Teachings of the Hindu Mystics [NOOK Book]

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Overview

This
anthology collects the most lyrical, passionate, illuminating writings of the
Hindu mystical tradition. Andrew Harvey, the popular spiritual scholar and
writer, has selected excerpts from ancient and contemporary sources, including
extracts from the
Bhagavad
Gita,

the
Upanishads,
and other classical Hindu texts; the words of such venerable spiritual teachers
as Ramakrishna and Ramana Maharshi; and the devotional poetry of Mirabai,
Ramprasad, and many others. The scope of this anthology makes it a marvelous
introduction to Hindu mystical literature, while the power and beauty of the
language will inspire those already familiar with the genre.


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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Another title that digs deeply into one religious tradition is Teachings of the Hindu Mystics, edited by Andrew Harvey. Harvey includes mystical texts from the Vedas, the Upanishads and the devotional classic the Bhagavad Gita, as well as writings of individuals such as Mirabai and Aurobindo. Considering the importance and ubiquity of the mystical element within Hinduism, Harvey has done a fine job assembling a judicious collection. (Nov.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Library Journal
Harvey, a British novelist who more recently has become a writer devoted to spiritual topics, has edited this new contribution to Shambhala's long-running "Teachings" series, and this volume is one of the most valuable for the general public yet released. Hindu practice and spirituality remain frustratingly alien and elusive for many Western minds, not least because of the continual overlays of new teachings by recognized masters. Harvey's anthology is historical, and by beginning with the Rig Veda and concluding with the writings of Aurobindo (d. 1950), he goes far toward establishing the essence of Hinduism itself and the ebbs and flows in its teaching over hundreds of years. Harvey's introduction is both learned and prophetic in its stance. Highly recommended. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher
"Considering the importance and ubiquity of the mystical element within Hinduism, Harvey has done a fine job assembling a judicious collection."— Publishers Weekly

"The scope of this anthology makes it a marvelous introduction to Hindu mystical traditions, while the power and the beauty of the language will inspire those already familiar with Hinduism and its literature."— Earth Star

"Both learned and prophetic in its stance."— Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780834826847
  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/23/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 754,851
  • File size: 284 KB

Meet the Author

Andrew Harvey is the author of Son of Man: The Mystical Path to Christ and more than thirty other books. He has also published several other collections of Rumi, including The Way of Passion.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

In
the Beginning Love Arose


from
the
RIG
VEDA
1

Creative
Fervor

from
the
RIG
VEDA
3

The
Mighty Earth

from
the
RIG
VEDA
5

The
Man

from
the

RIG VEDA
7

Shanti
from
the
ATHARVA
VEDA
10

Brahman
Is Joy

from
the
TAITTIRIYA
UPANISHAD
12

The
ISHA UPANISHAD
14

You
Are That

from
the
CHANDOGYA
UPANISHAD
17

The
Highest Mystical Teaching

from
the
SHVETASHVATARA
UPANISHAD
20

The
Sun That Dispels Our Darkness

from
the
SHVETASHVATARA
UPANISHAD
22

His
Face Is Everywhere

from
the
SHVETASHVATARA
UPANISHAD
23

Hear,
O Children of Immortal Bliss

from
the
SHVETASHVATARA
UPANISHAD
25

In
Praise of the Wise

from
the
MUNDAKA
UPANISHAD
27

The
Unitive State

from
the
BRIHADARANYAKA
UPANISHAD
29

On
the Greatness of "AUM"


from
the
MAN
DUKYA UPANISHAD
32

To
the Householder


from
the
TAITTIRIYA
UPANISHAD
34

What
the Thunder Said

from
the
BRIHADARANYAKA
UPANISHAD
35

For
the Love of the Soul


from
the
BRIHADARANYAKA
UPANISHAD
36

How
to Work


from
the
BHAGAVAD
GITA
38

What
Is Action and What Is Inaction?


from
the
BHAGAVAD
GITA
39

The
Royal Path of Devotion


from
the
BHAGAVAD
GITA
41

The
Cosmic Vision


from
the
BHAGAVAD
GITA
42

The
Way of Love


from
the
BHAGAVAD
GITA
45

Devotion
to Duty


from
the
BHAGAVAD
GITA
47

The
Goddess Reveals Her Cosmic Body

from
the
DEVI
GITA
49

The
Goddess Explains at Length the Supreme Devotion Beyond the Gunas

from
the

DEVI GITA
51

The
Tantric Praise of the Goddess

from
the
CHANDI
PATHA
53

The
Six Stanzas of Salvation

SHANKARACHARYA 58

In
the Fire of Knowledge

SHANKARACHARYA 60

Awareness: I
Am the Infinite Ocean

from
the
ASHTAVAKRA
GITA
62

The
Story of the Rock

from
the
YOGA
VASISHTHA
66

The
Nectar of Self-Awareness

JNANESHWAR 68

This
Miracle

DEVARA
DASIMAYYA
73

Show
Me Your Way Out

MAHADEVIYAKKA 74

O Lord
White As Jasmine

MAHADEVIYAKKA 75

If
My Head Falls from My Shoulders

MAHADEVIYAKKA 76

God's
Name

TUKARAM 77

Money's
No Good Here


MIRABAI
78

Who
Can Discredit Me?


MIRABAI
79

Deep
into the Night


MIRABAI
80

The
Swing of Consciousness


KABIR
82

The
Simple Union

KABIR
84

A
Country Fair for Those Mad with Love


RAMPRASAD
85

I'm
Going to Plunge Anyway


RAMPRASAD
87

Cut
This Black Snarl


RAMPRASAD
88

Abandon
Whatever Limits You Cling To


RAMPRASAD
89

I
Would Not Even Care to Be an Emperor


RAMPRASAD
91

I
Am Buried in Shyam


CHANDIDAS
93

Turned
to Gold


LALAN
94

Snared
by the Beauty


FIKIRCHAND
95

Truth
Is One


RAMAKRISHNA
96

The
Chameleon

RAMAKRISHNA 98

Who
Weeps for God?

RAMAKRISHNA 100

How
to Live in the World

RAMAKRISHNA 101

The
Mother

RAMAKRISHNA 102

Perfect
Awareness

RAMAKRISHNA 104

Worship
the Living God


VIVEKANANDA
106

All
Gods Are in You

VIVEKANANDA 108

The
Supreme Worship


VIVEKANANDA
109

The
Open Secret


VIVEKANANDA 111

The
Sickbed—21


RABINDRANATH TAGORE
113

The
Nature of Mind: Who Am I?

RAMANA
MAHARSHI
115

The
Self and the Cinema


RAMANA MAHARSHI
118

I
Am a Child


NISARGADATFA MAHARA 120

The
Divine Mother

AUROBINDO 121

All
for Her


AUROBINDO
123

The
Supramental Force


AUROBINDO
126

The
New Being

AUROBINDO 128

The
New Body

AUROBINDO 130

The
New Race

AUROBINDO 132

One
Single Life

AUROBINDO 134

Glossary
of Sanskrit Names and Terms
137
Contributors,
Sources, and Credits
141



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  • Posted June 27, 2012

    I was brought up in a Hindu household in the U.S. and this book

    I was brought up in a Hindu household in the U.S. and this book helped me understand the most fundamental Hindu beliefs. The book starts with a fascinating introduction about the religion as a whole. For example, Harvey explained that Hinduism is not a polytheistic religion; all of the gods represent facets of one Supreme God. The rest of the book is a collection of 1-3 page passages from various Hindu texts. These short passages are ideal to read when starting or ending the day to have a better perspective on life.

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