The Birth of Meaning in Hindu Thought:Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1988 David B. Zilberman
Hindu Psychology:Its Meaning for the West Swami Akhilananda
In a culture obsessed with happiness, this wise, stirring book points the way toward a richer, more satisfying life. Too many of us believe that the search for meaning is an esoteric pursuit-that you have to travel to a distant monastery or page through dusty volumes to discover life´s secrets. The truth is, there are untapped sources of meaning all around us-right here, right now. To explore how we can craft lives of meaning, Emily Esfahani Smith synthesizes a kaleidoscopic array of sources-from psychologists, sociologists, philosophers, and neuroscientists to figures in literature and history such as George Eliot, Viktor Frankl, Aristotle, and the Buddha. Drawing on this research, Smith shows us how cultivating connections to others, identifying and working toward a purpose, telling stories about our place in the world, and seeking out mystery can immeasurably deepen our lives. To bring what she calls the four pillars of meaning to life, Smith visits a tight-knit fishing village in the Chesapeake Bay, stargazes in West Texas, attends a dinner where young people gather to share their experiences of profound loss, and more. She also introduces us to compelling seekers of meaning-from the drug kingpin who finds his purpose in helping people get fit to the artist who draws on her Hindu upbringing to create arresting photographs. And she explores how we might begin to build a culture that leaves space for introspection and awe, cultivates a sense of community, and imbues our lives with meaning. Inspiring and story-driven, The Power of Meaning will strike a profound chord in anyone seeking a life that matters.
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.
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.
A Dialogical Hermeneutic of a Hindu-Christian:Is meaning making possible in this world of diversity? Surya Prasad Acharya
Death is a subject obscured by fear and denial. When we do think of dying, we are more often concerned with how to avoid the pain and suffering that may accompany our death than we are with really confronting the meaning of death and how to approach it. Sushila Blackman places death - and life - in a truer perspective, by telling us of others who have left this world with dignity. Graceful Exits offers valuable guidance in the form of 108 stories recounting the ways in which Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist, and Zen masters, both ancient and modern, have confronted their own deaths. By directly presenting the grace, clarity, and even humor with which great spiritual teachers have met the end of their days, Blackman provides inspiration and nourishment to anyone truly concerned with the fundamental issues of life and death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Shah, Dawn Harvey, Emily Zeller, Steven Menasche, Fred Stella. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/019878/bk_adbl_019878_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
First off, congratulations for the coming arrival of your bouncing bundle of joy! This audiobook is a great resource for you and other new parents in search of a distinctive baby name that carries a deep, spiritual meaning.For some parents, choosing a baby name is a piece of cake. For others however, like yourself, it is a complex process. After all, your children will carry this name for the rest of their lives. You are responsible for giving them a name they will be proud to bear. No pressure! I’ve got you covered.For religious people, Christians for instance, the Bible is a great resource of stories about inspiring characters. The main Bible characters such as John, Joseph, Matthew, Mark, Anne, Mary, Martha, Eve, and Magdalene, among others, are taken by numerous people. The challenge then is to find more distinctive names that are equally admirable. I have a long list for you in this audiobook.Buddhist names represent calmness and peace. Even non-Buddhist parents gravitate toward these names because they speak of universal truths about life in general. In this audiobook, I offer you the most unique baby names with the deep soul behind them.Hinduism has among the most colorful traditions. Hindu names are a standout, too. They are far from boring, and you will find out those best suited for your precious little one.Then there are names based on virtues. They have been in use since the 17th century. In this audiobook, I offer you different variations of such virtues.Whether you choose from the Bible, Buddhism, Hinduism, or virtues, you can count that you end up with a name like no other. What makes it more special is the inspiration behind them. Your children will surely appreciate the effort you put into choosing their name. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Betty Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/124217/bk_acx0_124217_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rarely in a lifetime does a new spiritual classic appear that has the power to change people´s lives and transform future generations. This is such a book. The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita: Explained by Paramhansa Yogananda shares the profound insights of Yogananda, author of Autobiography of a Yogi, as remembered by one of his few remaining direct disciples, Swami Kriyananda. This revelation of India´s best-loved scripture approaches it from an entirely fresh perspective, showing its deep allegorical meaning as well as its down-to-earth practicality. The themes presented are universal: how to achieve victory in life in union with the divine; how to prepare for life´s ´´final exam´´, death, and what happens afterward; and how to triumph over all pain and suffering. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Swami Kriyananda. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/clar/000011/bk_clar_000011_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.