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Klaus K. Klostermaier
Oneworld Publications; 2nd edition (June 29, 2000)
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Klaus K. Klostermaier, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Manitoba in Canada, and Academic Director of the Oxford Centre for Vaisnava and Hindu Studies.

Klaus K. Series: Oneworld Short Guides.

Hindu Writings: A Short Introduction to the Major Sources (Oneworld . Oneworld has become one of the most successful publishers of books on world religions, fostering works that are remarkably.

Hindu Writings: A Short Introduction to the Major Sources (Oneworld Short Guides). Klaus K. Klostermaier. Hinduism is defined as that family of religions that accept the Vedas as authoritative, but despite the single moniker the differences can be vast.

перенаправлено с Klaus K. Klostermaier ). Кла́ус Ко́нрад Клостерма́йер (нем. A Short Introduction to Hinduism, Oneworld Books, Oxford . 1998, XIV + 178 pp. Reissued 1999 as Hinduism: A Short Introduction. A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Oneworld Books, Oxford . 1998, IX + 243 pp. Translations into Spanish, Hungarian, Italian, Hebrew. Buddhism: A Short Introduction, Oneworld Books, Oxford . 1999, X+246 pp. Reprinted 2002. Hinduism: A Short History, Oneworld Books, Oxford . 2000, XI + 340 pp. The Wisdom of Hinduism, Oneworld Books, Oxford . Klostermaier (born 1933) is a prominent . Klostermaier (born 1933) is a prominent German-Canadian scholar on Hinduism and Indian history and culture. Hindu Writings: A Short Introduction to the Major Sources (2001); ISBN 978-1-85168-230-0.

Hinduism book Original Title. Hinduism: A Short Introduction (Oneworld Short Guides). 1851682201 (ISBN13: 9781851682201).

Hinduism: A Short Introduction (Oneworld Short Guides). iva in the Epics and Purāṇas Some motifs found in the Vedic literature emerge as fully developed myths in Epics and Purāṇas. to trace: some may have been folk-tales, some may have been invented for a particular purpose, some are clearly etiological myths. The oldest version of epic and purāṇic Śiva myths is probably found in the Rāmāyaṇa, where Śiva is called Śitikaṇṭha, Mahādeva, Rudra, Trayāṃbaka, Paśupati, and Śaṅkara.

Hinduism: A Short History (Oneworld Short Guides). In this unique introduction to the literature of the Hindu tradition, Klaus K. Klostermaier presents the rich diversity of writings with a characteristic blend of authority and clarity. From the ancient Vedas, through the sweeping epic that is the Mahabharata, to the words of Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore, and contemporary teachers like Sathya Sai Baba, the author treads a steady path through the complexity and volume of Hindu literature.

Hinduism - Klaus K. This beginner’s guide to Hinduism is the first volume in a trilogy which includes Hinduism: A Short History and Hindu Writings: A Short Introduction to the Major Sources. ONEWORLD BEGINNER’S GUIDES combine an original, inventive, and engaging approach with expert analysis on subjects ranging from art and history to religion and politics, and everything in between. The latter offers extracts from classical and modern sources paralleling and supporting the Short Introduction. It also contains a full bibliography of all literature referred to.

Клаус Клостермайер Klaus Klostermaier Дата рождения: 14 июня . The Next Step in Studying Religion: A Graduate’s Guide. Continuum: London, 2007, pp. 75–99.

Клаус Клостермайер Klaus Klostermaier Дата рождения: 14 июня 1933(1933 06 14) (79 лет) Место рождения: Мюнхен, Германия Страна. The Hermeneutic Circle and the Hermeneutic Centre in Rita D. Sharma - Arvind Sharma (ed.

A popular text that explains the origins, beliefs, scriptures and philosophies of this ancient religion; from gods, goddesses, and the Bhagavad-Gita, to philosophy and politics.
  • Good, concise, entertaining..makes clear many streams of Indian thought, puts in context the many sacred texts and schools of their interpretation..

  • Though an interesting history and explanation of Hinduism, the book is rather daunting when describing changing historical systems within the religion over the course of about 4000 years. And these categories are in Hindi or Sanskrit, often translated directly, but terms repeat without definition; a glossary of these words, such as “Sarvadarsanasamgraha,” would have been beneficial.

    The origins of Hinduism go back much further than any other living religion. Unlike Jesus to Christianity and Buddha to Buddhism, the founder of Hinduism, if there was one, is unknown. The original inhabitants of India were a Stone Age culture traced back about 500,000 years. The most important Veda is the Rgveda, the oldest text of Hinduism; its origin differs widely between 2300 and 1200 BC, which coincides with the destruction of the “Indus civilization” in present-day Pakistan over 1750-1500 BC. Before the foreign word “Hinduism” was accepted, Indians called their tradition “Vedic dharma” meaning the universal law that governs everything. For thousands of years, the Veda was communicated only orally, when writing this text down was considered a desecration. Only after the start of Muslim conquests of various areas of the sub-continent over the 12th to 16th centuries was Hinduism scripture recorded.

    The “Upanisads” were secret teachings from mystics that presented the purpose and goal for all Hindus. Unlike the Abraham religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) that believe in one earthly life, Hinduism and its spinoffs (Buddhism and Jainism) believe in multiple earthly lives, often in the hundreds.

    Multiple lives mean the existence of “Karma” and the law of rebirth. With each incarnation, the Hindu enters the world bearing karma from past lives. Good deeds produce good karma, and evil deeds provide bad karma. The goal is to end this reincarnation cycle of suffering earthly birth, sickness, old age, and death.

    The means to ending this cycle is to recognize the difference between the Self (spiritual) and the Not-Self (physical). The Self is infinite, without beginning or ending. All that comes into and out of existence belongs to the world of Not-Self and must be left behind. Thus, the knowledge of our true permanent condition, eternal and free, is achieved.

    The last two chapters present modern reformations of Hinduism by sages starting in the 18th century and the global guru phenomenon.