Sraddha

Author: R. C. Prasad
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120811928
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Sraddha from the Author: R. C. Prasad. Of the sixteen samskaras which encompass a Hindu life the last one is performed for the dead by their sons or grandsons or relatives. Many passages in the Puranas and Dharmasastras extol the role of the son in the life of devout Hindu. The present book deals with the rite of Sraddha and vindicates the popular belief that Sraddha, being an important topic, forms an integral part of Hindu Dharmasastra. The belief in the after-death survival of deceased ancestors and their separate world belongs to the Indo-Iranian period and as such is pre-Vedic. Ancestor-worship for one's prosperity, continuation of one's race, is as old as the Rgveda. Contents Preface, Introduction, The Antyesti Samskara, Appendices, Glossary

The Tibetan Book Of The Dead

Author: Graham Coleman
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141903317
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The Tibetan Book Of The Dead from the Author: Graham Coleman. The most graceful English translation of this masterpiece of world literature - prepared with the participation of the Dalai Lama and eminent contemporary masters of this traditin appointed by the Dalai Lama One of the greatest works created by any culture and one of the most influential of all Tibetan Buddhist texts in the West, The Tibetan Book of the Dead has had a number of distinguished translations, but strangely all of these have been partial abridgements. Now the entire text has not only been made available in English but in a translation of quite remarkable clarity and beauty. A comprehensive guide to living and dying, The Tibetan Book of the Dead contains exquisitely written guidance and practices related to transforming our experience in daily life, on the processes of dying and the after-death state, and on how to help those who are dying. As originally intended this is as much a work for the living, as it is for those who wish to think beyond a mere conventional lifetime to a vastly greater and grander cycle. 'Extraordinary ... this work will be a source of inspiration and support to many' His Holiness the Dalai Lama

The Kundalini Book Of Living And Dying

Author: Ravindra Kumar
Publisher: Weiser Books
ISBN: 9781578633005
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The Kundalini Book Of Living And Dying from the Author: Ravindra Kumar. There is a spiritual energy dormant below the base of the spine. In the East it is called the Kundalini- but by whatever name it is called, it is the common denominator in all major religions. People with awakened Kundalini experience death even before dying through visions and out-of-body spiritual experiences. These people are known as the "twice born." The Kundalini Book of Living and Dying shows how to awaken Kundalini and experience the power of spiritual rebirth. A twice-born person simultaneously enjoys the best of this world and the next - through an inner journey that conquers fear of death. That inner journey travels the world of meditation and unconscious dreams, as well as actual near-death experience. This book describes: the seven divisions of the universe and details of the astral plane, the properties of the soul, experiences and anecdotes of people showing the power of the awakened soul, scientific evidence of the soul's existence, as well as various methods of achieving higher consciousness through Kundalini awakening. As one practices the techniques and exercises that awaken Kundalini, one becomes twice born - the chain of repeated births is broken and one may enter the Kingdom of God. The Kundalini Book of Living and Dying offers a spiritual practice that is the most direct path to self-realization. More than enlightenment, the awakened Kundalini is the triumph of eternal life over the fear of death.

Jimutavahana S Dayabhaga

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Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198031604
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Jimutavahana S Dayabhaga from the Author: . This is a translation of a 12th-century Sanskrit legal text, with the original text. The Dayabhaga was one of the most important texts in the history of Indian law. The text, fairly late and inspiring little attention, is important because the British elevated it to such prominence in their new colony in the early 19th century. It was known as the authority on inheritance and significant aspects of family law for the eastern Indian region. The case law and scholarship that surround this text have shaped Indian personal law right up to the present day.

South Asian Tissue Economies

Author: Jacob Copeman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317744160
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South Asian Tissue Economies from the Author: Jacob Copeman. Questions of the social implications of biotechnology and biological exchange (the extraction of human tissues such as blood, skin and organs for testing, storage and/or distribution for therapeutic or research purposes) have recently been brought strongly to the analytical fore across the social sciences. This book focuses on the variegated biopolitical milieus of this kind of exchange specifically in South Asia. It ranges widely – theoretically, thematically, and regionally – in examining South Asian variants of and engagements with diverse modes of biological exchange: caste, gender, and blood donation in Pakistan, DNA testing amongst a former Untouchable community in south India and amongst diasporic Indians in Houston, Texas, body (cadaveric) donation in India, the use of fake blood in Bangladeshi cinema, the mobilisation of blood, hearts, and ketones to protest the Indian government’s failure to provide redress or care to victims of the 1984 Bhopal industrial disaster, and blood-based political portraits and petitions in south India. In considering this complex of issues, this book extends the parameters of classic accounts of the role of substance transactions in the production of South Asian personhood into investigations of the biopolitics and economies of substance that shape people and communities in diverse parts of the subcontinent, describing findings that illuminate how local responses to the implementation of various kinds of tissue economy both reflect and also transform socio-cultural values in South Asia. This book was published as a special issue of Contemporary South Asia.

Hindu Gods And Goddesses

Author: W. J. Wilkins
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486431567
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Hindu Gods And Goddesses from the Author: W. J. Wilkins. The Hindu pantheon comprises such a multitude of gods and goddesses that even the most devout can find it difficult to remember their names and characteristics. This self-contained volume presents a comprehensive picture of the gods and goddesses commonly worshiped in India; their origins, and their related myths and legends. It covers the deities from both the Vedic and Puranic literature, as well as demons, sacred birds, and other lore, all accompanied by excellent illustrations from traditional sources.

The Tibetan Book Of The Dead Or The After Death Experiences On The Bardo Plane According To Lama Kazi Dawa Samdup S English Rendering

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Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198030515
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The Tibetan Book Of The Dead Or The After Death Experiences On The Bardo Plane According To Lama Kazi Dawa Samdup S English Rendering from the Author: . The Tibetan Book of the Dead is one of the texts that, according to legend, Padma-Sambhava was compelled to hide during his visit to Tibet in the late 8th century. The guru hid his books in stones, lakes, and pillars because the Tibetans of that day and age were somehow unprepared for their teachings. Now, in the form of the ever-popular Tibetan Book of the Dead, these teachings are constantly being discovered and rediscovered by Western readers of many different backgrounds--a phenomenon which began in 1927 with Oxford's first edition of Dr. Evans-Wentz's landmark volume. While it is traditionally used as a mortuary text, to be read or recited in the presence of a dead or dying person, this book--which relates the whole experience of death and rebirth in three intermediate states of being--was originally understood as a guide not only for the dead but also for the living. As a contribution to the science of death and dying--not to mention the belief in life after death, or the belief in rebirth--The Tibetan Book of the Dead is unique among the sacred texts of the world, for its socio-cultural influence in this regard is without comparison. This fourth edition features a new foreword, afterword, and suggested further reading list by Donald S. Lopez, author of Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West. Lopez traces the whole history of the late Evans-Wentz's three earlier editions of this book, fully considering the work of contributors to previous editions (C. G. Jung among them), the sections that were added by Evans-Wentz along the way, the questions surrounding the book's translation, and finally the volume's profound importance in engendering both popular and academic interest in the religion and culture of Tibet. Another key theme that Lopez addresses is the changing nature of this book's audience--from the prewar theosophists to the beat poets to the hippies to contemporary exponents of the hospice movement--and what these audiences have found (or sought) in its very old pages.