By Jayashree Kumar,Katya Osborne,Ramesh Menon
By Vyasa,Alex Cherniak
“Bhishma,” the 6th ebook of the eighteen-book epic The Maha•bhárata, narrates the 1st ten days of the nice conflict among the Káuravas and the Pándavas. this primary quantity covers 4 days from the start of the good conflict and contains the recognized “Bhágavad•gita (“The track of the Lord”), awarded the following inside of its unique epic context. during this “bible” of Indian civilization the charioteer Krishna empowers his disciple Árjuna to solve his own limitation: even if to persist with his righteous responsibility as a warrior and slay his opponent family within the simply conflict, or to abstain from battling and resign the warrior code to which he's born.
By Hugh B. Urban
By Georg Feuerstein
Here is a entire survey of the total breadth and intensity of the 5,000-year-old Yoga culture, emphasizing its powerful philosophy and non secular imaginative and prescient. Georg Feuerstein demonstrates that Yoga is way greater than a process of actual exercises—it is a profound direction of self-transformation that features a variety of teachings, practices, and sacred texts which could aid us domesticate knowledge, stability, and internal freedom, in addition to actual health.
Feuerstein is among the few Western scholar-teachers of Yoga whose writing and instructing penetrate the entire richness and intensity of this historical culture. the following he bargains a suite of essays concerning all aspects of the discipline.
- The assorted branches and types of Yoga
- The moral teachings of Yoga
- Yoga and vegetarianism
- Meditation and mantras
- Choosing a teacher
- Tantric Yoga
- The adventure of ecstasy
By Jonathan D James
The writer seeks to appreciate the outworking of the yank phenomenon of televangelism in India, in a brand new ancient, cultural, non secular, political and financial environment. He likens worldwide televangelism to 'McDonaldisation', as a result of its standardised, 'one dimension suits all' process. 'Glocal' televangelism-the fusion of the yank and Indian evangelism-is known as 'Masala McGospel' as a result of overwhelming presence of the worldwide, American grammar and common sense within the presentation and elegance of those programmes in India. the writer then is going directly to convey how a disjunction is being created in Hindu televangelism as a result of such mixing of yank concepts with the holiness of old scriptures, making them subservient to the trendy day aspirations of globalisation and consumerism.
By John Stratton Hawley
By Shahid Amin
Conquest and Community is Shahid Amin's solution. masking greater than 8 hundred years of heritage, the ebook facilities at the enduringly renowned saint Ghazi Miyan, a younger soldier of Islam whose shrines are stumbled on far and wide India. Amin information the warrior saint’s mythical exploits, then tracks the various methods he has been venerated within the centuries because. The fascinating tales, ballads, and proverbs that grew up round Ghazi Miyan have been, Amin exhibits, a fashion of domesticating the conquest—recognizing earlier conflicts and adjustments yet however bringing assorted teams jointly right into a neighborhood of devotees. What turns out at the beginning look to be the tale of 1 legendary determine turns into an allegory for the heritage of Hindu-Muslim kinfolk over an astonishingly lengthy time period, and a well timed contribution to present political and ancient debates.
By J. Barton Scott
Through this substitute family tree of the self-ruling topic, Spiritual Despots demonstrates that Hindu reform pursuits can't be understood exclusively in the precolonial culture, yet fairly must be learn along different activities in their interval. The book’s concentration strikes fluidly among Britain and India—engaging thinkers reminiscent of James Mill, Keshub Chunder Sen, Max Weber, Karsandas Mulji, Helena Blavatsky, M. ok. Gandhi, and others—to convey how colonial Hinduism formed significant glossy discourses concerning the self. all through, Scott sheds much-needed gentle how the rhetoric of priestcraft and practices of worldly asceticism performed an important position in making a new ethical and political order for twentieth-century India and demonstrates the significance of viewing the emergence of secularism throughout the colonial encounter.
By John Napier
Discussing the connection among the played repertoire and the caste’s id, the contexts of functionality and ways that customary tales are successfully retold, the booklet deals a transcription, translation and musical and ethnographic research of 1 functionality, by way of Kishori Nath, and indicates how the questions the performances venture should not only speculative acts of self-identification but in addition demanding situations to audiences to contemplate their very own responses.
By Shiva Rea,Sally Kempton
"We are created in rhythm, stored alive in rhythm, evolve via rhythm. Tides, breath, and blood circulate in rhythm. we're born right into a universe of currents, and our center is the nice conductor of the physique, orchestrating our flow."
The mystical foundations of all of the world's non secular paths meet in one, sacred position: the guts of the seeker. we now have reached a time whilst medical realizing mirrors the lessons of the good knowledge traditions in revealing our vigorous middle because the gentle of recognition, the fireplace of affection, a box of intelligence. Tending the center Fire, the 1st e-book by means of pioneering yogini Shiva Rea, is a call for participation to embrace our awesome strength at this turning time limit, to reconnect your existence to the rhythms of your physique and the typical world—to stay in movement with the heart beat of life.
Weaving jointly knowledge from the good international traditions—including yoga, Ayurveda, Tantra, and smooth science—Shiva provides a necessary source for turning into a firekeeper of the sacred middle. This assorted treasury is full of mediations, lifestyles assistance, seasonal rituals, and day-by-day practices, including:
- Insights for harmonizing with the sacred junctures of time—the day-by-day, weekly, lunar, and sunlight cycles of manifestation and renewal
- Aligning with the seasons—how to evolve your nutrition, workout, and yoga rhythms during the annual cycle how you can honor the nice sacred vacation trips, rites, and festivals
- Awakening of sahaja—the usual stream on the origins and resource of yoga asana and sacred embodiment on the center of yoga and Tantra
- Skills for tending your internal hearth in each element of existence and therapeutic imbalances that could aid a renewable power lifestyle
- A visible instructing with over 100 full-color pictures, together with reference charts, diagrams, illustrations, and historic poetry for inspiration
The legacy of the guts hearth is greater than 8 hundred thousand years old—and in our sleek global, we want greater than ever to consciously reconnect to the radiant box that transcends time, house, and tradition. "The direct awakening of the center frequently occurs once we are at a drawback aspect, whilst the armor of our center has to crack," writes Shiva Rea. "Let us go back to the facility and style of our hearts—as dwelling hearth, as clever strength and electromagnetic radiance, and as our illuminating consultant towards love, creativity, and deep realizing of our real sacred nature."