Category: Hinduism

Introduction to the Study of the Hindu Doctrines by René Guénon

By René Guénon

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"In 1921, Guénon released an creation to the research of the Hindu Doctrines. His aim, as he writes it, is an try out at featuring to westerners japanese metaphysics and spirituality as they're understood and inspiration through easterners themselves, whereas pointing at what René Guénon describes as all of the misguided interpretations and misunderstandings of western orientalism and "neospiritualism" (for the latter, significantly the proponents of Madame Blavatsky's theosophism). correct from that point, he offers a rigorous realizing, not just of Hindu doctrines, but in addition of jap metaphysics in general.[17] He controlled to reveal those doctrines to a western public seen by means of him as fairly unprepared and unreceptive as a whole.[18] He departed from average scholarship (orientalist) terminology and techniques and most well-liked to show the doctrines as an easy "easterner", with out what he referred to as "western prejudices".[19] For some of the most recognized features of René Guénon's paintings is the irreducible distinction he describes among the East and the West."

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Buckland's Book of Spirit Communications by Raymond Buckland

By Raymond Buckland

Buckland's booklet of Spirit Communications is for a person who needs to speak with spirits, in addition to for the fewer adventurous who easily are looking to fulfill their interest concerning the topic. discover the character of the actual physique and how you can arrange your self to turn into a medium. adventure for your self the trance country, clairvoyance, psychometry, desk tipping, levitation, conversing forums, computerized writing, religious images, non secular therapeutic, far-off therapeutic, channeling, and improvement circles. additionally how to keep away from non secular fraud. This revised and elevated variation of Buckland's well known doorways to different Worlds has over 100 new pages, together with a totally new bankruptcy on digital spirit touch. It gains extra pictures and illustrations, an index, a brand new preface, and a workbook structure with research questions and solutions for every bankruptcy.

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Sandalwood and Carrion: Smell in Indian Religion and Culture by James McHugh

By James McHugh

James McHugh deals the 1st accomplished exam of the ideas and practices concerning scent in pre-modern India. Drawing on quite a lot of textual assets, from poetry to scientific texts, he exhibits the numerous spiritual and cultural position of scent in India during the first millennium CE.

McHugh describes the humanities of perfumery constructed in royal courts, temples, and monasteries, that have been attached to a exchange in unique aromatics. via their transformative nature, perfumes performed an incredible half in each point of Indian existence from seduction to international relations and faith. The aesthetics of scent dictated a few of the fabrics, practices, and ceremonies linked to India's non secular tradition. McHugh exhibits how non secular discourses at the objective of lifestyles emphasised the pleasures of the senses, together with olfactory adventure, as legitimate leads to themselves. Fragrances and stenches have been analogous to definite values, aesthetic or moral, and in a approach the place karmic effects usually had a sensory impact-where evil actually stank-the moral and aesthetic turned tough to tell apart. throughout the learn of scent, McHugh strengthens our realizing of the important connection among the theological and the actual world.

Sandalwood and Carrion explores odor in pre-modern India from many views, masking such subject matters as philosophical money owed of odor conception, odors in literature, the historical past of perfumery in India, the importance of sandalwood in Buddhism, and the divine supplying of fragrance to the gods.

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The Goddess in India: The Five Faces of the Eternal Feminine by Devdutt Pattanaik

By Devdutt Pattanaik

The Goddess in India identifies the 5 faces of the everlasting female in Hindu lore. first and foremost the archetypal woman is pointed out with Nature. subsequent she is noticeable because the primal mom, the fountainhead of existence and nurturance. the mum then transforms into the dancing nymph, a seductress delivering worldly pleasures. As this nymph is domesticated, the dominant photograph of girl is the chaste spouse with stunning powers. eventually the consort redefines herself because the wild and terrifying goddess who does conflict, beverages blood, and calls for appeasement. This research sheds mild at the old knowledge of India, the place it's acknowledged there's a goddess in each village, a nymph in each lake.

HINDUISM / MYTHOLOGY In India it really is stated that there's a goddess in each village, a nymph in each lake. Demonesses stand shield on village frontiers, ogresses howl on crossroads, untamed forests resound with the laughter of celestial virgins. it's a land of mysterious apsaras and seductive yakshinis, of terrifying dakinis and clever yoginis—each with a narrative to inform. during this wide-reaching exploration of historical Hindu lore and legends, Devdutt Pattanaik investigates the evolving cultural perceptions of earth, girls, and goddess over the process 4,000 years. a few of the stories stated are respected classics; others are universal and folkloric, usually held in disdain via monks. in the past so much have remained hidden, remoted in far away hamlets or languishing in forgotten libraries, crushed through the din of masculine sagas. As those stories come to mild via observe and gorgeous imagery, the writer identifies the 5 faces given to the everlasting female as guy sought to liberate the mysteries of life.The lady half life is initially pointed out with Nature, progressively deified and finally objectified. She involves be obvious because the primal mom, fountainhead of lifestyles and nurturance.The all-giving mom then transforms into the dancing nymph, a seductress supplying worldly pleasures that bind guy to the cycle of lifestyles. As this nymph is domesticated, the dominant photograph of girl turns into that of the chaste spouse with mind-blowing powers. ultimately, the submissive consort redefines herself because the wild and terrifying goddess who does conflict, beverages blood, and calls for appeasement. Exploring mysteries of gender and biology and laying off mild at the roots of taboos and traditions nonetheless practiced in India this present day, Pattainaik exhibits how mortal lady may be either worshipped and feared as she embodies a twin of the mum Goddess. A doctor by way of education, DEVDUTT PATTANAIK moved clear of scientific perform to nurture his passion—mythology. His unorthodox strategy is obvious in his books on Hindu mythology, which come with introductions to Shiva and Vishnu. Dr. Pattanaik lives in Mumbai, India, the place he works as a well-being communicator and writes and lectures on Hindu narratives, artwork, ritual, and philosophy.

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La lógica en la India by Vicente Fatone

By Vicente Fatone

Aunque el interés por los problemas lógicos aparece en l. a. India ya en el s. VII a.C., el primer texto donde se los aborda en forma ordenada y sistemática es de comienzos de nuestra period. Los «Nyâyasûtras», nombre de ese texto, no tratan sólo de problemas lógicos, sino también de cuestiones relacionadas con l. a. teoría del conocimiento, y con los angeles naturaleza de los objetos. Representan el punto de vista brahmánico, al que con el tiempo se van oponiendo, en otros textos de lógica, los de las escuelas budista y jaina.La característica primary de l. a. lógica indostánica, y que más los angeles diferencia de los angeles aristotélica, es su esquema del silogismo, que en un comienzo consta de cinco proposiciones en vez de tres. El esquema normal es: «1) En los angeles colina hay fuego; 2) porque hay humo; three) donde hay humo hay fuego, como en una cocina. four) Así es los angeles colina. five) Por lo tanto, en l. a. colina hay fuego».La lógica de l. a. India tiene una sutileza extraordinaria en lo que se refiere al análisis de los sofismas, en los que llegan a distinguir centenares de tipos diferentes. l. a. diferencia esencial, con respecto a los angeles lógica de Occidente, es que nunca ha querido admitir que tenga validez un razonamiento meramente formal, y por ello se ha aferrado, a través de los siglos, a l. a. necesidad de ofrecer en todo razonamiento un ejemplo gracias al cual se muestra que el razonamiento se refiere a entes reales y no a meras formas vacías o a abstracciones.Vicente Fatone nos ofrece un examen pormenorizado de las sutilezas con que las diferentes escuelas de lógica indostánica afrontan el silogismo y los problemas del razonamiento lógico.

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Asset Pricing under Asymmetric Information: Bubbles, by Markus K. Brunnermeier

By Markus K. Brunnermeier

Asset costs are pushed through public information and data that's frequently dispersed between many marketplace individuals. those brokers attempt to infer every one other's info by means of studying fee techniques. some time past 20 years, theoretical study in monetary economics has considerably complicated our realizing of the informational facets of fee procedures. This ebook offers a close and up to date survey of this crucial physique of literature.

The e-book starts off via demonstrating the best way to version uneven details and higher-order wisdom. It then contrasts aggressive and strategic equilibrium suggestions less than uneven details. It additionally illustrates the dependence of data potency and allocative potency at the protection constitution and the linkage among either potency recommendations. No-Trade theorems and industry breakdowns as a result of uneven info are then defined, and the life of bubbles lower than symmetric and uneven info is investigated.

The rest of the survey is dedicated to contrasting diverse industry microstructure versions that reveal how uneven details impacts asset costs and investors' info , which supply a theoretical cause of technical research and illustrate why a few traders ''chase the trend.'' The reader is then brought to herding versions and informational cascades, that can come up in a atmosphere the place brokers' decision-making is sequential. The insights derived from herding versions are used to supply rational factors for inventory marketplace crashes. types within which all investors are precipitated to look for a similar piece of knowledge are then offered to supply a deeper perception into Keynes' comparability of the inventory marketplace with a attractiveness contest. The ebook concludes with a short precis of financial institution runs and their connection to monetary crises.

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In Search of the Miraculous (Fragments of an Unknown by Piotr Demianovich Ouspensky

By Piotr Demianovich Ouspensky

Looking for the superb Fragments of an Unknown educating stands as one of many nice vintage texts of man’s everlasting look for which means and being. while Piotr Demianovich Ouspensky (1878-1947) met Gurdjieff in St. Petersburg in 1915, he used to be uniquely ready to resonate to the latter’s name, and was once to develop into some of the most very important humans to aid unfold Gurdjieff’s rules on the planet. He used to be already a well-liked journalist and finished author who had written numerous books on esoteric traditions (his seminal Tertium Organum was once released in 1912). He had simply lower back from his personal huge seek within the East, the place he encountered a few “teachers” yet had no longer chanced on what he used to be having a look for—an esoteric university, with a real instructor. In Gurdjieff he famous this sort of instructor, and have become a pupil. Later he distanced himself from Gurdjieff, for purposes which are hinted at within the current publication and somewhere else, yet which stay mysterious. Ouspensky himself turned a major instructor, in a sort derived virtually completely from Gurdjieff. He attracted many scholars in London, and later in New Jersey the place he moved in 1941. He endured to paintings at the vast notes he had made in the course of his interval learning without delay with Gurdjieff (1915-1924). almost immediately sooner than he died, he comprehensive the current ebook, which used to be in accordance with those notes.

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The Courts of Pre-Colonial South India: Material Culture and by Jennifer Howes

By Jennifer Howes

This e-book investigates how the cloth tradition of South Indian courts was once perceived via those that lived there within the pre-colonial interval. Howes peels away the normal different types used to review Indian palace area, reminiscent of public/private and male/female, and replaces them with indigenous descriptions of house present in court docket poetry, vastu shastra and painted representations of courtly lifestyles. Set opposed to the ancient history of the occasions which resulted in the formation of the Ramnad nation, the Kingdom's fabric conditions are tested, starting with the innermost area of the palace and relocating out to the dominion through the palace compound itself and the walled city which surrounded it. a massive learn for either artwork historians and South India experts. the quantity is richly illustrated in color.

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Kularnava Tantra by Arthur Avalon, Taranatha Vidyaratna

By Arthur Avalon, Taranatha Vidyaratna

The Kularnava may be the most important Tantra of the Kaula university and is continually pointed out as an expert in Tantric literature. it's worthwhile of shut research through those that might comprehend the tenets and perform of the culture of which it's a Sastra. The advent through Sir John Woodroffe (Arthur Avalon) supplies a concise define of the paintings. Sri M. P. Pandit who's a prepared scholar of the Tantras and Vedas has rendered the paintings in English in 11 chapters. The Readings are unfastened translations - with annotations the place helpful - omitting technical info yet protecting the spirit and crucial import of the unique in his frequently lucid kind. The Kularnava prescribes the modes of guidance for the excessive quest; it attracts upon ethics, faith, philosophy, yoga to raise human existence steadily to the extent of godly existence. It comprehends the a number of character of guy and gives for the fit development of his psychological colleges, purification of his feelings and passions, orientation of his actual schools via ritual, japa, mantra and upasana. who's healthy for the trail of Tantra? who's useful to lead the beginner at the double-edged razor direction? what's the accountability of a Guru to a disciple? those and different suitable questions are raised and replied in a lovely demeanour.

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