The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism, 2nd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Hinduism, 2nd Edition

by Linda Johnsen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592579051
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 05/05/2009
Series: Complete Idiot's Guide Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 543,738
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Linda Johnsen holds a Master’s degree in Eastern studies. She is author of Daughters of the Goddess:  The Women Saints of India (winner of the Midwest Book Association Award for Best New Age Book of the Year), The Living Goddess: Reclaiming the Tradition of the Mother of the Universe, and Meditation Is Boring? Putting Life in Your Spiritual Practice. She has published nearly 100 articles in magazines such as Hinduism Today, Yoga Journal, and Yoga International, and has lectured throughout the United States on Hindu spirituality.

Table of Contents

Part 1The Eternal Religion1
1Time for God3
2Hindus in History17
3The World Discovers Hinduism31
4Matrix of the Hindu Tradition45
5The People's Religion59
Part 2What Hindus Believe71
6One God with Many Names73
7Born Again!87
8Turning On Your Inner Light101
9Truth Is a Multi-Layer Cake115
10The Sacred Sciences129
Part 3Who Hindus Worship143
11"Can You Show Me God?"145
12Meet the Hindu Gods159
13Meet the Hindu Goddesses171
14Avatars: Gods in Human Form183
15The Main Denominations195
Part 4How Hindus Live207
16A Classy Religion209
17The Ten Commitments221
18Sacraments and Holy Days233
19Temples and Sacred Sites245
Part 5God's House Has Many Doors257
20The Path of Action259
21Straight from the Heart271
22The Razor in the Mind283
23The Royal Road295
24Tantra: Making Love to God307
Part 6A Timeless Tradition319
25Timeless Tales321
26Living the Light333
27Ancient Religion in Modern Times345
28Hinduism in the New Age357
Appendixes
AGlossary369
BWho's Who in Hinduism381
CMore to Read387
DHindu Resource List393
Index397

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