An anthology of the most lyrical, passionate, illuminating writings of the Hindu mystical tradition. Some of the most lyrical, passionate, and illuminating writings of the Hindu mystical tradition are showcased in this anthology. Spiritual scholar and writer Andrew Harvey has selected excerpts from ancient and contemporary sources, including the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and other classical Hindu texts; the words of such venerable spiritual teachers as Ramakrishna and Ramana Maharshi; and the devotional poetry of Mirabai, Ramprasad, and many others. The scope of the collection makes it an excellent introduction to Hindu mystical literature, while the power and beauty of the language will inspire those already familiar with the genre. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.
Teachings of the Hindu Mystics: Andrew Harvey
Mystic Magazine: Hindu Mystical Theology - A Conversation with Sri Ramakrishna. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dave Wright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014616/bk_acx0_014616_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thomas Merton, one of the great mystics of the 20th century, had a deep interest in Islam and its mystical tradition of Sufism. Now, you can join one of Catholicism´s great scholars on a fascinating journey through Merton´s encounter with Islam. Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk whose numerous books made the Christian spiritual classics accessible to modern audiences. A pioneer in interreligious dialogue, he developed a profound interest in the mystical traditions of the world´s major religions. In addition to his multiple relationships with non-Catholic Christians, he engaged in correspondence with Jewish, Muslim, Zen Buddhist, Taoist, and Hindu thinkers. Mystics, Muslims, and Merton focuses on Merton´s engagement with Islam. Your presenter is Prof. Sidney Griffith PhD, an expert in Muslim-Christian relations and a lifelong reader of Thomas Merton. Throughout the course, you will journey through the broad spectrum of Merton´s encounters with Muslims. You will look at Thomas Merton´s interest in Islamic mysticism, particularly in the traditions of Sufism. You will start by looking at his openness to ´´sharing the experience of the Divine light´´ with members of other religions. Then, as you explore Merton´s correspondence with scholars of Sufism and practicing Sufis, you will gain great insight into the spiritual mind of Thomas Merton. Thomas Merton was a remarkable spiritual thinker, and his interactions with Muslims provide a model of interfaith dialogue today. If you are interested in Merton´s ideas, you will love this course. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Sidney H. Griffith STL PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000123/bk_nykm_000123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mystics, Masters, Saints, and Sages is a collection of stories and writings on the moment or moments of spiritual enlightenment of ancient and modern masters of spirituality from all traditions. Selections from the Christian, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu, Kabbalist, Sufi traditions, and more are all presented. The focus of the book is on the crucial point of realization in the lives of each of these saints and masters that led to his or her awakening to the divine reality. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Woof. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000571/bk_pnix_000571_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the beautiful apsaras of Hindu myth to the swan maidens of European fairy tales, stories of flying women - some carried by wings, others by clouds, rainbows, floating scarves, and flying horses - reveal the perennial fascination with and ambivalence about female power and sexuality. In Women Who Fly, Serinity Young examines the motif of the flying woman as it appears in a wide variety of cultures and historical periods, in legends, myths, rituals, sacred narratives, and artistic productions. She considers supernatural women like the Valkyries of Norse legend, who transport men to immortality; winged deities like the Greek goddesses Iris and Nike; figures of terror like the Furies, witches, and succubi; airborne Christian mystics; and wayward, dangerous women like Lilith and Morgan le Fay. Looking beyond the supernatural, Young examines the modern mythology surrounding 20th-century female aviators like Amelia Earhart and Hanna Reitsch.The first book to systematically chronicle the figure of the flying woman in myth, literature, art, and pop culture, Women Who Fly offers a fresh look at the ways in which women have both influenced and been understood by society and religious traditions throughout the ages and around the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tanya Eby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/013121/bk_tant_013121_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
That there is a source of permanent and pure happiness that is accessible to us all: that is the eternal promise of spiritual enlightenment. This audiobook offers an innovative, rational, and realistic approach to enlightenment that explains why it is possible and how to achieve it. Its findings are based on a successful 20-year spiritual search and a study of eastern mysticism as it relates to many other disciplines. It argues that enlightenment involves both the mystical search and, crucially, the intellectual and emotional preparation for it.As a result, it offers an approach to spiritual truth that is comprehensive and unique. Unlike many other spiritual systems, it encourages critical thinking and explains enlightenment within a persuasive philosophical framework. It suggests the necessity of being honest about our own desires and finding the messages inherent in negative emotions, and it offers powerful new methods to accomplish this. Finally, it gives excellent, concise explanations of the self-inquiry techniques of Hindu mystics that are the royal road to enlightenment. Together, these form a powerful and unusual instrument for seeking the truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Akilesh Ayyar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/156597/bk_acx0_156597_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.