Description : # Cosmological Inquiries # The Existence - 'Asya Vamasya' # Creation - Nasadiya Sookta # Hiranyagarba # Viswakarma I # Viswakarma Ii # Creation # Birth Of The Gods # Yagna - Cosmic # The Primeval Cosmic Man # On Virat # The Pillar # Virat Ii # Brahman, The Absolute # Creation Of A Human Being # The 'Remnant' # The All-Seeing God Varuna # Varuna, More On Him # Indra-Varuna Rivalry # The After Word # Plates Notes# Bibliography.
Description : There has always been an inherent tension in the Vedic system between the negative affirmative approaches, between life in the world and renunciation. The book explores the manner in which dharma and yoga harmonize the tensing between the inner and the outward. The book goes on explain how Vedic management, through the concepts of dharma and yoga, encourage peace and concord through selflessness and cooperative behavior and the sacrifice of the ego, opinions and strongly held beliefs so as to harmonize with fellow human beings. The Upanishad system which interiorize Vedic through the yogic way of meditation and contemplation is also examined. The book goes on the to delineate the concept of dharmic management as applied to social concerns and the polity. This is through an examination of the dhramashastras and the two epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The yogic system as elaborated by Lord Sri Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita is studied to see its impact on managements. The conclusion reached is that Lord Sri Krishan makes management more an art than a science while also making the system flexible and creative. The normative Vedic management system was utilized by Gandhi to set up an organization that toppled one of the mightiest empires known to history. The manner in which this was done is also examined. Some reference form the latest management littérateur are also there and it is left to the reader to decide whether Vedic management is relevant today.
Description : Halbfass (Indian philosophy, U. of Pennsylvania) combines specialized philological and conceptual investigations with general philosophical and comparative reflections to present a history of the ontology of the Vaisesika system, which is commonly considered the lowest of the Vaisesika school, he focuses on the older period up to Udayana, whose work paves the way for Navyanyaya. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Description : In this book, the author seeks access to Karma's origins by following several clues suggested by the doctrine's earliest formulation in the Upanistexts (circa 600-500 B.C.) These clues lead back to the mythical and ritual structure firmly established in the Brahmana texts, texts concerned with the rituals that chronologically and conceptually precede the UpanisThe rise of the karma doctrine is tied to the increasing dominance in late Vedic thought of the cosmic man (Purusa/Prajapati) mythology and its ritual analogue the "building of the fire altar" (agnicayana).
Description : All of us have heard about the Vedas, but how many of us know what is there in them?In fact, scriptures and classics of any nation are its true heritage, laying a firm foundation for its people to follow.The Vedas are India s and the world s oldest scriptures, believed to have been directly revealed by God.This book gives a clear and concise account on select aspects of the Vedas, which help dispel ignorance, superstition and false beliefs. the Vedas are replete with guidelines to solve varied problems social, economic, political, scientific, mental or any other.The message of the Vedas holds relevance for anybody and everybody - whether a scientist, politician, or educationist,a parent or a pofessional. Understanding and following the essence of the Vedas ensures a happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous life.Some Glimpses:*Birth and essence of Vedas, Vedic Principles:-The Rig Veda contains hymns in praise of all devatas.It also describes the better way of living.-Yajur spells ritualistic procedure of Yagna.-Sama Veda demonstrates how to conquer the enemy with love and conciliatory words.-Atharva Veda contains many hymns to ward of evil and hardship, and to destroy the enemy.*Scientific knowledge and outlook as demonstred by Vedas.The Sun never sets or rises and it is the earth that rotates.(Sama Veda-121)*Vedic Mathematics *Art of Warfare*Prayers and their Rewards in Vedas*Vedic Religion and Indian Society.
Description : The present geopolitical rise of India and China evokes much interest in the comparative study of these two ancient Asian cultures. There are various studies comparing Western and Indian philosophies and religions, and there are similar works comparing Chinese and Western philosophy and religion. However, so far there is no systemic comparative study of Chinese and Indian philosophies and religions. Therefore there is a need to fill this gap. As such, Brahman and Dao: Comparative Studies of Indian and Chinese Philosophy and Religion is a pioneering volume in that it highlights possible bridges between these two great cultures and complex systems of thought, with seventeen chapters on various Indo-Chinese comparative topics. The book focuses on four themes: metaphysics and soteriology; ethics; body, health and spirituality; and language and culture.
Description : This book explores the rise of the Great Goddess by focusing on the development of sakti (creative energy), maya (objective illusion), and prakrti (materiality) from Vedic times to the late Puranic period, clarifying how these principles became central to her theology.