This book firstly presents an account of how the category life has been understood by religions in the history of Indian, Chinese, and European/Middle Eastern civilizations and secondly how those religions can be explained in terms of life.
Gathers Vedic hymns about creation, death, sacrifice, ritual, and the various gods and characters of Hindu mythology, in a definitive translation that includes an updated bibliography, comprehensive notes, and informative introduction to the texts. Reprint.
34 Complete Works of Leo Tolstoy A Confession A Letter to a Hindu A Russian Proprietor Anna Karenina Article on the Census in Moscow Bethink Yourselves Boyhood Childhood Family Happiness Father Sergius Fruits of Culture Katia Master and Man On the Significance of Science and Art Redemption and Two Other Plays Resurrection The Awakening The Cause of it All The Cossacks The Death of Ivan Ilych The First Distiller The Forged Coupon The Kingdom of God is within you The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories The Light Shines in Darkness The Live Corpse The Power of Darkness Tolstoy on Shakespeare War and Peace What Men Live By What Shall We Do What To Do Where Love Is There God Is Also Youth
In The Book, Alan Watts provides us with a much-needed answer to the problem of personal identity, distilling and adapting the Hindu philosophy of Vedanta. At the root of human conflict is our fundamental misunderstanding of who we are. The illusion that we are isolated beings, unconnected to the rest of the universe, has led us to view the ´´outside´´ world with hostility, and has fueled our misuse of technology and our violent and hostile subjugation of the natural world. To help us understand that the self is in fact the root and ground of the universe, Watts has crafted a revelatory primer on what it means to be human-and a mind-opening manual of initiation into the central mystery of existence.
In the Bhagavad Gita, Prince Arjuna asks direct, uncompromising questions of his spiritual guide on the eve of a great battle. In this expanded edition of the most famous --and popular -- of Indian criptures, Eknath Easwaran contextualizes the book culturally and historically and explains the key concepts of Hindu religious thought and the technical vocabulary of yoga. Chapter introductions, notes, and a glossary help readers understand the book´s message. Most importantly, this translation uses simple, clear language to impart the poetry, universality, and timelessness of the Gita´s teachings.
Philosophy explores the deepest, most fundamental questions of reality?and this accessible and entertaining chronology presents 250 milestones of the most important theories, events, and seminal publications in the field over the last 3,500 years. The brief, engaging entries cover a range of topics and cultures, from the Hindu Vedas and Plato´s theory of forms to Ockham´s Razor, Pascal´s Wager, Hume´s A Treatise of Human Nature , existentialism, feminism, Philosophical Zombies, and the Triple Theory of Ethics. Beautifully illustrated and filled with unexpected insights, The Philosophy Book will appeal to a wide spectrum of readers.
´Ravi is a triumph . . . Introduce yourself to him immediately´ Alan Moore Life as a private investigator is non-stop for Ravi Chandra Singh and his gleefully amoral colleagues at the Golden Sentinels Agency. Ravi is getting used to his visions of Hindu gods, but the cases are as crazy as ever. There´s the actress who hires them to track down the source of a sex tape she never made, the party in a rock star´s mansion that gets way out of control, and the terrorist leader who goes missing in London before he can hand himself in. But soon Ravi finds himself in worse trouble than he could ever have imagined when his boss´ secret plan to make himself a player on the world stage blows up in everyone´s face. The future of the Golden Sentinels hangs in the balance in the madcap, exhilarating conclusion to the Ravi PI series.