Hindu Mind Training (Classic Reprint): An Anglo-Saxon Mother
Divine Mother, Blessed Mother:Hindu Goddesses and the Virgin Mary Francis Clooney
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.
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.
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.
WARNING: Please listen to this warning before you proceed to call upon Kali. Kali is fierce. Meaning, when you use her mantra you are invoking a fierce energy. Her energy is not subtle. The results can be rather dramatic. Kali, the dark mother of the Hindu pantheon is oft the most misunderstood Goddess in all human spiritual endeavor. Her images often depict her as being an evil and demonic force that few should ever dare call upon whilst others worship her as benign Goddess whom bestows blessings upon her supplicants. She is, in fact, both of these. Kali will challenge the stuffiness and properness you have acquired in this life. She will challenge who you think you are. She will spit in your face, she will push your buttons and will humble you. She will make you face your demons. Cut away your pride. She would be the one to push you into the deep end of the pool so you can learn to swim. She will show you the futility of your overly valued words and notions of yourself to which we all idolatrously worship. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Resheph. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037485/bk_acx0_037485_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fiercely independent divorce lawyer learns the power of family and connection when she receives a cryptic message from her estranged mother in this bittersweet, witty novel from the nationally best-selling author of Someone Else´s Love Story and Gods in Alabama - an emotionally resonant tale about the endurance of love and the power of stories to shape and transform our lives. Born in Alabama, Paula Vauss spent the first decade of her life on the road with her free-spirited young mother, Kai, an itinerant storyteller who blended Hindu mythology with Southern oral tradition to reinvent their history as they roved. But everything - including Paula´s birth name, Kali Jai - changed when she told a story of her own - one that landed Kai in prison and Paula in foster care. Separated, each holding secrets of her own, the intense bond they once shared was fractured. These days, Paula has reincarnated herself as a tough-as-nails divorce attorney with a successful practice in Atlanta. While she hasn´t seen Kai in 15 years, she´s still making payments on that karmic debt - until the day her last check is returned in the mail along with a mysterious note: I am going on a journey, Kali. I am going back to my beginning; death is not the end. You will be the end. We will meet again, and there will be new stories. You know how karma works. Then Kai´s most treasured secret literally lands on Paula´s doorstep, throwing her life into chaos and transforming her from only child to older sister. Desperate to find her mother before it´s too late, Paula sets off on a journey of discovery that will take her back to the past and into the deepest recesses of her heart. With the help of her ex-lover, Birdwine, an intrepid and emotionally volatile private eye who still carries a torch for her, this brilliant woman, an expert at wrecking families, now has to figure out how to put one back together - her own. The Opposite of Everyone is 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshilyn Jackson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005027/bk_harp_005027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I was born in India. You said your grandparents were born in what is Pakistan. But they live in India and I in Pakistan. Strange, is it not? Beyond the Border, based on two journeys that Yoginder Sikand undertook to Pakistan, covering Lahore, Multan, Hyderabad (Sindh), Moenjo Daro, Bhit Shah, and Islamabad, among others, is a strikingly unconventional account of what life is like for ´´ordinary´´ Pakistanis. The Pakistan he discovers only remotely resembles the stereotypical Muslim nation of the Hindu imagination. From Shiela, the daughter of a feudal lord, named after her mother’s Indian best friend to a rundown local eatery owner who offers the author free food because Sikand is the first Indian to visit his stall, encounters with Pakistanis from all walks of life draws up a very different picture - that Pakistan is a country as diverse, paradoxical and rich in narratives as India. Departing from the fiercely polemical rhetoric common in Indian and Pakistani accounts of each other, Yoginder Sikand, not only gives lie to the strategist’s view of the India-Pakistan divide, but dispels the myths that have filtered into the Indian psyche about Pakistan being the terrible other. In this brilliantly perceptive and quirky travelogue, he illuminates the Pakistani side of the story, while telling his own tale of exploration and self-discovery. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Winston Balmon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/003770/bk_adbl_003770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All her life, Marian Corte lived by the guidance of her god Machima. She was introduced to Machima at birth by her parents who happen to hold high positions in the government all thanks to the sacrifices they have presented to Machima, their god. Marian´s father is the president and her mother is the first lady of Nkopi. All her life Marian was made to believe that Machima is the perfect god, she had no idea that she had been worshipping a demon her whole life. Her life takes a turn for the worst when she ends up in a Christian school where she becomes interested in other religions such as Hindu and Christianity. She finally sees the light, but Machima won´t let her leave the darkness without a fight.
This is an inspiring story of a pioneering African American woman doctor fresh out of residency training. In 1975, Cornelia Davis, MD, sought a way to give back for her life’s opportunities. Her bold choice would benefit millions of lives. The World Health Organization hired Davis to work in its landmark smallpox eradication program. Connie traveled to India, where she scoured the countryside for the last remnants of the brutal, deadly disease. Connie didn’t allow entrenched sexism, or caste taboos to deter her from her fascinating mission. She tracked smallpox through the Thar Desert on camelback and across volatile Indo-Bangladeshi borders. She negotiated with smugglers and fakirs. She met Mother Theresa. She climbed to the base camp of Mount Everest. Finally, her symbolic search for Sitala Mata, the Hindu smallpox goddess, came to a positive conclusion. An international certification team declared smallpox eradicated in India. To this day, smallpox is the only disease that’s been completely wiped out. Davis played a role in stopping a pestilence that’s dogged humanity for thousands of years. Searching for Sitala Mata is the story of how one brave woman’s simple desire to pay it forward had historic and positive ramifications worldwide. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Grace Angela Henry. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127022/bk_acx0_127022_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.