The Hindu Way of Awakening: Its Revelation, Its Symbol, an Essential View of Religion

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Crystal Clarity Publishers, 1998 - Religion - 349 pages
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This book is delightful reading for anyone interested in spirituality and the deeper meanings ofreligion. A master of word imagery, Swami Kriyananda brings order to the seeming chaos ofsymbols and deities in Hinduism. This book reveals the underlying teachings from which thesymbols arise, the truths inherent in all religions, and their essential purpose the direct innerexperience of God. Divided into two sections of ten chapters each, the author leads the reader toclarity as can be done only by someone who has achieved that clarity himself.
 

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Contents

What Is Revelation?
17
What Are Symbols?
28
The Power of Symbolism
37
Symbolism in India
43
Dating It All
50
Truth or Imagination?
69
Philosophy Religion Science orWhat?
79
The Hindu RevelationPart One
91
The Symbolism of Brahma
169
Brahmas Secret
184
The Garden Door
195
The Importance of Satsanga Good Company
213
Revelation or Return Voyage?
233
The Avatara and Human Evolution
245
Symbolism in the Bhagavad Gita
272
Tantrathe Way of Confrontation
294

The Hindu RevelationPart Two
109
Symbolismor Idolatry?
129
The Trinity of AUM
153
The Divine Mother
312
Unity in Diversity
331
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