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Liberation And Purity

Author : Bhatt, Chetan
ISBN : 9781135901790
Genre : Philosophy
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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Philosophy

Liberation Purity

Author : Chetan Bhatt
ISBN : 1138002143
Genre : Philosophy
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Chetan Bhatt explores the relationships between right-wing and progressive social movements with special regard to the rise of black right-wing nationalist sympathies. He examines the way in which new technologies are impacting on these movements.
Category: Philosophy

Virtue Success Pleasure And Liberation

Author : Alain Daniélou
ISBN : 0892812184
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Exploring the fundamental concepts of the caste system, Alain Danielou addresses issues of race, individual rights, sexual mores, marital practices, and spiritual attainments. In this light, the author explains how Hindu society has served as a model for the realization of human potential, and exposes the inherent flaws and hypocrisies of our modern egalitarian governments.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Dalit Theology And Dalit Liberation

Author : Peniel Rajkumar
ISBN : 9781317154938
Genre : Religion
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In fulfilling the long-awaited need for a constructive and critical rethinking of Dalit theology this book offers and explores the synoptic healing stories as a relevant biblical paradigm for Dalit theology in order to help redress the lacuna between Dalit theology and the social practice of the Indian Church. Peniel Rajkumar's starting point is that the growing influence of Dalit theology in academic circles is incompatible with the praxis of the Indian Church which continues to be passive in its attitude towards the oppression of the Dalits both within and outside the Church. The theological reasons for this lacuna between Dalit theology and the Church's praxis, Rajkumar suggests, lie in the content of Dalit theology, especially the biblical paradigms explored, which do not offer adequate scope for engagement in praxis.
Category: Religion

The Power Of Purity

Author : Mohanji
ISBN : 8129203413
Genre : Spiritual life
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Category: Spiritual life

The Numerical Discourses Of The Buddha

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ISBN : 9781614290445
Genre : Religion
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Like the River Ganges flowing down from the Himalayas, the entire Buddhist tradition flows down to us from the teachings and deeds of the historical Buddha, who lived and taught in India during the fifth century B.C.E. To ensure that his legacy would survive the ravages of time, his direct disciples compiled records of the Buddha's teachings soon after his passing. In the Theravada Buddhist tradition, which prevails in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia, these records are regarded as the definitive "word of the Buddha." Preserved in Pali, an ancient Indian language closely related to the language that the Buddha spoke, this full compilation of texts is known as the Pali Canon. At the heart of the Buddha's teaching were the suttas (Sanskrit sutras), his discourses and dialogues. If we want to find out what the Buddha himself actually said, these are the most ancient sources available to us. The suttas were compiled into collections called "Nikayas," of which there are four, each organized according to a different principle. The Digha Nikaya consists of longer discourses; the Majjhima Nikaya of middle-length discourses; the Samyutta Nikaya of thematically connected discourses; and the Anguttara Nikaya of numerically patterned discourses. The present volume, which continues Wisdom's famous Teachings of the Buddha series, contains a full translation of the Anguttara Nikaya. The Anguttara arranges the Buddha's discourses in accordance with a numerical scheme intended to promote retention and easy comprehension. In an age when writing was still in its infancy, this proved to be the most effective way to ensure that the disciples could grasp and replicate the structure of a teaching.
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Racial Purity And Dangerous Bodies

Author : Rima L. Vesely-Flad
ISBN : 9781506420509
Genre : Religion
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At the center of contemporary struggles over aggressive policing practices is an assumed association in U.S. culture of blackness with criminality. Rima L. Vesely-Flad examines the religious and philosophical constructs of the black body in U.S. society, examining racialized ideas about purity and pollution as they have developed historically and as they are institutionalized today in racially disproportionate policing and mass incarceration. These systems work, she argues, to keeps threatening elements of society in a constant state of harassment and tension so that they are unable to pollute the morals of mainstream society. Policing establishes racialized boundaries between communities deemed “dangerous” and communities deemed “pure” and, along with prisons and reentry policies, sequesters and restrains the pollution of convicted “criminals,” thus perpetuating the image of the threatening black male criminal. Vesely-Flad shows how the anti-Stop and Frisk and the Black Lives Matter movements have confronted these systems by exposing unquestioned assumptions about blackness and criminality. They hold the potential, she argues, to reverse the construal of “pollution” and invasion in America’s urban cores if they extend their challenge to mass imprisonment and the barriers to reentry of convicted felons.
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Power Of Purity

Author : Mohanji
ISBN : 9788193530900
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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“Those who are not eligible to read this book will not get to see it; Those who are casual readers will not understand this book; Those who were awaiting this message will take cue and the next step” - Mohanji Mohanji united the apparent contrast of highest spiritual mastery and successfully worldly life. In The Power Of Purity Mohanji, in his authentic and unassuming way, moves the minds and hearts of people of all confessions and backgrounds to lead them back to their own souls. Mohanji has been conducting meditations and giving Shaktipat (energy transfer from the higher realms of consciousness aiding participants’ spiritual elevation) for many years. The mission, based on the timeless tradition of unconditional love, with faith and purity as its pillars, aims at creating a movement of unconditionality - going beyond all man-made barriers, such as caste, creed, color, culture, community, country and religion. Mohanji believes in raising people’s consciousness and inspiring them to surrender to existence and operate from the level of unconditional love. Complete liberation is the ultimate aim.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Tibetan Book Of The Great Liberation

Author : W. Y. Evans-Wentz
ISBN : 9780199840144
Genre : Social Science
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The Tibetan Book of the Great Liberation, which was unknown to the Western world until its first publication in 1954, speaks to the quintessence of the Supreme Path, or Mah=ay=ana, and fully reveals the yogic method of attaining Enlightenment. Such attainment can happen, as shown here, by means of knowing the One Mind, the cosmic All-Consciousness, without recourse to the postures, breathings, and other techniques associated with the lower yogas. The original text for this volume belongs to the Bardo Th?dol series of treatises concerning various ways of achieving transcendence, a series that figures into the Tantric school of the Mah=ay=ana. Authorship of this particular volume is attributed to the legendary Padma-Sambhava, who journeyed from India to Tibet in the 8th century, as the story goes, at the invitation of a Tibetan king. Padma-Sambhava's text per se is preceded by an account of the great guru's own life and secret doctrines. It is followed by the testamentary teachings of the Guru Phadampa Sangay, which are meant to augment the thought of the other gurus discussed herein. Still more useful supplementary material will be found in the book's introductory remarks, by its editor Evans-Wentz and by the eminent psychoanalyst C. G. Jung. The former presents a 100-page General Introduction that explains several key names and notions (such as Nirv=ana, for starters) with the lucidity, ease, and sagacity that are this scholar's hallmark; the latter offers a Psychological Commentary that weighs the differences between Eastern and Western modes of thought before equating the "collective unconscious" with the Enlightened Mind of the Buddhist. As with the other three volumes in the late Evans-Wentz's critically acclaimed Tibetan series, all four of which are being published by Oxford in new editions, this book also features a new Foreword by Donald S. Lopez.
Category: Social Science

Liberation Ecologies

Author : Richard Peet
ISBN : 9781134382941
Genre : Social Science
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Liberation Ecologies brings together some of the most exciting theorists in the field to explore the impact of political ecology in today's developing world. The book casts new light on the crucial interrelations of development, social movements and the environment in the South - the 'bigger' half of our planet - and raises questions and hopes about change on the global scale. The in-depth case material is drawn from across the Developing World, from Latin America, Africa and Asia. The issues raised in contemporary political, economic and social theory are illustrated through these case studies. Ultimately, Liberation Ecologies questions what we understand by 'development', be it mainstream or alternative, and seeks to renew our sense of nature's range of possibilities.
Category: Social Science