Explore Hinduism

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Heart of Albion, 2005 - Hinduism - 187 pages
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Explore Hinduism is a concise but well-rounded introduction to the variety of beliefs and practices, and describes how Hindus think, act and practice their faith in the modern world. Most importantly, it illuminates the 'soul' of Hinduism, its spirituality.
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The nature and origin of Hinduism
5
2 Hindu scriptures
21
Hindu view of the ultimate reality
32
Hindu view of the universe
53
Hindu view of the individual
62
Graded nature of Hinduism
66
Karma and rebirth
71
The position of women in Hinduism
117
Hindu weddings
119
Hindu rites of passage samskaras
125
Hindu festivals melas
133
Religious conversion
142
Hindu spirituality
147
Consciousness
152
Maya the illusions of human thinking
157

Dharma the Hindu code of conduct
80
Ethical and moral life in Hinduism
84
The principal doctrines of Hinduism
89
Yoga and meditation
97
The caste system
105
Life after death
108
The spiritual path sadhana
163
Glossary
171
Works Cited
179
Bibliography
181
Hindu resources
185
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