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Introduction To Hindu Dharma

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Paperback Book
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World Wisdom
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May, 2008
ISBN:
9781933316482
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Understand authentic Hinduism directly from one of the most revered Hindu spiritual leaders of the twentieth century. A sage in the Shankara tradition, His Holiness the 68th Jagadguru of Kanchi was one of the most beloved spiritual figures of the twentieth century in India and much of Asia and Europe. But, despite high praise from the likes of H.R.H. Constantine, King of Greece and Indira Gandhi, former prime minister of India, he is not as well known in the West.

Introduction to Hindu Dharma therefore has the distinction of introducing both the sage and his spiritual legacy to the Western world in the form of an irreplaceable introduction to Hinduism in today’s world.

The book consists of selections from the more than 4,000 discourses of Kanchi Sankaracharya. It covers the topics of prayer and virtue, metaphysical truth, and the conflict between traditional Hindu dharma and modernity.  A good portion of the book also addresses social issues like the caste system and the position of women.

The sacred art of India is inextricably linked to its spirituality and this book is profusely illustrated with 112 evocative photos in colour and in black-and-white of the Jagadguru, the gods and goddesses to which he refers, and of sacred places that were associated with him.

“The conversation with His Holiness is more fulfilling.  That is my evening meal.”—Mahatma Gandhi, when he was reminded that he was late for his evening meal while meeting with the Jagadguru.




 

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Understand authentic Hinduism directly from one of the most revered Hindu spiritual leaders of the twentieth century. This book consists of selections from the more than 2,000 discourses of Kanchi Sankaracharya (1894-1994). This book has the distinction of introducing both the sage and his spiritual legacy to the Western world in the form of an irreplaceable introduction to Hinduism.

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