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eBook Hindu Mysticism ePub

by S.N. Dasgupta

  • ISBN: 8120803035
  • Category: Hinduism
  • Subcategory: Spirituality
  • Author: S.N. Dasgupta
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass (February 11, 2009)
  • Pages: 168
  • ePub book: 1292 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1207 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 262

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. This book is a systematic introduction to Hindu mysticism as it evolved in India through the ages. Mysticism is not an intellectual theory.

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Book Source: Digital Library of India Item 2015. citation: 1927 d. dentifier. origpath: 034 d. copyno: 1 d.

This small book gives a brief general outline of some of the most important types of mysticism as well as a systematic introduction to Hindu mysticism as it evolved in India throughout the ages

This small book gives a brief general outline of some of the most important types of mysticism as well as a systematic introduction to Hindu mysticism as it evolved in India throughout the ages. According to the author, mysticism means a spiritual grasp of the aims and problems of life in a much more real manner. Categories: Religion.

Book Source: Digital Library of India Item 2015. author: Dasgupta, . te: 0000-00-00 d. ate. origpath: 68 d.

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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Contents: Sacrificial mysticism; Mysticism of the Upanishads; Yoga mysticism; Buddhistic mysticism; Classical forms of devotional mysticism; Popular devotional mysticism. Many varieties of mystical practice and belief are described and considered.

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Hindu Mysticism, by . Dasgupta, full text at sacred-texts. Title Page and Front Matter Preface Analytical Table of Contents Lecture I. Sacrificial Mysticism Lecture II. The Mysticism of the Upanishads Lecture III. Yoga Mysticism Lecture IV. Buddhistic Mysticism Lecture V. Classical Forms of Devotional Mysticism Lecture VI. Popular Devotional Mysticism.

Read Hindu Mysticism by . This book gives a brief general outline of some of the most important types of mysticism, indicating their mutual relations, sometimes genetically and sometimes logically. Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. These include early sacrificial, Upanisadic, Yogic, Buddhistic, and Classical as well as Popular Bhakti cult explaining concisely and clearly their main characteristics, basing the interpretations directly on the original sources.

This book is a systematic introduction to Hindu mysticism as it evolved in India through the ages. Mysticism is not an intellectual theory, It is fundamentally an active, formative, creative, elevating and ennobling principle of life. According to the author, mysticism means a spiritual grasp of the aims and problems of life in a much more real and ultimate manner than is possible to mere reason. This small book gives a brief general outline of some of the most important types of mysticism, indicating their mutual relations, sometimes genetically and and sometimes logically. After describing the sacrificial type of mysticism, it discusses the four chief types of mysticism - the Upanishadic, the Yogic, the Buddhistic and the Bhakti. Their striking characteristics have been briefly touched upon and materials have largely been drawn directly from the original sources.

Comments

Sti Sti
From explanations of Vedic thoughts to Bhakti tatwa as taught by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu,this series of lectures are truely enlightening.
Great reading.
Akinozuru Akinozuru
Received in good order.
Mori Mori
Text is very small making for an uncongenial read.
Aiata Aiata
It looks like this wonderful little book is being reprinted. (I have an older version of this, so I haven't checked out this edition.) I can't recommend it highly enough to anyone interested in Hinduism, especially to anyone who actually practices yoga or chanting. It would also interest anyone who loves the mystical current in religion -- gnostic Christianity, Sufism, the Kabbalah, etc.

Intended for the Western layperson, the book covers the various kinds of mysticism found in India: sacrificial (Vedic), Upanishadic, Yogic, Buddhistic, Classical (the Puranas, the concept of bhakti), and Popular (contemporary saints and poets). Through this survey, we get a great introduction to all the important holy texts of Hinduism and learn how they fit together.

The book is charmingly written, not with dry scholarly detachment (like Feurerstein, whom I can't stand) but with verve and reverence toward its subject. For a taste of Dasgupta in his more scholarly mode, go to Project Gutenberg, where the first volume of his monumental "A History of Indian Philosophy" is available for free.

I don't think I'll spoil anything if I retype the last paragraph of this book here:

"But, you may perhaps ask, what may I gain by knowing India as it really is at its heart? Well, that is a different matter. Perhaps you may derive gain, perhaps not. You may further ask what it is that one gains through such spiritual longing, realization, or mystical rapture. And I shall frankly confess that one certainly gains nothing that will show itself in one's bank account. But with all my appreciation and admiration of the great achievements of the West in science, politics, and wealth, the Upanishad spirit in me may whisper from within: What have you gained if you have not gained yourself, the immortal, the infinite? What have you gained if you have never tasted in your life the deep longing for deliverance and supreme emancipation? And the spirit of the saints of ages whispers in my ears: What have you gained if you have not tasted the joys of self-surrender, if your heart has not longed to make of you a flute in the hands of Krishna, that master musician of the universe, and if you have not been able to sweeten all your miseries with a touch of God?"
porosh porosh
An excellent overview of the various mystical traditions of Mother India. I'm just starting to get into this field of study, so this was a perfect introduction for me.
Arakus Arakus
There are many books on Vedic mysticism, philosophy and religion; this is one of the best. Originally lectures given in 1926, the essays in this book still serves as one of the best overviews of Vedicism.

Each lecture deals with a different aspect of Vedic mysticism. There are separate lectures explaining mysticism as found in the Vedas, the Upanishads, in the Yoga system, Buddhist mysticism; and mysticism in the Bhakti tradition.

What distinguishes this book from others is not only the manner in which Dasgupta arrives at the heart of each tradition, providing important, incisive insights into each tradition, but the manner in which he provides the best articulation of those traditions this reviewer has encountered.

Despite the fact that this book is based on lectures given nearly ninety years ago, its contents will stand the test of time. Highly recommended.