It was on his initiation into sannyas that he received the name Rāmakrsna—
combining the names of two of India's great avatārs; the 'Sri'—a title of reverence
—was added later when his high spiritual gifts became apparent. His original
Author: Swami Prabhavananda
This book, first published in 1962, is an analysis of the history of the philosophy of a country that has never distinguished philosophy from religion. Indian philosophy is not merely metaphysical speculation, but has its foundation in immediate perception. This insistence upon immediate perception rather than abstract reasoning is what distinguishes the Indian philosophy of religion from philosophy as Western nations know it.
Non - Attachment I learned quickly to limit my compliments for any objects I saw
in an Indian home , as my hosts offered me almost anything I admired . ... India's
Gift to the World India's spiritual heritage is legendary . Throughout the ...
Publisher: Atman Press
Independent Publisher Award for Best Travel Book of the Year; Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Travel Essay of the Year; India Unveiled by Robert Arnett has been internationally acclaimed as one of the most revealing compendiums ever written about the country. The stunning photography and engaging text with an insightful portrait of its people, landscape, and diverse culture truly captures the essence of India, one of the oldest continuously surviving civilizations on earth. This book is a stunning pictorial record of Robert Arnett's pilgrimage....Recommended for all collections. - Library Journal; The most beautiful book on India I have ever seen. - Toby Bourne, Editor, British Book-of-the-Month Travel Club; One of the most revealing compendiums on India in decades....A highly recommended acquisition. - The Midwest Book Review, Reviewers Choice
Hinduism as part of God's general revelation.79 Therefore, Christian
appropriation of India's spiritual heritage may be justified provided caution is
applied against the adoption of religious and cultural elements that are contrary
to the mind of ...
Author: P. V. Joseph
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
The recent rediscovery of the doctrine of the Trinity has left great impact on the thought and life of the Christian Church. With this reinstatement, the Trinity, which was left out for long as an esoteric mystery, has captured the imagination of theologians and elicited remarkable trinitarian formulations from across theological traditions. This contemporary development has forced the church to review its dogma, spirituality, and Christian practices through the lens of this central doctrine of the Christian faith. One of the important and essential upshots of the doctrine has been the reclamation of a theocentric and trinitarian understanding of mission as the missio Dei. In view of the modern renewal of the Trinity and the global expansion of Christianity, this book explores insights and perspectives from the trinitarian thoughts of St. Augustine and the Indian theologian Brahmabandhab Upadhyay that can inform missio Dei theology relevant for the Indian context.
... of the richest portions of India's spiritual heritage . Fortunately it is not an
uncharted sea upon which the more recent scholars are venturing . As a matter of
fact it was in the nineties of the previous century that one of the pioneers
My contact with Sadhu Sundar Singh strengthened some of the convictions which
had been taking shape in my home . I realized that there is a spiritual heritage of
great value in India , and that Christians in India should make the fullest ...
Chapter LXI FOREIGN POLICY OF INDEPENDENT INDIA India , after reaching
independence at the end of the Second World ... It wished to preserve the spiritual heritage of India as far as religion and respect for humanity were
Release on 1993 | by Indian Theological Association. Meeting
The rootedness in Christ - experience should motivate Christians in India to join
people of other religions in a spiritual pilgrimage in pursuit ... and scope of a
creative encounter between Christian faith experience and India's spiritual heritage .
This is a grossly unjust system, more so in a country of India's spiritual heritage.
This is a case of highest spiritual values being misconceived and misinterpreted
by the second rate sociologists of the ancient India while codifying social laws.
A collection of essays on public topics authored by Pratheek Praveen Kumar
India's Foreign Policy: A Defence By M. A. Venkata Rao ( The writer of this article
had the occasion recently to hear an exposition of India's ... India has succeded
not only to her own spiritual heritage but to the better mind of Eur- America.
INTRODUCTION —O— A. Pre-Independence Pastures Indians have been
speaking, reading and writing English since the ... These Indian writers wanted to
interpret Indian religion and philosophy and its rich spiritual heritage to the West.
Author: B. R. Agrawal
Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Category: Indic fiction (English)
This Book Presents A Reasonably Comprehensive Account Of The Development Of The Indian English Novel Since Independence. The Novel During The Colonial Period Has A Different Outlook And Was More Concerned With The Problems Of The Indian People Suffering Under The British Yoke. After Independence The Indian Writers Looked At The Indian Scene From The Postcolonial Point Of View. There Were New Hopes, No Doubt, But The Problems Social, Economic, Religious, Political And Familial That Were Submerged In The Flood Of The National Movement Emerged And Drew Attention Of The Creative Writers. The Partition, The Communal Riots After Partition, The Problem Of Casteism, The Subjugation Of Women, The Poverty Of The Illiterate Masses Became The Focal Points. Mulk Raj Anand, Raja Rao, R.K. Narayan, Nayantara Sahgal And Kamala Markandaya In The Beginning Wrote Novels Of Social Realism In The Fifties.But After The Sixties, New Trends Emerged. Writers Like Anita Desai, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Bhabani Bhattacharya, G.V. Desani, Chaman Nahal, Manohar Malgonkar And B. Rajan Portrayed The Picture Of The Post-Independence Indian Society. The Stream Of The Early Fifties Now Turned Into A Broad River With New Currents And Cross Currents. The Old Traditional Method Of Novel Writing Gave Way To Modern Techniques.The Indian English Novel Took Further Strides In The Eighties And The Decades That Followed It. Salman Rushdie Can Be Said To Be The Leader Of The New Trend. Shashi Deshpande And Arundhati Roy Followed Suit.This Book Divided Into Six Chapters Surveys And Discusses The Major Trends In The Post- Independence Indian English Novel. The Major Writers Discussed Apart From The Trio, R.K. Narayan, Raja Rao And Mulk Raj Anand Are Bhabani Bhattacharya, Nayantara Sahgal, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Anita Desai, Arundhati Roy And Kamala Markandaya.This Book Will Be Of Immense Help To The Students Of Indian English Fiction And The General Reader.
Indian nationalists in the same period often made arguments that were
structurally similar: India's spiritual heritage could become an important ground
for a critique of colonial liberalism.15 For many English feminists and Indian
Author: Joy Dixon
Publisher: JHU Press
In 1891, newspapers all over the world carried reports of the death of H. P. Blavatsky, the mysterious Russian woman who was the spiritual founder of the Theosophical Society. With the help of the equally mysterious Mahatmas who were her teachers, Blavatsky claimed to have brought the "ancient wisdom of the East" to the rescue of a materialistic West. In England, Blavatsky's earliest followers were mostly men, but a generation later the Theosophical Society was dominated by women, and theosophy had become a crucial part of feminist political culture. Divine Feminine is the first full-length study of the relationship between alternative or esoteric spirituality and the feminist movement in England. Historian Joy Dixon examines the Theosophical Society's claims that women and the East were the repositories of spiritual forces which English men had forfeited in their scramble for material and imperial power. Theosophists produced arguments that became key tools in many feminist campaigns. Many women of the Theosophical Society became suffragists to promote the spiritualizing of politics, attempting to create a political role for women as a way to "sacralize the public sphere." Dixon also shows that theosophy provides much of the framework and the vocabulary for today's New Age movement. Many of the assumptions about class, race, and gender which marked the emergence of esoteric religions at the end of the nineteenth century continue to shape alternative spiritualities today.
Release on 2004-11-20 | by National Council of Science Museums
Indian Laureates Rabindranath Tagore Rabindranath Tagore ( 1861-1941 ) was
the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore ... For the world he became the voice
of India's spiritual heritage , and for India , especially for Bengal , he became a ...
Author: National Council of Science Museums
Publisher: Foundation Books
This Book Provides Information About All The Winners Of Nobel Prize, The Most Coveted International Recognition For Individuals And Organizations For Their Conribution To Society. It Has Been Designed A Raedy Refernce That Provides Information About Nobel Laureates In Chemictry, Literature, Peace, Physics, Physiology Or Medicine, And Economic Sciences. This Publication Is Brought Out On The Occasion Of The Year Of Scientific Awareness - 2004 As A Fitting Tribute To The Great Luminaries And Their Path-Breaking Work And Service To Humanity. This Book Has Been Prepared By The National Council Of Science Museums, India, One Of The Premier Institutions Committed To Science Communication Through A Large Network Of Science Museums And Centres All Over The Country.
India's Churches of Indigenous Origin: the "Little Tradition" in Indian Christianity
Roger E. Hedlund. CHAPTER ... KERALA : INDIA'S CHRISTIAN CRADLE Kerala
is distinctively recognized as the birthplace of Christianity in India . The story has
Author: Roger E. Hedlund
The Study Stresses That Christianlity In India Is Not Alien But Both In Culture And Style It Is Indigenous. The Study Is A Timely Reminder That Our Place An Earth Is More Sacred Than Author. 12 Chapters-Conclusion, Bibliography, Appendix And Indexes.
Release on 2001-08-01 | by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
... following a family tradition, had entered the Chilean diplomatic corps in order
to obtain a posting to India, which he regarded ... to ambassador, he remained in India until 1962, all the while immersing himself in India's rich spiritual heritage.
Author: Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Political Science
More than half a century after the defeat of Nazism and fascism, the far right is again challenging the liberal order of Western democracies. Radical movements are feeding on anxiety about economic globalization, affirmative action, and third-world immigration, flashpoint issues to many traditional groups in multicultural societies. A curious mixture of Aristocratic paganism, anti-Semitic demonology, Eastern philosophies and the occult is influencing populist antigovernment sentiment and helping to exploit the widespread fear that invisible elites are shaping world events. Black Sun examines the new neofascist ideology, showing how hate groups, militias and conspiracy cults attempt to gain influence. Based on interviews and extensive research into underground groups, Black Sun documents the new Nazi and fascist sects that have sprung up from the 1970s through the 1990s and examines the mentality and motivation of these far-right extremists. The result is a detailed, grounded portrait of the mythical and devotional aspects of Hitler cults among Aryan mystics, racist skinheads and Nazi satanists, Heavy Metal music fans, and in occult literature. Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke offers a unique perspective on far right neo-Nazism viewing it as a new form of Western religious heresy. He paints a frightening picture of a religion with its own relics, rituals, prophecies and an international sectarian following that could, under the proper conditions, gain political power and attempt to realize its dangerous millenarian fantasies.
The reason, in my opinion, is the Indian spiritual heritage. Because of it, Indians
are hip to the fact that TM is beginner's meditation, that Maharishi is not as “high”
as some of the holy men who have remained in India, and that there is more to ...
Author: John White
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
Wildly popular in the 1970s and 80s, Transcendental Meditation (TM) continues to be one of the most accessible forms of Eastern spiritual practice in the West. But does it live up to its hype? In this objective exploration of TM, consciousness researcher John White looks at what's billed as "a simple, natural, and effortless mental technique, practiced twenty minutes a day" and takes on its critics as well as its cheerleaders.
Congeniality of Indian Spiritual heritage He was fully convinced that India's spiritual heritage is highly important for expressing and experiencing Indian
Christianity . Christianity in Indian spiritual form will enhance its understanding for
Author: Roger E. Hedlund
Papers presented at the Conference on Indigenous Christian Movements in India, held at Hyderabad during 27-31 October 1998.
Enjoying one of the most ancient cultures on earth , many aspects of India's
religious heritage remain interwoven within its contemporary religious practices .
This mixture makes for a rich diversity of practices and beliefs . Visitors to India
Author: Suheil Bushrui
From the spiritual traditions of the first peoples and the ancient civilizations of Egypt, Greece and Mesoamerica, to the beliefs and practices of today’s world faiths, this illustrated and accessible introduction to the world’s religions reveals the rich tapestry of religious life around the world and down the ages, humanity’s spiritual heritage.
Rabindranath Tagore ( 1861-1941 ) was born in Calcutta , India into a wealthy
Brahmin family . ... V. For the world he became the voice of India's spiritual heritage ; and for India , especially for Bengal , he became a great living
Release on 2003-07-08 | by Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.
KUNDALINI ̄ concept, which belongs to the heritage of Tantra-Yoga, is one of
the more obscure notions of India's spiritual heritage; yet it also happens to be
one of the most important and fascinating ones. The word means “she who is
Author: Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Category: Health & Fitness
"Here is a comprehensive survey of the full breadth and depth of the 5,000-year-old Yoga tradition, emphasizing its potent philosophy and spiritual vision. Georg Feuerstein demonstrates that Yoga is much more than a system of physical exercises—it is a profound path of self-transformation that encompasses a range of teachings, practices, and sacred texts that can help us cultivate wisdom, balance, and inner freedom, as well as physical health. Feuerstein is one of the few Western scholar-teachers of Yoga whose writing and teaching penetrate the full richness and depth of this ancient tradition. Here he offers a collection of essays touching on all facets of the discipline. Topics include: • The different branches and styles of Yoga • The ethical teachings of Yoga • Yoga and vegetarianism • Meditation and mantras • Choosing a teacher • Tantric Yoga • The experience of ecstasy
Indian Christology According to Rayan Indian Christology, if it is to be relevant,
should take into consideration the ... and on the other they have a great love for
their ancient culture and spiritual heritage from which they dread being uprooted.