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The Power of the Dharma

Author : Stephen Knapp
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The Power of the Dharma: An Introduction to Hinduism and Vedic Culture offers a concise and easy-to-understand overview of the essential principles and customs of the Hindu tradition. It also provides many insights into the depth and value of the timeless wisdom of Vedic spirituality and reveals why the Dharmic path has survived for thousands of years. Author Stephen Knapp reveals why the Dharma is presently enjoying a renaissance among an increasing number of people who want to explore its teachings and see what its many techniques of self-discovery have to offer. In The Power of the Dharma, you will find: quotes by noteworthy people on the unique qualities of Hinduism; essential principles of the Vedic spiritual path; particular traits, customs, and explanations of Hindu worship; descriptions of the main yoga systems; significance and legends of the colorful Hindu festivals; benefits of Ayurveda, Vastu, Vedic astrology, and gemology; important insights of Dharmic life and how to begin. The Dharmic path can provide you the means for attaining your own spiritual realizations and experiences. This is the power of Dharma's universal teachings which have something to offer everyone!

Dharma and Vedic Foundations

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The Aim Of The Work Is To Educate The Hindus And Others As To What Are The Basic Tenants Of The Hindu Dharma And How These Spread The Nessage Of Love For All Including Muslims, Christians And Others. The Book Is Divided Into 5 Parts - What Is Hindu Dharma - Dharma As Foundational Principle Of Cosmic Order - Aspects Of Vedic Dharma - The Aryan Myth - Miscellaneous - Notes And Index. Text Clean, Condition Good.

Vedic Dharma

Author : Arun J. Mehta
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A book on ancient Indian teachings on religion, morals, ethics, and duties for Hindu youth. It is written in simple English for the modern generation.

The Power of Dharma

Author : Stephen Knapp
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Vedic Culture and Its Continuity

Author : Sītārāma Dube
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Throughout The World The Vedic Culture, Its Origin, Nature, Developmental Processes And Continuity Have Drawn The Attention Of Oriental And Oxidental Scholars. From The Very Beginning Of Its Inception The Vedic Culture Has Been Represently India`S Religious And Spiritual Ethos Sacraments, Cultural Identity And Other Uniqueness Of Its Other Social Institutions Which Cannot Be Separated From Each Other Because Of Its Deep Attachment With Purusarthacatustaya And Varnasrama Dharma.

The Veda and Indian Culture

Author : Kireet Joshi
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This is an introductory book on the Veda meant for the beginners. The book avoids pedantic discussions and presents in a rapid manner the core of the Vedic discovery. The Vedic Rishis have described the human journey, its difficulties and its battles as also the secret of the victory. The central issue is how to perfect our ordinary psychological faculties. The entire science of yoga owes its origin to the Vedic psychology. At present mankind is passing through a crisis which can be met only at the deepest psychological level. In this context, the Veda has contemporary relevance.The author has presented the quintessence of the Vedic message in a few brief chapters, and the language is deliberately non-technical. There is a growing thirst among young people who want to be introduced to the secret of the Veda and to understand how various developments of Indian culture are rooted in the Veda. The present book may serve to meet this need. The book also contains material, both in the main text and in the appendices, which may also be of interest to scholars.

How I Became a Hindu

Author : David Frawley
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Autobiography of Vedic scholar converts from Christianity.

The Quest for the Origins of Vedic Culture

Author : Edwin Bryant
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Western scholars have argued that Indian civilization was the joint product of an invading Indo-European people--the "Indo-Aryans"--and indigenous non-Indo European peoples. Although Indian scholars reject this European reconstruction of their country's history, Western scholarship gives little heed to their argument. In this book, Edwin Bryant explores the nature and origins of this fascinating debate.

Vedic Foundations of Indian Culture

Author : Chidambara Martanda Kulkarni
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Author : Patrick Olivelle
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This is the first scholarly book devoted to the study of the term dharma with in the broad scope of Indian cultural and religious history. Most generalizations about Indian culture and religion upon close scrutiny turn out to be inaccurate. An exception undoubtedly is the term dharma. This term and the notions underlying it clearly constitute the most central feature of Indian civilization down the centuries, irrespective of linguistic, sectarian, or regional differences. The nineteen papers included in this collection deal with many significant historical manifestations of the term dharma. These studies by some of the leading scholars in the respective fields will both present a more nuanced picture of the semantic history of dharma by putting contours onto the flat landscape we have inherited and spur further studies of this concept so central for understanding the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent.

Hindu Tenets

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This is the story of the religiosity of the ancient Aryan race of people who lived in their homeland called the Aryavarta or Bharata or India (now) from the most prehistoric times in the history of human civilisation, and their way of life called the Vedic Dharma, which forms the heart and soul of the present day Hindu Dharma or Hinduism. the general reader from any part of the world will find this small book to be quite informative about one of the most widely practiced and living religions of all times. Hindu Tenets is meant for those keen minds of a rejuvenating India who are professionally trained in the modern western way. It gives them a glimpse and feel of the Vedic Hindu Philosophy of life, how it evolved, developed and proliferated down south the Himalayas in the East, and also the way it stood so firm during the most testing times in the history of the world. This book lists the eleven principles on which the Vedic Hindu Dharma rests till today. They may be called the Eleven Tenets - the founding doctrines of Hinduism - to give the entire picture in a very concise form. the most significant among them are: belief in one Supreme Being, in His revealed wisdom in the shape of the Vedas; in the great law of Karma or Action; in the theory of Reincarnation of the soul; and belief in the legacy of the great rishis of the bygone days, who are the guiding force in the lives of Indians even today.

Crimes Against India

Author : Stephen Knapp
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India is a most resilient country and is presently becoming a great economic power in the world. It also has one of the oldest and dynamic cultures the world has ever known, but few people seem to understand the many trials and difficulties that the country has faced, or the present problems India is still forced to deal with in preserving the culture of the majority Hindus who live in the country. This is described in the real history of the country, which a decreasing number of people seem to recall. Therefore, this book is to honor the efforts that have been shown by those in the past who fought and worked to protect India and its culture, and to help preserve India as the homeland of a living and dynamic Vedic tradition of Sanatana-dharma (the eternal path of duty and wisdom). There are also many people who do not know of the many angles and ways in which this profound heritage is being attacked and threatened today, and what we can do about it. There is much to do to protect this culture, and until we are aware of how it has been assaulted in the past, and how it is threatened in the present, we will not have the motivation to take a stand and defend it for its future. Therefore, some of the topics included are:* How there is a war against Hinduism and its yoga culture.* The weaknesses of India that allowed invaders to conquer her.* Lessons from India's real history that should not be forgotten. * The atrocities committed by the Muslim invaders, and how they tried to destroy Vedic culture and its many temples, and slaughtered thousands of Indian Hindus. * How the British viciously exploited India and its people for its resources.* How the cruelest of all Christian Inquisitions in Goa tortured and killed thousands of Hindus. * Action plans for preserving and strengthening Vedic India.* How all Hindus must stand up and be strong for Sanatana-dharma, and promote the cooperation and unity for a Global Vedic Community. In the darkest of eras that this world has seen and will see in the future, the Vedic tradition, the culture of yoga, will remain India's gift to the people who inhabit this planet. It is this spiritual culture of Sanatana-dharma that remains the spiritual guide of humanity. This is the reason why India is here, and for the contribution that she makes, and the reason why we must work to protect it.

Vedic Culture

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The Vedic tradition of India is rooted in Sanatana Dharma, the eternal and universal truths that are beneficial to everyone. It includes many avenues of self-development that an increasing number of people from the West are starting to investigate and use, including: Yoga Meditation and spiritual practice Vedic astrology Ayurveda Vedic gemology Vastu or home arrangement Environmental awareness Vegetarianism Social cooperation Global peace And much more Vedic Culture shows the advantages of the Vedic paths of improvement and self-discovery that you can use in your own life to attain personal awareness, happiness, and fulfillment. It also provides a new view of what these avenues have to offer from some of the most prominent writers on Vedic culture in the West, who discovered how it has affected and benefited their own lives. For the benefit of individuals and for social progress, the Vedic system is as relevant today as it was in ancient times. Discover why there is a growing renaissance in what the Vedic tradition has to offer in Vedic Culture.

Contemporary Hinduism

Author : Robin Rinehart
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Looks at the history, rituals, customs, social aspects, and other issues surrounding Hinduism.

Glimpses of Indian Culture

Author : Dinkar Joshi
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This Book Is An Attempt To Remember Our Venerable Ancestors Who Have Shaped Our Cultural Consciousness. Also Depicted Are The Symols Of Our Culture. A Fully Coloured Book With Photographs And Illustrations.

The Dharma Manifesto

Author : Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya
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The Dharma Manifesto is a call to action for those who seek a form of social and political action that has a firm spiritual foundation, but which also challenges the prevailing social and religious order in the postmodern West. It does not merely offer criticism - it is also a blueprint for how a national community founded upon Dharmic principles could operate in the twenty-first century. Its author defines the term "Dharma," which in the ancient Sanskrit language means "Natural Law," in an unconventional way. For those who embrace Dharma Nationalism, Dharma is predicated upon the pressing need for the organic and munificent resacralization of culture and of all human endeavor, as well as the manifestation of the highest potentials attainable by every individual in society in accordance with transcendental principles. Thus, Dharma does not only refer to traditions with which it is usually associated such as Hinduism and Buddhism, but also to the Taoist, Confucian, Zoroastrian, Native American, and European pagan traditions, all of which, this book holds, share a common, basic worldview. This book is therefore a resource for those who want to carry out both an inward, contemplative revolution within themselves as well an outer, social revolution in the world around them, in harmony with one another. It is intended to serve as a systematic program signaling the beginning of a what will hopefully be a new era in humanity's eternal yearning for meaningful freedom and happiness.

David Wallace Goes to India

Author : Jayesh Shah
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This book shows how Hinduism, Indian culture and present-day India may appear to an outsider. It also shows Indian diaspora in different countries. A young boy from another country attempts to learn about India and finds many contradictions. He gets frustrated when he visits India and is determined to change it.

Cultural Violence

Author : Chandan Sengupta
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These days entire world is fighting against a common enemy. The enemy is strong enough and invisible one. One can rarely identify presence of this enemy in the surrounding so easily. Entire health system, enforcement department and administrative wings are joining hands to develop a common and comprehensive strategy of fighting the enemy. The gift of China to the world is so expensive that people intends to give up the battle to some of the selected front. Down scaling of economic progress and development index are still continuing. Studies say that the entire world will move on through this crisis up to 2020 and 2021. It may remain in the socity in the form of symptomatic as well as asymptomatic phases. Every 4 out of 5 cases may be of asymptomatic type. Amidst all these turmoil due to a pandemic another incident stunned the entire world during which two saints and a driver of their car has lost their lives during an organized killing in a village near Palghar, Maharashtra. Finding out culprits, bring them straight to justice, issuing severe punishment to the culprits are matters of judiciary concern. It has raised several questions related to the role of police in maintain the law and order, sensitivity of government towards any issue and credibility of the judiciary in gaining the confidence of people. This publication deals with social and economic implications of incidents in which people start taking law in their hands. It also puts a question mark on the status of the law and order in states like Maharashtra, where life of saintly persons came under threat. They feel themselves helpless. If they are demanding justice in a fast track mechanism then the government should have compassion of issuing the same with the help of fast track mechanism. Delayed judgment is also a kind of sin. In this case punishments are generally lose its all kinds of social and economic impacts upon the socially accustomed beings.

Heritage of Vedic Culture

Author : Satyavrata Siddhantalankar
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Cultural History of India

Author : Om Prakash
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Cultural History Of India Has Been Divided Into Three Parts To Discuss Various Aspects Of Development Of Indian Culture. It Talks About How Religions Such As The Vedic Religion, Buddhism, Jainism, Saivism And Vaisnavism Aimed At Securing Social Harmony, Moral Upliftment, And Inculcated A Sense Of Duty In The Individual. The Development Of Indian Art And Architecture Was A Creative Effort To Project Symbols Of Divine Reality As Conceived And Understood By The Collective Consciousness Of The People As A Whole. The Book Also Focuses On Social Intuitions, Educational Systems And Economic Organisation In Ancient India. Finally, The Book Discusses The Dietary System Of Indians From Pre-Historic Times To C. 1200 A.D. The Basis For Inclusion Of Food And Drinks In The Book On Indian Culture Is That Ancient Indians Believed That Food Not Only Kept An Individual Healthy, But Was Also Responsible For His Mental Make Up.According To The Author, It Is Of Utmost Importance That The Present Generation Imbibe Those Elements Of Indian Culture Which Have Kept India Vital And Going Through Its Long And Continuous History .Cultural History Of India Is An Extremely Useful Journal On Indian History And Culture For All Readers, Both In India And Abroad. It Is Therefore A Must-Read For All Interested In Indias Proud Past, Which Forms The Eternal Bed-Rock Of Its Fateful Present And Glorious Future. It Is An Academic Book Very Useful For Student Of History Aspiring For I.A.S.