This comprehensive and clear book uniquely unravels the complexities of this major world religion.
It explores the different branches of hinduism, its historical background, philosophy, cosmology and mythology. It also explainst the relevance of Hinduism to the modern western world. Includes:
sacred texts such as the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Gita.
• the Hindu Gods.
• the Hindu world-view: rebirth and Karma.
• the different strands of Hinduism; Yoga, Vedanta, Bhakti and Tantric.
• the role of the guru.
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Discover a new Way of life
This comprehensive book provides an accurate and clear account of the major features of Hinduism and points to their significance for us today. It explains the historical background and the philosophical and religious ideas on which Hinduism is based, including:
• The role of the Guru
• The Hindu world-view, rebirth and Karma
• The meaning of Hindu gods and goddesses
• The sacred texts: Vedas, Upanishads and Bhagavad Gita
• The four major strands of Hindusim: Yoga, Vedanta, Bhakti and Tantra
Suitable for both the beginner and the more experienced practitioner, this is the book to deepen your understanding and enhance your lifeAbout the Author:
Stephen Cross has studied Hindu thought and religion for more than twenty years and is a frequent visitor to India. Before turning to writing he was a documentary film prooducer based in London, making films on the religion and culture of people in many parts of the world. He has published many articles on indian religion and related topics, and is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic society. He lives in Sydney, Australia.
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Book Description Thorsons, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. illustrated edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007136110