By Richard Widdess
D?ph?, or d?ph? bhajan, is a style of Hindu-Buddhist devotional making a song, played via male, non-professional musicians of the farmer and different castes belonging to the Newar ethnic team, within the cities and villages of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. The songs, their texts, and their attribute responsorial performance-style characterize an extension of pan-South Asian traditions of r?ga- and t?la-based devotional music, yet while include unique features of Newar tradition. This tradition is of exact value as an city South Asian society during which many conventional versions live to tell the tale into the trendy age.
There are few book-length stories of non-classical vocal song in South Asia, and none of d?ph?. Richard Widdess describes the song and musical practices of d?ph?, bills for his or her old origins and later differences, investigates hyperlinks with different South Asian traditions, and describes a cultural global during which song is a vital part of daily social and spiritual lifestyles. The e-book focusses really at the musical procedure and constructions of d?ph?, yet goals to combine their research with that of the cultural and historic context of the tune, to be able to tackle the query of what tune potential in a conventional South Asian society.
By Michael Nijhawan
By Michael J. Altman
Cotton Mather, Hannah Adams, and Joseph Priestley engaged the bigger eu Enlightenment undertaking of classifying and evaluating faith in India. Evangelical missionaries used pictures of "Hindoo heathenism" to elevate help at domestic. Unitarian Protestants came across a kindred spirit within the writings of Bengali reformer Rammohun Roy. renowned magazines and customary tuition books used identical to darkish, heathen, despotic India to buttress Protestant, white, democratic American identification. Transcendentalists and Theosophists imagined the contemplative and esoteric faith of India as a substitute to materialist American Protestantism. Hindu delegates and American audio system on the 1893 World's Parliament of Religions engaged in a chronic debate in regards to the definition of faith in industrializing America.
Heathen, Hindoo, Hindu is a groundbreaking research of yankee representations of faith in India prior to the flip of the 20th century. Altman reorients American spiritual historical past and the background of Asian religions in the US, displaying how americans of every type imagined India for his or her personal reasons. The questions that lively descriptions of heathens, Hindoos, and Hindus some time past, he argues, nonetheless animate American debates today.
By Dr. M.N. Namboodiri,Amma,Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi,Prof. K.V. Dev,T.V. Narayana Menon
By Charles Johnston
"The entire goal in their teachings is that this: to indicate the trail during which the non-public self might win immortality and divinity, through turning into united with the better Self, which regularly possessed immortality and divinity."—Charles Johnston
The current quantity represents the paintings of an entire life, the Magnum Opus of Charles Johnston. it's the fruits of over 4 many years of continuing attempt to translate and remark upon the hidden knowledge of historic India. during this quantity, the reader will locate the guts and soul of India, the principles of the Vedanta philosophy, the source-wisdom that used to be later embodied within the teachings of such exalted sages as Krishna, Badarayana, Gaudapada and Sankaracharya.
Originally revealed in theosophical magazines—The Oriental division Papers & The Theosophical Quarterly—between the years 1892 and 1931, those translations and commentaries have eventually been amassed and arranged right into a unmarried quantity. as well as those, a number of articles at the Indian knowledge culture are incorporated, either to introduce the translations and to complement them. the coed will locate Johnston’s commentaries drawing comparisons and correspondences among the hidden knowledge of the Upanishads and the knowledge embodied by way of the world’s spiritual traditions in addition to the trendy philosophies of Kant, Schopenhauer and others, or even to the fashionable sciences of physics and astronomy. those commentaries shape a bridge for us through which we may well stroll gradually from our humble smooth wisdom to the deep and undying knowledge of the sages of old.
"Traces of the lessons that have turn into identified to us as Theosophy are present in the documents of all old religions in either hemispheres, yet nowhere are those teachings so absolutely, lucidly and profoundly recorded as within the oldest Upanishads and this is often actual not just of enormous generalizations, just like the doctrines of rebirth and liberation, but additionally of these extra specific and recondite doctrines which come progressively to the information of scholars who persist with a unique line of research and paintings. in order that, within the Upanishads, we've got a useful evidence of the antiquity and authenticity of either common and specific doctrines, a warrantly no less than 3 thousand years outdated, and, very likely, greatly older. And if the Upanishads lend this useful help to our sleek teachings, it truly is, nonetheless, precise, that with out those sleek teachings, a lot that's such a lot profound and of maximum worth within the Upanishads is hardly ever intelligible, in order that one could learn the standard translations with out gaining any concept of the which means, or perhaps the presence, of these specific teachings which we've spoken of. It used to be, as a result, essential to learn and translate, the Upanishads, within the gentle of Theosophy."—Charles Johnsto
By Jesse Ross Knutson
By Deepak Bandyopadhyay
Hinduism: A Conglomerate provides a wide ranging and chronological view of this old faith, and attempts to augment the binding component to our composite tradition that is likely getting weaker and weaker each day. And, at its center, this ebook reconnects the reader to the non secular and cultural treasures of Hinduism.
By Paramhansa Yogananda,Swami Kriyananda
By Advaita Bodha Deepika
À l'origine, Sri Sankaracharya et d'autres grands sages écrivirent plusieurs textes, comme le commentaire des Vedanta Sutras, fournissant ainsi à ceux qui s'engageaient dans l'investigation du Soi les moyens d'atteindre leur yet. Par los angeles suite, Sri Karapatra Swami condensa les issues saillants de ces enseignements en versets sanscrits dans un ouvrage de douze chapitres intitulé "Sri Advaita Bodha Deepika" dont huit ont été retrouvés et traduits. Advaita proclame que los angeles vérité ultime est non duelle. Dans cette oeuvre, l'auteur nous dit que «Les sages réalisés affirment que le psychological prend racine en l'absence d'investigation et périt par une research éclairée» et précisent que les stipulations requises pour ce processus sont «la capacité à discerner le réel de l'irréel, l'absence d'intérêt pour les plaisirs d'ici ou d'ailleurs, l'arrêt des activités et un ardent désir de libération». Le texte que nous vous proposons determine parmi les quelques livres appréciés par Ramana Maharshi dont il recommandait l. a. lecture à ses visiteurs.
By Arindam Nath
Bridging Souls—A trip from Mahabharata to Bharata is a thought-provoking and scholarly booklet that juxtaposes the occasions of Mahabharata with the socio-political surroundings of modern day India. it truly is an erudite treatise that analyzes Mahabharata-related matters just like the beginning of the Pandavas, their use of varied guns within the Kurukshetra battle and the function of many different characters at the sidelines, with knowledge in addition to intelligence. It makes for racy studying because the narrative criss-crosses among the previous and the current, with an endearing love tale and an exhilarating homicide secret, intertwined with the cerebral interpretation of the Mahabharata. considerably unorthodox and hard-hitting, the publication is probably going to make the reader adventure a massive shift in his realizing of the Mahabharata.
This publication is an try to take a clean examine the episodes of earlier, recorded within the recognized epic Mahabharata. it really is absolute to bring up a number of eyebrows and will be even surprise a lot of devoted believers, yet for a metamorphosis, one might attempt to evaluation to come to a decision if we will be able to settle for these practices today.
--G M Srivastava, I.P.S. (Retd.), Former DGP Tripura and Assam
Bridging Souls, a desirable travelogue penned by way of Arindam Nath, really bridges innumerable souls and hearts throughout peninsular India. Nath’s labour of affection additionally refocuses at the crucial cultural continuity during this historic kingdom down the annals of background. extra remarkably, the racy fluent form of narrative makes the e-book unputdownable until eventually the tip.
--Sekhar Dutta, Senior Journalist of The Telegraph