The Essentials of Hinduism

The Essentials of Hinduism
Author: Bhaskarananda
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 233
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105029606154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essentials of Hinduism Book Review:

Swami Bhaskarananda, a Ramakrishna monk, explains the essentials of Hinduism in a straightforward style aimed at Westerners.

The Essentials of Hinduism

The Essentials of Hinduism
Author: Swami Bhaskarananda
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2005-10-01
ISBN 10: 9781884852084
ISBN 13: 1884852084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essentials of Hinduism Book Review:

This book gives clearly written explanations of the basic ideas and practices of Hinduism and its culture. It answers so many questionsDo the Hindus worship many gods? Are the Hindus idol worshippers? What is the purpose of life? What are Hinduism's spiritual practices?and so on, covering the most mundane to the most profound ideas and questions of Hinduism. A comprehensive, clearly written book on Hinduism that removes most of the misconceptions about Hinduism. It explains Hinduism starting with its history, then covers the following topics: God-RealizationGoal of HinduismHoly Books, Indo-Aryans, HinduismA Way of Life, Hindu Society Today, Role of FoodGodDoctrine of Karma, Doctrine of Predestination, Doctrine of Reincarnation, Hindu Ethics, Guru and Disciple Relationship, Different Spiritual Paths, Four Yogas, Worship of God, Mantras and Sacred Symbols, Temples, Three Gunas, Creation, Moksha or Liberation

Many Many Many Gods of Hinduism

Many Many Many Gods of Hinduism
Author: Swami Achuthananda
Publsiher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2013-07-02
ISBN 10: 1481825526
ISBN 13: 9781481825528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Many Many Many Gods of Hinduism Book Review:

Religion is the opium of the people, said Karl Marx many centuries ago. For more than a billion people living in India and abroad, Hinduism is the religion and a way of life. In this multi-award winning book, Swami Achuthananda cracks open the opium poppy pods, analyzes the causes for euphoria, and comes away with a deeper understanding of the people and their religion. *** Winner 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (Religious Non-fiction) *** This is a comprehensive book on Hinduism. It tells you why Hindus do the things they do - and don't. Written in a casual style, the book guides you through the fundamentals of the religion. It then goes further and debunks a number of long-standing myths, some of them coming from the academia (of all places). While most books shy away from contentious issues, this book plunges headlong by taking on controversies, like the Aryan Invasion Theory, idol worship, RISA scholarship and many more. In fact one-third of the book is just on controversies that you rarely find in any other literature. Other Awards: *** Finalist - 2014 Pacific Book Awards (Religion) *** *** Bronze - 2014 IPPY Award - (Religion) ***

A History of Hinduism

A History of Hinduism
Author: R. Ramachandran (retd)
Publsiher: SAGE Publishing India
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-03-19
ISBN 10: 9352807006
ISBN 13: 9789352807000
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Hinduism Book Review:

IS THE HISTORY OF HINDUISM, THE HISTORY OF BRAHMANAS FROM RIGVEDIC TIMES TO THE PRESENT? Or, does the story of Hinduism begin with the descriptions of the ancient roots as revealed by archaeological findings and the evidence from present day tribal, village and regional cultures? This book looks at both. The history of Brahmanas, tracing their lineage to the fifty-odd Rigvedic poets, is dealt with through the chronological ordering of the Sanskrit texts which were first handed down to us as oral narratives from Gurus to shishyas. The circumstances and purposes for which these texts were written is examined, along with events of a true historical nature. This is followed by a sequential treatment of Hinduism as a ‘Rigvedic religion’, the two Mimamsas, Buddhism, Jainism, Dharmasastras, the Epics and the Puranas. The growth of Hindu temples, the role of Adi Sankaracharya and the Bhakti movement is delved into, and the influences of Muslim and British rule of the subcontinent on Hinduism is analysed. The author explores one major reason for the survival of Hinduism—the support of prehistoric tribal and village cultures which were not modified or destroyed by the later-day Brahmanas. Much of tribal and village deities and practices were co-opted into concurrent Hinduism, so-much-so that today these cannot be separated from mainstream Hindu practices and traditions. They exist in all their colourful glory to this date and make Hinduism vibrant. It is these ancient folk religions that provide a stable foundation for the survival of Hinduism, argues author R Ramachandran, presenting in this book an all-encompassing landscape view of Hinduism as it has been for the last five thousand years. Finally, the present status of Hinduism is discussed along with its survival in the future.

What Is Hinduism

What Is Hinduism
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Himalayan Academy Publications
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 1934145270
ISBN 13: 9781934145272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Essentials of Hinduism

Essentials of Hinduism
Author: Swami Vivekananda
Publsiher: Advaita Ashrama (A publication branch of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math)
Total Pages: 72
Release: 1937
ISBN 10: 8175058390
ISBN 13: 9788175058392
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Hinduism Book Review:

Many want to know what Hinduism is. Many are astonished to hear that Hinduism has no particular creed. Indeed, Hinduism is hard to define. Hinduism is a system which comprises within its fold an infinite variety of thoughts. In this book published by Advaita Ashrama, a Publication centre of Ramakrishna Math, an attempt has been made to give a bird's-eye view of Hinduism with extracts from the speeches and writings of Swami Vivekananda who may be said to be the best exponent of Hinduism in modern India. The excerpts have been culled from the author's Complete Works.

The Essentials of Hinduism

The Essentials of Hinduism
Author: Swami Bhaskarananda
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 233
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:969103554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Essentials of Hinduism in the Light of Saiva Siddhanta

Essentials of Hinduism in the Light of Saiva Siddhanta
Author: S. Sabaratna Mudaliyar
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 351
Release: 1913
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015001129314
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Complete Idiot s Guide to Hinduism 2nd Edition

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Hinduism  2nd Edition
Author: Linda Johnsen
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2009-05-05
ISBN 10: 1101052570
ISBN 13: 9781101052570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Hinduism 2nd Edition Book Review:

A new look at an ancient religion. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Hinduism, Second Edition, contains updated and expanded information on how the religion developed from its very fragmented origins, the basic Hindu beliefs, and the multiple Hindu deities, as well as the sociological aspects of the religion including ethics, sacraments, dietary habits, the caste system, and much more. ? Hinduism is the third-largest religion in the world, with over 765 million followers worldwide ? Updated information on the state of Hinduism today ? An exploration of the Hindu paths to enlightenment including karma yoga, bhakti yoga, jnana yoga, tantra and laya yoga ? Expanded information on the Hindu Reformation

Hinduism For Dummies

Hinduism For Dummies
Author: Amrutur V. Srinivasan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-06-15
ISBN 10: 1118110773
ISBN 13: 9781118110775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hinduism For Dummies Book Review:

Your hands-on guide to one of the world's major religions The dominant religion of India, "Hinduism" refers to a widevariety of religious traditions and philosophies that havedeveloped over thousands of years. Today, the United States is hometo approximately one million Hindus. If you've heard of this ancient religion and are looking for areference that explains the intricacies of the customs, practices,and teachings of this ancient spiritual system, Hinduism ForDummies is for you! Provides a thorough introduction to this earliest and popularworld belief system Information on the rites, rituals, deities, and teachingsassociated with the practice of Hinduism Explores the history and teachings of the Vedas, Brahmans, andUpanishads Offers insight into the modern daily practice of Hinduismaround the world Continuing the Dummies tradition of making the world's religionsengaging and accessible to everyone, Hinduism For Dummies isyour hands-on, friendly guide to this fascinating religion.

World Religions

World Religions
Author: Thomas A. Robinson,Hillary P. Rodrigues
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2014-11-11
ISBN 10: 1441219722
ISBN 13: 9781441219725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Religions Book Review:

This masterful survey of world religions presents a clear and concise portrait of the history, beliefs, and practices of Eastern and Western religions. The new edition contains added material and has been revised throughout. The authors, both respected scholars of world religions, have over fifty years of combined teaching experience. Their book is accessibly written for introductory classes, can be easily adapted for one- or two-semester courses, and presents a neutral approach for broad classroom use. Pedagogical aids include further reading suggestions, photographs, sidebars, and pronunciation guides. An 800-question bank of multiple-choice test questions is available to professors through Baker Academic's Textbook eSources.

Essence of Hinduism

Essence of Hinduism
Author: Swami Mukundananda
Publsiher: Jagadguru Kripaluji Yog
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-03-14
ISBN 10: 0983396736
ISBN 13: 9780983396734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essence of Hinduism Book Review:

The Vedic scriptures are a vast treasure-house of the most resplendent divine knowledge, which contains the key for bringing about a divine transformation in our lives. Intuitively, seekers worldwide perceive that the heritage of India, the land of spirituality, holds in its bosom the rarest of rare secrets that they all yearn to know. That is why an inherent curiosity exists for understanding the concepts of Hinduism, reading its scriptures, and visiting the country that is the spiritual leader of the world. However, without proper guidance, such endeavors to fathom the secrets of Hinduism, even with the best of intentions, do not meet with success. People get stumped with how to access the knowledge, comprehend its wide-spectrum of concepts, and utilize them meaningfully in their lives. That is why Hinduism is an enigma for most Westerners.

Hinduism Ritual Reason and Beyond

Hinduism   Ritual  Reason and Beyond
Author: Ashok Mishra
Publsiher: StoryMirror Infotech Pvt Ltd
Total Pages: 540
Release: 2019-08-03
ISBN 10: 9388698134
ISBN 13: 9789388698139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hinduism Ritual Reason and Beyond Book Review:

The book is journey through 5000 years of evolution of Hinduism, and is outcome of seven years of study to understand the roots of Hinduism. Tracing the genesis of Hinduism to pre-Indus Valley period, the book explains Hindu, Hinduism and Sanatana Dharma, before it takes one through Hinduism’s oldest scriptures - the four Vedas, the four components of each Veda, and what they contain. How all original translations of Vedic texts were done by Western Sanskrit scholars, and why their works have left scope for doubt about the fidelity of translations. The yajnas (yagya) like Ashvamedha, Rajsooya, Vajpeya, etc., about which we only hear on TV serials and talk shows, have been demystified. The reader will be taken aback reading the sheer size and scale of Soma yajna, described step by step, in great detail. Hinduism’s journey to the Age of Reason, the Upanishads, its encounter with Buddhism, and its transformation into idol worshipping society with many gods and a multitude of stories about its millions of gods is lucidly explained. Puranas, what they contain and what was the reason they were created, has been described and explained next. Hinduism's journey to its modern form - idol worship, the modern puja, detailed description of puja and Sanskaras like Vivaha, their detailed description, the meaning of each action and how they are conducted, the gift to the priest, types of idols, their consecration, all are explained to help a reader understand the why and the how of what we do as a Hindu. The book concludes with a discussion of - Do mantras have power? & Do rituals have meaning?

What is Hinduism

What is Hinduism
Author: David Frawley
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2018-10-18
ISBN 10: 9388038657
ISBN 13: 9789388038652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What is Hinduism Book Review:

What Is Hinduism? provides one of the most provocative, engaging and detailed examinations of this oldest religious and spiritual tradition in the world. Followed by over a billion people, including a great majority in India, Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world. The teachings of Yoga and Vedanta are followed by millions in every continent. Enriched with a profound pluralistic view, Hinduism emphasizes that the Truth is One but has many paths. Yet, despite its universality, Hinduism remains the most misunderstood of the world's major religions, partly because of its antiquity and the vast extent of its teachings. Acknowledging the importance of the religion and its growing influence globally, David Frawley has addressed the prime teachings of Hinduism, its role in India, its place in the information age and has compiled an exhaustive set of questions and answers dwelling on all the significant issues. This essential learning helps us understand our spiritual heritage as a species and the place of India among the greatest civilizations of the world- ancient and modern. Further, the book charts out how Hindus can overcome the challenges confronting them today and communicate their diverse tradition more effectively, making it an ideal book for the Hindu youth.

The Essential Teachings of Hinduism

The Essential Teachings of Hinduism
Author: Kerry Brown
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 286
Release: 1988-01
ISBN 10: 9780712616744
ISBN 13: 0712616748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Ascent of Vishnu and the Fall of Brahma

The Ascent of Vishnu and the Fall of Brahma
Author: Swami Achuthananda
Publsiher: Relianz Communications Pty Ltd
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2018-08-27
ISBN 10: 0975788337
ISBN 13: 9780975788332
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ascent of Vishnu and the Fall of Brahma Book Review:

According to Hindu mythology, Brahma has a lifespan of 100 years. That may appear way short for a god of Brahma’s standing . (He is the creator of our solar system.) But Brahma and Hindu gods do not follow our traditional 24-hour clock. They represent time in cosmic units of yugas and kalpas. If you don’t understand any of these terms, that’s ok. A kalpa, for instance, is defined as a day of Brahma and translates to 4.32 billion human years. In fact Brahma has a lifespan of 311 trillion years! We explain these colossal timescales, as we introduce Brahma in this book. You will learn that Brahma initially was the supreme deity of Hinduism, but he could not hang on to his position for long. A judgmental lapse is said to have caused his downfall. With Brahma’s descent, Vishnu rose to power. Today, in the Hindu pantheon, Vishnu is a prominent god, and has a following of more than 700 million devotees, who are occasionally identified by the U-shared marks on their foreheads. With a focus on Vishnu and Brahma, we continue our journey beyond the Vedic era. We begin by examining a popular creation myth in which Brahma emerges from the navel of a sleeping Vishnu and starts crafting the world. Further on, we explore the churning of the milky ocean, a crucial event in Hindu mythology and one of the rare occasions when gods and demons collaborated (instead of fighting) to search for the nectar of immortality. Many precious things—and surprises—came out this quest, including Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and consort of Vishnu. We also get to know a critical insight into our ancestry. According to Hinduism, we are all related and descendants of Manu, the father of human race. While this book focuses on Brahma and Vishnu, there will be occasional detours when we pause to look at art and architecture. In particular, we’ll look at Angkor Wat, the largest Hindu temple in the world. Guess what? The fact that Angkor Wat is located outside India has dented Hindu pride from time immemorial. We’ll also peek at ancient paintings from a mythological perspective, especially the unique genre of miniature paintings called ragamala that combines art, music, and poetry. A remarkable shift in worship took place during this period. Bhakti became a major form of worship and pervaded Hindu society forever. If you are unfamiliar with bhakti, then nothing exemplifies bhakti (devotion) more than the dancing-and-chanting Hare Krishnas.

Essential Hinduism

Essential Hinduism
Author: Steven Rosen
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2008-05-16
ISBN 10: 9780742562370
ISBN 13: 0742562379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essential Hinduism Book Review:

A review of Hindu teachings, beliefs, practices, and history. This volume focuses on Vaishnavism, the most common form of Hinduism.

The A to Z of Hinduism

The A to Z of Hinduism
Author: Bruce M. Sullivan
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2001-07-17
ISBN 10: 1461671892
ISBN 13: 9781461671893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The A to Z of Hinduism Book Review:

With a history of over three and a half millennia, and over 800 million adherents, Hinduism is one of the world's largest and most diverse religious traditions. This book presents the Hindu religious tradition's major events, individuals, texts, sects, and concepts in the context of its historical development through various periods. In addition, sacred Hindu pilgrimage sites, the rituals performed as religious practices, the manifestations of Hindu religious sensibilities in biography, art, the caste system of social organization, mythology, and the theories of salvation developed through the history of Hinduism are also presented. A pronunciation guide to Sanskrit and Tamil, and a chronology of the history of Hinduism are included.

Outline of Hinduism

Outline of Hinduism
Author: William Stoddart
Publsiher: Foundation for Traditional
Total Pages: 128
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: IND:30000042222715
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outline of Hinduism Book Review:

William Stoddart surveys the vast and complex field of Hindu mythology, metaphysics and spirituality, and presents with clarity and concision the essential features of the Hindu religion. Outline of Hinduism, in its brief format, is remarkably comprehensive. It is an attractive introduction for the general reader and an accurate aide-memoire for the student.

Introduction to Hindu Dharma

Introduction to Hindu Dharma
Author: Michael Oren Fitzgerald
Publsiher: World Wisdom, Inc
Total Pages: 145
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 1933316489
ISBN 13: 9781933316482
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Hindu Dharma Book Review:

"Introduction to Hindu Dharma consists of selections from the more than 4,000 discourses of Kanchi Sankaracharya (1894-1994). It covers the topics of prayer and virtue, metaphysical truth, and the conflict between traditional Hindu dharma and modernity. A sage in the Sankara tradition, the Jagadguru was one of the most beloved and honored spiritual figures of the twentieth century in India and much of Asia and Europe. This book has the distinction of introducing both the sage and his spiritual legacy to the Western world in the form of an irreplaceable introduction to Hinduism."--BOOK JACKET.