Against A Hindu God

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Against A Hindu God

Author : Parimal G. Patil
ISBN : 9780231513074
Genre : Philosophy
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Philosophical arguments for and against the existence of God have been crucial to Euro-American and South Asian philosophers for over a millennium. Critical to the history of philosophy in India, were the centuries-long arguments between Buddhist and Hindu philosophers about the existence of a God-like being called Isvara and the religious epistemology used to support them. By focusing on the work of Ratnakirti, one of the last great Buddhist philosophers of India, and his arguments against his Hindu opponents, Parimal G. Patil illuminates South Asian intellectual practices and the nature of philosophy during the final phase of Buddhism in India. Based at the famous university of Vikramasila, Ratnakirti brought the full range of Buddhist philosophical resources to bear on his critique of his Hindu opponents' cosmological/design argument. At stake in his critique was nothing less than the nature of inferential reasoning, the metaphysics of epistemology, and the relevance of philosophy to the practice of religion. In developing a proper comparative approach to the philosophy of religion, Patil transcends the disciplinary boundaries of religious studies, philosophy, and South Asian studies and applies the remarkable work of philosophers like Ratnakirti to contemporary issues in philosophy and religion.
Category: Philosophy

Hindu Gods And Goddesses In Japan

Author : Saroj Kumar Chaudhuri
ISBN : 8179360091
Genre : Goddesses, Hindu
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Buddhism introduced many Hindu Gods and Goddesses to the Japanese. The rulers were the first to be attracted to them. Historical records show that they earnestly believed in the miracles of these divinities promised in the sutras. Many miracle stories started appearing in popular literature as the divinities percolated down to the masses. The resulting naturalisation process in the case of some divinities went to the extent that they became an integral part of the native Shinto pantheon. Their popularity remains unabated even today. The Tantric Buddhist sects also played a vital role in propagating the divinities. They regularly worshipped the divinities in their temples where people thronged in large numbers. Many steps in these ceremonies, for instance, the homa ritual, are very familiar to the present-day Hindus. The monks have also produced a considerable volume of religious literature related to these divinities. Descriptions of many divinities show that they have not changed substantially over centuries. A study of these writings also shows that a large volume of Hindu myths and legends related to these deities were transmitted to Japan. These writings are also a testimony to the way the ancestors of the present-day Hindus thought about these deities, say, around the eighth or ninth century of the Christian era.
Category: Goddesses, Hindu

Hindu Gods And Goddesses

Author : Sunita Pant Bansal
ISBN : 8187967722
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Hindu Gods & Goddesses is an en make available basic information about the Hindu pantheon of gods in a simple and attractive manner. Information about the origin of each deity, its various forms, relationship with other deities, and the important shrines is given in a condensed manner. Effort has been made to source as many Indian art forms as possible to show the unifying principle underlying the work of the various artists. However diverse the understanding of any artist may be about a deity, one can still see the basic fundamental representations in the hundred visuals in this book.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Sacred Marriage Of A Hindu Goddess

Author : William P. Harman
ISBN : 812080810X
Genre : Religion
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supplemented by a commentary; both seek to emphasize how the teaching is
Category: Religion

The Symbolism Of Hindu Gods And Rituals

Author : A. Parthasarathy
ISBN : 9789381094150
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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A practical text explaining the allegorical significance of gods and goddesses; rituals and festivals; invocations and prayers. It educates a spiritual aspirant with the philosophical aspect of religious practices.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Hindu God Christian God

Author : Francis Clooney
ISBN : 9780199738724
Genre : Religion
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This volume offers an in-depth study of key themes common to the Hindu and Christian religious traditions. It redefines how we think about Hinduism, comparative study, and Christian theology. This book offers a bold new look at how traditions encounter one another, and how good comparisons are to be made. Redefining theology as an interreligious, comparative, dialogical, and confessional practice open to all people, it invites not only Hindus and Christians, but also theologians from all religious traditions, to enter into conversation with one another.
Category: Religion


Author : Baroda State Museum and Picture Gallery (India)
ISBN : UOM:39015033442750
Genre : Travel
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Category: Travel

The Myths And Gods Of India

Author : Alain Daniélou
ISBN : 9781594777332
Genre : Religion
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The study of Hindu mythology explores the significance of the most prominent Hindu dieties as they are envisioned by the Hindus themselves. Referred to by its adherents as the "eternal religion," Hinduism recognizes for each age and each country a new form of revelation--and for each person, according to his or her stage of development, a different path of realization. This widely praised study of Hindu deities reveals the message of tolerance and adaptability at the heart of this ancient religion.
Category: Religion

Broken Tusk

Author : Uma Krishnaswami
ISBN : 0874838061
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Collects seventeen legends about the elephant-headed Hindu god of new beginnings.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Transcendent Adventure

Author : Robert Reilly
ISBN : UOM:39015041887954
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Category: Literary Criticism

Buddhist Philosophy Of Language In India

Author : Lawrence J. McCrea
ISBN : 9780231521918
Genre : Philosophy
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Jnanasrimitra (975-1025) was regarded by both Buddhists and non-Buddhists as the most important Indian philosopher of his generation. His theory of exclusion combined a philosophy of language with a theory of conceptual content to explore the nature of words and thought. Jnanasrimitra's theory informed much of the work accomplished at Vikramasila, a monastic and educational complex instrumental to the growth of Buddhism. His ideas were also passionately debated among successive Hindu and Jain philosophers. This volume marks the first English translation of Jnanasrimitra's Monograph on Exclusion, a careful, critical investigation into language, perception, and conceptual awareness. Featuring the rival arguments of Buddhist and Hindu intellectuals, among other thinkers, the Monograph reflects more than half a millennium of competing claims while providing an invaluable introduction to a crucial philosopher. Lawrence J. McCrea and Parimal G. Patil familiarize the reader with the author, themes, and topics of the text and situate Jnanasrimitra's findings within his larger intellectual milieu. Their clear, accessible, and accurate translation proves the influence of Jnanasrimitra on the foundations of Buddhist and Indian philosophy.
Category: Philosophy

God Of Desire

Author : Catherine Benton
ISBN : 9780791482612
Genre : Religion
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Presents Kamadeva, the Hindu god of desire, in tales, art, and ritual. Also covers Kamadeva's appearance in Buddhist lore.
Category: Religion

The Hindu Gods

Author : Ethel Beswick
ISBN : UOM:39015038889112
Genre : Religion
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The Hin God Universal

Author : K. Narayanaswami Aiyar
ISBN : MINN:31951P00853516F
Genre : Hinduism
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Category: Hinduism

The Book Of Hindu Imagery

Author : Eva Rudy Jansen
ISBN : 9074597076
Genre : Religion
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Hinduism is more than a religion; it is a way of life. Its rich and multicoloured history has made the structure of its mythical and philosophical principles into a highly differentiated maze, of which total knowledge is a practical impossibility. This volume cannot offer a complete survey of the meaning of Hinduism. It is an extensive compilation of important deities and their divine manifestations, so that modern students can understand the significance of the Hindu pantheon.
Category: Religion


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105112355024
Genre : India
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Category: India