If you ever wanted to learn about the concepts and fundamentals of Hinduism then this is the audiobook for you. Even though the Hindu religion is the oldest religion in the world, there are many misconceptions that laypeople have about it. Some people don´t understand the mystical chants and mantra traditions where they keep repeating ´´Aum´´ over and over again. But you have to understand the religion to truly appreciate where these acts and traditions come from. There is a 4,000 year history to Hinduism that many people outside of India don´t even know about. On top of that, Hinduism has evolved a lot over the years with both oral and ancient stories involving the laws of Hinduism. These stories were often told by sages who passed down their knowledge of the religion to their disciples. Eventually there was a compilation of ancient Sanskrit texts where Hindus could study the ethical and moral code that they needed to live by. However, Hindus for thousands of years have been changing traditions and teaching new philosophies about the religion that help motivate modern day people to become followers. Furthermore, they encourage them to take up Hindu derived practices, like yoga and meditation, in order to help them feel better in their lives. You don´t have to be looking to convert to Hinduism to appreciate this audiobook. It is not an audiobook that is going to try to change you or convince you that Hinduism is the one true religion to believe in. This book simply goes over all the important aspects and traditions of the religion, as they are broken down into chapters. That way you can understand the Hindu concepts of God, prayer, meditation, animal sacrifices, and reincarnation. These are the key points that people often misinterpret because they see movies or television shows that misrepresent the real Hindu religion. If you are a Westerner then this probably means you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shynara Reddy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118661/bk_acx0_118661_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A timeless treatise on what constitutes the Hindu way of life Religion in India can appear to be a confusing tangle of myths, with many different gods and goddesses worshipped in countless forms.This complexity stems from a love of storytelling as much as anything else, but it is only the surface expression of Indian faith. Beneath can be found a system of unifying beliefs that have guided the lives of ordinary families for generations. Here, one of the most profound philosophers of India explains these and other related concepts intrinsic to the Hindu philosophy of life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kaushik Ramachandran. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033914/bk_adbl_033914_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Listen to the tales of the Hindu deities as they´ve never been heard before! Brahma Dreaming is master storyteller John Jackson´s intriguing versions of the legends surrounding the Hindus´ great gods. These are the tales of the Trimurti - the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. Brahma Dreaming is divided into three sections representing their continuous forces of creation, preservation and destruction. The work begins with Lord Brahma dreaming the universe into being and from there unfolds an enthralling collection of interconnected tales that span the history of Hinduism. Here are brave princes, divine divas and demon kings, family feuds and epic battles, burning loves and lies, tragic deaths and glorious rebirths. There are tales about dancing elephants, peacock warriors and monkey armies, all narrated by Jackson himself with great character, warmth and wit. A novel for sophisticated listeners of all ages. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/010805/bk_acx0_010805_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Introducing an Asian mythology trilogy from the creator of the Captivating History series. This book includes three captivating manuscripts:Chinese Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Chinese Folklore Including Fairy Tales, Myths, and Legends from Ancient ChinaJapanese Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Japanese Folklore, Myths, Fairy Tales, Yokai, Heroes and HeroinesHindu Mythology: A Captivating Guide to Hindu Myths, Hindu Gods, and Hindu GoddessesIn the first part of this book, you will discover:A story about origin of Earth and humansA captivating tale called ´´Poor Boy Ma Liang and the Paintbrush´´Stories about natural disastersModern mythologyAnd much, much more!In the second part of this book, you´ll discover captivating stories of mystery, horror, and romance while simultaneously learning about the Japanese culture. Here are just some of the topics and myths that the second part of this book covers:The creation storiesThe myths of originsStories of the three most evil yokai of JapanWithin the third part of this book, you´ll find the following Hindu myths covered:Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu, and the beginning of the worldThe birth of Lord ShivaSaraswati and Brahma’s fifth headShiva tests ParvatiShiva snares a whaleGanesha loses his headGanesha spills a riverKubera’s prideGanesha injures a goddessGanesha wins a raceShiva skips successKrishna swallows the flamesAgni spreads a curseVayu humbles the silk cotton treeSavitri chooses a husbandSavitri’s fidelitySo if you want to learn more about these three Asian mythologies without having to go through boring textbooks, download to get started now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Randy Whitlow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125815/bk_acx0_125815_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hinduism is one of the world’s great religions, dominating the Indian subcontinent for most of the last millennium, and its largest temple is an unbelievably magnificent structure located in Angkor, Cambodia. Known in English as Angkor Wat (´´City Temple´´), the gigantic complex was built by King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century to serve as the king’s state temple and capital city. Since it has remained so finely preserved, it has maintained religious significance for nearly 900 years, first dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, and then Buddhist. Understandably, it has become one of Cambodia’s most potent symbols and tourist attractions, and it even appears on the Cambodian national flag. Angkor Wat continues to fascinate the world, both due to its sheer grandeur and size, as well as its ornamental decorations both inside and out. With political strife in Cambodia having cooled, Angkor Wat is now a major tourist attraction, bringing upwards of over half a million foreigners per year, which accounts for over half of the nation’s tourists. Angkor Wat: The History and Legacy of the World’s Largest Hindu Temple chronicles the remarkable history of the site and the religious influence it has had over the centuries. You will learn about Angkor Wat like never before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan Gallagher. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/104646/bk_acx0_104646_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
God´s Gateway:Identity and Meaning in a Hindu Pilgrimage Place James Lochtefeld
Shiva, ´the destroyer´ among the Hindu trinity (of gods), is depicted in many contradictory manners. He is an ascetic who wears animal skin, his body smeared with ashes. Contradictory to his wild nature, he is also depicted as having a family, with a beautiful wife and two children. There are many more such varied representations of Shiva, the most prominent of these being the Linga and the Nataraja. The author, Devdutt Pattanaik, introduces listeners to these varied aspects and representations, and then sets about interpreting them. He explains the different anomalies and conflicts in beliefs, as well as the symbolism, rituals and reasons behind Hindu worship. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sagar Arya. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029341/bk_adbl_029341_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ganesh Finds His Groove is a fun, lively book introducing Lord Ganesh to young listeners. Helping young children to relate, Ganesh is at home with his family - Shiva, Parvati, and Kartikeya - when his mother gives him and his younger brother, Kartikeya, a challenge. In order to win, both kids come up with their own ways to win the treat. With a memorable song for kids to enjoy when Ganesh finds his groove, this story has a wonderful moral and is a true story from the Hindu scriptures. All children, from all cultures and backgrounds, will fall in love with one of the most loved and worshipped gods in the Hindu religion. Enjoy! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Reena Ahya. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/135541/bk_acx0_135541_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.