The Experience of Hinduism

This book presents multi-faceted images of religious experience in the Marathi-speaking region of India.

The Experience of Hinduism

Author: Maxine Berntsen

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780887066627

Page: 387

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This book presents multi-faceted images of religious experience in the Marathi-speaking region of India. In addition to Irawati Karve's classic, "On the Road," about her pilgrimage to Pandharpur, there are three essays by Karve that appear in English for the first time. Here is possession by gods and ghosts, an actual sermon by an inspired saint in the traditional bhajan style, and an autobiographical account of the religious nationalism of the militant R.S.S. These are engaging, true-to-life accounts of the lives of individual Hindus. Essays and imaginative literature, a poem, and a short story interplay the ideas, concepts, personalities, practices, rituals, and deities of Hinduism in a surprisingly coherent manner.

The Eternal Food

This edited collection provides the latest in research and critical thinking on public health alternatives to conventional criminal approaches aimed at limiting the harms of both legal and illegal drugs for users and society.

The Eternal Food

Author: Ravindra S. Khare

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791410578

Page: 273

View: 839

This edited collection provides the latest in research and critical thinking on public health alternatives to conventional criminal approaches aimed at limiting the harms of both legal and illegal drugs for users and society.

One Lifetime Many Lives

Through an analysis of the rhetorical strategies of those who have written about his life (his hagiographers), the book argues that the reporting of the experience of being in Swami Rama Tirtha's presence is a central feature of these ...

One Lifetime  Many Lives

Author: Robin Rinehart

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780788505553

Page: 222

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Through an analysis of the rhetorical strategies of those who have written about his life (his hagiographers), the book argues that the reporting of the experience of being in Swami Rama Tirtha's presence is a central feature of these hagiographies. The nature of the experiences of close disciples of the Swami as opposed to those of followers of a later period helps account for the radical changes in the portrayal of the Swami in the hagiographical tradition.

Religious Experience in the Hindu Tradition

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue Religious Experience in the Hindu Tradition that was published in Religions

Religious Experience in the Hindu Tradition

Author: June McDaniel

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 3039210505

Page: 196

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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue Religious Experience in the Hindu Tradition that was published in Religions

The Oxford History of Hinduism

Hindu Practice Gavin Flood, Professor of Hindu Studies and Comparative
Religion Gavin Flood ... Because this experience takes place in the heart , the
yogin and the finite being are both equally sahrdayas , or beings ' endowed with
heart .

The Oxford History of Hinduism

Author: Gavin Flood

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019873350X

Page: 464

View: 835

Traditions of asceticism, yoga, and devotion (bhakti), including dance and music, developed in Hinduism over long periods of time. Some of these practices, notably those denoted by the term yoga, are orientated towards salvation from the cycle of reincarnation and go back several thousand years. These practices, borne witness to in ancient texts called Upaniṣads, as well as in other traditions, notably early Buddhism and Jainism, are the subject of this volume in the Oxford History of Hinduism. Practices of meditation are also linked to asceticism (tapas) and its institutional articulation in renunciation (saṃnyăsa). There is a range of practices or disciplines from ascetic fasting to taking a vow (vrata) for a deity in return for a favour. There are also devotional practices that might involve ritual, making an offering to a deity and receiving a blessing, dancing, or visualization of the master (guru). The overall theme--the history of religious practices--might even be seen as being within a broader intellectual trajectory of cultural history. In the substantial introduction by the editor this broad history is sketched, paying particular attention to what we might call the medieval period (post-Gupta) through to modernity when traditions had significantly developed in relation to each other. The chapters in the book chart the history of Hindu practice, paying particular attention to indigenous terms and recognizing indigenous distinctions such as between the ritual life of the householder and the renouncer seeking liberation, between 'inner' practices of and 'external' practices of ritual, and between those desirous of liberation (mumukṣu) and those desirous of pleasure and worldly success (bubhukṣu). This whole range of meditative and devotional practices that have developed in the history of Hinduism are represented in this book.

On Sharing Religious Experience

Sharing Religious Experience in Hindu - Christian Encounter Michael von Brück
Experience is participation in an event and as such is culturally conditioned . In
the process of maturing everybody encounters his / her tradition , shaping and ...

On Sharing Religious Experience

Author: Jerald D. Gort

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9780802805058

Page: 304

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Hindus

Hinduism has been a major religious faith for well over 3000 years, and Hindus today account for over 600 million people. Lipner's book is a highly readable study of its evolution, its multidimensional nature, and influence.

Hindus

Author: Julius Lipner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415051827

Page: 375

View: 277

Hinduism has been a major religious faith for well over 3000 years, and Hindus today account for over 600 million people. Lipner's book is a highly readable study of its evolution, its multidimensional nature, and influence.

Hindu Spirituality

The book deals with the religious quest of Hinduism, the seers and God-men as founders of Hindu spirituality, faith in the guru, the ideal of the spiritual person (sadhu), Hindu hospitality and tolerance, the Hindu way to peace, the ...

Hindu Spirituality

Author: Mariasusai Dhavamony

Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

ISBN: 9788876528187

Page: 303

View: 287

Hindus make a clear distinction between morality and spirituality, for their aim is not merely to become perfect human beings but to become one with the personal God through love in union with him or to become identified with the universal Spirit of the Absolute. They propose, besides morality, higher paths of spiritual wisdom and love of God. The book deals with the religious quest of Hinduism, the seers and God-men as founders of Hindu spirituality, faith in the guru, the ideal of the spiritual person (sadhu), Hindu hospitality and tolerance, the Hindu way to peace, the experience of God through love and union, and finally, the Hindu meaning of death and eschatology.

The Many Colors of Hinduism

Hinduism. Over. the course of history, many followers of different kinds of
Hinduism came to accept the basic proposition that spiritual experience is
indispensable for salvation. The precise nature of this experience is open to
interpretation, ...

The Many Colors of Hinduism

Author: Carl Olson

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813540682

Page: 395

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Conventional approaches to Hinduism typically stress its classical religious tradition with an emphasis on the Brahmin texts and practices. Frequently neglected are the practices of lower caste Indians, the role of women in the culture, the religious life of village folk, devotion to the deity Rama, and the Sant tradition of North India. The Many Colors of Hinduism is the first introductory text to provide a balanced view of this rich religious tradition, acknowledging the full range of its many competing and even contradictory aspects. Utilizing a thematic-historical approach, Carl Olson draws on a wide array of textual evidence, the fieldwork of anthropologists in close contact with insiders, and voices of thinkers ranging from Indologist Alf Hiltebeitel to Cambridge scholar Julius Lipner. The result is a narrative approach that offers a view of Hinduism that emulates the storytelling nature of the religion itself. Covering ancient times to the present and explaining important cultural metaphors, symbols, and narratives not generally found in other introductory textbooks, Olson offers students a new perspective of a religion that is more varied than most Westerners realize. The Many Colors of Hinduism will be essential reading for undergraduate courses in world or Asian religions.

Historical Dictionary of Hinduism

Two particular currents of Hindu thought—namely, the philosophy of bhakti, or
devotion, and the movement known as Tantra—endorse the idea that sensory
experience can point beyond itself, to the realm of the transcendent, and that the
 ...

Historical Dictionary of Hinduism

Author: Jeffery D. Long

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1538122944

Page: 502

View: 655

Hinduism is the world’s third largest and most ancient religion. The scope of this book ranges from the ancient history of Hinduism to the contemporary issues that Hindus face today. It explores the Hindu history, society, philosophy, theology, and culture. In addition to Hinduism, this book also touches upon religious traditions with which Hindus have had extensive interaction, such as Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Christianity, Islam, and Zoroastrianism. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Hinduism contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on deities, historical figures, festivals, philosophical terms, ritual implements, and much more. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Hinduism.

Hinduism a Way of Life

This is a book on Hinduism designed to explain many South Asian practices, some not confined to Hindus only, that have very often been misunderstood in North America.

Hinduism  a Way of Life

Author: Sitansu S. Chakravarti

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.

ISBN: 9788120808997

Page: 104

View: 471

This is a book on Hinduism designed to explain many South Asian practices, some not confined to Hindus only, that have very often been misunderstood in North America. The book contains essential information on standard Hindu sacraments and rituals, on dress codes, customs and festivals, on worship practices and sacred images. It provides a sampler of prayers, points for reflection and liturgical formulae. It notes peculiarities of emigre Hindu experience in the United States and Canada and incorporates insights from the author`s experience as a Hindu chaplain. The book has been written in response to requests for information from hospitals, ethnic squads in police forces, schools and boards of education, chaplains, social workers, and Hindus themselves. It will be helpful to students as well.

Hinduism Before Reform

Needless to say, once on the road, those mythic perspectives would have been
augmented by a new understanding of geography, landscape, and people; he
would have developed a new sense for time, as well, shaped by the experience
of ...

Hinduism Before Reform

Author: Brian A. Hatcher

Publisher:

ISBN: 0674988221

Page: 288

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How did Hindu reformers make the religion modern? Brian Hatcher argues that this is the wrong question to ask. Exploring two nineteenth-century Hindu movements, the Brahmo Samaj and the Swaminarayan Sampraday, he challenges the notion of religious reform.

The Hindu Experience

A balanced, factual and culturally sensitive examination of Hinduism for Key Stage 3 Religious Studies.

The Hindu Experience

Author: Liz Aylett

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 9780340747698

Page: 64

View: 878

A balanced, factual and culturally sensitive examination of Hinduism for Key Stage 3 Religious Studies. The Seeking Religion series has titles for each of the main world religions. It is a proven reliable and accessible resource for Key Stage 3 Religious Education. Each title has concise easy-to-understand narrative and a wide range of questions and activities to stimulate discussions in order to learn from and about religion. The Hindu Experience helps pupils to: - gain an understanding about Hinduism: how it originated, its key beliefs and practices and its responses to different issues - learn from Hinduism and reflect on their own beliefs and values.

A Guide to Hindu Spirituality

Renowned scholar of Hinduism, Arvind Sharma, presents a concise and highly accessible introduction to Hindu spirituality, focusing especially on the views of the school of Advaita, or non-dual, Vedanta.

A Guide to Hindu Spirituality

Author: Arvind Sharma

Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc

ISBN: 9781933316178

Page: 124

View: 320

Renowned scholar of Hinduism, Arvind Sharma, presents a concise and highly accessible introduction to Hindu spirituality, focusing especially on the views of the school of Advaita, or non-dual, Vedanta.

The Hindu Experience

This text is aimed at below average Key Stage 3 students of RE. It focuses on the Hindu faith and incorporates both the "learning about" and "learning from" aspects of the curriculum.

The Hindu Experience

Author: Mel Thompson

Publisher: Hodder Murray

ISBN: 9780340775813

Page: 64

View: 289

This volume focuses on the Hindu faith and meets all the curriculum guidelines for Key Stage 3, incorporating both the learning about and learning from approaches to RE. Questions, activities and scattered tasks are featured throughout, along with keywords highlighted in the text.