By Laura Amazzone
By Swami Kriyananda
By David Gordon White
Since the Sixties, yoga has develop into a billion-dollar within the West, attracting housewives and hipsters, New Agers and the old-aged. yet our smooth perception of yoga derives a lot from nineteenth-century eu spirituality, and the genuine tale of yoga’s origins in South Asia is way richer, stranger, and extra wonderful than so much folks realize.
To discover this historical past, David Gordon White makes a speciality of yoga’s practitioners. Combing via millennia of South Asia’s mammoth and various literature, he discovers that yogis are typically portrayed as wonder-workers or sorcerers who use their risky supernatural abilities—which can contain elevating the useless, ownership, and levitation—to gather strength, wealth, and sexual gratification. As White exhibits, even these yogis who aren’t downright villainous undergo little resemblance to Western assumptions approximately them. At turns rollicking and complicated, Sinister Yogis tears down clone of yogis as indifferent, contemplative lecturers, ultimately putting them of their right context.
By Makarand R. Paranjape
Swami Vivekananda (1863–1902) popularised Vedanta within the West and reformed Hinduism in India. He additionally encouraged the mass stream that made India a contemporary state. In showcasing his existence and paintings, this Reader balances the 2 major facets of his existence: the non secular and the secular, the non secular and the sensible, the devotional and the rational. incorporated listed here are the main major and consultant texts from each significant style and part — decisions from his speeches, essays, letters, poems, translations, conversations, and interviews — prepared for simple interpreting and reference. With a scholarly creation highlighting his modern relevance, separate part introductions and an in depth biographical Chronology, this quantity presents an extraordinary perception into one in every of India’s maximum minds.
This quantity will curiosity students and scholars of recent Indian heritage, faith, literature, and philosophy in addition to normal readers.
By Paul Oliver
Hinduism and the Nineteen Sixties appears on the early life tradition of the Sixties and early Seventies, and how during which it was once prompted via Hinduism and Indian tradition. It examines the origins of the Nineteen Sixties counter-culture within the Beat circulation of the Nineteen Fifties, and their curiosity in japanese faith, particularly Zen. while the Beatles visited India to review transcendental meditation, there has been a swift growth in curiosity in Hinduism. teenagers have been already heading east at the so-called 'Hippie Trail', trying to find non secular enlightenment and an get away from the fabric way of life of the West. Paul Oliver examines the approach to life which they followed, from dwelling in ashrams to experimenting with medicinal drugs, sexual liberation, ayurvedic drugs and yoga.
This enticing booklet analyses the interplay among Hinduism and the West, and how within which each one affected the opposite. It demonstrates the ways that modern Western society has discovered from the traditional faith of Hinduism, and integrated such teachings as yoga, meditation and a typical holistic way of life, into way of life. every one bankruptcy encompasses a precis and additional examining advice, and a thesaurus is integrated on the finish of the publication, making this excellent studying for classes on Hinduism, Indian religions, and faith and renowned culture.
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By Paramhansa Yogananda,Swami Kriyananda
«Questo libro monumentale, commovente, entusiasmante, è indubbiamente los angeles più importante opera spirituale comparsa negli ultimi cinquant’anni. Che dono! Che tesoro!» —Neale Donald Walsch, autore di Conversazioni con Dio
«Kriyananda ha donato un’opera preziosa, che sarà accolta con entusiasmo in tutto il mondo».—Dr. Karan Singh, chief politico e spirituale indiano
«Monumentale! Questo libro colmerà l. a. mente di chiunque lo legga con rispetto e meraviglia». —Prof. Ervin Laszlo, Candidato Nobel consistent with los angeles pace
«Kriyananda ha gettato sui versi della Bhagavad Gita una luce che aiuterà a illuminare il sentiero del risveglio in step with molti anni a venire». —Lama Surya Das, autore di Gli otto gradini
«Kriyananda ha prodotto un gioiello di saggezza e compassione… Nel suo modo assolutamente unico, ha catturato los angeles saggezza e l. a. chiarezza della Gita ..». —Fred Alan Wolf, fisico quantistico
By Koenraad Elst
By Diana L Eck
irrespective of the place one is going in India, one will discover a panorama during which mountains, rivers, forests, and villages are elaborately associated with the tales of the gods and heroes of Indian tradition. each position during this monstrous panorama has its tale, and conversely, each tale of Hindu delusion and legend has its position. Likewise, those areas are inextricably tied to 1 another—not easily some time past, yet within the present—through the neighborhood, neighborhood, and transregional practices of pilgrimage.
India: A Sacred Geography tells the tale of the pilgrim’s India. In those pages, Diana Eck takes the reader on a rare non secular trip during the residing panorama of this interesting kingdom –its mountains, rivers, and seacoasts, its historic and strong temples and shrines. looking to totally comprehend the sacred locations of pilgrimage from the floor up, with their tales, connections and layers of which means, she acutely examines Hindu non secular rules and narratives and exhibits how they've been deeply inscribed within the land itself. finally, Eck indicates us that from those networks of pilgrimage locations, India’s very experience of zone and country has emerged. this can be the impressive and interesting photo of a land associated for hundreds of years now not through the ability of kings and governments, yet via the footsteps of pilgrims.
India: A Sacred Geography bargains a different standpoint on India, either as a posh non secular tradition and as a state. according to her broad wisdom and her many many years of wide-ranging go back and forth and study, Eck's piercing insights and a sweeping snatch of background make sure that this paintings should be trendy for a few years to come.
By Stella Dupuis
By Nanette R. Spina