The Siddhāntasundara of Jñānarāja: An English Translation by Toke Lindegaard Knudsen

By Toke Lindegaard Knudsen

A treasure for an individual attracted to early glossy India and the heritage of arithmetic, this primary English translation of the Siddhāntasundara finds the interesting paintings of the scholar-astronomer Jñānarāja (circa 1500 C.E.). Toke Lindegaard Knudsen starts with an advent to the traditions of historical Hindu astronomy and describes what's recognized of Jñānarāja’s existence and relations. He interprets the Sanskrit verses into English and provides professional statement at the type and substance of Jñānarāja's treatise.

The Siddhāntasundara encompasses a complete exposition of the approach of Indian astronomy, together with how you can compute planetary positions and eclipses. It additionally explores deep, probing questions on the workings of the universe and sacred Hindu traditions. In a philosophical dialogue, the treatise seeks a synthesis among the cosmological version utilized by the Indian astronomical culture and the cosmology of a category of texts sacred in Hinduism. In his discourse, which incorporates a dialogue of the course of down and adhesive antipodeans, Jñānarāja rejects sure rules from the astronomical culture and reinterprets ideas from the sacred texts. He additionally constructs a posh poem at the seasons, many verses of that have layers of that means, one describing a season, the opposite a god's actions in that season.

The Siddhāntasundarais the final significant treatise of Indian astronomy and cosmology to obtain severe scholarly awareness, Knudsen’s cautious attempt unveils the 500-year-old Sanskrit verses and indicates the shrewdpermanent quirkiness of Jñānarāja's writing variety, his prepared use of arithmetic, and his sophisticated philosophical arguments.

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Bourgeois Hinduism, or Faith of the Modern Vedantists: Rare by Brian Hatcher

By Brian Hatcher

In 1839 a various team of Hindu leaders begun accumulating in Calcutta to proportion and propagate their religion in a non-idolatrous kind of worship. the crowd, often called the Tattvabodhini Sabha, met weekly to worship and listen to discourses from participants at the virtues of a rational and morally liable mode of worship. They known as upon historic resources of Hindu spirituality to steer them in constructing a kind of contemporary theism they often called "Vedanta." during this e-book, Brian Hatcher interprets those hitherto unknown discourses and situates them opposed to the backdrop of spiritual and social swap in early colonial Calcutta. except bringing to gentle the theology and ethical imaginative and prescient of an organization that used to be to have a profound effect on spiritual and highbrow existence in nineteenth-century Bengal, Hatcher's research promotes mirrored image on quite a few themes valuable to knowing the improvement of recent varieties of Hindu trust and practice.

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Gandhi: ’Hind Swaraj’ and Other Writings by Anthony G. Parel (editor)

By Anthony G. Parel (editor)

Hind Swaraj is Mahatma Gandhi's basic paintings, and a key to the knowledge either one of his lifestyles and concept, and South Asian politics within the 20th century. This quantity provides for the 1st time the unique 1910 variation of this paintings, together with Gandhi's Preface and Foreword, now not present in different variations. this is often the 1st absolutely annotated variation of the paintings, and the quantity additionally contains Gandhi's correspondence with Tolstoy, Nehru and others. Anthony Parel's advent units the paintings in its old and highbrow contexts. brief bibliographical notes on popular figures pointed out within the textual content and a chronology of significant occasions also are incorporated as aids to the reader.

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Sacred Tensions: Modernity and Religious Transformation in by Raymond L. M. Lee

By Raymond L. M. Lee

This article examines the improvement and perform of Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity in Malaysia. Its analyses supply an perception into how confirmed and charismatic religions healthy into the framework of modernization and secularization through the international.

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Elements of Hindu Iconography: Vol. 1 & 2 by T.A.Gopinatha Rao, Gopinatha Rao

By T.A.Gopinatha Rao, Gopinatha Rao

This treatise is an early test for a diligent seek into the beginning, descriptions, symbols, mythological heritage, which means and ethical goals of Hindu photos. The e-book is in volumes, each one quantity back in elements. Vol. I, half I features a lengthy creation discussing between different issues the foundation of Hindu snapshot worship in India, explanatory description of the phrases hired within the paintings, Ganapati, Visnu and his significant and minor avataras and manifestations, Garuda and Ayudha-Purushas or personified photographs of the guns and logos held by way of gods. Vol. I, half II bargains with Aditya and Nava Grahas (nine planets) and their symbolic positive aspects and pictures worshipped, Devi (Goddesses), Parivara-devatas, and size of proportions in photos. Vol. II, half I starts with an advent discussing the cult of Siva that's via such very important subject matters as Siva, Lingas, Lingodbhavamurti, Chandrasekharamurti, Pasupatamurti and Raudrapasupatamurti, different Ugra types of Siva, Dakshinamurti, Kankalamurti and Bhikshatanamurti, and different vital facets of Siva. Vol. II, half II includes descriptions of Subrahmanya, Nandikesvara and Adhikaranandi, Chandesvara, Bhaktas, Arya or Hariharaputra, Kshetrapalas, Brahma, the Dikpalakas, and demi-gods. furthermore the publication includes five Appendices together with Sanskrit texts of Parivaradevatah, Uttamadasatalavidhih and Pratimalaksanani. The remedy has been made fascinating via profuse illustrations, the 2 volumes containing as many as 282 photos of sacred photos.

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Wisdom of the Ancient Seers: Mantras of the Rig Veda by David Frawley

By David Frawley

This publication studies the astronomical references within the Vedas and describes the geography of Sapta Saindhava, the unique domestic of the Indo- Aryans. This quarter lay approximately among the Indus and the Ganga rivers, even supposing the outer edge of the Aryan international stretched all of the approach to the steppes of relevant Asia, to the Caspian sea and the Oxus river. The Rigvedic hymns have been composed totally on the banks of Sarasvati and its tributary Drishadvati within the Aryan heartland known as Brahmavarta. Frawley has now written a chain of books on diversified elements of Vedic civilization. he's continuously equipoised and rational; his books are very worthwhile courses to appreciate the variegated complexity and but the elemental cohesion of Indian civilization. In view of the truth that the Vedic or Indo-European history lies on the foundation of latest ecu and American in addition to some distance japanese civilizations, those books are of common relevance. Frawleyís deep wisdom of many of the features of Vedic society supplies him the power to stroll that slender direction of constancy to the unique the place one isn't really utilizing later different types to interpose imagined meanings. Frawley has made the Rig Veda obtainable to the proficient layman. definitely, those books will function torchlights to people who desire to chart their very own methods within the dawning new age. The Rig Veda may be the oldest e-book on this planet, relationship again the sunrise of background. it's the fountainhead of the non secular traditions of India and the oldest textual content in any Indo-European language. it's a compendium of knowledge, poetry, mythology, riddles, and specially yogic and meditational insights that are suitable for all who desire to comprehend the deeper religious impulses at the back of human civilization. this can be the 1st translation of the Rig Veda to be had within the West by way of an writer knowledgeable within the Vedic religious and yogic traditions. As such the e-book unlocks the various mystical and esoteric keys to the Vedas no longer formerly famous.

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Bhagavad Geeta by C. M. Padmanabhachar

By C. M. Padmanabhachar

C. L. RAMAKRISHNAN
A severe examine OF BHAGAVAD GITA — quantity I - Chapters 1 to three: C.M. Padmanabhachar; Sriman Madhva Siddhantonnahini Sabha, Tiruchanur-517503.
Rs. 175.

This book adopts the fashion of offering the verses of the Bhagavad Gita in Sanskrit, via word-for- note that means and a translation in English. on the finish of every bankruptcy, and from time to time in among additionally, an easy and lucid summing up of a number of the faculties of inspiration in this scripture is given.
This is a well-researched attempt in that it abounds in references and quotations from the several faculties of Vedanta, the Mahabharata and the Puranas just like the Srimad Bhagavata and the Vishnu Purana. the writer has brought the commentaries of the exponents of the Advaita, Visishtadvaita and the Dvaita platforms less than the appropriate verses and what's extra, analysed the tenability of those by way of cross-references to permitted axioms and his personal perspectives. without doubt, as he himself mentions, he inclines in the direction of the remark of Madhva, holds it as such a lot applicable because it presents solutions to numerous difficulties and riddles, and differs from different commentators. whereas you can still delight in the point of view of the writer, it really is an authorized stand in Indian philosophy that there's no negation of 1 institution of Vedanta, yet giving choice to at least one over others.

Interpretations
There are very good notes lower than definite verses that have a plethora of interpretations. The import of the observe “aparyaptam” taking place in verse II-10 has been very convincingly defined through quoting from assorted commentaries. In verse II-12, the research of the style during which Bhishma blows the conch and produces a lion-like roar, signalling the beginning of the conflict, rivets one’s consciousness. equally, verse II-20, which has an in depth resemblance to Katha Upanishad, has been sincerely elucidated vis-À-vis the Upanishad. within the similar approach, for verses 39, forty six to forty eight of the second one bankruptcy, copious notes were appended, for a transparent knowing. In a few verses, phrases showing as synonyms were taken up for elucidation of the sophisticated adjustments among them and in addition to fine-tune their meaning.

He has introduced into play his analytical skill and alertness of common sense in interpreting the several reasons complicated through quite a few commentators at the Bhagavad Gita and made it an incredibly helpful and educational quantity. there's a lot fabric to live upon and undertake as a take-off aspect for extra certain examine of definite an important and knotty verses. At a number of areas, the writer has drawn help for the Gita verses, not just from this article, but additionally from the Mahabharata itself, which justifies the ethos and development of the techniques within the Gita.

A great addition to the corpus of literature at the Bhagavad Gita; the writer merits to be complemented for the time and effort spent to delve deeply into each one verse and in addition learn completely a few of the commentaries on them via the popular preceptors.

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La musique de Shiva : Plaisir et transcendance dans la by Éric Schilling

By Éric Schilling

Cette fiction invite le lecteur à découvrir l'Inde, sa pensée et sa musique. Sous forme de dialogues philosophiques, les personnages se demandent si los angeles musique est un moyen de réaliser le " Soi " ou de vivre dans l'intimité de l'Absolu. los angeles musique indienne manifeste, dans son phénomène, une réflexion immédiate, spontanée, sur ce qui l. a. constitue, à savoir le Son. Elle fait voir par l'audition que le Son est un principe sacré, à l'origine de toutes choses. Certes los angeles musique indienne est various et a number of (notamment par sa contrast entre l. a. forme " carnatique " dans le Sud et " hindoustanie " dans le Nord), mais il y un trait commun à cette hétérogénéité musicale : elle se donne à " goûter " dans le plaisir et los angeles félicité — caractéristiques qui font partie d'un état de moral sense ontologique propre à l'Inde et en même temps universalisable. Il y a en Inde une érotique métaphysique, spirituelle et musicale que le présent ouvrage s'efforce de traduire.

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Krishna's Other Song: A New Look at the Uddhava Gita by Steven J. Rosen

By Steven J. Rosen

Students of faith and jap idea will welcome this readable translation and functional remark at the Uddhava Gita, a Hindu textual content within which Krishna's teachings brought within the Bhagavad Gita are prolonged and nuanced.

• provides the Uddhava Gita's 23 chapters, totaling 1,030 verses

• contains statement the place appropriate

• offers a foreword by means of Dr. Charles S. J. White of yankee college that contextualizes the paintings and explains its value

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