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The Hindu tradition,

Author: Ainslie Thomas Embree
Publisher: New York, Modern Library [1966]
Series: Modern library of the world's best books.; Readings in Oriental thought.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ainslie Thomas Embree
OCLC Number: 266180
Description: xv, 363 pages 19 cm.
Contents: Chapter I: The ordering of the universe. The ancient Gods --
Gods --
Varuna --
Usha, the dawn --
Indra --
Agni --
Soma --
The origin of the universe --
Time as creator --
Sacrifice as creator --
The one as creator --
The meaning of sacrifice --
Death --
Chapter II: The duty of charity --
War --
Charms and spells for a good life --
Against jaundice --
Against serpents --
To compel a woman's love --
For success in trading --
In praise of the cow --
The place of the Brahman --
The crowing of a king --
King of kings --
The chosen one --
The enduring ruler --
Earth as motherland --
Chapter III: The crown of the Vedic age --
The Upanishads --
The new meaning of sacrifice --
Brahman --
The search for the ground of the universe --
Atman --
The real self --
The identity of Brahman and Atman --
Kama and transmigration --
Emancipation from Kama --
Chapter IV: The exposition of life's duties. The class structure --
The statement of the ideal --
Mutual dependence of the classes --
The four stages of life --
The student --
The householder and family life --
The Hermit --
The homeless wanderer --
The recognition of life's limitations --
The possibility of growth and change --
Life as sacrament --
A widow's act of devotion --
Chapter V: The maintenance of the social fabric. Kingship as a remedy for an evil society --
The danger of anarchy --
War and peace --
Ashoka's vision of true conquest --
Chapter VI: The search for salvation. Man's true nature --
The way of salvation --
Duty --
The way of salvation --
knowledge --
The way of salvation --
Devotion --
Incarnation --
The response to human need --
Adoration of Shiva --
The great heresies of the tradition --
Buddha's first sermon --
The Jain vision life --
Chapter VII: The universe of the great epics. The Mahabharata: The founding of the royal line --
The Ramayana: The defence of Dharma Chapter VIII: The literary reflection. The pleasure of love --
The pain of love --
The perils of love --
A wife's devotion --
Divine and human love --
The celebration of a prince's birth --
The science of pleasure --
Caution and commonsense --
Chapter IX: The philosophic statement of the tradition. The basis of logical thinking: Nyaya --
The atomic nature of reality --
Vaisheshika --
Proof of the sacred texts --
Mimamsa --
The dualism of matter and spirit --
Sankhya --
The way of discipline --
Yoga --
Non-dualism --
The Vedanta of Ramanuja --
Chapter X: Sacred history. A story of origin --
The churning of the ocean --
The price of devotion --
The triumph of Prahlada --
The lineage of kings --
Sacred geography --
The nature of history --
Chapter XI: In praise of Shiva. A description of Shiva --
Appar-consecration to Shiva-Triumph through Shiva --
Sambandar --
Shiva's glory --
The lord is everything --
Manikkayachakar --
A song to awaken Shiva --
Sundaramurthi --
Shiva's dwelling places --
Ramaprasad --
Shiva's consort, Kali --
Lalla --
The indwelling Lord --
Chapter XII: In praise of Vishnu as Krishna and Rama. Purandaradasa --
Stomach --
Austerity --
Jnanadeva --
A prayer for grace --
Tukaram --
The burden of the past --
Mirabai --
Krishna's bride --
Surdas --
Chaitanya --
Tula-sida --
Chapter XIII: The meeting of Hindu and Muslim devotion. Kabir. Nanak --
Morning prayer. Dadu --
Chapter XIV: Acceptance and reform. Rammohan Roy: Rationalist Prophet --
Original --
Hinduism --
A defence fo Hinduism --
Debendranath Tagore: Mysticism and reform --
Keshub Chunder Sen: Christ and India --
M.G. Ranade: The need for social reform --
Chapter XV: Rejection and revival. Dayananda Saraswati: Aggressive reformer --
God and the Veda --
Against Christianity --
Against Islam --
B.G. Tilak: The call to action --
Sri Ramakrshna: Sainthood and the modern world --
Mrs. Annie Besant: Theosophy's interpretation of Hinduism --
Chapter XVI: Four Twentieth century statements. Rabindranath Tagore: A vision of India --
Nationalism --
Sri Aurobindo: A vision of spiritual evolution --
Mahatma Gandhi: A vision of the good life --
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan: A vision of Hinduism --
Source of English translations and selections.
Series Title: Modern library of the world's best books.; Readings in Oriental thought.
Responsibility: edited by Ainslie T. Embree.

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