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Nine Nights of the Goddess

By Caleb Simmons,Moumita Sen,Hillary Rodrigues
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  • Publisher : SUNY Press
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  • Pages : 374
  • Category : History
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Navratra represents the celebration of Goddess Durga, the manifestation of deity in the form of 'shakti'. It is one of the most popular hindu festival which is celebrated for nine days. 'Nav' means nine and 'Rata' means night, hence Navratara is the celebration for nine nights. It is th time for faith and enlightenment. Goddess durga is the remover of evil and darkness. We must seek her blessings for health, wealth, prosperity, happiness and peace.

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Each one of us is confronted with the same question at sometime or the other, "Who am I"? There is no one person within struggling with a monkey on their shoulders. Either we tame this monkey and experience true happiness, joy and enlightenment or surrender which take us on the road to disillusionment, surrender to the meandering mind and a wasted life. Search for one's soul is a difficult road but there is light at the end. The path whether religious, humanistic, mystic or scholarly or work centered releases energy within and creates opportunity to break out of our shackles. Sincere effort is rewarded with direction, provoked by unfathomable forces. As one traverses the path of self discovery milestones have no meaning, but what matters is to find wings to fly. “Enlightenment is the Secret to Fly”, wrestles with "Who am I"? The novel a fictional story takes the reader on a tour of beliefs, thoughts, customs and sensibilities of Indian spiritual and religious thought and explores concepts of happiness, joy and enlightenment. The protagonist is a middle aged company executive who wants to opt out from the rat race and his efforts brings him to a sadhu who has achieved enlightenment at a young age and the novel follows the life of this sadhu from childhood, schooling, his tragedies, training in a hermitage and his eventual enlightenment, his leaving the hermitage and his travels. As he travels in the Himalayas he encounters people from many parts of the world seeking peace, happiness, tranquility and a meaning in their sufferings and life. Life outside his hermitage is very different and he is saddened with the injustice, insensitivity and the unhappy lives of people. He seeks a different enlightenment and believes that institutions including hermitages where he spent many years, temples, organized religion or governments unable to provide the means for peace and happiness in spite of the many organized entities intruding in people’s lives individual unhappiness and disillusionment were increasing. Since what men seek lie within hence solutions to one’s discontent is personal. He finds a simple solution at the end of his travels that will end man’s misery and brings joy back in their lives.

The Order of Days

By David Stuart
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  • Publisher : Crown Archetype
  • Isbn : 0307720810
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 726
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The world's foremost expert on Maya culture looks at 2012 hysteria and explains the truth about what the Maya meant and what we want to believe. Apocalypse 2012: An Investigation into Civilizations End. The World Cataclysm in 2012. 2012: The return of Quetzalcoatl. According to many of these alarmingly titled books, the ancient Maya not only had a keen insight into the mystical workings of our planet and the cosmos, but they were also able to predict that the world will end in the year 2012. David Stuart, the foremost scholar of the Maya and recipient of numerous awards for his work, takes a hard look at the frenzy over 2012 and offers a fascination (and accurate) trip through Mayan culture and belief. Stuart shows how the idea that the "end of the Mayan calendar," which supposedly heralds the end of our own existence, says far more about our culture than about the ancient Maya. The Order of Days explores how the real intellectual achievement of ancient Maya timekeeping and worldview is far more impressive and remarkable than any of the popular, and often outrageous, claims about this advanced civilization. As someone who has studied the Maya for nearly all of his life and who specializes in reading their ancient texts, Stuart sees the 2012 hubbub as the most recent in a long chain of related ideas about Mesoamericans, the Maya in particular, that depicts them as somehow oddball, not "of this world," or as having some strong mystical link to other realms. Because the year 2012 has no prominent role in anything the ancient Maya ever actually wrote, Stuart takes a wider look at the Maya concepts of time and their underlying philosophy as we can best understand them. The ancient Maya, Stuart contends, were worthy of study and admiration not because they were strange but because they were altogether human, and they developed a compelling vision of time unlike any other civilization before or since.

Myths of the Norsemen

By Hélène Adeline Guerber
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  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Isbn : 139880990X
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 118
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Evoking a land of gods, giants, elves and dwarves, Myths of the Norsemen will enthrall anyone interested in the legends of the Nordic countries. While more famous gods such as Thor and Loki are included, this retelling also speaks of lesser known deities such as the goddess Ran and Odin's son Hermod. Guerber prose is beautifully clear, evidencing her fame as a writer of histories for children. However, these stories of romance and battle are aimed at anyone wanting an excellent grounding in the Norse myths. A chapter comparing Norse mythology with Greek mythology is a fascinating additional draw to this edition.

A History of the Japanese People

By Dairoku Kikuchi,F. Brinkley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664625878
  • Pages : 1060
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 471
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"A History of the Japanese People" by Dairoku Kikuchi, F. Brinkley. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Hinduism

By Dr. Hiro G. Badlani
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9780595879618
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 480
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Hinduism, the world's oldest living religion, embodies a wide spectrum of philosophies, beliefs, and customs. It has prompted thinkers from an array of cultures and ages-from Apollonius Tyaneus, a first century Greek thinker, to Voltaire, Mark Twain, and Albert Einstein-to extol its influence. Now, Dr. Hiro G. Badlani brings you Hinduism: Path of the Ancient Wisdom, an easy-to-understand guidebook that delves into Hinduism's spiritual and historical perspectives. For more than ten years, Dr. Badlani has passionately channeled his resources and inner reflections into learning about this ancient religion. His meticulous research, combined with guidance from spiritual masters, sages, and swamis has brought forth in this volume. This mini-encyclopedia covers all aspects of Hinduism in a series of small chapters. Spiritual teachings form the book's core, for without the spiritual teachings, what function can any religion play? Still, however, information is presented in a non-dogmatic manner, stressing the basic unity and homogeneity of all religions. With its powerful narrative and roots in spiritual storytelling, this book is perfect for anyone who desires authentic information on Hinduism. Engaging with this book will not only educate you, but imbue you with personal peace and happiness, becoming an experience both elegant and empowering.

Our Religions

By Arvind Sharma
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 0062064266
  • Pages : 560
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 578
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An essential introduction to the world's living religions by experts from each tradition -- published in conjunction with the 1993 Parliament of the World's Religions.