The Ultimate Guide to Hindu Gods, Hindu Beliefs, Hindu Rituals and Hindu Religion In this audiobook we will explore numerous beliefs held by this diverse group of people. We will look at some of the legends of the divine ´´angels´´ that serve Brahman. Also, we will delve into some of the rituals that are common within Hinduism. In addition we will do some comparative religion, looking at some of the similarities and differences between Hinduism and some other philosophies. This will allow us not only to gain greater insight into Hinduism but to see the common threads of philosophy found in many of the great religions of the world. 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. Within this audiobook you´ll find the answers to these questions and more. Just some of the topics covered include: The meaning of Hinduism Brahman and Atman Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva Indra and other key gods and godesses Durga, Kali, and Mariamman Karma Reincarnation Hindu rituals Hinduism versus other belief systems Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva Tales of the Brahmin And more! Listen to this audiobook now, and learn more about Hinduism. 1. Language: English. Narrator: sangita chauhan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082251/bk_acx0_082251_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
The word kundalini refers to an energy that everyone has within them, but that usually lies dormant. What this means is that the majority of people don´t feel this energy and, much of the time, don´t even know it exists. However, in a few rare cases, this energy can come to life, getting activated and aroused. Depending on the person and their knowledge, readiness, and viewpoint, this can be a joyous occasion or something that disturbs and frightens them a bit. People who intentionally awaken their kunalini will have a positive reaction to this phenomenon. The word kundalini is a Sanskrit word which translates to the word ´´coiled´´, similar to the posture a snake adopts when it lies on the ground. This energy has not been recognized or acknowledged by science in the medical field and even among meditative experts and longtime teachers. The definition is rarely ever fully understood. However, this phenomenon is thoroughly discussed and mentioned in important texts about tantra and yoga, including both Hindu and Buddhist sources. Since this word has been used so widely, a lot of people think of it as the material of legends or simply a useful metaphor for personal growth or transformation. Some have even defined it as a person´s creative potential. While this may be the case for some, who can look to symbolism to gain meaning in kundalini, it´s a very real and quite literal experience for others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Stephens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/072434/bk_acx0_072434_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
India has perhaps the oldest living philosophical tradition in the world. Though both Buddhism and Jainism began in India, its primary influence is the Vedic tradition. The Vedas are the fundamental Hindu scriptures and the basis of the six systems of Indian philosophy. Hindu philosophy affirms an ultimate or universal reality, but it is also individualistic, embracing many alternatives or paths to one reality. Also characteristic is the belief in reincarnation, and in karma, the law of moral causation. The World of Philosophy series presents the questions, interests, and worldviews of the world´s great philosophers and philosophical traditions. Special emphasis on clear and relevant explanations, in understandable language, give you a new arsenal of insights toward living a better life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lynn Redgrave. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001623/bk_blak_001623_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Fearless takes you deep into SEAL Team SIX and straight to the heart of one of its most legendary operators. When Navy SEAL Adam Brown woke up on March 17, 2010, he didn’t know he would die that night in the Hindu Kush Mountains of Afghanistan - but he was ready: In a letter to his children, not meant to be seen unless the worst happened, he wrote, ´´I’m not afraid of anything that might happen to me on this earth, because I know no matter what, nothing can take my spirit from me.” Long before Adam Brown became a member of the elite SEAL Team SIX - the counterterrorism unit that took down Osama bin Laden - he was a fun-loving country boy from Hot Springs, Arkansas, whose greatest goal had been to wear his high school’s football jersey. An undersized daredevil, prone to jumping off roofs into trees and off bridges into lakes, Adam was a kid who broke his own bones but would never break a promise to his parents. But after high school, Adam fell in with the wrong crowd, and his family watched as his appetite for risk dragged him into a downward spiral that eventually landed him in jail. Battling his inner demons on a last-chance road to redemption, Adam had one goal: to become the best of the best - a US Navy SEAL. An absorbing chronicle of heroism and humanity, Fearless presents an indelible portrait of a highly trained warrior who would enter a village with weapons in hand to hunt terrorists, only to come back the next day with an armload of shoes and meals for local children. It is a deeply personal, revealing glimpse inside the SEAL Team SIX brotherhood that also shows how these elite operators live out the rest of their lives, away from danger, as husbands, fathers and friends. Fearless is the story of a man of extremes, whose courage and determination was fueled by faith, family, and the love of a woman. It’s about a man who waged a war against his own worst impulses and persevered... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Michael. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/000870/bk_hove_000870_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hinduism is a very broad term for the religious practices and doctrines of the Indian people. This tradition is believed to have begun in about 1800 BCE with religious poems known as the Vedas. Hinduism is best known in the west through the doctrines of Advaita, the belief that there is only one ultimate reality. Advaitans, however, worshipped a range of icons that represented the separate manifestations of the ultimate Brahman. After the decline of Vedic religion, bhakti devotional cults arose and have remained a predominant form of Hindu worship up through the modern era. The Religion, Scriptures, and Spirituality series describes the beliefs, religious practices, and the spiritual and moral commitments of the world´s great religious traditions. It also describes a religion´s way of understanding scripture and discusses its relationship to society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Kingsley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/001698/bk_blak_001698_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bianca is a beautiful, glamorous escort who has made a fortune offering her body to rich men. She has engaged in every type of sexual pleasure; she´s been a vampy dominatrix, knows how to give amazing fellatio, and enjoys deep anal penetration--all accompanied by drugs and alcohol. Her life has been one long, hedonistic joyride. But she has two terrible and ironic problems. Hope comes in the form of Jean-Claude, an expert in Tantric massage. Bianca is his latest in a long line of clients and certainly his most challenging one. Jean-Claude comes into Bianca´s life and initiates her into the secret of a very old type of sensuality: Tantra, from Hindu philosophy. As Jean-Claude gets closer to Bianca and instructs her in the ways of Tantra, he discovers dark secrets from her past and cruel enemies hell bent on destroying Bianca´s new found happiness. My Blossoming Orchid is the first Tantric sex novel of its type, taking you on an erotic journey from the glamour and luxury of Manhattan and Newport right down to the sleazy and dangerous part of Harlem via the gambling craziness of Las Vegas and finally ending up in front of the doors of the majesty of the Taj Mahal in India. Bianca´s story will make you laugh and cry and show you in the most extreme detail the different steps to achieving a G-spot orgasm and the wild rush of female ejaculation. Every woman (and man),will learn from the extraordinary story of one woman´s quest to escape sexual frigidity and blossom into a sexual goddess, finding at the end the most surprising and intimate pleasure of every woman´s dream. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marie Hélène. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030128/bk_acx0_030128_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Roaming India in 1939 and the early 1940s, two flawed but extraordinary men latch onto each other with shocking consequences as each follows an ill-fated quest for ´´enlightenment.” Moses, a Polish Jew, is fleeing both the Nazis and his own failed marriage; Sahadeva, an itinerant Hindu monk, is trying to resolve his crisis of religious belief. Both men find themselves embroiled in hardship, shame, and chaos, stumbling into scandal and ultimately tragedy. As they clutch obsessively to observance and mysticism - Moses to ancient texts of Jewish symbolism and prophesy, Sahadeva to Hindu rituals—they must confront the ultimate question of whether they are really seeking or merely hiding, and whether they can ever end the cycle of trouble they seem to bring upon themselves. To answer these questions they look first to each other, but must finally face their own shortcomings and fears and stare into the face of ´´Adam Kadmon,” the name the Kabbalah gives to the original soul from which all men are descended. Will they ever be able to honestly see the damage they have caused and seek forgiveness—or will they continue running from themselves? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dolph Amick. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008609/bk_adbl_008609_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Artist and veteran Pixar animator Sanjay Patel lends a lush, whimsical illustration style and lighthearted voice to one of Hindu mythology´s best-loved and most enduring tales. Teeming with powerful deities, love-struck monsters, flying monkey gods, magic weapons, demon armies, and divine love, Ramayana tells the story of Rama, a god-turned-prince, and his quest to rescue his wife Sita after she is kidnapped by a demon king. This illustrated tale features over 100 colorful full-spread illustrations, a detailed pictorial glossary of the cast of characters who make up the epic tale, and sketches of the work in progress. From princesses in peril to gripping battles, scheming royals, and hordesof bloodthirsty demons, Ramayana is the ultimate adventure storypresented with an unforgettably modern touch.
Sayings of Gorakhnath presents a translation of late-medieval texts in Old Hindi, traditionally attributed to one of the founders of the Order of Nath Yogis. The Naths are associated with the creation and development of hatha yoga, with important historical and ideological links to Hindu tantra and alchemy. The texts gathered in this collection on the one hand provide a criticism of religious authority based on external knowledge lacking personal experience, while on the other hand they celebrate the path of yoga and its methods of engagement with the subtle body and its centres of occult energy and miraculous powers. The ultimate goal of the style of yoga described in the Sayings of Gorakhnath concerns the attainment of immortality and divinization of its adepts. This is achieved by redirecting the trajectory of the seminal fluid, which in the process transforms into the elixir, the amrt . In order to accomplish that goal, a regime of yogic practices is suggested, consisting of the assumption of a steady posture, breathing exercises, mantra chanting, and meditation. Djudjevic and Singh´s translations are preceded by an introduction and accompanied by notes, which contextualize and elucidate the subject matter.