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The "Bhagavad Gita": A Biography (Lives of Great Religious by Richard H. Davis

By Richard H. Davis

The Bhagavad Gita, maybe the main recognized of all Indian scriptures, is universally considered as one of many world's religious and literary masterpieces. Richard Davis tells the tale of this venerable and enduring booklet, from its origins in historic India to its reception this present day as a religious vintage that has been translated into greater than seventy-five languages. The Gita opens at the eve of a potent conflict, whilst the warrior Arjuna is crushed by way of melancholy and refuses to struggle. He turns to his charioteer, Krishna, who counsels him on why he needs to. within the discussion that follows, Arjuna involves observe that the real conflict is for his personal soul.

Davis highlights where of this mythical discussion in classical Indian tradition, after which examines the way it has lived on in various settings and contexts. He seems on the medieval devotional traditions surrounding the divine personality of Krishna and lines how the Gita traveled from India to the West, the place it stumbled on admirers in such figures as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, J. Robert Oppenheimer, and Aldous Huxley. Davis explores how Indian nationalists like Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda used the Gita of their struggle opposed to colonial rule, and the way modern interpreters reanimate and practice this classical paintings for audiences today.

An crucial biography of a undying masterpiece, this booklet is a perfect advent to the Gita and its insights into the fight for self-mastery that all of us needs to wage.

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El camino hacia una vida lograda (eBook-ePub) (GP by Luis González-Carvajal Santabárbara

By Luis González-Carvajal Santabárbara

Este libro se ocupa de búsquedas y de hallazgos. Pero búsquedas y hallazgos en los que las personas nos jugamos lo más valioso de nuestra existencia: su sentido. En concreto, el recorrido que se ofrece al lector en esta obra es el siguiente: los seres humanos van en busca de sentido (primera parte) y, como en esa búsqueda interviene Dios (segunda parte), los seres humanos empiezan también a buscarle a él (tercera parte); por último, los cristianos buscan los angeles civilización del amor (cuarta parte), que también eso es necesario para caminar hacia una vida lograda. No debe extrañar que l. a. segunda parte, en l. a. que aparece Dios buscando a los seres humanos, preceda a l. a. tercera, que muestra a los seres humanos como buscadores de Dios. Aunque subjetivamente podamos creer que somos nosotros quienes buscamos a Dios, en realidad se trata de dejarnos encontrar por él: «Nadie puede buscar a Dios si antes no ha sido encontrado por él», cube Th. Merton.

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Four Testaments: Tao Te Ching, Analects, Dhammapada, by Brian Arthur Brown,SJ, Francis X., Clooney,David Bruce,K. E.

By Brian Arthur Brown,SJ, Francis X., Clooney,David Bruce,K. E. Eduljee,Richard Freund,Cyril Glassé,Victor H. Mair,Jacqueline Mates-Muchin,Arvind Sharma

Four Testaments brings jointly 4 foundational texts from global religions—the Tao Te Ching, Dhammapada, Analects of Confucius, and Bhagavad Gita—inviting readers to adventure them in complete, to discover attainable issues of connection and divergence, and to raised comprehend those who perform those traditions. Following Brian Arthur Brown’s award-winning Three Testaments: Torah, Gospel, Quran, this quantity of Four Testaments good points essays through esteemed students to introduce readers to every culture and textual content, in addition to remark on unforeseen methods the traditional Zoroastrian culture may possibly attach Taoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Hinduism, in addition to the Abrahamic faiths. Four Testaments goals to foster deeper non secular realizing in our interconnected and contentious world.

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Political Thought in Action: The Bhagavad Gita and Modern by Shruti Kapila,Faisal Devji

By Shruti Kapila,Faisal Devji

The Bhagavad Gita's philosophical and political importance is still eternally modern. during this quantity a gaggle of top historians think about the importance of the Bhagavad Gita for political and moral pondering in sleek India and past. those essays give a contribution new views to ancient, modern and international political principles. Violence and nonviolence, conflict, sacrifice, justice, fraternity and political group have been constitutive of India's political modernity, and it was once to those questions that Indian public figures grew to become their cognizance within the 19th and 20th centuries. orientated in the direction of the long run, those commentaries and interpretations of a textual content that locates warfare because the crucial challenge of human existence have indifferent the Gita from antiquity and made it foundational for India's modernity. The e-book will be of curiosity to educational researchers in addition to basic readers drawn to South Asian heritage, Indian philosophy and religion.

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Mahabharata III: Il sacrificio d'oro (Italian Edition) by Maggi Lidchi,Grassi

By Maggi Lidchi,Grassi

Con questo terzo quantity l. a. grande epopea del Mahabharata raggiunge los angeles sua conclusione. Nella sua brillante ed originale interpretazione di quest’ultima parte dell’opera, Lidchi-Grassi dà voce alle vittime dimenticate di tutte le guerre – gli ordinari cittadini che devono risollevarsi e ritornare alla loro vita di tutti i giorni. Il vecchio ordine è stato distrutto, ma il nuovo non è ancora nato. Come fare in step with farlo emergere?

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Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre: Thumri Lyrics (Royal by Lalita du Perron

By Lalita du Perron

Indian classical tune has lengthy been attention-grabbing to Western audiences, such a lot prominently because the Beatles' periods with Ravi Shankar within the Sixties. This fascination with the musical style nonetheless prevails within the twenty-first century.


Hindi Poetry in a Musical Genre examines Thumri Lyrics, an enormous style of Hindustani song, from a essentially linguistic point of view. On a cultural point, it discusses the interface among devotional and secular poetry. moreover, it explains the influence of social and political swap at the musical existence on North India.


Well-written and punctiliously researched, this ebook is a worthy contribution to the sphere of South Asian studies. it is going to be fascinating to teachers around the self-discipline, together with linguistics, politics, sociology, cultural and gender studies.

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The Truth Within: A History of Inwardness in Christianity, by Gavin Flood

By Gavin Flood

the concept that there's a fact in the individual associated with the invention of a deeper, extra basic, extra real self, has been a standard subject matter in lots of religions all through heritage and an concept that remains with us this day. This inwardness or interiority particular to me as a vital characteristic of who i'm has been a side of tradition or even a defining attribute of person; an real, deepest sphere to which we will retreat that's past the conflicts
of the outer global. This internal international turns into extra actual than the outer, that is visible as yet a light mirrored image. Remarkably, a twin of the reality inside of is located throughout cultures and this publication provides an account of this concept within the pre-modern historical past of Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
Furthermore, in theistic religions, Christianity and a few sorts of Hinduism, the reality inside is conflated with the belief of God inside of and in all circumstances this internal fact is believed to be not just the center of the individual, but additionally the guts of the universe itself. Gavin Flood examines the metaphor of inwardness and the assumption of fact inside, in addition to the equipment constructed in religions to achieve it corresponding to prayer and meditation. those perspectives of inwardness that hyperlink the self to cosmology can be
contrasted with a contemporary figuring out of the individual. In analyzing the reality inside in Christianity, Hinduism, and Buddhism, Flood deals a hermeneutical phenomenology of inwardness and a defence of comparative religion.

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Être juif en Provence au temps du roi René (Présences du by Danièle Iancu

By Danièle Iancu

Au XVe siècle, au temps du roi René, le comté de Provence, plus tolérant que les terres de France ou du Languedoc, abrite une communauté juive essentiellement urbaine qui participe activement à l. a. vie économique, dans l'artisanat, le négoce, le prêt et l. a. médecine. Mais déjà des menaces planent sur cette communauté séculaire : aux quelques conversions forcées succède bientôt un mouvement de conversions lent et régulier qui s'accélère lors des mesures de bannissement prononcées contre les juifs en 1500-1501.

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To Be Cared For: The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of by Nathaniel Roberts

By Nathaniel Roberts

To Be Cared For offers a different view into the conceptual and ethical international of slum-bound Dalits (“untouchables”) within the South Indian urban of Chennai. targeting the choice by way of many ladies to include in the community particular sorts of Pentecostal Christianity, Nathaniel Roberts demanding situations dominant anthropological understandings of faith as an issue of tradition and id, in addition to Indian nationalist narratives of Christianity as a “foreign” ideology that disrupts neighborhood groups. faraway from being a divisive force, conversion integrates the slum community—Christians and Hindus alike—by addressing hidden ethical fault strains that subtly pit residents against each other in a countrywide context that renders Dalits outsiders of their personal land."

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The Hindu World (Routledge Worlds) by Sushil Mittal,Gene Thursby

By Sushil Mittal,Gene Thursby

The Hindu international is the main whole, authoritative and updated one-volume advisor to Hindu religion and tradition to be had at the present time. With twenty-four devoted chapters written by means of the world's top Hinduism students, it elucidates the heritage, philosophy and perform of 1 of the world's nice spiritual traditions. the ideal reference for all scholars of Hinduism, it really is perfect for either for introductory-level research and to be used as a definitive reference resource. Proving worthy for its wealth of historic fabric, moreover, The Hindu international also deals new insights into all features of Hindu lifestyles, starting from the devotional texts of the Vedas and Ramayana to present views on dharma and kama, temple structure, sacred meals, ritual, caste, cosmic philosophy, background and modernization.
The Hindu international emphasizes Hinduism's classical background and day-by-day perform in addition to modern methods to Hindu scholarship. Exploring the large variety of Hindu devotion while contemplating Hinduism's educational prestige as a class for research, the publication achieves a particular inventive stability among the ideals and values of Hindus themselves, and scholarly 'outsider' perspectives.

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