom that brings one closer to the ideal individual, Krsna." As such, 'Sri Isopanisad' at once counters the lessons of recent technological know-how, which say that on the root of lifestyles lies no longer anyone yet simply summary legislation governing the opportunity collision of subatomic debris within the mammoth void of time and area. separately, we insurgent on the idea that we will be analyzed into useless legislation and debris. We believe that character is the cast starting place and unifying precept of our lifestyles. That instinct is right, says the Vedic philosophy of historical India, which loudly declares the primacy of character in each sphere of lifestyles and information. And the basic Vedic teachings at the common nature of character are summarized in 'Sri Isopanisad', the main of the 108 'Upanisads'. As translated and defined by means of His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the main exotic modern day instructor of India's non secular tradition and philosophy, the 19 jewel-like 'mantras of Sri Isopanisad' can unencumber us from the awful conceptions of impersonalism and placed us involved with the excellent individual, the fountainhead of all energies and all happiness.

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Download Hindu Predictive Astrology by B. V. Raman PDF

By B. V. Raman

Hindu Predictive Astrology goals at growing enough information approximately astrology and its suggestions. Hindu astrology is handled really broadly during this booklet. The learn of astrology and its value occupies the first actual bankruptcy of the publication for that reason. subsequent, the readers are brought to the sun and zodiac structures and their impact on Hindu astrology. the next chapters department into the elemental strategies, which come with Hindu planets, dimensions of time, constellations and sunlight indicators in addition to the features of varied indicators of the zodiac. Astrological phrases also are delineated basically as well as Hindu methodologies for horoscope description. different subject matters of analysis contain the actual and effort country of alternative planets and horoscope casting through the Western approach. another issues of analysis comprise beginning affirmation, sub-periods, and Shadvargas.

a few of the chapters in Hindu Predictive Astrology comprise Hindu Time degree, Marakas or dying causing Planets, Key-Planets for every signal, Hindu approach to Casting the Horoscope, Planets, indicators and Constellations, scientific Astrology, Planets in several Bhavas or homes, Annual Horoscopes, On delivery Verification and Rectification, and Prasna Sastra or Horary Astrology. Chapters resembling The Ashtakavarga procedure, sensible Horoscopes, Judgement of a Horoscope, a few designated Yogas, Dasas and Bhuktis (Periods and sub-periods), Planets in numerous Rasis or symptoms, Gocharaphala or result of Transits, and resource and Nature of dying also are incorporated within the ebook. Readers also are taught horoscope review and are educated approximately planets which are the reason for loss of life. different convenient info in Hindu Predictive Astrology relates to the impression of sub-periods and sessions, the Ashtakavarga horoscope procedure, varied homes for planets and the categories of dying. The ebook takes an in depth check rules and ideas concerning Hindu astrology to boot.

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