Category: Hinduism

  • Aghora II: Kundalini by Robert E. Svoboda

    By Robert E. Svoboda

    Ebook 2 of the trilogy explores the kundalini, the strength of forces. Tantra, mantra, the sacred hearth, chakras and recognition. Written within the personable type of Vimalananda's storytelling and recounting of life's episodes we will actually input the invisible geographical regions.
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  • Chinnamasta: The Aweful Buddhist and Hindu Tantric Goddess by Elizabeth Anne Benard

    By Elizabeth Anne Benard

    This can be the 1st monograph which examines the infrequent Buddhist and Hindu Tantric Goddess, Chinnamasta, her rituals, her names and varieties (namarupa) and their symbolism through evaluating and contrasting her sadhanas (spiritual practices) in Hinduism and Buddhism. the total Hindu "Chinnamastatantra" part from the Sakta Pramoda, the Buddhist "Chinnamunda Vajravarahisadhana" and the "Trikayavajrayoginistuti" are translated for the 1st time into English. for the reason that Chinnamasta is an extraordinary goddess, her texts weren't popularized or made "fashionable" based on the dictates of a selected workforce at a specific time. The earliest extant texts date from the 9th and 10th centuries-a time whilst Hindu and Buddhist Tantras have been constructing less than universal impacts within the similar locations in India. Having such texts approximately Chinnamasta Chinnamasta from those centuries, one could start to comprehend the mutuality of a common Tantric culture and the exclusivity of a selected Hindu or Buddhist Tantric culture. for this reason the learn, not just examines Chinnamasta, but in addition makes an attempt to appreciate what's a Tantric culture.
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  • Companion Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy

    The spouse Encyclopedia of Asian Philosophy is a different one- quantity reference paintings which makes a vast diversity of richly various philosophical, moral and theological traditions available to a large viewers. The better half is split into six sections overlaying the most traditions inside Asian suggestion: Persian; Indian; Buddhist; chinese language; eastern; and Islamic philosophy.

    Each part encompasses a selection of chapters which offer complete insurance of the origins of the culture, its methods to, for instance, common sense and languages, and to questions of morals and society. The chapters additionally include precious histories of the lives of the foremost influential thinkers, in addition to an intensive research of the present developments.
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  • Tibetan - Sanskrit Dictionary by Lokesh Chandra

    By Lokesh Chandra

    The full variety of phrases, compounds, and words methods 200,000 entries. phrases of technical matters like astronomy, medication, iconography, metrics, prosody and philosophy have additionally been integrated. the entire Tibetan vocabulary entries are prepared alphabetically: the compounds and demanding words too seem of their alphabetic order to facilitate the duty of the consumer. Inclusion of compounds and words has been a selective approach within which the matter of discarding was once moment basically to that of including. each Tibetan access is through its Sanskrit identical. The Sanskrit equivalents have additionally been given in alphabetic series.
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  • Being Different: An Indian Challenge to Western Universalism by Rajiv Malhotra

    By Rajiv Malhotra

    India is greater than a kingdom nation. it's also a distinct civilization with philosophies and cosmologies which are markedly detailed from the dominant tradition of our instances - the West. India's religious traditions spring from dharma which has no particular similar in Western frameworks. regrettably, within the rush to rejoice the becoming acclaim for India at the international level, its civilizational matrix is being co-opted into Western universalism, thereby diluting its specialty and strength. In Being assorted: An Indian problem to Western Universalism, philosopher and thinker Rajiv Malhotra addresses the problem of an immediate and sincere engagement on modifications, via reversing the gaze, repositioning India from being the saw to the observer and looking out on the West from the dharmic viewpoint. In doing so, he demanding situations many hitherto unexamined ideals that either side carry approximately themselves and every different. He highlights that whereas special old revelations are the foundation for Western religions, dharma emphasizes self-realization within the physique the following and now. He additionally issues out the vital cohesion that underpins dharma's metaphysics and contrasts this with Western inspiration and background as an artificial solidarity.
    Erudite and interesting, Being diverse opinions stylish reductive translations and analyses the West's anxiousness over distinction and fixation for order which distinction the artistic function of chaos in dharma. It concludes with a rebuttal of Western claims of universalism, whereas recommending a multi-cultural worldview.
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  • An Introduction to Tantric Philosophy: The Paramārthasāra of

    Author note: Translated by way of Lyne Bansat-Boudon and Kamalesha Datta Tripathi
    Publish 12 months note: First released February 1st 2013

    The Paramārthasāra, or ‘Essence of final Reality’, is a piece of the Kashmirian polymath Abhinavagupta (tenth–eleventh centuries). it's a short treatise within which the writer outlines the doctrine of which he's a striking exponent, specifically nondualistic Śaivism, which he designates in his works because the Trika, or ‘Triad’ of 3 rules: Śiva, Śakti and the embodied soul (nara).

    The major curiosity of the Paramārthasāra isn't just that it serves as an creation to the proven doctrine of a convention, but in addition advances the proposal of jiv̄anmukti, ‘liberation during this life’, as its middle subject. extra, it doesn't confine itself to an exposition of the doctrine as such yet every now and then tricks at a moment experience mendacity underneath the obvious feel, particularly esoteric thoughts and practices which are on the middle of the philosophical discourse. Its commentator, Yogarāja (eleventh century), excels in detecting and clarifying these a number of degrees of which means. An creation to Tantric Philosophy provides, in addition to a seriously revised Sanskrit textual content, the 1st annotated English translation of either Abhinavagupta’s Paramārthasāra and Yogarāja’s commentary.

    This ebook should be of curiosity to Indologists, in addition to to experts and scholars of faith, Tantric reviews and Philosophy.
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