Download E-books Tantra: Path of Ecstasy PDF

By Georg Feuerstein

Tantra—often linked to Kundalini Yoga—is a primary measurement of Hinduism, emphasizing the cultivation of "divine energy" (shakti) as a route to limitless bliss. Tantra has been extensively misunderstood within the West, notwithstanding, the place its practices are frequently careworn with eroticism and licentious morality. Tantra: the trail of Ecstasy dispels many universal misconceptions, offering an obtainable advent to the heritage, philosophy, and perform of this remarkable religious culture.

The Tantric teachings are aimed at the attainment of enlightenment in addition to non secular energy and are current not just in Hinduism but additionally Jainism and Vajrayana Buddhism. during this publication, Georg Feuerstein deals readers a transparent realizing of genuine Tantra, in addition to acceptable assistance for religious perform and the attainment of upper awareness.

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Download E-books Bourgeois Hinduism, or Faith of the Modern Vedantists: Rare Discourses from Early Colonial Bengal PDF

In 1839 a various staff of Hindu leaders started collecting in Calcutta to proportion and propagate their religion in a non-idolatrous kind of worship. the crowd, referred to as the Tattvabodhini Sabha, met weekly to worship and listen to discourses from contributors at the virtues of a rational and morally accountable mode of worship. They referred to as upon old assets of Hindu spirituality to steer them in constructing a kind of recent theism they often called "Vedanta." during this e-book, Brian Hatcher interprets those hitherto unknown discourses and situates them opposed to the backdrop of non secular and social swap in early colonial Calcutta. except bringing to gentle the theology and ethical imaginative and prescient of an organization that used to be to have a profound effect on spiritual and highbrow existence in nineteenth-century Bengal, Hatcher's research promotes mirrored image on quite a few issues primary to realizing the advance of contemporary types of Hindu trust and practice.

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Download E-books Gandhi: The Father of Modern India PDF

By Pratima Mitchell

It is a excellent new sequence of well-told, superbly illustrated biographies with dramatic, evocative illustrations on each web page. every one e-book tells the tale of a impressive individual from the prior, whose identify and achievements have lived on a long way past their very own time. energetic, narrative textual content by means of expert storytellers, this vibrant, photograph e-book type paintings will stimulate the mind's eye and linger within the reminiscence. It comprises overseas diversity of characters. each one has a timeline and index for simple reference. The biographies hyperlink in with nationwide Curriculum KS1 and KS2. little ones love a superb tale. What higher solution to introduce them to the giants of our earlier than via those pleasant books? The titles within the sequence were selected to hide quite a lot of characters and to have either nationwide and foreign charm.

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Download E-books Guru-devatatma PDF

This can be a sequence of 7 discourses on guru-tattva, during which Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja discusses the significance of accepting a bona fide guru as extra expensive than existence itself and absolutely the necessity of receiving initiation from this sort of guru. those discourses have been in keeping with verse 11.2.37 from Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam. “Therefore an clever individual should still interact unflinchingly within the unalloyed devotional provider of the Lord, below the assistance of a bona fide religious grasp, whom he may still settle for as his worshipful deity and as his very existence and soul.”

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Download E-books Rearming Hinduism: Nature, Hinduphobia and the Return of Indian Intelligence PDF

By Vamsee Juluri

Rearming Hinduism is a guide for highbrow resistance. via an astute and devastating critique of Hinduphobia in modern day academia, media and pop culture, Vamsee Juluri exhibits us that what the Hinduphobic worldview denies virulently isn't just the reality and style of Hindu inspiration, however the very integrity and sanctity of the flora and fauna itself.
 
By boldly difficult a number of the media age's most well liked ideals approximately nature, background, and pre-history besides the Hinduphobes' ordinary myths approximately Aryans, invasions, and blood-sacrifices, Rearming Hinduism hyperlinks Hinduphobia and its hubris to a predatory and self-destructive tradition that maybe just a renewed Hindu sensibility can successfully oppose.  it's a name to work out the current in a fashion that elevates our desa and kala to the beliefs of the sanathana dharma once more.

"For a civilization is not only structures and machines, yet its humans, their suggestion, and their culture.  it's a manner of understanding the area, a fashion of giving that means and cost to the contents of lifestyles. it's a source, such a lot of all, for residing intelligently."

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Download E-books The Vedic Origins of Karma: Cosmos As Man in Ancient Indian Myth and Ritual (S U N Y Series in Hindu Studies) PDF

During this ebook, the writer seeks entry to Karma's origins through following a number of clues steered by means of the doctrine's earliest formula within the Upanisad texts (circa 600-500 B.C.) those clues lead again to the legendary and formality constructions firmly proven within the Brahmana texts, texts interested by the rituals that chronologically and conceptually precede the Upanisades. the increase of the karma doctrine is tied to the expanding dominance in past due Vedic considered the cosmic guy (Purusa/Prajapati) mythology and its ritual analogue the "building of the fireplace altar" (agnicayana).

"To somebody attracted to the Vedic literature or the assumption of karma, this ebook is attention-grabbing. The prose is crisp and transparent, well-ordered and full of life. The arguments are sincerely offered. Tull indicates convincingly that the beginnings of karma idea are to be present in the Brahmanas. And he is helping us to determine the common sense of those texts extra sincerely than a person else."--John M. Koller

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Download E-books A Magician Among the Spirits PDF

Harry Houdini and his publicity of the fraud spiritualist, spirit images, spirit slate writing, ectoplasm, clairvoyance, and different quakery and cons perpetrated at the gullible, through the likes of the Boston Medium Margery, the Davenport Brothers, Annie Eva Fay, the Fox Sisters, Daniel Dunglas domestic, Eusapia Pallandino, and different con artists in their ilk.

The complete nation acquired keen on Houdini's crusade opposed to faking spiritualists. He careened throughout the nation, supplying funds for spirit contacts he could not replica by means of admitted magical chicanery. It used to be a heyday not just for Houdini yet for the spirit-callers and there has been an both well-known protagonist who notion the spirits may certainly be contacted, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. a photograph on the entrance files a gathering among Houdini and Doyle and Houdini supplies Doyle his personal bankruptcy. there is an past bankruptcy on Daniel Dunglas domestic, the English engineer of fabulous paranormal results. Houdini increases hell with spiritualists who have been giving their (usually paying) consumers a imaginative and prescient of heavens to return, and stocks the tools used to perform "fake" and sensational spiritualism.

Houdini used to be not anything if now not unrelenting. As a style of items to return, he ends his advent with the phrases: "Up to the current time every thing that i've got investigated has been the results of deluded brains."

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Download E-books Tantra: Geheimnisse östlicher Liebeskunst (German Edition) PDF

By Kalashatra Govinda

Der spirituelle Weg der Lebensfreude

Spiritualität, erfüllte Sexualität und transzendentale Liebe sind wesentliche Ziele der altindischen Tantraphilosophie. Diese östliche Liebeskunst erweitert das Bewusstsein und führt zu einer vertieften Beziehung mit dem associate.

Das großformatige Buch ist mit vielen sinnlichen Farbfotos opulent bebildert. Alle Schritte von einstimmenden Tantra-Yogaübungen über Massagetechniken bis hin zu den Stellungen der tantrischen Vereinigung werden anschaulich dargestellt.

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Download E-books Reading Gandhi in the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave Pivot) PDF

Niranjan Ramakrishnan examines the unbelievable volume to which Gandhi's writings nonetheless supply perception into present international tensions and the assumptions that force them. This publication explores how principles Gandhi expressed over a century in the past may be utilized this day to matters from terrorism to the surroundings, globalization to the 'Clash of Civilizations.' particularly it appears to be like at Gandhi's emphasis at the small, the neighborhood, and the human – an emphasis that this day starts to seem useful, appealing, or even inescapable. Written in an obtainable sort invoking examples from daily happenings time-honored to all, this concise quantity reintroduces Gandhi to brand new audiences in appropriate terms.

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