Introduction to the Study of the Hindu Doctrines:Rev Rene Guenon
This eBook edition of ´´The Secret Doctrine´´ has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Secret Doctrine is one of the most influential esoteric and occult books of all time. In the first part of the book the author explains the origin and evolution of the universe itself, in terms derived from the Hindu concept of cyclical development. While in the second part she describes the origins of humanity through an account of ´´Root Races´´ said to date back millions of years.
The Doctrine of the Heart:Extracts from Hindu letters Anonymous, James Payn
Hinduism is a very broad term for the religious practices and doctrines of the Indian people. This tradition is believed to have begun in about 1800 BCE with religious poems known as the Vedas. Hinduism is best known in the west through the doctrines of Advaita, the belief that there is only one ultimate reality. Advaitans, however, worshipped a range of icons that represented the separate manifestations of the ultimate Brahman. After the decline of Vedic religion, bhakti devotional cults arose and have remained a predominant form of Hindu worship up through the modern era. The Religion, Scriptures, and Spirituality series describes the beliefs, religious practices, and the spiritual and moral commitments of the world´s great religious traditions. It also describes a religion´s way of understanding scripture and discusses its relationship to society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Kingsley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001698/bk_blak_001698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What´s the Gita? What does it teach us? This minibook explains, from a Hindu point of view, the main doctrines of The Gita, a book of rare excellence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sundip Ved. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030424/bk_adbl_030424_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
When the Indian people, inspired by the words of Mahatma Gandhi, overthrew British rule, they proved that great political change could exist without violence. Revered both as a saint and a master politician in his native country, Gandhi proffered a philosophy that combined Thoreau’s doctrine of civil disobedience with many Hindu beliefs. A comprehensive introduction to this influential modern thinker, The Wisdom of Gandhi recounts his deeply held views on a variety of topics, including passive resistance, self-discipline, democracy, and even well-being. This is essential text for the history and political listener, as well as anyone looking for words to inspire change. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Turetsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009083/bk_adbl_009083_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky is best known as the cofounder of theosophy, which is essentially a selective conflation of Hindu and Buddhist ideas combined with Blavatsky´s idiosyncratic system of cosmology. The Voice of the Silence, first published in 1889, is described by the author as ´´chosen fragments from the Book of the Golden Precepts, for the daily use of disciples´´. While the legitimacy of the source document has been questioned by scholars, the celebrated Buddhist authority D. T. Suzuki stated that the book demonstrated a deep understanding of advanced Buddhist principles. This book is a useful introduction to Blavatsky´s system of philosophy and is much more accessible than her major works, The Secret Doctrine and Isis Unveiled. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denis Daly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001635/bk_mike_001635_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the origins of Buddhism and its tenets from the seminal texts Drawn from the sacred books of Buddhism, this collection reveals the insights and beliefs at the heart of the world’s fourth-largest religion. Siddhartha Guatama, a sixth-century Hindu warrior prince, renounced the world in his search for the meaning of life and became the Buddha, or ´´Enlightened One,” while meditating at Bodh Gaya. From that moment forward the Buddha sought to share his own enlightenment with all of mankind. Through the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path, the Buddha taught followers to let go of desire and worldly attachments in order to alleviate suffering while embracing practices of meditation, mindfulness, and right conduct. Covering the birth and death of the Buddha, as well as the major tenets of Buddhism, including karma and the middle doctrine, The Wisdom of Buddha offers a profound view of the Buddhist religion and its founder. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Turetsky. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/009079/bk_adbl_009079_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.