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Download E-books Bhagavad-Gita As It Is (Paperback) PDF

By A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

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The writer, Bhaktivedanta e-book belief, harekrishna.com/, June 15, 2001

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Bhagavad-gita because it Is

The Bhagavad-gita is the most source-book on yoga and a concise precis of India's Vedic knowledge. but remarkably, the atmosphere for this best-known vintage of religious literature is an old Indian battlefield.

At the final second earlier than coming into conflict, the nice warrior Arjuna starts off to ask yourself concerning the actual that means of his lifestyles. Why may still he struggle opposed to his pals and kinfolk? Why does he exist? the place is he going after loss of life? within the Bhagavad-gita, Lord Krsna, Arjuna's buddy and religious grasp, brings His disciple from perplexity to religious enlightenment. during doing so, Krsna concisely yet definitively explains transcendental wisdom; karma-yoga, jnana-yoga, dhyana-yoga, and bhakti-yoga; wisdom of absolutely the; devotional provider; the 3 modes of fabric nature; the divine and demoniac natures; and lots more and plenty extra.

Bhagavad-gita because it Is is the largest-selling, most generally used version of the Gita within the world.

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Download E-books Rethinking Religion in India: The Colonial Construction of Hinduism (Routledge South Asian Religion) PDF

This publication significantly assesses contemporary debates in regards to the colonial development of Hinduism. more and more students have come to understand that the dominant knowing of Indian tradition and its traditions is unsatisfactory. in line with the classical paradigm, Hindu traditions are conceptualized as good points of a faith with targeted ideals, doctrines, sacred legislation and holy texts. this day, in spite of the fact that, many lecturers give some thought to this notion to be a colonial ‘construction’. This e-book specializes in the several types, arguments and counter-arguments of the thesis that the Hindu faith is a build of colonialism. Bringing jointly the several positions within the debate, it presents beneficial ancient facts, arguments and conceptual instruments to check the argument. prepared in components, the 1st half the booklet offers new analyses of ancient and empirical information; the second one provides the various theoretical questions that experience emerged from the controversy at the development of Hinduism. the place a number of the members argue that Hinduism used to be created because of a western Christian proposal of faith and the imperatives of British colonialism, others exhibit that this faith already existed in pre-colonial India; and as a substitute to those standpoints, different writers argue that Hinduism in simple terms exists within the ecu event and doesn't correspond to any empirical truth in India. This quantity bargains new insights into the character of the development of faith in India and may be of curiosity to students of the historical past of faith, Asian faith, Postcolonial and South Asian Studies.

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Download E-books Raja Nal and the Goddess: The North Indian Epic Dhola in Performance PDF

By Susan Snow Wadley

"... [T]ells an excellent tale, one a lot enjoyed in northern India.... fills a big lacuna within the paintings on oral epic." —Lindsey Harlan

Dhola is an oral epic played basically by means of lower-caste, frequently illiterate, males within the Braj area of northern India. the tale of Raja Nal, "a king who doesn't comprehend he's a king," this immense epic portrays a global of complicated social relationships regarding altering and incorrect identities, goddesses, strong ladies, magicians, and people of many various castes. during this complete learn and primary prolonged English translation in response to a number of oral models, Susan Snow Wadley argues that the tale explores the character of humanity whereas additionally demanding general assumptions approximately Hinduism, gender, and caste. She examines the connection among oral and written texts and the impression of person functionality kinds along a lyrical translation of the work.

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Download E-books Krishna: The Beautiful Legend of God (Śrīmad Bhāgavata Purāṇa, Book X) PDF

The Purana is without doubt one of the most vital and well known Hindu texts, the opposite being the Ramayana. it truly is a part of the preferred culture, instead of a literary vintage just like the Upanishads or the Gita. It tells the tale of the god Krishna, the ideal godhead of the Hindus and worshipped by way of them for over and a part millennia. the preferred tales approximately him take place during this, the tenth publication, that is the climax of the epic. The tales relate to Krishna's youth and youth within the forests of Vrindavan one of the herdspeople, pleasant stories which lie in the back of a lot of Hindu paintings, showing in portray, temple sculpture, drama, dance and track.

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Download E-books Wisdom of the Ancient Seers: Mantras of the Rig Veda PDF

By David Frawley

This ebook reports the astronomical references within the Vedas and describes the geography of Sapta Saindhava, the unique domestic of the Indo- Aryans. This area lay approximately among the Indus and the Ganga rivers, even if the outer edge of the Aryan international stretched all of the solution to the steppes of principal Asia, to the Caspian sea and the Oxus river. The Rigvedic hymns have been composed totally on the banks of Sarasvati and its tributary Drishadvati within the Aryan heartland referred to as Brahmavarta. Frawley has now written a sequence of books on assorted elements of Vedic civilization. he's consistently equipoised and rational; his books are very valuable publications to appreciate the variegated complexity and but the basic team spirit of Indian civilization. In view of the truth that the Vedic or Indo-European history lies on the foundation of up to date ecu and American in addition to a long way jap civilizations, those books are of common relevance. Frawleyís deep wisdom of a few of the facets of Vedic society offers him the power to stroll that slender course of constancy to the unique the place one isn't really utilizing later different types to interpose imagined meanings. Frawley has made the Rig Veda obtainable to the trained layman. certainly, those books will function torchlights to those that desire to chart their very own methods within the dawning new age. The Rig Veda may be the oldest booklet on the planet, relationship again the sunrise of background. it's the fountainhead of the non secular traditions of India and the oldest textual content in any Indo-European language. it's a compendium of knowledge, poetry, mythology, riddles, and peculiarly yogic and meditational insights that are proper for all who desire to comprehend the deeper religious impulses in the back of human civilization. this is often the 1st translation of the Rig Veda on hand within the West by way of an writer informed within the Vedic non secular and yogic traditions. As such the ebook unlocks a number of the mystical and esoteric keys to the Vedas now not formerly famous.

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Download E-books The Fearless Prince PDF

By Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Gosvami Maharaja

According to Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, Canto 7

Long in the past, an evil monarch named Hiranyakashipu seized regulate of the complete universe. even if he made existence most unlikely for all, his son Prahlad, who used to be constantly absorbed in meditating at the Lord, remained undisturbed. Seeing the boy’s common predilection for non secular lifestyles and therefore taking him as an archenemy, Hiranya-kashipu attempted to kill him, yet with out good fortune. If we stick with the lessons of Prahlad Maharaja, we are going to additionally turn into fearless natural devotees of the Lord.

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Download E-books Secrets of Western Tantra: The Sexuality of the Middle Path PDF

By Christopher S. Hyatt

Such a lot of books on Tantra are imprecise, obtuse and of little genuine use --- particularly for the Western Practioner. ultimately there's a e-book which supplies an immediate, sincere, pragmatic, no-holds-barred method of the main robust tools for private development and religious attainment. "Sex is without doubt one of the strongest forces on the earth and, until eventually it's remodeled, the folk and the planet will stay asleep."

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Download E-books The Gita Within Walden PDF

By Paul Friedrich

This e-book explores and translates the myriad connections among religious classics, Henry David Thoreau's Walden and the Bhagavad-Gita. facts indicates that Thoreau took the Gita with him while he moved to Walden Pond, and the books have a lot in universal, relating final moral and metaphysical questions. Paul Friedrich appears to be like at how each one paintings speaks to basic difficulties of fine and evil, self and cosmos, accountability and fervour, truth and phantasm, political engagement and philosophical meditation, sensuous wildness and ascetic devotion. His exam strikes via numerous levels, from an research of key symbols, comparable to the upside-down tree, to an exposition of social, moral, and metaphysical values, to a attention of the various resources of those syncretic works. This publication might be of energetic curiosity to these occupied with the origins of Indian and American proposal, activism, and poetry.

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Download E-books Criminal Gods and Demon Devotees: Essays on the Guardians of Popular Hinduism PDF

By Alf Hiltebeitel

The Hindu sacred order is guarded through the very gods who violate it and the demons who oppose it. This e-book is a who is who of such transgressive figures, either common and strange, exhibiting their position in the Hindu order that they violate. it's also a mirrored image of the intense scholarly debate over the character and composition of this Hindu order.

The chapters diversity from pan-Hindu deities equivalent to Bhairava and Virabhadra to dad or mum gods of particular areas and lineages and of alternative goddess cults. Chapters hide violent subject matters in SAaivite hagiography, the location of Brahmans on the subject of cultic carnivorism, mother or father heroes in folks epic, the deified useless, the royal mythology of a "criminal caste," and a wide-ranging assessment of transgressive sacrality.

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Download E-books Meditação em Teoria & Prática: Meditações do Yoga, Tantra & Upanishads (Portuguese Edition) PDF

Meditação em Teoria & Prática é um livro que ensina o leitor a ter experiências meditativas reais. Um passo-a-passo no caminho da meditação. Com instruções simples e práticas, o leitor pode conquistar níveis profundos de meditação. O livro é o primeiro de uma série de cinco volumes e é adequado para principiantes, intermediários e avançados.

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