Gods Sags and Kings

The book is based upon new interpretation of the ancient Vedic teachings of India, and brings out many new insights from this unique source often neglected and misinterpreted in the West.

Gods  Sags and Kings

Author: David, Frawley

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 1608690474

Page: 396

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"Gods, Sages and Kings presents a remarkable accumulation of evidence pointing to the existence of a common spiritual culture in the ancient world from which present civilization may be more of a decline than an advance. The book is based upon new interpretation of the ancient Vedic teachings of India, and brings out many new insights from this unique source often neglected and misinterpreted in the West. In addition, it dicussses recent archaeological discoveries in India whose implications are now only beginning to emerge."--Publisher.

Crystal Yoga I

is the wisdom of the archetypal Sage more comprehensively revealed than in the
traditions of ancient India. In Gods, Sages and Kings: Vedic Secrets of Ancient
Civilization (2001), David Frawley dates the time of the early Rig Vedic texts of ...

Crystal Yoga I

Author: Roger Calverley

Publisher: Lotus Press

ISBN: 0940985926

Page: 412

View: 159

The Crystal Mesa can be used in many ways: to assist the inner work of balancing energies, harmonizing mind and heart, clarifying intent and discernment, working with the chakras. The Crystal Mesa can also be a teacher of mystic wisdom, of which it is a sacred storehouse; it also deepens meditation and links its user's awareness to primal energies and archetypes for understanding the experiences which come through spiritual practice.

Indian Gods Sages and Cities

Ràmàyana is an epic poem , in which the exploits and victory of Rama , the son
of Dasaratha , king of Ajodhya ( Oude ) ... statues that were made to represent
kings , statesmen , generals , and others , were subsequently worshipped as
gods .

Indian Gods  Sages  and Cities

Author: C. Cesary

Publisher: Mittal Publications

ISBN:

Page: 189

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Rabbinic Stories

The sages recalled the Hasmonean kings with ambivalence, preserving
traditions about their Hellenizing ways, ... that King Yannai take responsibility for
the deeds of his slave and that the sages take responsibility for administering
God's ...

Rabbinic Stories

Author: Shaye J. D. Cohen

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809105335

Page: 315

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Stories from the major works of classical Rabbinic literature produced between 200 and 600 C.E.

The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture

Gods, Sages and Kings. Salt Lake City, Utah: Passage Press. ——. 1995. The
Myth of the Aryan Invasion of India. New Delhi: Voice of India. Friedrich, Paul.
1970. ProtoIndoEuropean Trees. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Gamkrelidze ...

The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture

Author: Edwin Bryant

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199881332

Page: 416

View: 779

Western scholars have argued that Indian civilization was the joint product of an invading Indo-European people--the "Indo-Aryans"--and indigenous non-Indo European peoples. Although Indian scholars reject this European reconstruction of their country's history, Western scholarship gives little heed to their argument. In this book, Edwin Bryant explores the nature and origins of this fascinating debate.

Perfect Balance

Gods , Sages and Kings : Vedic Secrets of Ancient Civilization . Salt Lake City ,
UT : Passage Press , 1991 . - , and Lad , Dr. Vasant . The Yoga of Herbs . Twin
Lakes , WI : Lotus Press , 1986 . Heyn , Birgit . Ayurvedic Medicine : The Gentle ...

Perfect Balance

Author: Atreya

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781583330890

Page: 240

View: 919

Describes the Indian holistic system of Ayurvedic nutrition and healing, which incorporates diet, meditation, breathing, and visualization to gain physical and mental well-being.

The Lost River

... In Search of the Cradle of Civilization, Quest Books, Wheaton, U.S.A, 1995;
Indian edn, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1999 Frawley, David, Gods, Sages and
Kings: Vedic Secrets of Ancient Civilization, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1993
Frawley ...

The Lost River

Author: Michel Danino

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9351187748

Page: 368

View: 315

The Indian subcontinent was the scene of dramatic upheavals a few thousand years ago. The Northwest region entered an arid phase, and erosion coupled with tectonic events played havoc with river courses. One of them disappeared. Celebrated as -Sarasvati' in the Rig Veda and the Mahabharata, this river was rediscovered in the early nineteenth century through topographic explorations by British officials. Recently, geological and climatological studies have probed its evolution and disappearance, while satellite imagery has traced the river's buried courses and isotope analyses have dated ancient waters still stored under the Thar Desert. In the same Northwest, the subcontinent's first urban society"the Indus civilization"flourished and declined. But it was not watered by the Indus alone: since Aurel Stein's expedition in the 1940s, hundreds of Harappan sites have been identified in the now dry Sarasvati's basin. The rich Harappan legacy in technologies, arts and culture sowed the seeds of Indian civilization as we know it now. Drawing from recent research in a wide range of disciplines, this book discusses differing viewpoints and proposes a harmonious synthesis"a fascinating tale of exploration that brings to life the vital role the -lost river of the Indian desert' played before its waters gurgled to a stop.

Seers Sibyls and Sages in Hellenistic Roman Judaism

3 risk death rather than worship the statue which the king has erected. In Chap. 6
Daniel risks his life rather than neglect his daily prayers. Chaps. 2 and 4
emphasize the superior ability of the God of Daniel to reveal mysteries, and Chap
.

Seers  Sibyls  and Sages in Hellenistic Roman Judaism

Author: John Joseph Collins

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9780391041103

Page: 438

View: 561

John J. Collins offers readers a model for the scholarly study of all aspects of Judaism, from the Persian period through Late Antiqity, including its influence on early Christianity. The essays are thematically grouped to cover the problem of the Canon in Second Temple Judaism and deal with apocalypticism, the Book of Daniel, the Sibylline Oracles, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Also analyzed is the relationship between Wisdom and the Apocalypticism. This volume brings together over two decades of research by a leading authority in the field of Judaism. This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.

The Hebrew God

33 The wise king's proud self-assessment is particularly well expressed in the (
Egyptian) Teaching for King Merikare, dating from after 1900 B.c.e.: "The Lord of
the Two Banks [i.e., the king of Egypt] is a sage. The king, the lord of courtiers, ...

The Hebrew God

Author: Bernhard Lang

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300090253

Page: 246

View: 128

Originally worshipped by the people of a small and politically insignificant eastern Mediterranean community, the Hebrew God rose to become the monotheistic deity of the entire Western tradition. Indeed, the God of Israel ranks as the most distinguished deity in human history. In this text, biblical scholar Bernhard Lang draws upon the available evidence, including ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian texts and art, to provide a portrait of the ancient Hebrew God.

Rites of the God King

It is notable that the conclusion of the hiranyagarbhavidhi mentions that the gifts
of gold were previously granted by great sage kings (rajarayah) beginning with
the Iksvākus (iksvákuprab hrtayah) (AVPS 13.5.4). Since the Ānandakings seem
to ...

Rites of the God King

Author: Marko Geslani

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190862890

Page: 368

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Scholars of Vedic religion have long recognized the centrality of ritual categories to Indian thought. There have been few successful attempts, however, to bring the same systematic rigor of Vedic Scholarship to bear on later "Hindu" ritual. Excavating the deep history of a prominent ritual category in "classical" Hindu texts, Geslani traces the emergence of a class of rituals known as santi, or appeasement. This ritual, intended to counteract ominous omens, developed from the intersection of the fourth Veda - the oft-neglected Atharvaveda - and the emergent tradition of astral science (Jyotisastra) sometime in the early first millennium, CE. Its development would come to have far-reaching consequences on the ideal ritual life of the king in early-medieval Brahmanical society. The mantric transformations involved in the history of santi led to the emergence of a politicized ritual culture that could encompass both traditional Vedic and newer Hindu performers and practices. From astrological appeasement to gift-giving, coronation, and image worship, Rites of the God-King chronicles the multiple lives and afterlives of a single ritual mode, unveiling the always-inventive work of the priesthood to imagine and enrich royal power. Along the way, Geslani reveals the surprising role of astrologers in Hindu history, elaborates conceptions of sin and misfortune, and forges new connections between medieval texts and modern practices. In a work that details ritual forms that were dispersed widely across Asia, he concludes with a reflection on the nature of orthopraxy, ritual change, and the problem of presence in the Hindu tradition.

All That Glitters Is Not God

The king and the queen were sitting on either side, surrounded by many lords—
princes from neighboring states, ministers, kinsmen et al. Their eyes were
focused on the sparkling baby. Camphor and scented sticks were burning. A
sage ...

All That Glitters Is Not God

Author: A.K.B. Kumar

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 148281515X

Page: 514

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This fictionAll that Glitters Is Not Godis the readers own story because, while reading, youll realize that you yourself are the writer and the reader, creator and creation, hero and villain. The climax occurs in your period of living, in your native place where youre the hot and the cold, beautiful and ugly, hard and soft, rude and gentle, ups and downs, fire and water, matters supporting birth and death, also beneficial and harmful bacteria. Thus youre the god and the devil in this book. You may or may not grant this ecological novel as your autobiographical story as the narrator is a tree, and all the characters, places, times, and reasons in this book are imaginary. Youd love to imbibe the italic wording used by the tree is alien to the time and place of the occurrence of the story, especially the slang indication and figures of speech like simile and metaphor. If you find the hero tree is mettlesome and metaphysical, it is with the academic support of his mother (earth), a key protagonist. And, you know the earth is the oldest, largest, and greatest university ever established by the Almighty God.

Confucianism

According to Chinese legend a series of sage-kings, godlike rulers, learned to
control the river with dikes and canals. ... The urns were used as vessels in
solemn sacrifices to the gods, or spirits, in whom the ancient Chinese believed.

Confucianism

Author: Dorothy Hoobler

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1604131071

Page: 144

View: 724

Examines Cufucianism in conjunction with its resurgence in China a nd the rest of the world. Presents its history, basic beliefs, and evolutionin response to historical events in China.

Shotoku

Uses of the Term “Sage King” by Nonroyal Speakers Perhaps the most striking
aspect of table 4.1, however, is that, ... in the Nihon shoki, it is foreign envoys,
immigrant gods, and immigrant monks that declare Yamato rulers to be sages.

Shotoku

Author: Michael I. Como

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019988496X

Page: 256

View: 558

Prince Shotoku (573?-622?), the purported founder of Japanese Buddhism, is widely referred to as Japan's first national hero. The cult that grew up around his memory is recognized as one of the most important phenomena in early Japanese religion. This book examines the creation and evolution of the Shotoku cult over the roughly 200 years following his deatha period that saw a series of revolutionary developments in the history of Japanese religion. Michael Como highlights the activities of a cluster of kinship groups who claimed descent from ancestors from the Korean kingdom of Silla. He skillfully places these groups in their socio-cultural context and convincingly demonstrates their pivotal role in bringing continental influences to almost every aspect of government and community ideology in Japan. He argues that these immigrant kinship groups were not only responsible for the construction of the Shotoku cult, but were also associated with the introduction of the continental systems of writing, ritual, and governance. By comparing the ancestral legends of these groups to the Shotoku legend corpus and Imperial chronicles, Como shows that these kinship groups not only played a major role in the formation of the Japanese Buddhist tradition, they also to a large degree shaped the paradigms in terms of which the Japanese Imperial cult and the nation of Japan were conceptualized and created. Offering a radically new picture of the Asuko and Nara period (551794), this innovative work will stimulate new approaches to the study of early Japanese religion focusing on the complex interactions among ideas of ethnicity, lineage, textuality, and ritual.

Kamba Ramayanam Balakandam

( 1198 ) The King of Kings reached that hall Gold roofed and huge in extent Tall
like a hill , set with jewels And with ... The kings , the sages and the gods And the
maidens with their swan - like gait Crowding in that matchless hall Made it ...

Kamba Ramayanam  Balakandam

Author: Kampar

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Extended narrative poem on the life and works of Rāma (Hindu deity); with exhaustive interpretative notes.

CEB Common English Bible eBook ePub

11What the king is asking is impossible! No one could declare the dream to the
king but the gods, who don't live among mere humans." 12At this, the king
exploded in a furious rage and ordered that all Babylon's sages be wiped out.
13So the ...

CEB Common English Bible   eBook  ePub

Author: Common English Bible

Publisher: Common English Bible

ISBN: 1609260848

Page: 1216

View: 976

Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation. The Common English Bible is relevant, readable, and reliable. The result is a new version that the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand. 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 faith traditions and 77 reading specialists in 13 denominations worked on this translation.

CEB Common English Bible with Apocrypha eBook ePub

11What the king is asking is impossible! No one could declare the dream to the
king but the gods, who don't live among mere humans." 12At this, the king
exploded in a furious rage and ordered that all Babylon's sages be wiped out.
13So the ...

CEB Common English Bible with Apocrypha   eBook  ePub

Author: Common English Bible,

Publisher: Common English Bible

ISBN: 1609260856

Page:

View: 405

Take a fresh look at the Bible while you experience a new translation. The Common English Bible is relevant, readable, and reliable. The result is a new version that the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand. 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 faith traditions and 77 reading specialists in 13 denominations worked on this translation. Contains Apocrypha books.

Leadership Roles of the Old Testament

Whereas most introductory books march from Genesis to Malachi, this book engages four important leadership roles across the breadth of the Old Testament canon: king, prophet, priest, and sage.

Leadership Roles of the Old Testament

Author: Marty E. Stevens

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1610974085

Page: 134

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The Old Testament is an ancient collection of theological reflections of life with God that the church has claimed as authoritative Scripture. Whereas most introductory books march from Genesis to Malachi, this book engages four important leadership roles across the breadth of the Old Testament canon: king, prophet, priest, and sage. Despite the obvious differences between the societies of ancient Israel and modern America, lessons can be learned from our ancestors in the faith. This engaging volume is intended for people who want to know more about the Old Testament, whether in personal study, church groups, college classrooms, or seminary courses. The book may be used profitably in concert with Theological Themes of the Old Testament: Creation, Covenant, Cultus, and Character (Cascade Books, 2010).

Kamba Ramayanam

( 1198 ) The King of Kings reached that hall Gold roofed and huge in extent Tall
like a hill , set with jewels And with ... The kings , the sages and the gods And the
maidens with their swan - like gait Crowding in that matchless hall Made it ...

Kamba Ramayanam

Author: Kampar

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 533

Extended narrative poem on the life and works of Rāma (Hindu deity); with exhaustive interpretative notes.

Mark

... to sage - kings , that " of God ” was added to fit Jesus ' Cynic - Stoic notion of
sage - kings into the Semitic notion of God's ... absence of evidence that Jesus
originally identified himself as a sage - king ( references to the kingdom of the
Son of ...

Mark

Author: Robert Gundry

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802829115

Page: 620

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This monumental work presents a careful, well-argued alternative reading of the Greek text of Mark-a reading that pays special attention to such literary devices as word order, chiasm, inclusio, asyndeton, and the historical present tense. Driving the commentary is Gundry's provocative, seldom-defended thesis that Mark's Gospel constitutes a straightforward apology for the shameful manner of Jesus' death; as such Mark is essentially an evangelistic tract rather than an obliquely written handbook of Christian discipleship and church life. "Sure to become recognized as the heavyweight English commentary on the Gospel of Mark.... This massive commentary, rich with exegetical detail and critical assessment of the secondary literature, makes an important contribution not only to Markan research but also to the study of the historical Jesus." - Christian Scholars Review