Posts in category: Hinduism
By Harold G. Coward
Harold Coward explores how the mental elements of Yoga philosophy were very important to highbrow advancements either East and West. Foundational for Hindu, Jaina, and Buddhist concept and non secular perform, Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, the classical assertion of jap Yoga, are detailed of their emphasis at the nature and value of mental methods. Yoga's effect is explored within the paintings of either the seminal Indian philosopher Bhartrhari (c. six hundred C.E.) and between key figures in Western psychology: founders Freud and Jung, in addition to modern transpersonalists akin to Washburn, Tart, and Ornstein..
Coward exhibits how the yogic suggestion of mental approaches makes Bhartrhari's philosophy of language and his theology of revelation attainable. He is going directly to discover how Western psychology has been stimulated through incorporating or rejecting Patanjali's Yoga. the results of those developments in Western inspiration for mysticism and reminiscence are tested in addition. This research leads to a awesome perception, particularly, that there's a an important distinction among japanese and Western notion with reference to how constrained or perfectible human nature is the West preserving that we as people are psychologically, philosophically, and spiritually constrained or mistaken in nature and hence now not perfectible, whereas Patanjali's Yoga and japanese idea quite often keep the other. varied Western responses to the japanese place are famous, from whole rejection via Freud, Jung, and Hick, to various levels of reputation via transpersonal thinkers."
By Reza Shah-Kazemi
In our day while there's a lot strife among factions, this paintings illuminates the subject of transcendence as understood by means of the saints of the non secular traditions: Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity.
By James Axtell
During this provocative and well timed choice of essays--five released for the 1st time--one of an important ethnohistorians writing at the present time, James Axtell, explores the foremost position of mind's eye either in our conception of strangers and within the writing of heritage. Coinciding with the five hundredth anniversary of Columbus's "discovery" of the USA, this assortment covers a variety of subject matters facing American background. 3 essays view the invasion of North the USA from the viewpoint of the Indians, whose land it was once. the first actual conferences, he unearths, have been almost always peaceable. different essays describe local encounters with colonial traders--creating "the first patron revolution"--and Jesuit missionaries in Canada and Mexico. regardless of the tragedy of a number of the encounters, Axtell additionally unearths that there has been a lot humor in Indian-European negotiations over peace, intercourse, and conflict. within the ultimate part he conducts looking analyses of ways university textbooks deal with the preliminary century of yankee background, how America's human face replaced from all brown in 1492 to predominantly white and black by way of 1792, and the way we dealt with ethical questions through the Quincentenary. He concludes with an in depth evaluate of the Quincentenary scholarship--books, motion pictures, television, and museum exhibits--and feedback for a way we will be able to assimilate what we've got learned.
Offers a transparent view of the profound depths of tantric knowledge and leads the reader step by step to the inner most degrees of real tantric doctrine.
By Lisa Lassell Hallstrom
A few feminist theologians within the West have steered circulate towards strong but compassionate girl spiritual imagery, encouraged through historic goddess cultures, could empower girls and create a extra balanced and humane society. but India has one of many oldest non-stop traditions of goddess worship on the earth, a convention that is greatly alive this present day. actually, the Hindu culture holds that the Divine mom can take shape as an it appears person. in addition, Hindu girls in the course of the centuries were thought of to be dwelling saints and commemorated as such.
This e-book examines the lifetime of one such girl, Anandamayi Ma, who by the point of her demise in 1982 used to be greatly respected as a saint, guru, and incarnation of God. Born right into a bad brahman kin in Bengal in 1896, Anandamayi Ma grew to become essentially the most popular Hindu holy ladies of recent occasions. Ma chanced on her non secular vocation early, and through 1926, she had began her ceaseless travels via India, attracting devotees at any place she went, between them such popular figures as Kamala Nehru and her daughter, Indira Gandhi. by the point of her demise Ma's devotees numbered within the millions, and this present day they proceed to worship her day-by-day of their houses and assemble to take part in religious practices in her identify. Drawing on broad interviews, literature from Ma's group, and an enormous array of different assets, Lisa Hallstrom paints a desirable and shiny portrait of this striking girl, her teachings, and her carrying on with effect. within the approach, Hallstrom sheds new mild on quite a lot of very important topics within the Hindu culture, and examines the ability of a strong girl non secular determine to function a version for girls whilst she is perceived as divine, and, hence, past gender.
By Ingo Swann
In 1989, Ingo Swann was once invited through Dr. Elmer eco-friendly on the Menninger beginning to take part in experiments related to actual strength fields, physique, electrical energy, and states of attention. The experiments have been carried out inside an complicated electrostatic "copper wall environment," the layout of which was once in accordance with an historic Asian strategy to turn on and improve clairvoyance and lucidity.
due to the various experimental periods undertaken, Swann's clairvoyance elevated vastly. a variety of states of lucid awareness have been accomplished with recognize to "seeing" bright info of invisible full of life fields and phenomena of the organic physique and its stunning higher-energy systems.
In PSYCHIC SEXUALITY, Swann stories at the high-energy structures linked to sexual energies that the majority humans experience, think, and reply to at very simple degrees of attention whether they can't understand them through clairvoyance.
Swann enlarges the e-book via offering an ancient review of numerous previous epochs of higher-consciousness study within which sexual energies have been vividly encountered , yet which study was once vigorously condemned via equipped societal forces. The life of the societal suppression is itself suppressed. If it used to be now not for the stunning equipment applied to accomplish it, the suppression is kind of hilarious.
Why such learn has passed through societal suppression offers an enticing query. As a part of a solution, Swann presents a step by step cause that has very superb implications.
By Tracy Pintchman
This publication explores the increase of the nice Goddess through concentrating on the advance of saakti (creative energy), maya (objective illusion), and prakr(materiality) from Vedic instances to the overdue Puranic interval, clarifying how those ideas grew to become principal to her theology.
"I like a great deal the way Pintchman conscientiously establishes the interrelationships among saakti, maya, and prakrti concepts that would now not initially seem to be heavily attached. This e-book well unearths their natural integration, an integration that Hindu tradition itself famous and elaborated in simple terms steadily over the centuries. She avoids analyzing later Sakta or Tantric theological principles again into the sooner literature, but she convincingly demonstrates how the later rules are firmly rooted within the historic traditions. hence, the booklet offers the reader with a feeling either one of the continuities fascinated by the advance of the good Goddess idea, in addition to the most important ameliorations of culture that one of these improvement entailed." -- C. Mackenzie Brown
"There are complementary, arresting positive aspects of this publication. One is the vast sweep of the author's inquiry into the historical past of 3 recommendations which are basic to the nice Goddess. She follows a thread of continuity that hasn't ever been so crisply delineated. the result's form of a conceptual "adventure tale" informed in flashbacks: we all know what the mature notion is, because it is now universal wisdom. the place it got here from makes for terribly attention-grabbing studying. the second one extraordinary function is the provocative, suggestive linking of this background to modern concerns relating to gender and women." -- Thomas B. Coburn
"The writer offers a radical dialogue of the most ideas with regards to the female precept within the highbrow, literary traditions of Hinduism. She indicates that goddess worship isn't really a marginal expression yet is imperative to even the main orthodox parts of Hinduism. She additionally brings jointly a lot far-flung scholarship from India, Europe, and the us with no duplicating any of it." -- Kathleen M. Erndl
By Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja
In keeping with Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Canto 7
Long in the past, an evil monarch named Hiranyakashipu seized keep an eye on of the total universe. even though he made lifestyles very unlikely for all, his son Prahlad, who was once continually absorbed in meditating at the Lord, remained undisturbed. Seeing the boy’s common predilection for religious existence and therefore taking him as an archenemy, Hiranya-kashipu attempted to kill him, yet with no good fortune. If we persist with the lessons of Prahlad Maharaja, we'll additionally turn into fearless natural devotees of the Lord.
By J. Krishnamurti
In gone lives the writer of this little ebook of Hindu schooling had a lot to do with academic paintings, and he turns out to have introduced over with him an severe curiosity in schooling. in the course of his brief visits to Benares, he paid an alert consciousness to a number of the information of the paintings carried on within the vital Hindu university, staring at and asking questions, noting the great feeling among lecturers and scholars, so diversified from his personal university reports in Southern India.
By Eve Adamson
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