Scriptures of the World's Religions
This anthology of scriptures in English translation from the world's living religions offers approximately 80 selections that vary in length from a few paragraphs to 15 pages. Sections and subsections contain brief editor's introductions which discuss the nature and scope of scripture within each religion, and the history of the scripture presented.
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- Paperback | 504 pages
- 160.02 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 680.39g
- 01 Nov 1997
- McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
- McGraw Hill Higher Education
- London, United States
Table of contents
Hinduism introduction selections from the vedas creation of the universe (Rig Veda 10:90: Purusha-Sukta) origin of the gods (Rig Veda 10.72) Indra, the paradigmatic warrior (Rig Veda 1.3) prayer to Agni, the god of fire (Rig Veda 1.1) burning dead bodies (Rig Veda 10.16) the beneficial effects of drinking soma (Rig Veda 8.48) sex and the yogin (Rig Veda 1.179) a clever woman (rIG vEDA 10.159) the horse sacrifice (Rig Veda 1.162) to the fire altar (Shatapatha Brahmana 10.5.4.1-16) what is the origin of the world? (Rig Veda 10.129) selections from vedanta: the upanishads and their commentaries yama's instructions to naciketas (Katha Upanishad selections) sacrifices cannot lead to the ultimate goal (Mundaka Upanishad, CH. 1) instructions on renouncing the world (Aruni Upanishad 1-2) self-effort and liberation (Viveka-chudamani, pp. 40-41) Maya (Viveka-chudamani, p. 49) that is you (Viveka-chudamani, pp. 72-74) qualified non-dualism: ramanuja's interpretation (Shri-bhashya, ch. 1) selections from yoga the meaning of yoga (Yoga-sutras and Yoga-bhashya, ch. 1) yogic techniques (Yoga-sutras and Yoga-bhashya, ch. 2) yogic attainments (Yogas-sutras and Yoga-bhashya, ch. 3) selections from puranas and epics the four ages (Linga Purana 1.39.5034, 48079; 1:40.1-3, 66CD-76) the lingam of shiva (Brahmanda Purana 18.104.22.168-61) rama, a god among humans (Ramayana, ch. 1) the bhagavad-gita: arjuna's refusal to fight (Bhagavad-gita selections) selections from devotional literature praise of the goddess (Devi-Mahatmya i.42-i.63) prayer for identity with the goddess (Sandaryalahari) mirabhai's mystical marriage to krishna (Poem by Mirabhai) cheating on her husband (Poem by Mahadeviyakka). (Part contents)