Introduction to Hinduism

Introduction to Hinduism by Jayaram V

Book Details

ISBN/SKU: 1935760114
ISBN Complete: 9781935760115
Book Type: B&W 6.0 x 9.0 in Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
Page Count: 330
Edition: First
Yr. of Pub.: 2012
Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
Printed in: USA
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What this Book is About

Hinduism is the oldest living religions of the world. It is also the most complex in its philosophy and practices and difficult to understand. This book by Jayaram V presents a thorough and scholarly understanding of the basic and essential aspects of Hinduism from both historical and theological perspectives. It examines its antiquity, definition, significance, scriptures, main beliefs, methods of worship, gods and goddesses and way of life. It also deals with major concepts of Hinduism such as karma, dharma, incarnation of God, reincarnation, sacrifice, maya, Nature or Prakriti, jiva or the bound soul, nature of Self, God, life after death, evolution of life and intelligence, marriages, teacher traditions, and liberation. Written in a simple and easy to understand language, this book is useful to both novices and advanced students of Hinduism.

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 Table of Contents

Author’s Note
Antiquity of Hinduism
The Definition of Hinduism
The Distinction of Hinduism
The Scriptures of Hinduism
The Diversity of Hinduism
Main Beliefs of Hinduism
Methods of Worship in Hinduism
The Hindu Way of Life
The Role of Dharma in Hinduism
God in Hinduism
The Individual Self
Atman
Prakriti, the Mother Goddess
Jiva the Embodied Soul
The Incarnations of God
Karma – Meaning and Significance
The Concept of Maya in Hinduism 186
Rebirth or Reincarnation in Hinduism
Gods and Goddesses in Hinduism
Idol Worship in Hinduism
Evolution in Hinduism, a Perspective
Creation as a Process
The Role of Scriptures in Hinduism
Discretion and Dogma in Hinduism
Life after Death
Some Facts about Hindu Marriages
Teacher Traditions of Ancient India
Bondage and Liberation of the Self
Bibliography.

Bhagavadgita Translation and Commentary by Jayaram V Avaialbe in USA/UK/DE/FR/ES/IT/NL/PL/SC/JP/CA/AU

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