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Leben in der Kraft der Rituale: Religion und Spiritualität by Regina von Brück,Michael von Brück

By Regina von Brück,Michael von Brück

Regina und Michael von Brück zeigen in ihrem neuen Buch, wie Rituale das Leben strukturieren und in einen größeren Sinnzusammenhang stellen. Während der letzten dreißig Jahre haben die Autoren immer wieder den Gnanananda Ashram in Indien besucht, an den dortigen Ritualen teilgenommen und Gespräche mit dem spirituellen Lehrer, Swami Nityananda Giri, geführt.
Das Buch beschreibt, wie Mythen und Rituale den indischen Alltag prägen und zu spirituellen Erfahrungen anleiten. Darüber hinaus wird deutlich, wie Rituale in neuer Weise Bedeutung für unsere Lebenspraxis gewinnen können: Sie ermöglichen Kreativität, schaffen Abstand von starren Alltagszwängen und ermutigen zu individueller Freiheit in sozialen Bindungen. In unübersichtlichen modernen Lebenswelten können Rituale Halt geben und neue Perspektiven für eine bewusste Lebensgestaltung eröffnen.

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A Hindu Critique of Buddhist Epistemology: Kumarila on by John Taber

By John Taber

it is a translation of the bankruptcy on conception of Kumarilabhatta's magnum opus, the Slokavarttika, one of many imperative texts of the Hindu reaction to the feedback of the logical-epistemological institution of Buddhist concept. In an in depth observation, the writer explains the process the argument from verse to verse and alludes to different theories of classical Indian philosophy and different technical issues. Notes to the interpretation and observation cross additional into the historic and philosophical history of Kumarila's rules. The booklet presents an creation to the historical past and the advance of Indian epistemology, a synopsis of Kumarila's paintings and an research of its argument.

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Dreams, Illusion, and Other Realities by Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty

By Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty

"Wendy Doniger O'Flaherty . . . weaves an excellent research of the advanced position of desires and dreaming in Indian faith, philosophy, literature, and artwork. . . . In her inventive palms, spell binding Indian myths and tales light up and are illuminated via authors as varied as Aeschylus, Plato, Freud, Jung, Kurl Gödel, Thomas Kuhn, Borges, Picasso, Sir Ernst Gombrich, etc. This richly suggestive ebook demanding situations a lot of our basic assumptions approximately ourselves and our world."—Mark C. Taylor, New York occasions publication Review

"Dazzling research. . . . The ebook is enterprise and convincing when you get pleasure from its imperative aspect, that is that during conventional Hindu notion the dream is not an coincidence or byway of expertise, yet relatively the locus of epistemology. In its willful confusion of different types, its teasing readiness to blur the road among the imagined and the genuine, the dream really embodies the total challenge of information. . . . [O'Flaherty] desires to make your psychological flesh creep, and he or she succeeds."—Mark Caldwell, Village Voice

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Preserving Ethnicity through Religion in America: Korean by Pyong Gap Min

By Pyong Gap Min

Preserving Ethnicity via faith in America explores the criteria which may bring about larger good fortune in ethnic maintenance. Pyong hole Min compares Indian american citizens and Korean american citizens, of the main major ethnic teams in long island, and examines different ways that they retain their ethnicity via their religion. Does somebody believe extra “Indian” simply because they perform Hinduism? Does club in a Korean Protestant church relief in conserving ties to Korean culture?

Pushing past sociological examine on faith and ethnicity which has tended to target whites or on a unmarried immigrant crew or on a unmarried iteration, Min additionally takes genuine spiritual perform and theology heavily, instead of gauging religiosity established totally on belonging to a congregation. interesting and provocative voices of informants from generations mix with cell survey information to assist readers comprehend total styles of non secular practices for every staff into consideration. Preserving Ethnicity via faith in America is impressive in its scope, its theoretical importance, and its methodological sophistication.

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Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE by Patrick Olivelle

By Patrick Olivelle

This quantity is the results of a world convention prepared by means of the South Asia Institute on the college of Texas. Patrick Olivelle has accumulated and edited the easiest papers to emerge from the convention. half I of the e-book appears at what will be construed from archeological proof. half II matters itself with the textual proof for the interval. Taken jointly, those essays supply an exceptional examine Indian tradition and society during this far away epoch.

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La lógica en la India (Filosofía de la Religión nº 5) by Vicente Fatone

By Vicente Fatone

Aunque el interés por los problemas lógicos aparece en los angeles India ya en el s. VII a.C., el primer texto donde se los aborda en forma ordenada y sistemática es de comienzos de nuestra period. Los «Nyâyasûtras», nombre de ese texto, no tratan sólo de problemas lógicos, sino también de cuestiones relacionadas con l. a. teoría del conocimiento, y con l. a. naturaleza de los objetos. Representan el punto de vista brahmánico, al que con el tiempo se van oponiendo, en otros textos de lógica, los de las escuelas budista y jaina.La característica primary de los angeles lógica indostánica, y que más l. a. diferencia de l. a. aristotélica, es su esquema del silogismo, que en un comienzo consta de cinco proposiciones en vez de tres. El esquema common es: «1) En l. a. colina hay fuego; 2) porque hay humo; three) donde hay humo hay fuego, como en una cocina. four) Así es l. a. colina. five) Por lo tanto, en l. a. colina hay fuego».La lógica de los angeles India tiene una sutileza extraordinaria en lo que se refiere al análisis de los sofismas, en los que llegan a distinguir centenares de tipos diferentes. l. a. diferencia esencial, con respecto a l. a. lógica de Occidente, es que nunca ha querido admitir que tenga validez un razonamiento meramente formal, y por ello se ha aferrado, a través de los siglos, a l. a. necesidad de ofrecer en todo razonamiento un ejemplo gracias al cual se muestra que el razonamiento se refiere a entes reales y no a meras formas vacías o a abstracciones.Vicente Fatone nos ofrece un examen pormenorizado de las sutilezas con que las diferentes escuelas de lógica indostánica afrontan el silogismo y los problemas del razonamiento lógico.

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Kundalini: The Evolutionary Energy in Man by Gopi Krishna,Gene Kieffer

By Gopi Krishna,Gene Kieffer

Coiled like a snake on the base of the backbone, kundalini is the non secular strength that lies dormant in each man or woman. as soon as woke up, frequently via meditation and yoga practices, it rises up the backbone and unearths expression within the kind of non secular wisdom, mystical imaginative and prescient, psychic powers, and eventually, enlightenment.

This is the vintage first-person account of Gopi Krishna, a typical Indian householder who, on the age of thirty-four, after years of unsupervised meditation, without warning skilled the awakening of kundalini in the course of his morning perform. the tale of this transformative event, and the author's fight to discover stability amid various robust physiological and psychic unwanted side effects, kinds the center of the booklet. His distinctive descriptions of his dramatic internal reports and indicators equivalent to temper swings, consuming problems, and agonizing sensations of heat—and of the way, with assistance from his spouse, he eventually stabilized at a better point of consciousness—make this some of the most worthwhile classics of religious awakening available.

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Dirt: New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination by Ben Campkin,Rosie Cox

By Ben Campkin,Rosie Cox

airborne dirt and dust – and our rituals to remove it – are as a lot part of our daily lives as consuming, respiring and napping. but this actual fact signifies that we seldom cease to question what we suggest by way of airborne dirt and dust. What do our attitudes to airborne dirt and dust and cleanliness let us know approximately ourselves and the societies we are living in? Exploring a large choice of settings – family, city, suburban and rural - the individuals disclose how our principles approximately dust are in detail certain up with problems with race, ethnicity, classification, gender, sexuality and the physique. the result's a a wealthy and hard paintings that extends our knowing of ancient and modern cultural manifestations of airborne dirt and dust and cleanliness.

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Gandhi by Arvind Sharma

By Arvind Sharma

In his Autobiography, Gandhi wrote, “What i need to achieve—what i've been striving and pining to accomplish those thirty years—is self-realization, to work out God head to head. . . . All that I do in terms of conversing and writing, and all my ventures within the political box, are directed to this similar end.” While countless numbers of biographies and histories were written approximately Gandhi (1869–1948), the vast majority of them have inquisitive about the political, social, or familial dimensions of his existence. only a few, in recounting how Gandhi led his state to political freedom, have considered his fight essentially as a look for non secular liberation.

Shifting the point of interest to the understudied topic of Gandhi’s non secular lifestyles, Arvind Sharma retells the tale of Gandhi’s lifestyles via this lens. Illuminating unsuspected dimensions of Gandhi’s internal global and uncovering their magnificent connections together with his outward activities, Sharma explores the eclectic non secular surroundings within which Gandhi was once raised, his trust in reincarnation, his conviction that morality and faith are synonymous, his attitudes towards tyranny and freedom, and, probably most crucial, the mysterious resource of his strength to set up new norms of human behavior. This publication enlarges our knowing of 1 of history’s so much profoundly influential figures, a guy whose belief within the energy of the soul helped unlock millions.

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Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu: American Representations of India, by Michael J. Altman

By Michael J. Altman

this present day, there are greater than million Hindus in the US. yet prior to the 20 th century, Hinduism was once unknown within the usa. yet whereas americans didn't write approximately "Hinduism," they speculated at size approximately "heathenism," "the faith of the Hindoos," and "Brahmanism." In Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu, Michael J. Altman argues that this isn't a trifling sematic distinction-a case of extra politically right terminology being authorized over time-but a fashion that americans labored out their very own identities. American representations of India stated extra approximately americans than approximately Hindus.
Cotton Mather, Hannah Adams, and Joseph Priestley engaged the bigger eu Enlightenment undertaking of classifying and evaluating faith in India. Evangelical missionaries used pictures of "Hindoo heathenism" to elevate help at domestic. Unitarian Protestants stumbled on a kindred spirit within the writings of Bengali reformer Rammohun Roy. renowned magazines and customary college books used just like darkish, heathen, despotic India to buttress Protestant, white, democratic American id. Transcendentalists and Theosophists imagined the contemplative and esoteric faith of India in its place to materialist American Protestantism. Hindu delegates and American audio system on the 1893 World's Parliament of Religions engaged in a prolonged debate in regards to the definition of faith in industrializing America.
Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu is a groundbreaking research of yankee representations of faith in India ahead of the flip of the 20th century. Altman reorients American non secular heritage and the historical past of Asian religions in the United States, displaying how americans of every type imagined India for his or her personal reasons. The questions that lively descriptions of heathens, Hindoos, and Hindus some time past, he argues, nonetheless animate American debates today.

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