The First and Last Freedom by J. Krishnamurti

By J. Krishnamurti

Krishnamurti is a number one religious instructor of our century. within the First and final Freedom he cuts away symbols and fake institutions within the look for natural fact and ideal freedom. via discussions on agony, worry, gossip, intercourse and different subject matters, Krishnamurti’s quest turns into the readers, an project of super value.

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The Feminine Principle in the Sikh Vision of the by Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

By Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

This paintings is an unique and demanding interpretation of Sikh literature from a feminist point of view. It analyzes the wealthy female imagery and symbolism that pervades the divine-human come upon during this literature, and provides a brand new authenticity to a comparatively overlooked non secular culture. Nikky Singh exhibits convincingly that Sikh professionals and poets didn't want the female precept to serve simply as a determine of speech or literary machine, yet used to be meant, relatively, to pervade the total lifetime of the Sikhs. Her paintings therefore reverses an androcentric method of Sikhism.

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Indian critiques of Gandhi by Harold Coward

By Harold Coward

Through examinations of Gandhi's critics, either participants and teams, this e-book exhibits the complexity of Indian society and opinion on the time of the Indian Independence Movement.

Although Gandhi has been the topic of 1000's of books and an Oscar-winning movie, there was no sustained examine of his engagement with significant figures within the Indian Independence move who have been frequently his critics from 1920–1948. This ebook fills that hole via interpreting the strengths and weaknesses of Gandhi's contribution to India as evidenced within the letters, speeches, and newspaper articles considering the dialogue/debate among Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, Rabindranath Tagore, Sri Aurobindo, Bhim Rao Ambedkar, Annie Besant, and C. F. Andrews. The e-book additionally covers key teams inside of India that Gandhi sought to include into his Independence Movement—the Hindu correct, Muslims, Christians, and Sikhs—and analyzes Gandhi's ambiguous stance concerning the Hindi-Urdu query and its influence at the Independence struggle.

“…a helpful contribution to the learn of Gandhi and Indian nationalism. Indian Critiques confirms the pluralism of Indian opinion that existed within the pre-Independence many years and, in truth, evinces the root of the longer term pluralistic nation.” — Canadian magazine of History

“…a worthy quantity for any direction on Gandhi and smooth Indian faith and society.” — Religious reports Review

"Too many books on Gandhi supply the influence that he used to be a solitary hero who had no critics or allies. This publication locations Gandhi in context, that's, the context of his contemporaries and friends within the fight for Indian independence, including new insights and elevating new questions. this is often a major work." — Fred Dallmayr, writer of Beyond Orientalism: Essays on Cross-Cultural Encounter

Contributors comprise Robert D. Baird, Harold Coward, pleasure Dixon, Timothy Gorringe, Hussein Keshani, Julius Lipner, Roland E. Miller, Robert N. Minor, Ronald Neufeldt, Daud Rahbar, T. S. Rukmani, and Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh

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The Sixth Patriarch's Dharma Jewel Platform Sutra: With the by Hsuan Hua, Huineng, Buddhist Text Translation Society

By Hsuan Hua, Huineng, Buddhist Text Translation Society

The lifestyles and educating of grasp Hui Neng, an illiterate Buddhist monk of Tang Dynasty China (7th century) who expounded the doctrine of no-thought and unexpected enlightenment via meditation. The booklet is full of Tang Dynasty heritage, covers such issues as lack of know-how and enlightenment, various degrees of awareness and supreme truth.

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Greatest Kan and Li. Gathering the Cosmic Light by Mantak Chia, Visit Amazon's Andrew Jan Page, search results,

By Mantak Chia, Visit Amazon's Andrew Jan Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Andrew Jan,

A completely illustrated consultant to the main complex Kan and Li perform to start the immortal spirit physique and unite with the Tao

• Explains tips on how to identify the cauldron on the center middle to gather cosmic gentle, turn on the Cranial and Sacral Pumps, and align the 3 Triangle Forces

• information the right way to merge strength on the center middle to start the immortal spirit physique, permitting you to attract unlimited power from the Cosmos

• Discusses the correct Pi Gu vitamin and herbs to exploit with Kan and Li perform

• unearths the best way to expel the 3 Worms, or “Death Bringers,” that could imbalance the 3 Tan Tiens, resulting in misdirection on your sexual, fabric, and non secular ambitions

After learning the interior Alchemy practices of Lesser Kan and Li and bigger Kan and Li, the complicated scholar is now prepared for the refinement of the soul and spirit made attainable throughout the perform of the best Kan and Li. With full-color illustrated directions, grasp Mantak Chia and Andrew Jan clarify how one can identify the cauldron on the middle middle to gather cosmic gentle, turn on the Cranial and Sacral Pumps, and align the 3 Triangle Forces. They aspect how merging strength on the middle heart then ends up in the start of the immortal spirit physique, uniting you with the Tao and permitting you to attract unlimited strength and tool from the Cosmos.

The authors clarify the right kind Pi Gu vitamin and herbs to exploit along with Kan and Li perform and supply warm-up routines, comparable to meditations to expel the 3 Worms, or “Death Bringers,” which could imbalance the 3 Tan Tiens, resulting in misdirection on your sexual, fabric, and religious ambitions.

Revealing the traditional course of internal Alchemy used for millennia by means of Taoist masters to create the “Pill of Immortality,” the authors express that the unitive country of oneness with the Tao made attainable via Kan and Li perform represents actual immortality via permitting previous and destiny, Heaven and Earth, to turn into one.

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The Alexandrian Tradition: Interactions between Science, by Luis Arturo Guichard, Juan Luis García Alonso, María Paz de

By Luis Arturo Guichard, Juan Luis García Alonso, María Paz de Hoz

This ebook is the result of the convention «Imperial Alexandria: Interactions among technology, faith and Literature», held at Salamanca collage in October 2011. The convention convened a gaggle of specialists from diverse fields to deal with the interrelationship among technology, faith and Literature within the Graeco-Roman global throughout the Imperial interval, and particularly in Alexandria, situating it in the context of the lengthy culture of data that have been consolidating itself during this urban, specifically in the course of the Hellenistic period. The encounter’s major objective was once to create a discussion board for interdisciplinary mirrored image on «the Alexandrian version» of information within the Imperial interval and its historical past, being attended by means of philologists and historians specialising in several varieties of texts (literary, medical and religious), whose examine calls for an interdisciplinary process, with precedence being given to the inspiration of touch and the connection among those topics with the intention to achieve a greater realizing of the spirit, frame of mind and ethical values of a very very important period within the improvement of historical tradition.

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The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism by Michael Stausberg, Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina, Anna

By Michael Stausberg, Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina, Anna Tessmann

This is often the 1st ever complete English-language survey of Zoroastrianism, one of many oldest residing religions * calmly divided into 5 thematic sections starting with an creation to Zoroaster/Zarathustra and concluding with the intersections of Zoroastrianism and different religions * displays the worldwide nature of Zoroastrian reports with contributions from 34 foreign specialists from 10 international locations * provides Zoroastrianism as a cluster of dynamic historic and contextualized phenomena, reflecting the present development to maneuver clear of textual essentialism within the learn of faith

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Architect's Guide to Feng Shui: Exploding the Myth by Cate Bramble

By Cate Bramble

Cate Bramble has dedicated her profession to highlighting the variations among 'feng shui-lite' as a trendy pursuit not like the unique intentions of the chinese language masters. right here she provides the genuine ideas in a technical, no-nonsense notebook in particular for architects. As consumers turn into extra hard and the contest for tasks heats up, the architect is easily suggested to have many strings to their bow. This sensible consultant comprises line illustrations that current the foundations of feng shui, the chinese language paintings or perform within which a constitution or web site is selected or configured which will harmonize with the religious forces that inhabit it, and their program in structure via making plans ideas, companies, construction parts and fabrics, in an obtainable, effortless reference structure. The feng shui-savvy architect may also make the most of feng shui's skill to check constructions and land, and the atypical means of actual feng shui to forecast development-related issues together with fee overruns, caliber matters - even employee accidents and exchange disputes! the writer explains feng shui from archaeological resources and proof of perform within the east, contrasting it with what passes for feng shui within the west. She analyses the perform when it comes to such innovations as western platforms thought, viewshed, house syntax and the 'pattern panorama' thought of city making plans. For the 1st time, the Sustainable implications of feng shui layout are defined as regards to the most recent advancements in behavioural and cognitve sciences, evolutionary biology and different western viewpoints. * the 1st 'how to' advisor on feng shui in particular written for architects * includes quite a few technical illustrations to outline and examine the true layout components of feng shui, for speedy and straightforward reference * provides wisdom of the medical, moral and ecological rules of the unique chinese language procedure, to provoke your consumers

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Religious Rivalries and the Struggle for Success in Sardis by Richard S. Ascough

By Richard S. Ascough

This quantity, one in a chain of books reading spiritual rivalries, focuses intimately at the spiritual size of existence in specific Roman towns: Sardis and Smyrna. The essays discover the relationships and rivalries between Jews, Christians, and diverse Greco-Roman non secular teams from the second one century bce to the fourth century ce. The 13 participants, together with professional students and promising novices, carry clean views on spiritual lifestyles in antiquity. They draw upon quite a lot of archaeological, epigraphic, and literary facts to enquire the complicated internet of relationships that existed one of the non secular teams of those cities—from coexistence and cooperation to festival and clash. To the level that the essays examine how non secular teams are formed via their city settings, the ebook additionally bargains insights into the fabric city realities of the Roman Empire. Investigating towns jointly in a single quantity highlights similarities and changes within the interplay of non secular teams in every one position. the categorical concentrate on Sardis and Smyrna is broadened via an research of methodological matters all in favour of the research of the interplay of urban-based non secular teams in antiquity. the amount may be of specific curiosity to students and complex scholars in religious study, Classical reports, and Archaeology.

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