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Nonviolence in the Mahabharata

Author : Alf Hiltebeitel
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In Indian mythological texts like the Mahābhārata and Rāmāyaṇa, there are recurrent tales about gleaners. The practice of "gleaning" in India had more to do with the house-less forest life than with residential village or urban life or with gathering residual post-harvest grains from cultivated fields. Gleaning can be seen a metaphor for the Mahābhārata poets’ art: an art that could have included their manner of gleaning what they made the leftovers (what they found useful) from many preexistent texts into Vyāsa’s “entire thought”—including oral texts and possibly written ones, such as philosophical debates and stories. This book explores the notion of non-violence in the epic Mahābhārata. In examining gleaning as an ecological and spiritual philosophy nurtured as much by hospitality codes as by eating practices, the author analyses the merits and limitations of the 9th century Kashmiri aesthetician Anandavardhana that the dominant aesthetic sentiment or rasa of the Mahābhārata is shanta (peace). Mahatma Gandhi's non-violent reading of the Mahabharata via the Bhagavad Gita are also studied. This book by one of the leaders in Mahābhārata studies is of interest to scholars of South Asian Literary Studies, Religious Studies as well as Peace Studies, South Asian Anthropology and History.

Nonviolence to Animals Earth and Self in Asian Traditions

Author : Christopher Chapple
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This book probes the origins of the practice of nonviolence in early India and traces its path within the Jaina, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions, including its impact on East Asian Cultures. It then turns to a variety of contemporary issues relating to this topic such as: vegetarianism, animal and environmental protection, and the cultivation of religious tolerance.

Gandhi Marg

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Holy War

Author : Steven Rosen
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Crime and Non violence

Author : Vasant Nargolkar
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Krishna s Song

Author : Steven Rosen
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Rosen offers Westerners an easy-to-read introduction to a sacred text, demystifying its considerable philosophy in a user-friendly way. This is not yet another translation, merely reiterating what the Gita itself has to say. It is rather an attempt to culturally translate the text, making use of concepts and categories to which Western readers are accustomed. By engaging familiar motifs--such as issues of modernity, pop-culture icons, and well-known philosophers in the West--the author brings the Gita into focus for non-specialists and scholars alike. Through a series of contemporary news references and insightful summaries, readers will finally understand the facts and personalities that make up the Bhagavad Gita. Using his many years of Gita-centered research, Rosen unlocks the mysteries of the text's spiritual underpinnings. He provides an overview of the Gita's narrative and teachings alongside documentation of its traditional application and more modern ways in which the text can be understood. Students and scholars alike will rejoice in how well this book lays bare the culture and the context of the Gita, resulting in a reader's deep familiarity with this most sacred of all the world's wisdom texts.

The World s Religions After September 11

Author : Arvind Sharma
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Convening on the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, the global congress The World's Religions after September 11 explored the negative and positive possibilities of the religious dimensions of life. The presentations from the congress have been pulled together in this set, which addresses religion's intersection with human rights, spirituality, science, healing, the media, international diplomacy, globalization, war and peace, and more. This comprehensive set includes contributions from such well-known scholars of religion as Arvind Sharma and a host of others from all the world's religious traditions. This set is an unprecedented examination of religion's influence on modern life, an honest assessment of how religion can either destroy us or preserve us, and a thorough exploration of what steps might be necessary for all religions to join together as a force for good. Because of the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the very concept of religion underwent a paradigm shift. Instead of standing for virtue and piety, peace and harmony, the word religion also came to be inextricably associated with evil, aggression, and terror. People around the world began to question whether the religious and secular dimensions of modern life can be reconciled, whether the different religions of the world can ever coexist in harmony. Indeed, the very future of religion itself has sometimes seemed to be uncertain, or at least suspect. The volumes are: 1. Religion, War, and Peace 2. Religion and Human Rights 3. The Interfaith Dimension 4. Spirituality.

An Anthology of Nonviolence

Author : Krishna Mallick
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Collects and analyzes historical and contemporary writings on nonviolence.


Author : Indian Institute of Advanced Study
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Traditions of Non violence

Author : Thottamon Kantan Kesavan Narayanan Unnithan
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Author : Mark Kurlansky
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A history of the idea of nonviolence, from ancient Hindu times to the present day, looks at twenty-five lessons on the subject that can be used to promote change in the modern world.

Ahi s and a Mah bh rata Story

Author : Ian Proudfoot
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Facets of Mahatma Gandhi

Author : Subrata Mukherjee
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Gandhi Marx

Author : Kedar Nath Singh
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International Encyclopaedia of Nonviolence

Author : S. R. Sharma
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The Symphony of Krishna

Author : Guṇavanta Śāha
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Modern interpretation of Bhagavadgita, Hindu philosophical classic.

The Mahabharata

Author : John D. Smith
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The Mahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India. It is of immense importance to the culture of the Indian subcontinent, and is a major text of Hinduism. Its discussion of human goals (artha or 'purpose', kama or 'pleasure', dharma or 'duty', and moksha or 'liberation') takes place in a long-standing tradition, attempting to explain the relationship of the individual to society and the world (the nature of the 'Self') and the workings of karma.

The Mah bh rata

Author : Vishnu Sitaram Sukthankar
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The Development of the Story of Tuladhara in the Mahabharata with Reference to the Ideal of Non violence

Author : Ian MacLeod Proudfoot
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Hinduism and Ecology

Author : Christopher Key Chapple
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"In this volume, scholars of Hinduism, Hindu practitioners, and environmental activists discuss the past history and future prospects for the development of environmentally responsive forms of Hinduism. Topics include the Vedic viewpoint on nature, the potential contribution of Gandhian thought, forest ecology in India, the degradation and damming of river systems, and Hindu grassroots approaches to environmental restoration."--BOOK JACKET.