Download E-books Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali PDF

By Sw?mi Harihar?nanda ?ra?ya

The Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali is among the primary texts of yoga. In 195 succinct statements, Patanjali defines yoga and the middle elements of the perform of Classical Yoga. Pre-dating the advance of Hatha Yoga* by means of up to 1000 years, this old textual content is without doubt one of the first self-help books established extra on philosophy than theology. even supposing a religious rfile, the booklet doesn't take care of particular gods, chakras, kundalini or different trappings of the numerous yogic traditions. And it doesn't convey us the right way to do any postures.

The Yoga Philosophy of Patanjali is a consultant to how humans, via person attempt, can develop into totally human. it truly is approximately experiencing the real Self, the a part of you that exists independently of brain and physique, and studying to determine issues as they're with no the distortion filters of the brain stepping into the way in which.

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Download E-books A Dictionary of Bible Plants PDF

This booklet describes and illustrates every one plant pointed out within the outdated and New Testaments and the Apocrypha. The publication attracts on Lytton John Musselman's large box investigations from Beirut to Borneo and from the Atlas to the Zagros mountains and comprises his unique photos of every plant. Incorporating new learn on their use, the textual content additionally experiences contemporary analytical reviews of vegetation utilized in fabrics and expertise in addition to historical grains, beer creation, drugs, tensile fabrics, cleaning soap, and different articles. in accordance with those fabrics, Musselman presents a number of new plant identifications for debatable biblical passages. moreover, the publication surveys the heritage of Bible plant literature from the time of the Greeks and Romans to the current and stories and correlates it with Bible plant hermeneutics. to help readers, broad references for extra research are supplied, besides an index to all verses containing references to those crops, which permits the reader to speedy find the plant of curiosity in its textual environment.

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Download E-books Understanding Religious Sacrifice: A Reader (Controversies in the Study of Religion) PDF

This quantity offers a radical advent to the key vintage and smooth writings facing non secular sacrifice. accrued listed below are twenty 5 influential decisions, every one with a short advent addressing the final framework and assumptions of its writer. As they current diverse theories and examples of sacrifice, those choices additionally talk about vital innovations in spiritual reviews comparable to the beginning of faith, totemism, magic, symbolism, violence, structuralism and formality functionality. scholars of comparative faith, ritual reviews, the background of religions, the anthropology of faith and theories of faith will rather price the ancient association and thematic analyses awarded during this collection.

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Download E-books A Brief History of Saints PDF

A short background of Saints follows the increase of the cult of saints in Christianity from its foundation within the age of the martyrs right down to the current day.

  • Refers to either recognized saints, akin to Joan of Arc, and lesser-known figures just like the ‘holy fools’ within the Orthodox tradition
  • Ranges over matters as different because the background of canonization techniques, the Reformation critique of the cult of saints, and the position of saints in different spiritual traditions
  • Discusses the relevance of sainthood within the postmodern era
  • Two appendices describe purchaser saints and the iconography of saints in art.

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Download E-books Divine Fury: A History of Genius PDF

By Darrin M. McMahon

Genius. With tricks of insanity and secret, ethical license and visionary strength, the notice indicates a nearly otherworldly energy: the ability to create, to divine the secrets and techniques of the universe, even to damage. but the idea of genius has been diluted lately. this present day, rock stars, soccer coaches, and marketers are classified ‘geniuses,’ and the notice is utilized so broadly that it has obscured the feel of designated election and superhuman authority that lengthy observed it.

As acclaimed historian Darrin M. McMahon explains, the idea that of genius has roots in antiquity, while males of prodigious perception have been suggestion to possess—or to be possessed by—demons and gods. tailored within the centuries that and utilized to numerous non secular figures, together with prophets, apostles, sorcerers, and saints, abiding notions of transcendent human strength have been invoked on the time of the Renaissance to provide an explanation for the astounding creativity of guys like Leonardo and Michelangelo.

Yet it was once basically within the eighteenth century that the genius was once actually born, idolized as a brand new version of the top human variety. Assuming prominence in figures as different as Newton and Napoleon, the fashionable genius emerged in rigidity with a turning out to be trust in human equality. Contesting the idea that every one are created equivalent, geniuses served to dramatize the exception of notable contributors no longer ruled by means of usual legislation. The phenomenon of genius drew medical scrutiny and broad public observation into the 20 th century, however it additionally drew non secular and political longings that may be abused. within the genius cult of the Nazis and the outpouring of reverence for the redemptive determine of Einstein, genius accomplished either its apotheosis and its Armageddon.

The first entire heritage of this elusive idea, Divine Fury follows the fortunes of genius and geniuses in the course of the a long time all the way down to the current day, exhibiting how—despite its many variations and up to date democratization—genius continues to be a powerful strength in our lives, reflecting sleek wishes, hopes, and fears.

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Download E-books The Price of Freedom Denied: Religious Persecution and Conflict in the Twenty-First Century PDF

By Brian J. Grim, Roger Fink

The cost of Freedom Denied exhibits that, opposite to renowned opinion, making sure non secular freedom for all reduces violent spiritual persecution and clash. Others have instructed that regulations on faith are essential to hold order or look after a calm non secular homogeneity. Brian J. Grim and Roger Finke express that limiting non secular freedoms is linked to larger degrees of violent persecution. hoping on a brand new resource of coded facts for almost two hundred international locations and case reports of six international locations, the ebook bargains a world profile of non secular freedom and non secular persecution. Grim and Finke file that persecution is obvious in all areas and is regular fare for plenty of. additionally they locate that spiritual freedoms are repeatedly denied and that executive and the society at huge serve to limit those freedoms. They finish that the cost of freedom denied is excessive certainly.

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Download E-books The Yoga of Truth: Jnana: The Ancient Path of Silent Knowledge PDF

By Peter Marchand

A consultant to Jnana Yoga--the approach of Silent Knowledge--by direct contemplation of the Unchangeable

• indicates that every little thing in one’s physique, character, techniques, stories, and stories has shape and is changeable and, hence, is neither crucial nor everlasting

• Identifies the witnessing cognizance within--all that continues to be whilst the ephemeral is eliminated--as the true Self, the single and merely unchanging everlasting Being

In The Yoga of Truth, Peter Marchand, via a chain of deceptively basic introspective questions, leads the seeker into discarding everything--body, character, strategies, stories, experiences--that disguises the ego’s relentless masquerade because the Self. this way of contemplation, with its consistent dedication to witnessing with out attachment, disempowers the ego’s fixation on its items, best as an alternative to the conclusion that the witnessing attention is, actually, the single immutable Being inside or without--the genuine Self, the real You.

The common phantasm rests upon area and time, physique and parts, the lifestyles strength, brain, mind, ego, and Self. Jnana Yoga unearths not just the insubstantial and illusory nature of our presumptions but additionally our routine dedication to the appearance of being a person that they convey. This phantasm collapses like a home of playing cards sooner than direct inspection. while whatever has shape, while it might swap, it can't be the everlasting with which we search union. Witnessing cognizance stands by myself as that that's with out shape. In The Yoga of Truth, Marchand leads us easily, and compellingly, to the reality of our nature and the peaceable bliss of precise Being.

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Download E-books Atharvaveda. Inni magici PDF

By Chatia Orlandi, Saverio Sani

Questo testo sacro, il cui titolo in sanscrito vuol dire Veda delle formule magiche, è l. a. ‘bibbia’ dell’antica religione indiana. Si tratta precisamente della quarta raccolta di inni dei Veda dedicata alle formule magiche ed esorcistiche recitate dai bramini durante l’esecuzione dei riti domestici. Utet oggi l. a. propone in edizione digitale critica, completa del testo originale consultabile ipertestualmente.

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Download E-books Secular Wholeness: A Skeptic's Paths To A Richer Life PDF

Can a skeptic benefit from a non secular perform? in case you cannot abide principles of the supernatural, whilst no spiritual account of the realm satisfies, how will you fulfill the necessity for intensity, engagement, serenity in life?

Davd Cortesi, recognized as a author on technical topics, brings a programmer's bent for common sense and scholar's learn talents to the quest for secular methods to:
* achieve existential validity, the experience now we have a correct to exist.
* Weave a richly hooked up, suppportive community.
* achieve the mental advantages of meditation and prayer.
* benefit from the balance and luxury of significant ritual.
* Formulate and justify a private moral code.
* organize for deaths: our personal, and people of individuals we like.

The e-book additionally comprises wide-ranging essays on:
* The pursuit of the mysic adventure: How universal is it? what's it like? What does it characterize? How challenging is it to reach?
* How will we establish heroes and position versions? Whata does that suggest for us and our children?
* What does technological know-how learn about happiness? What are useful concepts for turning into happier?

The e-book attracts as freely from contemporary papers in refereed journals because it does from the lessons of the Buddha, Solon, and Epicurus.
confident, occasionally lyrical, yet continually grounded firmly in cause, Secular Wholeness is for somebody attempting to reside a deeper, extra intentional existence.

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