Children of Immortal Bliss: A New Perspective on our True Identity Based on the Ancient Vedanta Philosophy of India [NOOK Book]

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In this clear introduction to the Vedanta philosophy of India, you'll discover a new perspective that can bring inner peace, inner strength and improve your relationships for a happier life. This spiritual study written by Paul Hourihan, an American, introduces these ancient teachings in a way that Westerners, in particular, can easily relate to and understand.

Reviewers and readers have called it "a must-read for spiritual seekers ...
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Overview

In this clear introduction to the Vedanta philosophy of India, you'll discover a new perspective that can bring inner peace, inner strength and improve your relationships for a happier life. This spiritual study written by Paul Hourihan, an American, introduces these ancient teachings in a way that Westerners, in particular, can easily relate to and understand.

Reviewers and readers have called it "a must-read for spiritual seekers everywhere," "a jewel for the spiritually-inspired reader," and "a gem." According to Robert Ellwood, Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Religion, University of Southern California, "Children of Immortal Bliss is a splendid introduction to Vedanta for the average person, presenting this Indian tradition simply, and with the use of ideas and illustrations that will make sense of it to a wide audience."

This study includes an overview of the mysticism of India, and provides a summary of the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga system of thought. Using the teachings of the Upanishads, Dr. Hourihan covers the main principles of this perennial philosophy. The last section demonstrates the universality of these teachings through confirmations from the masters of other spiritual traditions--Lao Tzu, Meister Eckhart, Plotinus, and the Sufis of Islam.

Over a period of 15 years Dr. Hourihan gave many courses and talks on the world's mystical traditions, including Vedanta. This book is derived from transcripts of these lectures. With a strong experiential background and lifelong interest in the field of mysticism, along with a Ph.D. in Literature, Hourihan, an American, was well qualified to introduce these ancient teachings to Western readers looking for guidance and personal transformation.

The practical application of this philosophy is the means for those of all faiths to realize their identity as Children of Immortal Bliss.
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Library Journal - Graham Christian
Vedanta, a still little-known school of Hindu thought, may be said to have reached its apogee in the first quarter of the 20th century. Modern Vedanta, as interpreted by Swami Vivekananda, emphasizes peace between and among various sects and religions, as well as meditational practices rooted in ancient Hinduism. Hourihan attempts to reintroduce Vedanta to the public, reinvigorating its ideas for a modern audience.
Nectar of Non-Dual Truth, April 2012 - Anurag Neal Aronowitz
"Hear, O children of immortal bliss, you are born to be united with the Lord.”
Paul Hourihan, the author, has heard this call. This illumined introduction to Vedanta not only covers the essential foundational teachings of this sublime philosophy, but articulates these teachings in a uniquely accessible fashion. Beginning students will appreciate the heartfelt clarity and contemporary sensibility with which the author not only explains but also transmits the ancient teachings.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012254108
  • Publisher: Vedantic Shores Press
  • Publication date: 2/18/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 559,256
  • File size: 502 KB

Meet the Author

For 45 years, Paul Hourihan, an award-winning author, was committed to the spiritual path and was a serious student of the world’s great mystical traditions, particularly the Vedanta philosophy of India. With a Ph.D. in Literature and a strong passion for conveying the truth of mysticism, he shows in his own inimitable way the practicality of these profound and universal teachings for living a life of peace and fulfillment.
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