Permanent Black, 2002 - India - 620 pages
This Book Is An Anthology Of Written And Oral Texts By Spiritual Teachers From South Asia, Covering The Period Of The Rig Veda To The 1980S. All The Major Traditions (Vedic-Hindu, Jain, Buddhist, Sufi And Sikh) As Well As Heterodox And Transgressive Traditions, Are Represented.
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Indian religions: a historical reader of spiritual expression and experienceUser Review - Book Verdict
In a book that attempts to cover the last 3500 years of Indian spiritual expression, Heehs (Sri Aurobindo Ashram Archives, Pondicherry, India) includes selections and transcriptions of about 200 texts, both written and oral, from all over the South Asian subcontinent. The selections represent a great diversity of spiritual perspectives, including portions of traditional Hindu texts, such as the Vedas, Upanishads, and Bhagavad Gita, but also go beyond them to cover Jainism, Theraveda and Mahayana Buddhism, Sikhism, Sufism, bhakti texts, and the saints. Heehs has written a very useful 30-page introduction that gives a broad overview, and each section includes a short introduction, a bibliography, and citations. Of particular note is the "Twelve Modern Mystics" section, which includes representative selections from such figures as Ramana Maharshi, J. Krishnamurti, and Paramahansa Yogananda. The introductions and the texts themselves combine to make this book useful for scholars as well as spiritual seekers drawn to Indian religious thought. A variety of other introductory works, such as Thomas Berry's Religions of India: Hinduism, Yoga, and Buddhism, cover the major religions. Heehs's broad, evenhanded approach is recommended for academic and public libraries.-Stephen Joseph, Butler Cty. Community Coll. Lib., Pittsburgh ...
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