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Shiva and the Primordial Tradition: From the Tantras to the by Alain Daniélou

By Alain Daniélou

In Shiva and the Primordial Tradition, Alain Daniélou explores the connection among Shaivism and the Western global. Shaivite philosophy doesn't oppose theology, cosmology, and technology since it acknowledges that their universal target is to hunt to appreciate and clarify the character of the realm. within the Western global, the belief of bridging the divide among technology and faith is simply commencing to contact the perimeters of mainstream thought.

This infrequent selection of the overdue author’s writings, chosen and edited via Jean-Louis Gabin, includes numerous never-before-published articles and provides an in depth exam of the underpinnings of Shaivism. It presents an in-depth examine the various features of the Samkhya, the cosmologic doctrines of the Shaivite culture. Daniélou offers vital revelations on topics similar to the technology of goals, the function of poetry and sexuality within the sacred, the character of the nice Shankara, and the Shaivite impression at the Scythians and the Parthians (and via extension, the Hellenic international in general). delivering a resounding argument in prefer of the polytheistic technique, he explains that monotheism is simply the deification of ­individualism--the separation of humanity from nature--and that by means of acknowledging the sacred in every little thing, we will realize the imprint of the primordial tradition.

ALAIN DANIÉLOU (1907–1994) spent greater than fifteen years within the conventional society of India, utilizing merely the Sanskrit and Hindi languages and learning song and philosophy with eminent students. He used to be duly initiated into esoteric Shaivism, which gave him strange entry to texts transmitted during the oral culture by myself. he's the writer or translator of greater than thirty books at the faith, historical past, and humanities of India and the Mediterranean, together with the total Kama Sutra, The Myths and Gods of India, and a short heritage of India.

JEAN-LOUIS GABIN, Ph.D., begun amassing and enhancing a number of the texts during this quantity in collaboration with Daniélou whereas he used to be nonetheless alive. he's engaged on an extra Ph.D. in Philosophy of faith and Indology at the topic “Tradition and Modernity within the works of Alain Daniélou.” He additionally has edited and released 5 posthumous collections of Alain Daniélou’s paintings in French in addition to serving as editor of the English variation of India: A Civilization of alterations.

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Seeing Through Texts: Doing Theology Among the Srivaisnavas by Francis X. Clooney

By Francis X. Clooney

Examines texts and commentaries within the Tamil-language SArivastradition of South India; in regards to the basic problems with textual content, imaginative and prescient, and narrative that such texts bring up, and in regards to the implications of those for a selected sort of comparative theology.

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Paroles de brahmanes by Michel Angot

By Michel Angot

Pendant presque quatre millénaires de littérature sanskrite, les brahmanes ont composé des œuvres sur les sujets les plus divers : facteurs de mots et d'idéologies de toutes sortes, ne s'adressant qu'aux dieux, à Dieu et à eux-mêmes, ils ont constitué un trésor de mots, parfois sous formes de subhasita, des « belles paroles ».« On devient ce sur quoi on pose l'esprit », « Le vrai et lui seul triomphe, pas le pretend », « Lorsque le disciple est prêt, le maître apparaît » : ces « belles paroles » ne sont pas des proverbes, ces sortes de prêt-à-penser, mais les phrases-clefs sans cesse remâchées et ruminées d'une tradition qui vouait un culte à los angeles parole, pourvu qu'elle soit belle, profonde et intelligente. Elles constituent une entrée vivante et complète dans l'esprit de l'Inde ancienne.Michel Angot est sanskritiste. Il a notamment publié L’Inde classique (Les Belles Lettres, 2001), Le Yoga-sutra de Patanjali (traduction et présentation, Les Belles Lettres, 2008), Samkara, los angeles quête de l’être (Points, 2009).

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In Praise of Adya Kali: Approaching the Primordial Dark by Aditi Devi

By Aditi Devi

In compliment of Adya Kali details the goddess Kali, and her tradition of devotion in West Bengal and South Asia. diversified from such a lot modern books approximately this darkish Goddess, this ebook deals a liturgy of worship--a non secular perform, the Song of the Hundred Names of Adya Kali, that readers can use to domesticate a right away devotional dating to Kali.


In compliment of Adya Kali is additionally a context-setting advisor, developing this custom as a basic orientation to existence. such a lot compelling, the textual content of this liturgy and Commentaries comprise an intimate revelation of the way the goddess establishes herself in her devotees' our bodies and hence intervenes, through unconditional love and recognition, of their lives.

A long advent, either scholarly and private, describes the goddess and the chances that those prayers will supply. Aditi Devi courses us in tips to construct a shrine to Kali, numerous different types of choices to make to her, and indicates a agenda for the way to exploit this liturgy with a long term dedication over the process 108 nights.

"This Song of the Hundred Names is a strong educating that every one varieties are her forms," the writer notes. Male, woman, or different gendered, readers are offered with the chance to event the depths in their personal inner female energies, and thereby come into higher therapeutic and wholeness, extra without problems in a position to exhibit this usually overlooked a part of ourselves.

Aditi Devi's long-term non secular perform and immersion inside of dwelling Tantric lineages in South Asia is the resource of this e-book. aditi devi.com

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Beyond Hindu and Muslim: Multiple Identity in Narratives by Peter Gottschalk

By Peter Gottschalk

Wondering the normal depiction of India as a kingdom divided among non secular groups, Gottschalk exhibits that people dwelling in India have a number of identities, a few of which reduce throughout non secular limitations. The tales narrated by way of villagers residing within the northern country of Bihar depict daily social interactions that go beyond the straightforward divide of Hindu and Muslim.

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Hinduism and the Religious Arts (Religion And The Arts) by Heather Elgood

By Heather Elgood

The roots among the Hindu faith and the broader tradition are deep and uniquely advanced. No learn of both historical or modern Indian tradition might be undertaken with out a transparent figuring out of Hindu visible arts and their assets in spiritual trust and perform. Defining what's intended through faith - no such time period exists in Sanskrit - and what's understood through Hindu beliefs of good looks, Heather Elgood offers the easiest synthesis and important research of modern scholarship at the subject. moreover, this ebook bargains serious historical past info for an individual attracted to the social and anthropological roots of inventive creativity, in addition to the rites, practices and ideology of the masses of hundreds of thousands of Hindus on the planet today.>

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Day by Day With Bhagavan by A. Devararaja Mudaliar

By A. Devararaja Mudaliar

The recognition of this publication is better illustrated by means of the truth that it has long gone into 5 reprints because it used to be first released within the yr 1968.

Devaraja Mudaliar, an in depth devotee of Sri Ramana Maharshi saved notes of the occasions and conversations that happened within the outdated corridor of Sri Bhagavan. This was once within the yr 1945. The booklet covers a huge spectrum of the humour, compassion and primarily the Maharshi's strong religious status

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The Jains (2nd Edition) (The Library of Religious Beliefs by Paul Dundas

By Paul Dundas

The Indian faith of Jainism, whose critical guideline consists of non-violence to all creatures, is likely one of the world's oldest and least-understood faiths. Dundas appears at Jainism in its social and doctrinal context, explaining its background, sects, scriptures and formality, and describing how the Jains have, over 2500 years, outlined themselves as a special non secular group. This revised and elevated variation takes account of latest study into Jainism.

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The Goddess Lives in Upstate New York: Breaking Convention by Corinne G. Dempsey

By Corinne G. Dempsey

The Goddess Lives in Upstate big apple is a profile of a flourishing Hindu temple within the city of Rush, long island. The temple, tested via a charismatic nonbrahman Sri Lankan Tamil often called Aiya, stands proud for its blend of orthodox ritual meticulousness and socioreligious iconoclasm. The energy with which devotees perform ritual themselves and their prepared entry to the deities contrasts sharply with ritual actions at so much North American Hindu temples, the place (following the standard Indian customized) ritual is played basically through clergymen and entry to the hugely sanctified divine photographs is heavily guarded. Drawing on a number of years of fieldwork, Dempsey weaves conventional South Asian stories, temple miracle debts, and devotional testimonials into an research of the targeted dynamics of diaspora Hinduism. She explores the ways that the goddess, the guru, and temple individuals live at cultural and non secular intersections, noting how differences among marvelous and mundane, conference and non-convention, and household and international are extra usually intertwined and interdependent than in tidy competition. This energetic and obtainable paintings is a special and demanding contribution to diaspora Hindu reports.

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New Birth or Rebirth?: Jesus Talks with Krishna (Great by Ravi Zacharias

By Ravi Zacharias

This can be what Subramaniam, a real-life Hindu of the 20 th century, wonders as he enters a fictitious dialog among spiritual figures who've replaced the lives of hundreds of thousands. As Jesus and Krishna reply to every one other’s view of lifestyles and the afterlife, they converse phrases immediately from the texts of Christianity and Hinduism and immediately into the soul.

Subramaniam asks Jesus and Krishna tough questions on religion. in the meantime, a fictional personality, Richard, eavesdrops, asking himself an important query of all:

Does it actually matter what i think?

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