The Indian Way: An Introduction to the Philosophies and Religions of India / Edition 2

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There is no other book on the market today that explains both the philosophies and religions of India in their full historical development. The Indian Way is accessible to readers new to this subject, and does justice to the Indian tradition’s richness of religious and philosophical thought. Clear and powerful explanations of yajna and dharma, and appealing, intimate descriptions of Krishna, Kali, and Shiva allow you to read some of the great Indian texts for themselves. For anyone interested in learning more about India and its great tradition of answering the “big” philosophical and religious questions that we all have: “Who am I?” “What is knowledge?” “What is it to be a good person?”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131455788
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/7/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Diversity, Change, and Community.

2. Roots of the Indian Way: Indus and Vedic Beginnings.

3. Creation and Celebration in the Vedas.

4. Liberating Knowledge: The Upanisads.

5. Self and Society: Norms of Life.

6. The Jaina Vision.

7. The Way of the Buddha.

8. Yoga.

9. The Bhagavad Gita.

10. Devotional Hinduism: God as Joy, Love, and Beauty.

11. Devotional Hinduism: Kali and Shiva.

12. Systematic Philosophy: Bondage, Liberation, and Causality.

13. Systematic Philosophy: Knowledge and Reality.

14. Islam in India.

15. The Faith of the Sikhs.

16. Renaissance in India.

17. Prospects for the Future.



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