-the nature of prayer, meditation and worship from psychological, cultural and social perspectives , ascetical practices and mysticism-symbols and art in spirituality-theory of ritual-varieties of spirituality-overview and survey of teachings and spirituality in christianity, islam, hinduism and buddhism arvind sharma, a guide to hindu. The smrti literature is a vast corpus of diverse texts, and includes but is not limited to vedāngas, the hindu epics, the sutras and shastras, the texts of hindu philosophies, the puranas, the kāvya or poetical literature, the bhasyas, and numerous nibandhas (digests) covering politics, ethics, culture, arts and society. Any good books on hinduism i understand hinduism does not have a founder of the religion, and it does not have a so-called formal religious text like bible or al-quran. Sharma, arvind dr br ambedkar on the aryan invasion theory and the emergence of the caste system in india , journal of the american academy of religion, volume: 73 issue: 3 (september 1, 2005. The words hindu and hinduism are described in different ways by different people the origins and usages of the terms are not universally agreed upon as you'll see in the references below, hindu and hinduism have been variously used to describe one or another of culture, geography, or religion.
387 classic contemporary cross-cultural religion women and islam jane i smith 62 practices in which islamic women have tradition-ally participated other elements contributing to. Arvind sharma is birks professor of comparative religion at mcgill university his many books include hinduism as a missionary religion one religion too many: the religiously comparative reflections of a comparatively religious hindu and religious studies and comparative methodology: the case for reciprocal illumination , all published by. Hindu religion material it contains information about sevasram by sivln deva, viknesh av, kejiou t sharma, meena ganesan, today i try to think of my food in this work, a near-meditative experience ary schools in these few pages, we give a broad overview ism today in collaboration with dr shiva bajpai, professor of india since.
Keywords karma reincarnation blaming the victim arvind sharma ludwig wittgenstein hinduism buddhism in the case of some debates over religious and ethical matters, even if an imminent resolution looks unlikely, the possibility of a resolution is at least in view. In human rights and responsibilities in the world religions, edited by joseph runzo, nancy m martin, and arvind sharma oxford: oneworld publications, 2003 oxford: oneworld publications, 2003 discusses the major points of tension between islamic tradition and universal standards of human rights and how reconciliation can be advanced. Overview religious studies : examines selected cultural and countercultural features of christianity, with attention to theological anthropology and, for example, to political and legal philosophy, or social and bioethics, or the creative arts.
Introduction to hinduism and buddhism ap/wm649 tuesday and thursday: 10:45-12:15 am instructor: assignment and grading summary assignments should be turned in (hard copy) in class on the due date sharma, arvind, classical hindu thought: an introduction, oxford university press. The metaphysical frameworks of buddhism premises of the dialogue between buddhism and christianity abstract the metaphysical frameworks of buddhism premises of the dialogue between buddhism and christianity buddhism, in: arvind sharma, ed, our religions (san francisco, ca: harper san francisco, 1993), p 115 idem, god, emptiness. In his article homosexuality and hinduism, arvind sharma expresses his doubt over the common english translation of words like kliba into eunuch as follows: the limited practice of castration in india raises another point significant for the rest of the discussion, namely, whether rendering a word such as kliba as eunuch regularly is. With the rise of the west, to quote arvind sharma, “ the west became familiar with the religions of the americas, africa, and asia and main mode of transmission about these religions became one from outsider to outsider” (dharma and the academy: a hindu academic’s view, american journal of indic studies vol 1 num 1) as a result. Professor arvind sharma reminds us that historically hinduism has been more guarded than jainism in espousing strict vegetarianism: a passage in the manusmriti says there is nothing wrong with eating meat or drinking wine, but abstention therefrom is highly meritorious.
The defining elements of hinduism arvind sharma contends that the task of defining hinduism may be difficult and problematic: the difficulties in defining hinduism tell us that not only does hinduism have ethnic roots and tends to be inclusive but also that it is willing to overlook contradictions and may even generate them (sharma 4. Rebirth in buddhism is the doctrine that the evolving consciousness (pali: this last belief is the one that has become dominant (with certain modifications) in modern hinduism ↑ arvind sharma's review of hajime nakamura's a history of early vedanta philosophy,. Arvind krishna mehrotra's new translation of kabir brings the poetry of the great 15th-century indian poet and holy man to life in english for the first time.
Being hindu or being human: a reappraisal of the purusjrthas donald r davis, jr comes from arvind sharma at the end of his concise, but thorough, monograph on the purusarthas , sharma purusarthas, therefore, there are both observational and normative elements, descriptions both of what people do in fact and of what they should do. 3 using a “comparative religion” approach, recognize and explore common elements manifested in religions (the phenomena of religions) 4 learn other features of the discipline “religious studies” sharma, arvind, ed our religions new york: harper collins, 1993 read the chapter on hinduism in sharma’s book. Sharma asserts, “the study of hindu- religious objects, sites and institutions, and so this volume ism must not only look at india and hinduism through hindu will be essential reading for all scholars interested in under- eyes and then at the west or other religions and cultures in standing the development of religion in ancient north india.
Sharma does offer many small clarifications in a general manner that shed light on hinduism and at times locate its uniqueness in contrast to both practical wisdom and also the enlightenment logic that re-defined the ideal place of god and man. A brief but useful overview that defines bhakti as love and intimate participation between humans and the divine in a range of sometimes intense emotions an annotated survey of recent scholarship” in the study of hinduism edited by arvind sharma, 200–260 columbia, sc: university of south carolina press, 2003 defining hinduism. Sleep as a state of consciousness in advaita vedanta by arvind sharma introduction to vedanta gives a overview of the teachings in the upanishads one of the few indologists to gain direct access to this obscure and secretive branch of hinduism framed as a [.