Hindu mythology is rich in detail yet, at times, features many contradictions. In this audiobook, we are going to recount many favorite and classic stories of Hindu myths, gods, goddesses, heroes and monsters. In this audiobook, many famous stories are retold in a way that will allow you to understand the rich narrative that takes place, from the classic mythological stories that you can hear and share with your family that teaches lessons of dharma to important life and spiritual lessons. Some of the classic myths that are found inside this book are:Myths of Origin The creation of UniverseArrival of humansConcepts of the 4 YugaHindu Gods and Goddesses Brahma and the CurseVishnu and the Churning OceanThe Third Eye of ShivaSarasvati Saves the WorldThe Birth of Shri KrishnaKaliaThe Elephant Head of GaneshaKrishna and IndraGopalA Brave BoyA Meeting with DeathAjamil Turns a New LeafEklavyaTrishanku’s HeavenUpamanyuHow the Moon Lost its LightJagganathJaidratha’s PunishmentIntroduction to Hindu Epics MahabharataRamayanaGitaIf you are interested in understanding more about the Hindu mythology, sharing some classic stories with your friends or becoming an educator on some of the many teachings of Hinduism through their classical stories, this book is a perfect purchase for you! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Hunt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129108/bk_acx0_129108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Vikram and the Vampire; Classic Hindu Tales of Adventure Magic and Romance: Sir Richard Francis Burton
An Important Update: A Navigation Guide (PDF) including a detailed chapter-by-chapter breakdown is now available in your Audible Library after purchase.Do you know how many wives Zeus had? Or how the famous Trojan War was caused by one beautiful lady? Or how Thor got his hammer?Give your imagination a real treat. This Mega Mythology Collection of eight audiobooks is for you.Some of the topics covered are:Mount Olympus and the 12 Olympian gods and goddesses, and then beneath the surface to the gloomy world of Hades.Classic Celtic Myths such as The Life of Cú ChulainnHow did Odin form the world from Ymir’s body and make men and women from wood?Who are Loki’s children, and why does Odin fear them?And more stories of Greek, Celtic, Norse, Japanese, Hindu, Chinese, Mesopotamian, and Egyptian Mythology!The eight manuscripts included in this collection are Books 1 to 8 of the Classical Mythology Series by Scott Lewis.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madison Niederhauser, Oliver Hunt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/135084/bk_acx0_135084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
We live in an era of unprecedented growth in knowledge. Never before has there been so great an availability of and access to information in both print and online. Yet as opportunities to educate ourselves have greatly increased, our time for reading has significantly diminished. And when we do read, we rarely have the patience to read in the slow, sustained fashion that great books require if we are to be truly transformed by them. In Reading the Hindu and Christian Classics, renowned Harvard Divinity School professor Francis Clooney argues that our increasing inability to read in a concerted manner is particularly notable in the realm of religion, where the proliferation of information detracts from the learning of practices that require slow and patient reading. Although awareness of the world´s many religions is at an all-time high, deep knowledge of the various traditions has suffered. Clooney challenges this trend by considering six classic Hindu and Christian texts dealing with ritual and law, catechesis and doctrine, and devotion and religious participation, showing how, in distinctive ways, such texts instruct, teach truth, and draw willing readers to participate in the realities they are learning. Through readings of these seminal scriptural and theological texts, he reveals the rewards of a more spiritually transformative mode of reading-and how individuals and communities can achieve it.
A classic of travel writing, A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush is Eric Newby´s iconic account of his journey through one of the most remote and beautiful wildernesses on earth. It was 1956, and Eric Newby was earning an improbable living in the chaotic family business of London haute couture. Pining for adventure, Newby sent his friend Hugh Carless the now-famous cable - ´´Can you travel Nuristan June?´´ - setting in motion a legendary journey from Mayfair to Afghanistan and the mountains of the Hindu Kush, northeast of Kabul. Inexperienced and ill prepared (their preparations involved nothing more than some tips from a Welsh waitress), the amateurish rogues embark on a month of adventure and hardship in one of the most beautiful wildernesses on earth - a journey that adventurers with more experience and sense may never have undertaken. With good humour, sharp wit and keen observation, the charming narrative style of A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush would soon crystallise Newby´s reputation as one of the greatest travel writers of all time. One of the greatest travel classics from one of Britain´s best-loved travel writers, this edition includes an epilogue from Newby´s travelling companion, Hugh Carless, and a prologue from one of Newby´s greatest proponents, Evelyn Waugh. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard E. Grant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/002763/bk_hcuk_002763_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.
Vikram and the Vampire:Classic Hindu Tales of Adventure Magic and Romance Richard Francis Burton
Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. Weak men create hard times.The basic premise of this audiobook is that strength and weakness have a spiritual dimension.Classic Spirituality for the Modern Man takes a radically new approach to the question of spirituality. Its purpose is to bring the spiritual classics alive so that they can once again serve their original and true purpose: to guide and inspire us as we make our way through life.Classic Spirituality for the Modern Man introduces for the general listener selections from the most profound and inspirational of spiritual classics from around the world, including:The KybalionEcclesiastesLao-tzu, Tao Te ChingBuddha, Dhammapada and ‘On Governance of Thoughts’Chuang-tzu, The Writings of Chuang-tzuHuainanzi, ´´The Old Man Who Lost His Horse´´Bhagavad GitaAl-Ghazali, The Alchemy of HappinessRumi, MasnaviPascal, PenséesSchopenhauer, ´´The Vanity of Existence´´Nietzsche, Thus Spoke ZarathustraAllen, As a Man ThinkethThese works speak to us of the fundamental principles of spiritual wisdom, the mysterious primordial force of the Tao, the Buddhist art of maintaining mental and emotional equilibrium, and the essential features of Hindu and Sufi self-cultivation, as well as modern approaches to self-realization. There is no better primer in the art of awakened living. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Pete Ferrand. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138694/bk_acx0_138694_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.