Hinduism

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Apr 1, 1996 - Religion - 97 pages
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After looking at the basis of the Hindu understanding of the world, this introductory account describes the world of the Hindu gods; the Hindu scriptures; the castes, death, and rebirth; monks, saints, and ascetics; and Hindu temples and worship. Herbert Ellinger is the director of a pharmaceutical company. He has spent many years in the far East and has a deep interest in religion and philosophy.
 

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Contents

1 The World of the Sanatana Dharma
1
2 The Wheel of Rebirth The Basis of Hindu SelfUnderstanding
4
3 The World of the Hindu Gods
9
4 The Hindu Scriptures
33
5 The Castes
51
6 Death and Rebirth
63
7 Monks Saints and Ascetics
69
8 The Hindu Temple A Mystical Three Dimensional Diagram
76
9 Hinduism A Complex Form of Life
81
Glossary
87
For further reading
98
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