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Best Books on Hinduism

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Autobiography of a Yogi
Paramhansa Yogananda - 1994-05-01 (first published in 1946)
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Explore the fascinating life of a spiritual master in this beloved autobiography. Discover the inspiring journey of a yogi who touched millions of lives with his teachings and practices. Join millions of readers worldwide who have found wisdom and inspiration in this timeless classic.
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Meeting God
Elements of Hindu Devotion
Stephen Huyler - 2002-02-08 (first published in 1999)
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Experience the spirituality of common men and women in India through stunning photographs and captivating stories in this unique book. Witness the devotional practices of the Hindu people and gain insight into their beliefs and practices.
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The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali
Sri Swami Satchidananda - 1990-10-15 (first published in 400)
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Unlock the secrets of Raja Yoga with this essential manual from Sri Swami Satchidananda. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is a timeless guide covering yogic teachings on ethics, meditation, and physical postures. With the original Sanskrit text and a commentary from one of the most respected Yoga masters, this book provides practical advice for mastering the mind and achieving inner harmony. A must-read for seekers on the spiritual path.
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Think on These Things
Jiddu Krishnamurti - 1989-10-11 (first published in 1964)
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This book consists of talks given to students, teachers, and parents in India, but its insights are relevant to anyone, anywhere. Jiddu Krishnamurti examines various aspects of our culture, education, religion, politics, and tradition, and sheds light on emotions such as ambition, greed, envy, the desire for security, and the lust for power - all of which deteriorate human society. With profound observations and directness, this book offers an astonishingly fresh perspective on oneself and the world.
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Beliefs & Practices
Jeananne Fowler - 1996-11-01
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Explore the vibrant and diverse world of Hinduism in this comprehensive yet accessible guide. Learn about the major beliefs and practices that inform this ancient religion, and discover what it means to be a Hindu in today's world. From the fundamental beliefs that underpin the religion to the many dimensions of Hinduism, this book is the perfect introduction for anyone interested in learning more about this fascinating faith.
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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 - 2001-11-01 (first published in 2005)
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Discover the history and beliefs of the third-largest religion in the world with The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Hinduism. This updated and expanded second edition covers the development of the religion, its deities, ethics, sacraments, dietary habits, and more. Explore the paths to enlightenment including karma, bhakti, jnana, tantra, and laya yoga. Discover the societal aspects of Hinduism including the caste system and the Hindu Reformation. Don't miss out on this comprehensive guide to an ancient religion.
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The Hindu Tradition
Readings in Oriental Thought
Ainslie T. Embree - 1972-01-01 (first published in 1966)
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Explore the essential meaning of the Hindu tradition and its dominance in India over the past three thousand years in this compilation of basic Hindu writings. This book includes religious, literary, and philosophic works, as well as introductory material summarizing historical developments and cultural movements. While the focus is on religion, there are also selections on social life, politics, and the Indian attitude to love and passion. Discover the remarkable vitality and creativity of Indian culture and how it has endured through the centuries.
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An Introduction to Hinduism
Gavin D. Flood - 1996-07-13
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Discover the origins and major deities of Hinduism with this fascinating introduction to the religion of the majority of people in India. Gain insight on how Hinduism has evolved throughout history, including its modern global and nationalist forms. Explore the influential tantric traditions and fundamental rituals, and learn about the influence of Dravidian culture. This book also introduces debates within contemporary scholarship.