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Best Books on Hinduism

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Autobiography of a Yogi
Paramhansa Yogananda - 2012-11-07 (first published in 1946)
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Autobiography of a Yogi is one of the best-selling spiritual biographies of all time. The book is not merely read it is treasured and cherished by millions of spiritual seekers throughout the world....
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Meeting God
Elements of Hindu Devotion
Stephen Huyler - 1999-08-11
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This beautiful book is the first to enable Western readers to witness devotional practices of the Hindu people. Hundreds of arresting photographs document the spirituality of common men and women in India, while definitions, descriptions, and captivating stories reveal the wide scope of their beliefs and practices....
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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Sri Swami Satchidananda - 2012-09-14 (first published in 1950)
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This valuable book provides a complete manual for the study and practice of Raja Yoga, the path of concentration and meditation. This new edition of these timeless teachings is a treasure to be read and referred to again and again by seekers treading the spiritual path. The classic Sutras (thought-threads), at least four thousand years old, cover t...
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Think on These Things
Jiddu Krishnamurti - 1989-10-11 (first published in 1964)
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The material contained in this volume was originally presented in the form of talks to students, teachers and parents in India, but its keen penetration and lucid simplicity will be deeply meaningful to thoughtful people everywhere, of all ages, and in every walk of life. Krishnamurti examines with characteristic objectivity and insight the express...
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Beliefs & Practices
Jeananne Fowler - 1996-11-01
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This introduction to Hinduism assumes no prior knowledge of the religion. The book sets out clearly and succinctly the major beliefs and practices which inform Hinduism today. It is about living religion - what it is to be a Hindu in today's world. It also depicts the rich color and diversity of the many dimensions of Hinduism, and deals with the f...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism
A New Look at the World’s Oldest Religion (Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifestyle Paperback))
Linda Johnsen - 2009-05-05
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A new look at an ancient religion. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Hinduism, Second Edition, contains updated and expanded information on how the religion developed from its very fragmented origins, the basic Hindu beliefs, and the multiple Hindu deities, as well as the sociological aspects of the religion including ethics, sacraments, dietary habit...
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The Hindu Tradition
Readings in Oriental Thought
Ainslie T. Embree - 2011-03-09 (first published in 1966)
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This book, compiled from basic Hindu writings, is an exploration of the essential meaning of the Hindu tradition, the way of thinking and acting that has dominated life in India for the last three thousand years. Selections from religious, literary and philosophic works are preceded by introductory material that summarizes historical developments a...
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An Introduction to Hinduism
Gavin D. Flood - 1996-07-13
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This book provides a much-needed thematic and historical introduction to Hinduism, the religion of the majority of people in India. Dr. Flood traces the development of Hindu traditions from ancient origins and the major deities to the modern world. Hinduism as both a global religion and a form of nationalism are discussed. Emphasis is given to the ...