What Is Hinduism?: Modern Adventures Into a Profound Global Faith

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Himalayan Academy Publications, 2007 - Philosophy - 393 pages
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Since 1979 the international magazine Hinduism Today has been producing a treasury of educational features on all aspects of Sanatana Dharma. Guided by the founder, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, the magazine┐s editors, who are initiated monks of Kauai┐s Hindu Monastery, collaborated with holy men and women and experts around the world in creating graphically rich guides to virtually every important aspect of Hinduism. The best of those works are assembled in "What Is Hinduism?" for Hindus and non-Hindus alike to discover the culture, beliefs, worship and mysticism that is India┐s greatest gift to humanity.
 

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அற்புதம் என்று ஒரே வார்த்தையில் சொல்லிவிடலாம். காணக்கிடைக்காத படங்கள். ஆனால், ரகசியங்களை வெளிகொணர்ந்த படங்கள். கருத்துக்கள் ஆழமானவை. ஆசிரியருக்கு வணக்கங்கள். பல.

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Don't need to buy this as an e-book. It is available for free in pdf on Himalayan Acacamy's/Hinduism Today's website.

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Page 210 - Om Tat Sat, Om!' Heed then no more how body lives or goes, Its task is done. Let Karma float it down; Let one put garlands on, another kick This frame; say naught. No praise or blame can be Where praiser praised, and blamer blamed are one. Thus be thou calm, Sannyasin bold! Say — 'Om Tat Sat, Om!
Page 210 - Strike off thy fetters ! Bonds that bind thee down, Of shining gold or darker, baser ore ; Love, hate — good, bad — and all the dual throng. Know slave is slave, caressed or whipped, not free, . For fetters, though of gold, are not less strong to bind; Then, off with them, Sannyasin bold! say "Om tat sat Om...
Page 299 - If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
Page 299 - He who has committed a sin and has repented, is freed from that sin, but he is purified only by (the resolution of) ceasing (to sin and thinking) "I will do so no more.
Page 210 - Om Tat Sat, Om!" They know not truth who dream such vacant dreams As father, mother, children, wife and friend. The sexless Self— whose father He? whose child? Whose friend, whose foe, is He who is but One? The Self is all in all— none else exists; And thou art That, sannyasin bold! Say, "Om Tat Sat, Om!
Page 239 - A man acts according to the desires to which he clings. After death he goes to the next world, bearing in his mind the subtle impressions of his deeds ; and after reaping there the harvest of his deeds, he returns again to this world of action. Thus he who has desire continues subject to rebirth.
Page 71 - He was one, and infinite ; infinite in the East, infinite in the South, infinite in the West, infinite in the North, above and below and everywhere infinite. East and the other regions do not exist for him, nor across, nor below, nor above. The Highest Self is not to be fixed, he is unlimited, unborn, not to be reasoned about, not to be conceived.
Page 107 - Auspicious" "Gracious" or "Kindly one." Supreme Being of the Saivite religion. God Siva is All and in all, simultaneously the creator and the creation, both immanent and transcendent. As personal Deity, He is Creator, Preserver and Destroyer. He is a one Being, perhaps best understood in three perfections: Parames'vara (Primal Soul), Parasakti (Pure Consciousness) and Parasiva (Absolute Reality).
Page 374 - They who know the life of life, the eye of the eye, the ear of the ear, the mind of the mind, they have comprehended the ancient, primeval Brahman.
Page 43 - Acceptance of the Vedas with reverence; recognition of the fact that the means or ways to salvation are diverse; and realisation of the truth that the number of gods to be worshipped is large, that indeed is the distinguishing feature of Hindu religion.

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