This bestselling dictionary is written by one of the leading philosophers of our time, and it is widely recognized as the best dictionary of its kind. Comprehensive and authoritative, it covers every aspect of philosophy from Aristotle to Zen. With clear and concise definitions, it provides lively and accessible coverage of not only Western philosophical traditions, but also themes from Chinese, Indian, Islamic, and Jewish philosophy. Entries include over 400 biographies of famous and influential philosophers, in-depth analysis of philosophical terms and concepts, and a chronology of philosophical events stretching from 10,000 BC to the present day. New entries on philosophy of economics, social theory, neuroscience, philosophy of the mind, and moral conceptions bring the third edition of this dictionary fully up to date. Fully cross-referenced and containing over 3,300 alphabetical entries, it is the ideal introduction to philosophy for anyone with an interest in the subject, and it is an indispensable work of reference for students and teachers.
This highly original work explores the concept of self-awareness or self-consciousness in Buddhist thought. Its central thesis is that the Buddhist theory of self-cognition originated in a soteriological discussion of omniscience among the Mahasamghikas, and then evolved into a topic of epistemological inquiry among the Yogacarins. To illustrate this central theme, this book explores a large body of primary sources in Chinese, Pali, Sanskrit and Tibetan, most of which are presented to an English readership for the first time. It makes available important resources for the study of the Buddhist philosophy of mind.
This helps to share knowledge on the Vedic Science, Philosophy, and Spiritual Wisdom that are hard to decode embedded in Vedas. This is a perfect blend of dharma, karma, divinity, belief, philosophy, literature, science, mathematics, technology, social sciences, morals, etc. with many scientific theories explained unfolding myths and mysteries! A must for everyone to share" Elixir of Truth.." Sivkishen, Author I recommend this book to everyone. It is believed that a mere glance at Sri Chakra gives the result of performing hundred Vedic rituals then what if the goddess is Meditated upon, Praised and Glorified as purest form of Consciousness! This book does exactly that!" - Karuna Gopal, President, Futuristic Cities, HYDERABAD, INDIA "A must-read for anyone who wants to learn about the true way of life, this book provides right orientation and knowledge to face the challenges of life by aligning them of valuable life" - Prof. S.P. Garg, on selection panel of IBPS, Banks, Financial Institutions and Faculty for Management Institutes, Jaipur. India Kingdom of Shiva is book on authentic Mythological classic epic stories is 'Amazing Vedic Epic the one'. This is Eastern Wisdom a must to have at least one." Prof. Surendera Kala, Ex-ICLS, Ex-Director ICSI Presently Visiting Professor Strategic Management at Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi, India Kingdom of Shiva, illustrates that only a clear mind and heart may spark bright ideas. It motivates the reader not to just dream but believe in the self and face every challenge of life with courage and unshaken faith in oneself. A must read for all of us."- Shanti Singh, B. Com LLB, Director, Vidyadayani Junior and Degree College for Women, Hyderabad India Kingdom of Shiva is an Excellent Creative Work of Kishenji! I will term it Eastern Law of Attraction! A must to have at least one!" - Rachel Lander, Entrepreneur, Management Consulting. UK
Release on 2013-11-27 | by Mark Singleton,Ellen Goldberg
Author: Mark Singleton,Ellen Goldberg
Pubpsher: Oxford University Press
Within most pre-modern, Indian traditions of yoga, the role of the guru is absolutely central. Indeed, it was often understood that yoga would simply not work without the grace of the guru. The modern period saw the dawn of new, democratic, scientific modes of yoga practice and teaching. While teachings and gurus have always adapted to the times and circumstances, the sheer pace of cultural change ushered in by modernity has led to some unprecedented innovations in the way gurus present themselves and their teachings, and the way they are received by their students. Gurus of Modern Yoga explores the contributions of individual gurus to the formation of the practices and discourses of yoga today. The focus is not limited to India, but also extends to the teachings of yoga gurus in the modern, transnational world, and within the Hindu diaspora. Each section deals with a different aspect of the guru within modern yoga. Included are extensive considerations of the transnational tantric guru; the teachings of modern yoga's best-known guru, T. Krishnamacharya, and those of his principal disciples; the place of technology, business and politics in the work of global yoga gurus; and the role of science and medicine. As a whole, the book represents an extensive and diverse picture of the place of the guru, both past and present, in contemporary yoga practice.
Release on 2000 | by Gerald O'Collins,Edward G. Farrugia
Author: Gerald O'Collins,Edward G. Farrugia
Pubpsher: Paulist Press
Two distinguished theologians offer a comprehensive, up-to-date, ecumenical overview of Christian theology, in a reference that provides clear definitions and explanations of the meaning, origin, and history of key terms. Original.
In this companion to Initiation in the Aeon of the Child, now available in paperback, author J. Daniel Gunther provides detailed and cohesive analysis of the two major spiritual crises in the career of the aspirant in the Aeon of the Child—the Knowledge & Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel and the Crossing the Abyss between the divine realms and the human. Expounding on the sublime Formulas of Initiation confronting those who would aspire to these Mysteries, the author draws deeply from Jungian psychology, world mythology and religion, and the doctrines of the classic Mystery traditions, explaining how the revelations of Thelema apply to the individual. The Angel & The Abyss is written in clear, precise language that will aid those students who seek to navigate the difficult terrain of this advanced stage of the Spiritual quest. More knowledgeable students will find tantalizing clues to serve as guideposts and eventual confirmations of their direct experience. The book offers copious illustrations including some in full color and numerous diagrams. It features detailed references that encompass ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic texts, the Old and New Testaments, the Apocrypha, Greek philosophy, alchemy, hermetic qabalah, and tarot, as well as the writings of Carl Jung, Eric Neumann and Aleister Crowley.
This book presents a wide range of information about Ganapati or Ganesh, the Hindu Lord of Beginnings, the Remover of Obstacles, the Keeper of the Threshold, and the Master of the Mind. He is elephant-headed, plump, and loveable, but who is he really?