A Brief Introduction to Hinduism: Religion, Philosophy, and Ways of Liberation

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Westview Press, 1991 - Religion - 181 pages
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In this lucid and incisive account of Hinduism, A. L. Herman introduces the reader to one of the great belief systems of our time. Professor Herman identifies three distinct Hindu traditions and treats both their historical roots—as far back as 2500.

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Sri Ramana Bhagavan Maharshi 18791950
Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada 18961977

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A. C. Bhaktivedanta A. D. Pusalker Abhay absorption Ahmedabad ancient appropriate yoga argument Arjuna arthas Arthur Osborne Arunacala Aryans asramas Atharva Veda Atman avidya Bhagavad Gita Bhagavata Purana bhakti yoga bhaktism Bhaktivedanta Book Trust Brahman Buddhism called cause Chaitanya Chaitanya Mahaprabhu chant desire devotion dharma dhyana dhyana yoga dilemma of action duhkha dvija escape from samsara family dilemma four noble truths Frits Staal Glaucon goal guna nature Harappan civilization Harappans Hare Krsna heaven henotheistic Hindu Hinduism hymns Ibid ignorance India Indra Indus civilization Indus River Indus Valley civilization Indus Valley Harappans ISKCON Jabala jhana jivanmukta jnana yoga kama Kamsa karma yoga karmic Kauravas knowledge ksatriya law of karma liberation from suffering lingam Lord Krsna Mahabharata Mahadev Desai meditation Meister Eckhart Mircea Eliade Mohandas Gandhi Mohandas K Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Mohenjodaro moksa monism moral Mortimer Wheeler Mundaka mystical Oh Arjuna one's Pandava personal dilemma philosophy Plato Prajapati prescription for liberation Principle or Person problem of suffering Purusa Putana Ramana Maharshi rebirth religion religious Rg Veda ritual Rx for liberation S. R. Rao sacred sacrifice samadhi samsara sannyasi Sanskrit Satsvarupa dasa Goswami sattva satyagraha Savior Savitr Self Self-realization Siva solution solving human problems soul nature South Africa sudra Surendranath Dasgupta Swami Tat tvam asi Thomas Merton tiger Tiruvannamalai tradition translation Uddalaka Upanisads Vaisnava vaisya varna Vedanta Vedic Vrtra Wendy Doniger worship yogis

About the author (1991)

Arthur Herman is the author of "How the Scots Invented the Modern World" as well as "The Idea of Decline in Western History and Joseph McCarthy." He has been a professor of history at Georgetown University, Catholic University, George Mason University, and the University of the South.

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