An overview of Hinduism.
This book gives clearly written explanations of the basic ideas and practices of Hinduism and its culture. It answers so many questionsDo the Hindus worship many gods? Are the Hindus idol worshippers? What is the purpose of life? What are Hinduism's spiritual practices?and so on, covering the most mundane to the most profound ideas and questions of Hinduism. A comprehensive, clearly written book on Hinduism that removes most of the misconceptions about Hinduism. It explains Hinduism starting with its history, then covers the following topics: God-RealizationGoal of HinduismHoly Books, Indo-Aryans, HinduismA Way of Life, Hindu Society Today, Role of FoodGodDoctrine of Karma, Doctrine of Predestination, Doctrine of Reincarnation, Hindu Ethics, Guru and Disciple Relationship, Different Spiritual Paths, Four Yogas, Worship of God, Mantras and Sacred Symbols, Temples, Three Gunas, Creation, Moksha or Liberation
Many want to know what Hinduism is. Many are astonished to hear that Hinduism has no particular creed. Indeed, Hinduism is hard to define. Hinduism is a system which comprises within its fold an infinite variety of thoughts. In this book published by Advaita Ashrama, a Publication centre of Ramakrishna Math, an attempt has been made to give a bird's-eye view of Hinduism with extracts from the speeches and writings of Swami Vivekananda who may be said to be the best exponent of Hinduism in modern India. The excerpts have been culled from the author's Complete Works.
|Author||: S. Sabaratna Mudaliyar|
|Release Date||: 1913|
|Pages||: 351 pages|
Hindutva: Who is a Hindu? is an ideological pamphlet by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar. Originally published under the title Essentials Of Hindutva in 1923, it was retitled Hindutva: Who Is a Hindu? when reprinted in 1928.
Religion is the opium of the people, said Karl Marx many centuries ago. For more than a billion people living in India and abroad, Hinduism is the religion and a way of life. In this multi-award winning book, Swami Achuthananda cracks open the opium poppy pods, analyzes the causes for euphoria, and comes away with a deeper understanding of the people and their religion. *** Winner 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (Religious Non-fiction) *** This is a comprehensive book on Hinduism. It tells you why Hindus do the things they do - and don't. Written in a casual style, the book guides you through the fundamentals of the religion. It then goes further and debunks a number of long-standing myths, some of them coming from the academia (of all places). While most books shy away from contentious issues, this book plunges headlong by taking on controversies, like the Aryan Invasion Theory, idol worship, RISA scholarship and many more. In fact one-third of the book is just on controversies that you rarely find in any other literature. Other Awards: *** Finalist - 2014 Pacific Book Awards (Religion) *** *** Bronze - 2014 IPPY Award - (Religion) ***
Your hands-on guide to one of the world's major religions The dominant religion of India, "Hinduism" refers to a widevariety of religious traditions and philosophies that havedeveloped over thousands of years. Today, the United States is hometo approximately one million Hindus. If you've heard of this ancient religion and are looking for areference that explains the intricacies of the customs, practices,and teachings of this ancient spiritual system, Hinduism ForDummies is for you! Provides a thorough introduction to this earliest and popularworld belief system Information on the rites, rituals, deities, and teachingsassociated with the practice of Hinduism Explores the history and teachings of the Vedas, Brahmans, andUpanishads Offers insight into the modern daily practice of Hinduismaround the world Continuing the Dummies tradition of making the world's religionsengaging and accessible to everyone, Hinduism For Dummies isyour hands-on, friendly guide to this fascinating religion.
William Stoddart surveys the vast and complex field of Hindu mythology, metaphysics and spirituality, and presents with clarity and concision the essential features of the Hindu religion. Outline of Hinduism, in its brief format, is remarkably comprehensive. It is an attractive introduction for the general reader and an accurate aide-memoire for the student.