The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Law:A New History of Dharmasastra
Explore the Hindu religion with its fascinating rituals and history! This audiobook has eye-opening information about Hinduism that will help you to understand the religion, gods, beliefs, and rituals and how the religion has have evolved over time. Does Hinduism really have many gods? Why do Hindus worship the cow? How about the dot.... Why do they wear it near the middle of their forehead? Why are they forbidden to eat meat? These are just a few of the countless questions many people ask or wonder about Hinduism, and whether you are a Hindu or not, there must be questions you are desiring to have answered in regards to the Hindu culture, practices, religion, or even history. Hinduism is special and has a lot of material, perhaps because it is the oldest known religion in the world. It therefore provides a lot to learn, and you do not want to miss out on anything in our journey through Hinduism including the gods, culture, structure of society, beliefs, and so on. Did you know that the supreme spirit in Hinduism is believed to be both male and female? Well, you will discover more than you ever imagined exists in Hinduism, and by the end of this audiobook, you’ll know a lot about a religion that has over one billion followers worldwide. This audiobook will cover these topics and more: A comprehensive background and history of Hinduism The Hindu gods and goddesses The lesser divinities The main tenets of Hinduism The Hindu rites of passage The common questions asked about Hinduism A comparison between Buddhism and Hinduism And more! Listen to the audiobook now and learn more about Hinduism! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dryw McArthur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102418/bk_acx0_102418_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to learn about Hinduism without getting confused? If you are considering learning more on Hinduism or even planning on converting to Hinduism then this audiobook is for you. This book has everything you want to learn about the Hindu religion! Hinduism is a fascinating religion to learn about. Even if you are not Hindu and have no interest in being a Hindu, you can still take it upon yourself to learn about the faith and understand why it is important to so many people around the world. Perhaps you will find that you share many of the beliefs that come out of the religion, or perhaps you won´t. But at least you will have a new outlook on Hinduism by advancing your knowledge in its teachings and the way it guides so many people´s lives in this world. To have that kind of knowledge can be a very powerful thing. This book will help you gain that knowledge by exploring the most important aspects of Hinduism and the main goals Hindus have in their lives. You will find out much more when you listen to this fact-filled book about the Hindu religion. After you are done listening, you will walk away with a better understanding about a religion that most of the Western hemisphere knows little about. What you will learn from this book: Introduction to Hinduism Important beliefs in Hinduism Important Hindu customs and rituals Introduction to Gods and Goddesses in Hinduism Bhagavad Gita Hindu festivals Hinduism and Buddhism - differences and similarities Conversion to Hinduism What to do in a Hindu temple Pilgrimage to Varanasi Hindu mantras 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shynara Reddy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108753/bk_acx0_108753_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you ever wanted to learn about the concepts and fundamentals of Hinduism then this is the audiobook for you. Even though the Hindu religion is the oldest religion in the world, there are many misconceptions that laypeople have about it. Some people don´t understand the mystical chants and mantra traditions where they keep repeating ´´Aum´´ over and over again. But you have to understand the religion to truly appreciate where these acts and traditions come from. There is a 4,000 year history to Hinduism that many people outside of India don´t even know about. On top of that, Hinduism has evolved a lot over the years with both oral and ancient stories involving the laws of Hinduism. These stories were often told by sages who passed down their knowledge of the religion to their disciples. Eventually there was a compilation of ancient Sanskrit texts where Hindus could study the ethical and moral code that they needed to live by. However, Hindus for thousands of years have been changing traditions and teaching new philosophies about the religion that help motivate modern day people to become followers. Furthermore, they encourage them to take up Hindu derived practices, like yoga and meditation, in order to help them feel better in their lives. You don´t have to be looking to convert to Hinduism to appreciate this audiobook. It is not an audiobook that is going to try to change you or convince you that Hinduism is the one true religion to believe in. This book simply goes over all the important aspects and traditions of the religion, as they are broken down into chapters. That way you can understand the Hindu concepts of God, prayer, meditation, animal sacrifices, and reincarnation. These are the key points that people often misinterpret because they see movies or television shows that misrepresent the real Hindu religion. If you are a Westerner then this probably means you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shynara Reddy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118661/bk_acx0_118661_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Listen to this second edition! Hinduism originated in India, the land of diverse ethnicity and culture, and is the oldest known religion in the world, with its history reportedly dating back as far as 6500 BCE. Amidst the diversity, Hindus try to promote peace and universality of shared beliefs. Diversity and communal unity, irrespective of faith, also apply to their religious practices. As Hinduism has spread its wings, various versions of the religion sprang from different groups around the world. So, to be able to understand Hinduism, you should first know that it´s not just a religion but also considered a way of life. Because Hinduism is so broad and complex, this book has been specifically designed to present you with an easy-to-understand overview of this incredible religion. Throughout the following chapters, I´m going to outline the common beliefs, rituals, holidays, and the overarching concepts that you may wish to apply to your own life, should you choose to follow Hinduism. Whatever your motivation to learn about Hinduism may be - whether you´re just curious to learn what makes the world´s third largest religion different from all others, or whether you´re perhaps planning to convert - you´ve come to the right place! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D. Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117495/bk_acx0_117495_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Learn how to adopt Hinduism as a way of life. Hinduism is the oldest and the third largest religion by population. There are more than a billion Hindus in India, Nepal, Indonesia (Bali), Mauritius, Canada, New Zealand, Kenya, and elsewhere in the world who practice the faith. However, many scholars and practitioners believe that Hinduism is not a religion at all - it is a way of life, as Hinduism explains the purpose of human life, what you should and shouldn´t do, how you should behave with others, and how you should carry out your duties and responsibilities. There are many aspects of Hinduism that make it distinct from any other religion. For instance, there is no founder. Hinduism developed from the faiths and traditions of the earliest people who practiced it, and it is still evolving. Hinduism believes that God is within us, and everywhere in the universe. This audiobook contains detailed information on the Hindu way of life. You will learn about Dharma and how to lead the life in a dharmic way so that you can achieve self-awareness, realize the true potential of your atman or soul, find God, and become free from the cycle of life and death. I will introduce you to the concepts of atman, moksha, sanatan dharma, the Hindu theories of evolution, and the duties and responsibilities of all Hindus. I will show you how faith, devotion, dharma and artistic expression are a way of life. You will learn about the teachings of the Vedas, Upanishads, and the Bhagavad-Gita. I will explain the meaning of life, and show you how to find God within you and in the outside universe. This and much more will be covered in this audio-bundle. Listen to it now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: sangita chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084406/bk_acx0_084406_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Ultimate Guide to Hindu Gods, Hindu Beliefs, Hindu Rituals and Hindu Religion In this audiobook we will explore numerous beliefs held by this diverse group of people. We will look at some of the legends of the divine ´´angels´´ that serve Brahman. Also, we will delve into some of the rituals that are common within Hinduism. In addition we will do some comparative religion, looking at some of the similarities and differences between Hinduism and some other philosophies. This will allow us not only to gain greater insight into Hinduism but to see the common threads of philosophy found in many of the great religions of the world. Hinduism is the oldest and the third largest religion by population. There are more than a billion Hindus in India, Nepal, Indonesia (Bali), Mauritius, Canada, New Zealand, Kenya, and elsewhere in the world who practice the faith. However, many scholars and practitioners believe that Hinduism is not a religion at all - it is a way of life, as Hinduism explains the purpose of human life, what you should and shouldn´t do, how you should behave with others, and how you should carry out your duties and responsibilities. Within this audiobook you´ll find the answers to these questions and more. Just some of the topics covered include: The meaning of Hinduism Brahman and Atman Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva Indra and other key gods and godesses Durga, Kali, and Mariamman Karma Reincarnation Hindu rituals Hinduism versus other belief systems Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva Tales of the Brahmin And more! Listen to this audiobook now, and learn more about Hinduism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: sangita chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082251/bk_acx0_082251_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook contains an easily accessible overview of the Hindu religion, with a focus on those coming from the Western religions and cultures. While quite a few of us in the west are familiar with at least some aspects of the religion (karma, for instance), most of us lack any real depth of understanding of the complexities and nuances of one of the world´s oldest and most diverse religions. I hope that by listening to this book you can at least begin to scratch the surface of this rich and intricate religion. We will cover the basics of the belief system, including the concepts of karma, reincarnation, ahimsa, and the one Supreme Being. These concepts unite all the various sects of the Hindu religion, as well as all of the regional and familial variations in what is a rich and complex religion. The pantheon of the gods is described, with an emphasis on each god´s function. The rich symbolism present in their depictions is also explored, for a small sampling of the main deities. A full treatment of the symbolism is a subject worthy of a full semester college course. Not only is Hinduism rich in its diversity of gods and goddesses, it is also filled with many different rituals and festivals. Some of the most important rituals that punctuate the life of a Hindu are described. Rituals that are performed for pregnancy, birth, and death are common. Like we are accustomed to in the west, the Hindu religion also celebrates many holidays. I describe some of the most popular. Finally, I give a brief overview of what can only be considered one of the largest collections of religious scriptures in the world. They number over 100, though not all are accorded the same significance. This work is intended to serve as a jumping off point for you to begin your self-exploration of the world´s oldest and third largest religion. Listen to the audiobook today to learn more about this fascinating religion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Schell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054808/bk_acx0_054808_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What Is Hinduism? provides one of the most provocative, engaging and detailed examinations of this oldest religious and spiritual tradition in the world. Followed by over a billion people, including a great majority in India, Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world. The teachings of Yoga and Vedanta are followed by millions in every continent. Enriched with a profound pluralistic view, Hinduism emphasizes that the Truth is One but has many paths. Yet, despite its universality, Hinduism remains the most misunderstood of the world´s major religions, partly because of its antiquity and the vast extent of its teachings. Acknowledging the importance of the religion and its growing influence globally, David Frawley has addressed the prime teachings of Hinduism, its role in India, its place in the information age and has compiled an exhaustive set of questions and answers dwelling on all the significant issues. This essential learning helps us understand our spiritual heritage as a species and the place of India among the greatest civilizations of the world- ancient and modern. Further, the book charts out how Hindus can overcome the challenges confronting them today and communicate their diverse tradition more effectively, making it an ideal book for the Hindu youth.
This volume offers an overview of Hinduism as found in India and the diaspora. Exploring Hinduism in India in dynamic interaction, rather than in isolation, the volume discusses the relation of Hinduism with other religions of Indian origin and with religions which did not originate in India but have been a major feature of its religious landscape. These latter religions include Islam and Christianity and, to a lesser extent, Zoroastrianism and Judaism. The volume also covers Hinduism´s close association with Tribal Religions, sometimes called Primal Religions. As its second main theme, the volume examines the phenomenon of Hinduism in the diaspora. The Indian diaspora is now beginning to make its presence felt, both in India and abroad. In India, the Indian government annually hosts a diaspora event called Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), in recognition of the growing importance of the twenty-million-strong diaspora. Although not all Indians are Hindus, most are, both in India and abroad, and a strong sense of Hindu identity is emerging among diasporic Hindus. This volume fills the need felt by Hindus both in India and the diaspora for more knowledge about modern-day Hinduism, Hindu history and traditions. It takes into account three main aspects of Hinduism: that the active pan-Indian and diasporic language of the Hindus is English; that modern Hindus need a rational rather than a devotional or traditional exposition of the religion; and that they need information about and arguments to address the stereotypes which characterize the presentation of Hinduism in academia and the media, especially in the West.