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The everything Hinduism book : learn the traditions and rituals of the "religion of peace"
Author:
Shoulder, Kenneth.
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Publication Information:
Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
xiv, 271 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
Describes the beliefs, places of worship, traditions, and ceremonies of Hinduism.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781598698626
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Book

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Yoga. Karma. Reincarnation. Most Americans are familiar with a few basic ideas of Hinduism, but are unfamiliar with the big picture. This beginner's guide covers the major Hindu thinkers and their philosophies as well as the dharma, the moral way of life that Hindus practice. In a straightforward style, the authors explain the philosophy, gods, texts, and traditions of the world's third-largest religion, including: the power of karma; Yoga as a path to God; the authority of the Vedas; the development of Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism; the legacy of Mohandas Gandhi; Hinduism in popular culture; and more. This guide is stimulating reading for westerners who want to learn the basics of this ancient and mystic religion.


Author Notes

Kenneth Shouler, Ph.D. (Harrison, NY), is an associate professor at St. John's University in Jamaica, New York. He has written dozens of newspaper and magazine articles and is the author of several books, including The Everything Guide to Understanding Philosophy