When we talk about mythology, we often think of the Greeks or the Romans. Many people forget, however, that the historical country India, with more than one billion citizens, has a mythological heritage as well. In this audiobook, we’ll dive deeper into that heritage and the beliefs and religions that have contributed to it. You’ll hear about things like: The significance of cows, the multiple arms, and the symbolical color blue in Hindu mythology. The meaning of Namaskar in Hindu mythology. The main characteristics of Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, and other gods and goddesses in the Hindu religion. Some of the most intriguing tales from Hindu mythology. An overview of the Hindu demons. Marriage practices and matrimonies in ancient India. Indian Mythology is an interesting topic for those who try to understand the South Asian culture and come to a more comprehensive level of knowing their background and history. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Zachary Dylan Brown. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/121032/bk_acx0_121032_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hell´s too full, so the Devil hires ad man Dirk Quigby to pen a travel guide enticing travelers to different afterlives: Hindu, Catholic, Protestant (that one´s got a lot of subdivisions), Scientologist, and more. Instead of writing a boffo best seller, Dirk unites all religions in a common goal: kill Dirk. E. E. King grew up in one of those tolerant households that don´t force religion down kids´ throats. This is the result. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Derek Perkins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001084/bk_acx0_001084_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Yogananda was born in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, to a devout family. According to his younger brother, Sananda, from his earliest years young Mukunda´s awareness and experience of the spiritual was far beyond the ordinary. In his youth he sought out many of India´s Hindu sages and saints, hoping to find an illuminated teacher to guide him in his spiritual quest. In 1910 Yogananda´s seeking after various saints mostly ended when, at the age of 17, he met his guru, Swami Yukteswar Giri. He describes his first meeting with Yukteswar as a rekindling of a relationship that had lasted for many lifetimes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Russell Newton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/125020/bk_acx0_125020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the Bhagavad Gita, Prince Arjuna asks direct, uncompromising questions of his spiritual guide on the eve of a great battle. In this expanded edition of the most famous --and popular -- of Indian criptures, Eknath Easwaran contextualizes the book culturally and historically and explains the key concepts of Hindu religious thought and the technical vocabulary of yoga. Chapter introductions, notes, and a glossary help readers understand the book´s message. Most importantly, this translation uses simple, clear language to impart the poetry, universality, and timelessness of the Gita´s teachings.
Karnataka is home to high-tech metropolises, ancient Hindu temples, ornate Islamic palaces, charming British boulevards and a vast countryside where time stands still - for now, at least. Footprint Bangalore & Karnataka will take you from Karnataka´s cultural wonders to its little-visited coastline, lush with river estuaries and mangrove swamps which rival Kerala´s backwaters. This guide includes listings on the best places to eat and sleep, plus information on tours and activities. - Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and around Karnataka - Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where is best to eat, sleep and relax - Includes information on tour operators and activities from fishing to yoga - Detailed maps for Bangalore and other key destinations - Slim enough to fit in your pocket With comprehensive coverage of all the main sights, plus information on activities to take you off the beaten path, Footprint Bangalore & Karnataka is the ideal companion to this intriguing region of India.
Yoga is a powerful way to change your mind, body and perspective on life. Beyond the physical side of yoga, this practice can help to improve your mental state, focus and happiness. Over thousands of years, yoga has developed into a complex system of poses that can be utilized by everyone. Millions of people have used the breathing exercises and postures to develop a better state of mind and healthier lifestyle. From healthful benefits to spiritual practice, yoga is a key part of any daily physical, mental or spiritual practice. Used by Buddhist monks and Hindu yogis, it has retained its relevancy in the modern world because, unlike fad diets and popular exercise programs, yoga works. This book is intended to guide the beginning practitioner in their yoga practice. Like any art form or exercise, yoga requires continued effort for you to master it. By its very nature, yoga will help to open your mind to universal laws as it brings you to your individual truth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D. Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/068908/bk_acx0_068908_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Sri Hanuman Chalisa is considered one of the most popular Hindu devotional hymns, chanted daily by millions of people all over the world. Many chant these praises of the monkey god, Hanuman, to seek His protection, strength, help and assistance during their struggles. However, the deeper significance and value of knowing about Hanuman is that He is the ultimate model of Bhakti, humility and surrender, expressed even to this day through His selfless devotional service to Lord Rama. Fortunately, Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda has provided a commentary which reveals the deeper meaning behind each of the forty verses of this beautiful hymn. Verse-by-verse, Paramahamsa Vishwananda guides us to understanding that, by cultivating devotion, humility and surrender, the inner gates to Divine Love are opened and we are finally able to reach the ultimate goal of life: to become devoted servants of this great Love.
How Do You Raise an Awakened Child in an Unconscious World? The birth of a child avatar should be a cause for celebration, but twentysomething Maggie Langford finds that sheltering Anna?s sanctity from the intrusion of the outside world is her first priority. She wants to allow this ?great soul? to develop her full spiritual potential, but others like Maggie?s Hindu guru want to enlist her to promote their own agendas. As Anna grows, so do the challenges. How do you tell a child who can heal any injury or disease that she must do it quietly, or not at all? Fortunately, Maggie can rely on Joseph, the child?s spirit guide, for advice. Anna periodically whisks them away to his ?astral park? for consultations. Exposed to Anna?s elevated energy, Maggie flourishes and becomes a bestselling children?s book author. They live a cloistered life until Child Services is alerted. Maggie becomes certified to homeschool her child and other Hindu children and all is well, until Anna transports the class to Joseph?s astral park amidst a dispute about the Bhagavad Gita. When alarmed parents are told of this ?excursion,? Maggie and Anna are summoned to a meeting with the School Board, a confrontation that could make Anna?s elevated being public knowledge. Maggie?s worst nightmare could be about to take place...
Sexuality and spirituality are inextricably linked in the mythology and texts of ancient India. At the heart of this culture´s teachings are sensuous stories of the gods making love that demonstrate the power and purpose of human passion. In Erotic Spirituality and the Kamasutra, Wendy Doniger guides us through India´s seductive tales and hidden insights into the art of living and lovemaking. Drawing on amorous myths as well as the world´s oldest text of erotic love (the Kamasutra), this scholar of Sanskrit and Hindu mythology reveals rituals to prepare yourself and your bedroom for the delights of erotic love, the language of attraction, recognizing the unspoken signals from a suitor, how the tension of sexual battle enhances pleasure, and much more. Here for the first time in audio, a full-length course about spirituality´s embrace of sexual pleasure. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wendy Doniger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000748/sp_true_000748_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this comprehensive and groundbreaking work, mystical scholar Andrew Harvey unearths traces of the sacred feminine in major world religions - Hinduism, Islam (Sufism), Buddhism, Taoism, and Christianity - and in aboriginal and indigenous wisdom traditions. Harvey takes a strong stand against our dependence on ´´gurus´´ and ´´masters´´, proposing instead an egalitarian model of spiritual community based on intimate groups of mutually supportive guides and friends. The Return of the Mother is an eloquent and passionate call to all to rediscover and reclaim an authentic and empowering relationship with the divine and re-create a sacred life in this world. Andrew Harvey is a renowned writer, lecturer, and teacher. An Englishman born in India, Harvey was educated at Oxford and at 21 became the youngest fellow in the history of All Soul´s College. In 1977 he returned to India and began a lifelong spiritual quest, studying and practicing Hindu mysticism at the ashram of Sri Aurobindo, with Tibetan Buddhist teacher Thuksey Rinpoche and with the Christian mystic Bede Griffiths. Returning to teach and write in Europe and America, Harvey continued his explorations with extensive study in Eastern and Western mystical literature. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andrew Harvey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000828/bk_pnix_000828_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.