By Swami Sivananda
Hinduism is usually the fountain-head of all religions.It includes inside of itself the seeds of all religions.It is yet common that individuals around the globe should still convey expanding curiosity in a faith so universal.The approval for this booklet might be gauged from the truth that it bumped into Ten re-prints after it was once published first time within the 12 months 1947.
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One of the oldest of India’s non secular texts, the Upanishads are files of extensive question-and-answer periods given through illumined sages to their scholars. commonly featured in philosophy classes, the Upanishads have questioned and encouraged knowledge seekers from Yeats to Schopenhauer. Eknath Easwaran makes this not easy textual content extra obtainable via picking the passages such a lot correct to readers looking undying truths at the present time.
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Featuring forty eight creative renderings of vital mythological figures from throughout India, the writer unlocks the mysteries of the narratives, rituals, and art of old India to bare the strain among world-affirming and world-rejecting principles, among conformism and contradiction, among Shiva and Vishnu, Krishna and Rama, Gauri and Kali. This groundbreaking booklet opens the door to the unknown and unique, supplying a glimpse into the wealthy mythic culture that has empowered hundreds of thousands of people for hundreds of years.
E-book description:the hindus are a profoundly spiritual humans their objective of existence is self-realisation or the attainment of god-consciousness during this ebook gurudev has defined the importance and the philosophy of lots of our fasts and fairs in elements of those observances, he has regularly allowed the best freedom: (1) within the choice of the dates of the competition, which, as he has defined on web page fifty three, differ, and (2) within the conventional methods of celebrating them for example, in south india throughout the durga puja they've got the kolu while a variety of idols and toys are prepared in vibrant gallaries prior to which, each night, ladies take a seat and sing back, in a few locations there's fire-walking with out the kavadi (see web page 109), held in honour of draupadi amman who used to be born of fireplace; or in ceylon, in keeping with yogi satchidananda of ceylon, in honour of kannaki amman gurudev by no means disturbs anyones reliable ideals and customs approximately author:sri swami sivanandaji maharaj was once a healer of the physique in his purvashram (before he entered the holy order of sannyasa) he was once a born healer, with a rare inborn like to serve humanity; this is the reason he selected the clinical career as a profession for this reason he edited and released a overall healthiness magazine ambrosia for this reason he went over to malaya to serve the negative within the plantations there and, unusually sufficient, this is the reason, he renounced the area and embraced the holy order of sannyasa sri swamiji sought after that every one structures of therapeutic should still flourish he had equivalent love and admiration for all platforms of therapeutic he sought after that the simplest of the entire platforms might be introduced out and utilised within the carrier of guy he has written a couple of books on all points of healing-from the naturopathic and allopathic issues of view
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The duties of the castes are Varna Dharma. The four castes are Brahmana, Kshatriya, Vaisya and Sudra. The duties of the stages in life are Asrama Dharma. The four Asramas or orders of life are Brahmacharya, Grihastha, Vanaprastha and Sannyasa. THE PRINCIPLE Human society is like a huge machine. The individuals and communities are like its parts. If the parts are weak and broken, the machine will not work. A machine is nothing without its parts. The human body also can work efficiently if its parts and organs are in sound and strong condition.
If you injure another man, you injure yourself. If you help another person, you help yourself. There is one life, one common consciousness in all beings. This is the foundation of right conduct. This is the foundation of ethics. SERVICE AS WORSHIP A philanthropist donates big sums to social institutions. He regards this as some kind of social service only. That is all. He has not got the Bhava or mental attitude, that the whole world is a manifestation of the Lord and that he is serving the Lord.
Suka was a born Sannyasin. Sankara took Sannyasa without entering the stage of a householder. In rare and exceptional cases, a student is allowed to become a Sannyasin, his debts to the world having been fully paid in a previous birth. Nowadays, young Sannyasins without qualification are found in abundance. This is contrary to the ancient rules and causes much trouble. The Brahmacharin or the Celibate Student The first stage, Brahmacharya, is the period of study and discipline. The student should not indulge in any pleasures.