The Present volume bears ample testimony to the great hospitality of the Indian mind in encouraging and inviting different points of view and different lines of approach to the great quest for the Ultimate Reality. It sketches the more important sects and living religions which India accepts as diverse expressions of religion itself. Hinduism in its various ramifications derived from a common stock is an exceedingly interesting and instructive subject to pursue. It is not at all a single religion with a creed to which everybody must subscribe, although each individual cult offers its allegiance to the Vedas and the Upanisads as the source and origin of Indian religion and religious experience. Hinduism is thus a federation of different kinds of approach to the Reality behind life. That is the unique character of Hinduism, and that character is unfolded in the pages of this volume. CONTENTS: Publisher?s Note; Preface; Introduction; Part I : RELIGIOUS SECTS AND CULTS : 1. Evolution of Religio-Philosophic Culture in India 2. An Historical Sketch of Saivism 3. Kashmir Saivism 4. Virasaivism 5. Early History of Vaisnavism 6. Bhagavata Religion : The Cult of Bhakti 7. The Vaikhanasas 8. Historical Evolution of Sri-Vaisnavism in South India 9. A Survey of the Caitanya Movement 10. Sankara Deva and the Vaisnava Movement in Assam 11. Evolution of the Tantras 12. Tantra as a Way of Realization 13. The Spirit and Culture of the Tantras 14. Sakti Cult in South India 15. Tantrika Culture Among the Buddhists 16. The Cult of the Buddhist Siddhacaryas 17. The Natha Cult 18. Some Later Yogic Schools 19. The Doctrinal Culture and Tradition of the Siddhas 20. Skanda Cult in South India 21. The Religion of the Sikh Gurus 22. Cult-Syncretism Part II : THE SAINTS AND THEIR TEACHINGS : 1. The Saiva Saints of South India 2. The Vaisnava Saints of Karnataka 3. The Maharastra Saints and Their Teachings 4. The Mediaeval Mystics of North India 5. Tulasidasa and His Teachings 6. Sakti-Worship and the Sakta Saints Part III : RELIGION IN PRACTICE : 1. Religious Beliefs of the Indian Tribes 2. A Glimpse into Hindu Religious Symbolism 3. Rituals of Worship 4. Indian Hymnology 5. Festivals and Sacred Days 6. Pilgrimage and Fairs : Their Bearing on Indian Life 7. Swami Paritrananda 8. Methods of Popular Religious Instruction in South India 9. Diffusion of Socio-Religious Culture in North India Part IV : RELIGIONS FROM BEYOND THE BORDERS : 1. Zoroastrianism 2. The Rise and Growth of Christianity in India 3. Islamic Culture 4. Islam in India 5. Sufism Part V : SOME MODERN REFORM MOVEMENTS : 1. The Brahmo Samaj 2. The Arya Samaj 3. What Theosophists Believe Part VI : SRAI RAMAKRISHN AND SPIRITUAL RENAISSANCE : 1. Sri Ramakrishna and Spiritual Renaissance Printed Pages: 794. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Titel: The Cultural Heritage of India (Vol.IV: The ...
Verlag: The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture Kolkata
Auflage: 5th or later edition.
Buchbeschreibung Calcutta 1956. Orbd. Sm-4to. xix,775 pp. (a few marginal scores). Artikel-Nr. 103551