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.
Learn how to adopt Hinduism as a way of life. Hinduism is the oldest and the third largest religion by population. There are more than a billion Hindus in India, Nepal, Indonesia (Bali), Mauritius, Canada, New Zealand, Kenya, and elsewhere in the world who practice the faith. However, many scholars and practitioners believe that Hinduism is not a religion at all - it is a way of life, as Hinduism explains the purpose of human life, what you should and shouldn´t do, how you should behave with others, and how you should carry out your duties and responsibilities. There are many aspects of Hinduism that makes it distinct from any other religion. For instance, there is no founder. Hinduism developed from the faiths and traditions of the earliest people who practiced it, and it is still evolving. Hinduism believes that god is within us, and everywhere in the universe. This book contains detailed information on the Hindu way of life. You will learn about Dharma and how to lead the life in a dharmic way so that you can achieve self-awareness, realize the true potential of your atman or soul, find god, and become free from the cycle of life and death. I will introduce you to the concepts of atman, moksha, sanatan dharma, the Hindu theories of evolution, and the duties and responsibilities of all Hindus. I will show you how faith, devotion, dharma, and artistic expression are a way of life. You will learn about the teachings of the Vedas, Upanishads, and the Bhagavad-Gita. Finally, I will explain the meaning of life, and show you how to find god within you and in the outside universe. Listen to this book now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sangita Chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074271/bk_acx0_074271_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The True Meaning of Hinduism:Virtues of being a Hindu Ambika Amusu Periasamy Pillai
Hindu World:An Encyclopedic Survey of Hinduism. In Two Volumes. Volume I A-L Benjamin Walker
Hindu World:An Encyclopedic Survey of Hinduism. In Two Volumes. Volume II M-Z. 1. Auflage Benjamin Walker
One of the oldest and most complex of the world´s spiritual traditions, Hinduism is the religion of more than four-fifths of the Indian subcontinent´s population. Major Hindu communities also exist around the world. Dispelling many of the myths and mysteries surrounding this ancient world religion, Hinduism, Fourth Edition provides readers with an up-to-date understanding of the interconnection of religion and politics in India, problems facing Hindu communities in the diaspora, and American movements in Hinduism. The book is published by Chelsea House Publishers, a leading publisher of educational material. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vaishali Sharma. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/redw/000131/bk_redw_000131_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What Hinduism needed, amidst the general disintegration of the modern era, was a rock where she could lie at anchor, an authoritative utterance in which she might recognize her self. And this was given to her, in these words and writings of the Swami Vivekananda.What Hinduism had needed, was the organizing and consolidating of its own idea. What the world had needed was a faith that had no fear of truth. Both these are found here. Nor could any greater proof be given of the eternal vigour of the Sanâtana Dharma, of the fact that India is as great in the present as ever in the past, than this rise of the individual who, at the critical moment, gathers up and voices the communal consciousness. This is Volume 2 of the complete works. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Clay Lomakayu. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/137688/bk_acx0_137688_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this 12-lecture series, you´ll encounter a religion that is perhaps the most diverse of all; one that worships more gods and goddesses than any other, and one that rejects the notion that there is only one path to the divine. These lectures provide a window into the roots of, perhaps, all religions. You´ll explore over the course of Hinduism´s 5,000-year journey: the Indus Valley civilization; the sizable variety of Hindu gods and goddess; the sacred writings in the Vedas, Bhagavad Gita, and Upanishads; Hindu ritual purity rites; the Aryan language of Sanskrit, whose roots can be seen in English words such as ´´divine,´´ ´´video,´´ and ´´ignite´´; and much more. The story of Hinduism, you´ll come to see, is the story of very non-Western traditions (such as arranged marriages and the caste system) that have survived and thrived for thousands of years. It´s also home to a wealth of gods, terms, and practices (such as karma, Krishna, yoga, and guru) that have found a home in Western lives and language. Along the way, Dr. Muesse discusses salient aspects of Hindu life and places them in historical and theological context. He also explains that Hinduism honors all seekers of truth, that it contains multiple paths to divine reality (the way of action, the way of wisdom, and the way of devotion), and that it can be both a monotheistic and a polytheistic faith. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark W. Muesse. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000134/bk_tcco_000134_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hinduism is practiced by about 80% of India´s population, and by about 30 million people outside India. But how is Hinduism defined, and what basis does the religion have? In this Very Short Introduction, Kim Knott provides clear insight into the beliefs and authority of Hindus and Hinduism, and considers the ways in which it has been affected by colonialism and modernity. Knott offers succinct explanations of Hinduism´s central preoccupations, including the role of contemporary gurus and teachers in the quest for spiritual fulfillment; and the function of regular performances of the Mahabharata and Ramayana - scriptures that present the divine in personal form (avatara) and provide models of behavior for everyone, from kings and warriors to servants and children, and which focus on the dharma, the appropriate duties and moral responsibilities of the different varna or classes. The author also considers the challenges posed to Hinduism today as it spreads far beyond India, and as concerns are raised about issues such as dowry, death, caste prejudice, and the place of women in Hindu society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan McIneary. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/002790/bk_adbl_002790_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.