Hindu Pilgrimage:A journey through the holy places of hindus all over India Sunita Pant Bansal
After backpacking her way around India, 21-year-old Sarah Macdonald decided that she hated this land of chaos and contradiction with a passion, and when an airport beggar read her palm and insisted she would come back one day - and for love - she vowed never to return. But twelve years later the prophecy comes true when her partner, ABC´s South Asia correspondent, is posted to New Delhi, the most polluted city on earth. Having given up a blossoming radio career in Sydney to follow her new boyfriend to India, it seems like the ultimate sacrifice and it almost kills Sarah - literally. After being cursed by a sadhu smeared in human ashes, she nearly dies from double pheumonia. It´s enough to send a rapidly balding atheist on a wild rollercoaster ride through India´s many religions in search of the meaning of life and death. From the ´brain enema´ of a meditation retreat in Dharamsala to the biggest Hindu festival on earth on the steps of the Ganges in Varanasi, and with the help of the Dalai Lama, a goddess of healing hugs and a couple of Bollywood stars - among many, many others - Sarah discovers a hell of a lot more.
Never Cheat a Holy Man is my memoir about the three enlightening, adventure-filled years in the mid-´60s when my family and I lived in East Pakistan. As ´´memsahib´´, my job was to supervise a Muslim all-male household workforce. When the cook warmed the toast in his armpits and chilled the chicken in the refrigerator - still alive, I realized I was not communicating adequately. I acquired new skills mediating between cook and laundryman who were at constant odds. The 1965 India-Pakistan conflict caused particular concern for my friends and me when we were held at gun point, accused of being spies by Bengali soldiers. The Hindu Holy Man´s retracted blessings and getting my sari pulled off by a small boy at a village fair, were just two instances that gave me new understanding of this culture so unlike my own. Despite the poverty and disease I saw, there was much beauty, harmony, and humor to appreciate. - Joyce Mueller About the author: Joyce Mueller, now in her 90s, remembers how it felt to be a Caucasian, English-speaking, non-Muslim nurse, wife, and mother confronting a totally opposite culture. She went from scared and shocked to empathetic and appreciative. Now widowed, Mrs. Mueller lives on the southern Oregon coast. She is still writing poetry and short stories. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joyce Mueller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051909/bk_acx0_051909_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Banaras Reconstructed:Architecture and Sacred Space in a Hindu Holy City Global South Asia Madhuri Desai
When Aatish Taseer first came to Benares, the spiritual capital of Hinduism, he was 18, the Westernized child of an Indian journalist and a Pakistani politician, raised among the intellectual and cultural elite of New Delhi. Nearly two decades later, Taseer leaves his life in Manhattan to go in search of the Brahmins, wanting to understand his own estrangement from India through their ties to tradition. Known as the twice-born - first into the flesh and again when initiated into their vocation - the Brahmins are a caste devoted to sacred learning. But what Taseer finds in Benares, the holy city of death also known as Varanasi, is a window on an India as internally fractured as his own continent-bridging identity. At every turn, the seductive, homogenizing force of modernity collides with the insistent presence of the past. In a globalized world, to be modern is to renounce India - and yet the tide of nationalism is rising, heralded by cries of ´´Victory to Mother India!´´ and an outbreak of anti-Muslim violence. From the narrow streets of the temple town to a Modi rally in Delhi, Taseer struggles to reconcile magic with reason, faith in tradition with hope for the future, and the brutalities of the caste system, all the while challenging his own myths about himself, his past, and his countries old and new. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Neil Shah. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/high/002420/bk_high_002420_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
La gente siempre esta en el filo de una navaja, dice un proverbio oriental y en el se baso el ingles Somerset Maugham para una de sus ultimas novelas, en donde los protagonistas son un joven intelectual y una muchacha que solo ansia ser rica. Ese conflicto entre la mente y lo material lleva a una serie de interesantes desarrollos.Larry Darrell is a young man whose experiences in World War I lead him to question the meaning of his comfortable life. Postponing his engagement to Isabel, he travels first to Europe and then to India, where his studies with a Hindu holy man change his life. 1. Spanish. Pedro Montoya. http://samples.audible.de/bk/yoyo/000019/bk_yoyo_000019_sample.mp3.
The Shreemad Bhagavatam is a scripture unlike any other. It is the last and greatest work of the great sage, Sri Vedavyasa, and serves as the culmination of all the Vedas and Puranas. Above all the many things it accomplishes, it tells us that God has, and continues to, incarnate in many forms to make Himself known to His children. He walks with them, talks with them, laughs with them - He lives with them. So how can we come to know Him? This is why we have the Shreemad Bhagavatam, the crown jewel of Hindu holy scripture. When it is expounded to us by a true living embodiment of the Divine like Paramahamsa Sri Swami Vishwananda, we have something incomparable to anything else - we have a firsthand experience of God Himself. Do not simply read this book. Relive every experience, every word, in the core of your heart and you will find that God doesn´t exist in some far away plane, nor is He confined to the scriptures of yesteryear. He lives in the heart of every living being today. Find Him, love Him and be free.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. Nobody can hurt me without my permission. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do when are in harmony.” - Mahatma GandhiThe great Mahatma Gandhi, an ambitious attorney-turned-simple-orthodox-Hindu-holy-man, single-handedly invented the philosophy of nonviolent non-cooperation which successfully dislodged the British empire from their long-held, tyrannical imperial rule over India. In this in-depth, inspirational audiobook presented by well-known author, actor, narrator Jagannatha Dasa, the important, and still timely, thoughts of this iconic social reformer on the subject of clean living are neatly revisited. This imperative sociopolitical, philosophical, esoteric profile in courage of simple good health is as important today as it was in the Mahatma’s time, as many of us face an admittedly dreadfully unhealthy lifestyle arising from too much junk food, not enough rigorous exercise, a reliance on too many medicines, and far too little faith in God. Here are the gentle, wise words of a soft-spoken, self-realized man who not only asked seminal questions about the healthy life we all would benefit by but also came up with powerful, tested solutions resulting in simple living but very high thinking. This Icon audiobook exclusive is perfect for all students of health and well-being, social reformation, the spiritual science of yoga, curious commuters, as well as all school and university systems.Series producer Avalon Giuliano in New YorkProduced by Alex Franchi in MilanEdited and mixed by Macc Kay in BangkokICON intern Eden Garret Giuliano N N (P)2019 Icon Audio Arts http://www.audible.de/pd/B07NZ27Q3B?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B07NZ27Q3B?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Stealing Mr. Smith (Unabridged) 20.95 AVAILABLE Stealing Mr. Smith (Unabridged) Stealing Mr. Smith (Unabridged) Tanya E. Williams After surviving the loss of both her parents, one to illness and the other to abandonment, Bernice Rosin finds herself at a South Dakota orphanage that will never feel like home.... Rosie O´Toole Rippling Effects 2019-02-05 00:00:00 392 B07NQPKCDQ English - Fiction English 1.00 9.95 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/acx0/142987de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/142987/bk_acx0_142987_sample.mp3 After surviving the loss of both her parents, one to illness and the other to abandonment, Bernice Rosin finds herself at a South Dakota orphanage that will never feel like home. Longing for a life free of poverty and misfortune, she takes matters into her own hands, determined to secure her own happily-ever-after no matter the cost.In 1948, a relocation West promises a life rich with upper-class pleasantries until a naive mistake shatters both Bernice’s pride and her heart. Convinced she can still rise above her allotted station, she returns to South Dakota to calculate her options.Desperate for a hero all her own, she singles out John Smith, a simple man with a kind heart and a gentle smile. John appears to be the perfect escape from a life fraught with disappointment. The fact that he comes with the baggage of two children and a past he seldom speaks of has little bearing on her new obsession. Caught unprepared for such cleverness and deception, John falls right into the path of Bernice’s affection as she has set her sights on changing her last name to Smith, even if she has to steal it. N N ©2018 Tanya E Williams;(P)2019 Tanya E Williams http://www.audible.de/pd/B07NQPKCDQ?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true http://www.audible.de/pd/B07NQPKCDQ?source_code=PNHFA145032019009G&ipRedirectOverride=true Meisenhorst 9.95 AVAILABLE Meisenhorst Meisenhorst Philip Simon Mit den Waffen der Sprache, punktgenau und mit jeder Menge Humor, seziert Philip Simon ausgewählte Artikel des Grundgesetzes und zeigt uns... Philip Simon WortArt 2019-02-25 01:00:00 100 3837146790 Bildung & Wissen German 1.00 9.26 N http://img.audible.de/audiblewords/content/bk/wrta/000518de/lg_image.jpg http://samples.audible.de/bk/wrta/000518/bk_wrta_000518_sample.mp3 Mit den Waffen der Sprache, punktgenau und mit jeder Menge Humor, seziert Philip Simon ausgewählte Artikel des Grundgesetzes und zeigt uns, dass in eben diesem mehr Zündstoff steckt, als Progression in bundesdeutschen Köpfen.Philosophisch werden Kant, Nietzsche und Bruce Lee zitiert und