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Windows into the infinite : a guide to the Hindu scriptures

Author: Barbara Powell
Publisher: Fremont, Calif. : Asian Humanities Press, ©1996.
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For thousands of years, spiritual seekers as well as ordinary people have immersed themselves in the sacred writings of Hinduism, finding there the answers to life's deepest questions. As relevant today as ever, these scriptures, breathtaking in their beauty and transforming power, are still undiscovered by most Westerners, who find their complexity daunting. Windows into the Infinite: A Guide to the Hindu  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Introductions
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Powell, Barbara, 1962-
Windows into the infinite.
Fremont, Calif. : Asian Humanities Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)653022961
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Powell
ISBN: 087573071X 9780875730714
OCLC Number: 34281984
Description: v, 458 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Getting started --
The Vedas --
The Bhagavad-Gita --
The Upanisads --
The Puranas --
Shorter scriptures derived from the Puranas --
The Itihasas --
Scriptures of Yoga, Bhakti and Vedanta.
Responsibility: by Barbara Powell.

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For thousands of years, spiritual seekers as well as ordinary people have immersed themselves in the sacred writings of Hinduism, finding there the answers to life's deepest questions. As relevant today as ever, these scriptures, breathtaking in their beauty and transforming power, are still undiscovered by most Westerners, who find their complexity daunting. Windows into the Infinite: A Guide to the Hindu Scriptures has come to the rescue. In a highly readable style, the author takes the readers step-by-step through each of the major Hindu scriptures, clarifying the principal themes, figures and terms as well as demonstrating their significance. While this unique book is of enormous value to spiritual aspirants as well as people with a general curiosity about Hinduism, it is also ideal for the academic environment. With its systematic format, extensive glossary, cross-referenced index and diagrams, it is an invaluable reference source.

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