Listen to this second edition! Hinduism originated in India, the land of diverse ethnicity and culture, and is the oldest known religion in the world, with its history reportedly dating back as far as 6500 BCE. Amidst the diversity, Hindus try to promote peace and universality of shared beliefs. Diversity and communal unity, irrespective of faith, also apply to their religious practices. As Hinduism has spread its wings, various versions of the religion sprang from different groups around the world. So, to be able to understand Hinduism, you should first know that it´s not just a religion but also considered a way of life. Because Hinduism is so broad and complex, this book has been specifically designed to present you with an easy-to-understand overview of this incredible religion. Throughout the following chapters, I´m going to outline the common beliefs, rituals, holidays, and the overarching concepts that you may wish to apply to your own life, should you choose to follow Hinduism. Whatever your motivation to learn about Hinduism may be - whether you´re just curious to learn what makes the world´s third largest religion different from all others, or whether you´re perhaps planning to convert - you´ve come to the right place! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim D. Johnston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117495/bk_acx0_117495_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ayurveda: The guide to a better life Ayurveda, whose literal translation means ´´science or knowledge of life´´, is the traditional medical system of India. Its origin dates back to about 5,000 to 10,000 years and is widely considered to be the oldest form of healing in the world. There are five basic elements that shape the Ayurvedic philosophy: air, fire, water, Earth, and ether. Ayurveda bases its effectiveness on using practical and simple methods of natural origin, without experimenting with animals and relying on the effectiveness of plants. The Ayurvedic treatments are based on the things around us and what we consume as it considers those things closely related to the proper functioning of the human organism. From this audiobook, you will learn:How to understand your body, and determine your constitutionHow the process of disease works What are the different types of treatments recommended in ayurvedic medicine How to liberate your emotions How to cure yourself using the Pancha Karma How to plan an ayurvedic diet for a better life How Ayurveda can change your life through small modifications in lifestyle and routineHow to manage time to ensure a long life The importance of breathingThe practice of yoga How to meditate for a longer lifeHow to apply natural medicine for first aid and treatmentHow ayurveda helps you reach longevityAnd much much more... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bethany Kershaw. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/130497/bk_acx0_130497_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Turbaned Gurus, Sing-Song Mantras and Body Contortions? Beginning Yoga Truths + 11 Other Truths You Must Absolutely Know About As A Beginning Yoga Student reveals the latest insights & truths into the mind-body consciousness of yoga and answers the most critical and burning questions a beginning yoga student is asking before getting started with yoga. It is an audiobook that is well timed. It explores all the aspects of Yoga that an individual that is interested in starting Yoga would want to know about. This audiobook takes the reader, via 11 short & snappy lessons, through the different aspects of yoga step by step starting with the fascinating origins of yoga and how we as yoga users are touched by this and the last lesson ends with Stress Management from the Hindu Perspective. The process of yoga is still a mystery to many in the Western World as they simply had no care to learn about it due to religious reasons or otherwise. As things become more integrated however, more and more individuals are becoming exposed and fascinated by yoga and are curious to learn where it all started and how it can be beneficial to them. Juliana makes every effort to make the information as inspirational, usable, interactive, mentally stimulating and actionable as possible to keep the reader engaged and motivated in the process. The book gives the novice just enough information to enable them to make an informed decision as to whether or not they will opt to practice yoga or not. There is even a chapter that shows the link between meditation and yoga and how the two work together to get the body and the mind in unison and to show how the two disciplines in combination will result in even more health benefits for the user. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anjali A. Sarkar. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015205/bk_acx0_015205_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
2011 Reprint of 1948 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. The main character of this classic novel, Emil Sinclair, is a young boy raised in a bourgeois home, amidst what is described as a Scheinwelt, a play on words that means ´´world of light´´ as well as ´´world of illusion´´. Emil´s entire existence can be summarized as a struggle between two worlds: the show world of illusion (related to the Hindu concept of maya) and the real world, the world of spiritual truth. In the course of the novel, accompanied and prompted by his mysterious classmate ´Max Demian´, he detaches from and revolts against the superficial ideals of the world of appearances and eventually awakens into a realization of self. The novel refers to the idea of Gnosticism, particularly the god Abraxas, showing the influence of Carl Jung´s psychology. According to Hesse, the novel is a story of Jungian individuation, the process of opening up to one´s unconsciousness.
Global climate change and global refugee crises will soon become inextricably interlinked. A new tsunami of climate refugees flows across the Earth. We are now at the moment of truth. Climate change is with us, and we need to think about the next big disturbing idea - the potentially disastrous consequences of massive numbers of environmental refugees at large on the planet. In 2020, the United Nations projects that we will have 50 million environmental refugees mostly from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. How will people be relocated and settled? Is it possible to offer environmental refugees temporary or permanent asylum? Will these refugees have any collective rights in the new areas they inhabit? And lastly, who will pay the costs of all the affected countries during the process of resettlement? Environmental refugees are a problem beyond the scope of a single country or agency. ´´A must read for policymakers and those in positions of power, especially the ones who remain in a state of denial about climate change and refuse to do enough to address the crisis.´´ (The Hindu) ´´This chilling and urgent call to action spares no detail in its mission to present the facts on a looming humanitarian disaster.´´ (Foreword Reviews) ´´Deals masterfully with a neglected crisis, how climate change is driving migration.´´ (Christopher E. Goldthwait, US ambassador, retired) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Roelofs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/112196/bk_acx0_112196_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Awaken the Durga Within is a handy, easy-to-follow guide to help every woman assert themselves at home and work and reclaim their life. As a woman in a patriarchal country like India, they are often held back by family or society, and even education or employment does little to help improve their status. Bringing in the lesser-known and exciting stories about goddesses from the Hindu mythology, Awaken the Durga Within puts forward practical solutions that can be implemented immediately, without compromising on values and principles. These stories will help invoke the ‘Shakti’ within every woman so as to transform their minds and transcend their limits. Identify the fears holding you back and discover a pithy, three-step process to help you take control of your life and garner respect. Make choices that are right for you and experience the rewards. Discover the true spirit of feminism wherein women are given the same rights, power and opportunities as men. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sharanya Gopinath. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/051694/bk_adbl_051694_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Surprisingly, one of the more lucid insights on the philosophy of the Tibetan Book of the Dead comes from a Hindu mystic, named Baba Faqir Chand, who apparently was not familiar with the original Tibetan text or its English translation. Although Faqir was not conversant with the Bardo Thotrol, he was nevertheless steeped in its philosophy as taught to him by his guru, Shiv Brat Lal of Gopiganj. Faqir Chand, like his lama counterparts, spent much of his life in meditation, attempting to consciously go through the dying process in order to prepare himself for his final exit. However, unlike others of his kind, Faqir left a detailed account of his some 70-plus years of meditation (ranging from three to 12 hours daily) which led up to his enlightenment. The result is a richly detailed account which provides a thorough understanding of how inner visions and the like are projected in the intermediate stages between life and death. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Zenobia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110538/bk_acx0_110538_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.