An anthology of the most lyrical, passionate, illuminating writings of the Hindu mystical tradition. Some of the most lyrical, passionate, and illuminating writings of the Hindu mystical tradition are showcased in this anthology. Spiritual scholar and writer Andrew Harvey has selected excerpts from ancient and contemporary sources, including the Bhagavad Gita, the Upanishads, and other classical Hindu texts; the words of such venerable spiritual teachers as Ramakrishna and Ramana Maharshi; and the devotional poetry of Mirabai, Ramprasad, and many others. The scope of the collection makes it an excellent introduction to Hindu mystical literature, while the power and beauty of the language will inspire those already familiar with the genre. This book is part of the Shambhala Pocket Library series. The Shambhala Pocket Library is a collection of short, portable teachings from notable figures across religious traditions and classic texts. The covers in this series are rendered by Colorado artist Robert Spellman. The books in this collection distill the wisdom and heart of the work Shambhala Publications has published over 50 years into a compact format that is collectible, reader-friendly, and applicable to everyday life.
Hindu Dharma - A Teaching Guide: Kamlesh Kapur
Teachings of the Hindu Mystics: Andrew Harvey
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 make 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 audiobook 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. I will explain the meaning of life, and show you how to find God within you and in the outside universe. This and much more will be covered in this audio-bundle. Listen to it now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: sangita chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084406/bk_acx0_084406_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If you ever wanted to learn about the concepts and fundamentals of Hinduism then this is the audiobook for you. Even though the Hindu religion is the oldest religion in the world, there are many misconceptions that laypeople have about it. Some people don´t understand the mystical chants and mantra traditions where they keep repeating ´´Aum´´ over and over again. But you have to understand the religion to truly appreciate where these acts and traditions come from. There is a 4,000 year history to Hinduism that many people outside of India don´t even know about. On top of that, Hinduism has evolved a lot over the years with both oral and ancient stories involving the laws of Hinduism. These stories were often told by sages who passed down their knowledge of the religion to their disciples. Eventually there was a compilation of ancient Sanskrit texts where Hindus could study the ethical and moral code that they needed to live by. However, Hindus for thousands of years have been changing traditions and teaching new philosophies about the religion that help motivate modern day people to become followers. Furthermore, they encourage them to take up Hindu derived practices, like yoga and meditation, in order to help them feel better in their lives. You don´t have to be looking to convert to Hinduism to appreciate this audiobook. It is not an audiobook that is going to try to change you or convince you that Hinduism is the one true religion to believe in. This book simply goes over all the important aspects and traditions of the religion, as they are broken down into chapters. That way you can understand the Hindu concepts of God, prayer, meditation, animal sacrifices, and reincarnation. These are the key points that people often misinterpret because they see movies or television shows that misrepresent the real Hindu religion. If you are a Westerner then this probably means you. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shynara Reddy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/118661/bk_acx0_118661_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hindu mythology is rich in detail yet, at times, features many contradictions. In this audiobook, we are going to recount many favorite and classic stories of Hindu myths, gods, goddesses, heroes and monsters. In this audiobook, many famous stories are retold in a way that will allow you to understand the rich narrative that takes place, from the classic mythological stories that you can hear and share with your family that teaches lessons of dharma to important life and spiritual lessons. Some of the classic myths that are found inside this book are:Myths of Origin The creation of UniverseArrival of humansConcepts of the 4 YugaHindu Gods and Goddesses Brahma and the CurseVishnu and the Churning OceanThe Third Eye of ShivaSarasvati Saves the WorldThe Birth of Shri KrishnaKaliaThe Elephant Head of GaneshaKrishna and IndraGopalA Brave BoyA Meeting with DeathAjamil Turns a New LeafEklavyaTrishanku’s HeavenUpamanyuHow the Moon Lost its LightJagganathJaidratha’s PunishmentIntroduction to Hindu Epics MahabharataRamayanaGitaIf you are interested in understanding more about the Hindu mythology, sharing some classic stories with your friends or becoming an educator on some of the many teachings of Hinduism through their classical stories, this book is a perfect purchase for you! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Hunt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129108/bk_acx0_129108_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This audiobook contains a collection of spiritual tales designed to calm your mind and help you experience the Power of Now. These selected stories prove that the basic teachings of ancient Hinduism share the same elementary truths than those presently taught by Eckhart Tolle, as evidenced by the writings of Swami Sivananda, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, Ramana Maharshi, and other renowned Hindu masters. As you will see, both teachings are based on the notions of the illusory world, the ego, the ´´mental chatter´´, the self, inner peace, and enlightenment, as well as the importance of meditation and learning to live in the now. Get this audiobook now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Laurie Bower. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/109523/bk_acx0_109523_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do you want to learn about Hinduism without getting confused? If you are considering learning more on Hinduism or even planning on converting to Hinduism then this audiobook is for you. This book has everything you want to learn about the Hindu religion! Hinduism is a fascinating religion to learn about. Even if you are not Hindu and have no interest in being a Hindu, you can still take it upon yourself to learn about the faith and understand why it is important to so many people around the world. Perhaps you will find that you share many of the beliefs that come out of the religion, or perhaps you won´t. But at least you will have a new outlook on Hinduism by advancing your knowledge in its teachings and the way it guides so many people´s lives in this world. To have that kind of knowledge can be a very powerful thing. This book will help you gain that knowledge by exploring the most important aspects of Hinduism and the main goals Hindus have in their lives. You will find out much more when you listen to this fact-filled book about the Hindu religion. After you are done listening, you will walk away with a better understanding about a religion that most of the Western hemisphere knows little about. What you will learn from this book: Introduction to Hinduism Important beliefs in Hinduism Important Hindu customs and rituals Introduction to Gods and Goddesses in Hinduism Bhagavad Gita Hindu festivals Hinduism and Buddhism - differences and similarities Conversion to Hinduism What to do in a Hindu temple Pilgrimage to Varanasi Hindu mantras 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shynara Reddy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/108753/bk_acx0_108753_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever arrived at work and realize that you don´t remember any of the car ride there? Have you ever finished a bag of popcorn and you barely remember opening it? Most people have had moments like this. This is known as mindlessness or autopilot. This causes a buildup of depression, anxiety, reactivity, and stress. It has been proven that the more you let your mind wander, and go on autopilot, the less happy you are. This brings us to mindfulness. Mindfulness is literally the exact opposite of mindlessness. It is the act of waking from autopilot and taking control of your attention. With mindfulness, you are keeping a moment to moment awareness of everything going on around you; your body, thoughts, sensation, feelings, and environment. It also means you are non-judgmental. When you start paying attention you can´t judge your thoughts or feelings. You have to be impartial to it all. Mindfulness is a great practice that can improve anybody´s quality of life. Mindfulness has been around for centuries. An easy way to explain the background of mindfulness is Buddhism. What we know as mindfulness comes from the meditation practices of the Buddhists, around 2500 years ago. They used the meditation to reach inner peace, unlock potential, grow their concentration, and intellectual and spiritual development. Hinduism was old when Buddha was born. Mindfulness had already been a part of the Hindu ways and teaching. Buddha used mindfulness as his core philosophy in his teachings. He taught that life revolved around it, and explained what it meant for everyday life. Buddha had lots of people around him that recorded his teachings, unlike Jesus. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alexis Brooks. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084446/bk_acx0_084446_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.