A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush:HarperPress. ePub edition Eric Newby
´To read Ka is to experience a giddy invasion of stories - brilliant, enigmatic, troubling, outrageous, erotic, beautiful´ The New York Times ´Who?´ - or ´ ka´ - is the question that runs through Roberto Calasso´s retelling of the stories of the minds and gods of India; the primordial question that continues to haunt human existence. From the Rigveda to the Upanishads , the Mahabharata to the life of Buddha, this book delves into the corpus of classical Sanskrit literature to re-imagine the ancient Indian myths and how they resonate through space and time. ´The very best book about Hindu mythology that anyone has ever written´ Wendy Doniger ´Dazzling, complex, utterly original ... Ka is his masterpiece´ Sunday Times
Schiffbruch mit Tiger? Diese Geschichte würden Sie nicht glauben? Kein Wunder. Fantastisch. Verwegen. Atemberaubend. Wahnsinnig komisch. Eine Geschichte, die Sie an Gott glauben lässt. Pi Patel, der Sohn eines indischen Zoobesitzers und praktizierender Hindu, Christ und Muslim erleidet mit einer Hyäne, einem Orang-Utan, einem verletzten Zebra und einem 450 Pfund schweren bengalischen Tiger namens Richard Parker Schiffbruch. Bald hat der Tiger alle erledigt - alle, außer Pi. Alleine treiben sie in einem Rettungsboot auf dem Ozean. Eine wundersame, abenteuerliche Odyssee beginnt. ??Martel schreibt wie ein leidenschaftlicher Paul Auster.?? Times Literary Supplement ??Eine Reminiszenz an Italo Calvino.?? Independent on Sunday
Philosophy explores the deepest, most fundamental questions of reality?and this accessible and entertaining chronology presents 250 milestones of the most important theories, events, and seminal publications in the field over the last 3,500 years. The brief, engaging entries cover a range of topics and cultures, from the Hindu Vedas and Plato´s theory of forms to Ockham´s Razor, Pascal´s Wager, Hume´s A Treatise of Human Nature, existentialism, feminism, Philosophical Zombies, and the Triple Theory of Ethics. Beautifully illustrated and filled with unexpected insights, The Philosophy Book will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers.
About the Book Of all the mythic characters in the Hindu pantheon none is more enigmatic and evocative than Radha. Appearing for the first time in Jayadeva’s Gita Govinda, where she is the ultimate beloved, she traverses political dynasties, royal ateliers and social barriers to emerge as a consort of Krishna. Brought alive by poets, developing a colourful presence in the hands of painters, dancing through prosceniums and acquiring a lyrical life through songs, both classical and popular, Radha is present in homes and havelis, celebrated by the the samajika and the rasika, has a presence in temples and roadside shrines as a symbol of pure and eternal love. And yet there are so many questions about her life; poets differ in their portrayals of her, historians argue, dancers claim her through their interpretations and for the common person she is now a shringara rasa nayika and now a goddess. But Radha stands steadfastly alone refusing to be bound down by poets or potters, dancers or singers. Harsha V. Dehejia weaves an enchanting story of Radha with a multicoloured thread, where myth blends into history and fiction challenges reality and Radha emerges in all her poetic glory in this spellbinding story. Vijay Sharma and his team of artists bring Radha colourfully alive with miniature paintings, for it is there rather than sculpture that Radha resides. She is essentially kavyamaya, her origins are in the minds of poets, it is there that she grows, dallies and evolves. And while her voice is heard in songs and her footsteps resonate with dancers, it is in miniature paintings, through line and colour, that Radha comes alive as a multidimensional, many-nuanced paragon of love. This is Radhayan. About the Author Harsha V. Dehejia has a double doctorate, one in medicine and other in ancient Indian culture, both from Mumbai University. He is also a member of the Royal College of Physicians of London, Glasgow and Canada all by examination. He is a practising Physician and Professor of Indian Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. His main interest is in Indian aesthetics.
A repressed ex-Christian has a breakdown on the eve of marriage, then embarks on a journey through sex, politics and religion.Gods of the Flesh is a spiritual memoir, weaving fantasy and eroticism with the big questions of philosophy, history, and current affairs. Can Christians be gay? Why was Trump elected--and why was anyone surprised? Do religions have a hate problem, or is there an even deeper problem with love?Morrow´s journey covers Alaska, Mississippi, Louisiana and Nevada. A Hindu commune, Native American mounds, African fortune-tellers, and the temple of an Egyptian Goddess. Online dating, a hotel foursome, a swingers´ club, and what stays in Vegas. Witch hunts, slavery, nuclear weapons, and the meaning of ´´The Star-Spangled Banner´´ (It´s not what you think).We live in an age of cognitive dissonance, when people struggle to reconcile personal feelings with social norms, and many strike painful compromises. Gods of the Flesh unpacks the customs we take for granted and explores how they evolved. Here you´ll find the information they didn´t teach in church or school. How animals communicate, how Buddha estimated the age of the Earth, why God´s wife was (almost) erased from the Bible, and why millions of spiritual people are atheists. You will learn to shatter paradigms, build your own spiritual practice, get in touch with your body, and create unique purposes in life.
In 1913, a young unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G H Hardy, begging the pre-eminent English mathematician´s opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Realising the letter was the work of a genius, Hardy arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England. Thus began one of the most improbable and productive collaborations ever chronicled. With a passion for rich and evocative detail, Robert Kanigel takes us from the temples and slums of Madras to the courts and chapels of Cambridge University, where the devout Hindu Ramanujan, ´the Prince of Intuition,´ tested his brilliant theories alongside the sophisticated and eccentric Hardy, ´the Apostle of Proof´. In time, Ramanujan´s creative intensity took its toll: he died at the age of thirty-two and left behind a magical and inspired legacy that is still being plumbed for its secrets today.
Nonduality is a hard concept to grasp at first. The most fundamental proposition is that ?I´´ exist, and all else in the universe is?not I´´. Our conditioned awareness also expresses itself as a judgmental spectrum with negative at one pole and positive at the other. In other words, our dualistic viewpoint -- which we take for granted -- is at the root of our divisiveness, dissatisfaction, and conflicting values; in short, of our unhappiness. For millennia, teachers of nonduality have assured us that it is possible to transcend this limitation and thereby live in an awareness of dualities absence, which turns out to be: harmony, contentment and equanimity. These four texts from the Hindu tradition clearly delineate the One Reality, That-Which-Is.