A manual of hindu pantheism:The vedantasara Major G. A. Jacob
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.
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.
For all levels, instrumentalists & vocalists. Hear David Liebman solo over every scale listed in the Scale Syllabus. He solos on two versions of each scale: the first is slow and simple, and the second is more complex and fast. Stereo separation allows you to practice and improvise too! David is on one channel and Jamey is on the other. An excellent list of piano voicings are included.Rhythm Section: David Liebman (Soprano Sax); Jamey Aebersold (p)Includes:# Major# Minor# Dom. 7# Lydian# Harmonic Major & Minor# Augmented# Lydian Augmented# SUS 4# Hindu# Blues# Whole Tone# Major & Minor Pentatonic# Dim. Whole Tone# Diminished# and 21 More!
With few exceptions, the world´s religions are anchored in their sacred texts-core writings that express the ideals and vision of the faiths, forming a basis for belief and action. Humanity´s library of sacred writings is a huge canon that includes many of the most influential books ever written. In addition to the Hebrew and Christian bibles and the Quran of Islam, major sacred writings include the Hindu Vedas, the Buddhist Sutras, Daoism´s Daodejing, and the Analects of Confucius, as well as the beloved texts of religions such as Zoroastrianism and Jainism, and modern faiths such as Baha´i. These are texts that people live by and, at times, are willing to die for. In these 36 lectures, Professor Hardy takes you deeply into the body of sacred writings that have played a fundamental role in human culture and history. Discussing a broad range of texts, the course examines the scriptures of seven major religions, as well as nine lesser known or smaller faiths, including texts from the ancient Egyptian and Mayan societies. In addition to studying the scriptures of the Judeo-Christian and Islamic worlds, you´ll discover religious texts from vastly differing cultures around the world. These richly insightful lectures highlight a global legacy of faith, thought, and spirituality. 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: Grant Hardy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000367/bk_tcco_000367_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Indian mystic Swami Vivekananda addresses the 1893 World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, offering an inspiring message of a shared spirituality and the harmony of world religions. He is considered a key figure in the introduction of Hindu philosophies of Vedanta and Yoga in Europe and America, and is also credited with raising interfaith awareness, bringing Hinduism to the status of a major world religion during the end of the 19th century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: uncredited. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/live/000442/bk_live_000442_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky is best known as the cofounder of theosophy, which is essentially a selective conflation of Hindu and Buddhist ideas combined with Blavatsky´s idiosyncratic system of cosmology. The Voice of the Silence, first published in 1889, is described by the author as ´´chosen fragments from the Book of the Golden Precepts, for the daily use of disciples´´. While the legitimacy of the source document has been questioned by scholars, the celebrated Buddhist authority D. T. Suzuki stated that the book demonstrated a deep understanding of advanced Buddhist principles. This book is a useful introduction to Blavatsky´s system of philosophy and is much more accessible than her major works, The Secret Doctrine and Isis Unveiled. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denis Daly. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mike/001635/bk_mike_001635_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thomas Merton, one of the great mystics of the 20th century, had a deep interest in Islam and its mystical tradition of Sufism. Now, you can join one of Catholicism´s great scholars on a fascinating journey through Merton´s encounter with Islam. Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk whose numerous books made the Christian spiritual classics accessible to modern audiences. A pioneer in interreligious dialogue, he developed a profound interest in the mystical traditions of the world´s major religions. In addition to his multiple relationships with non-Catholic Christians, he engaged in correspondence with Jewish, Muslim, Zen Buddhist, Taoist, and Hindu thinkers. Mystics, Muslims, and Merton focuses on Merton´s engagement with Islam. Your presenter is Prof. Sidney Griffith PhD, an expert in Muslim-Christian relations and a lifelong reader of Thomas Merton. Throughout the course, you will journey through the broad spectrum of Merton´s encounters with Muslims. You will look at Thomas Merton´s interest in Islamic mysticism, particularly in the traditions of Sufism. You will start by looking at his openness to ´´sharing the experience of the Divine light´´ with members of other religions. Then, as you explore Merton´s correspondence with scholars of Sufism and practicing Sufis, you will gain great insight into the spiritual mind of Thomas Merton. Thomas Merton was a remarkable spiritual thinker, and his interactions with Muslims provide a model of interfaith dialogue today. If you are interested in Merton´s ideas, you will love this course. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Sidney H. Griffith STL PhD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000123/bk_nykm_000123_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.