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Author: Seeta Lakhani
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Jay Lakhani
Publisher: Sri Ramakrishna Math
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788178235219
Hinduism or Sanatana Dharma is the world’s oldest living religion. Though it is one of the largest religions in the world, it defies all definitions of a religion. It is beyond the ordinary parameters of a religion. It is old and yet contemporary, orthodox yet all- absorbing, deep and yet all-expansive.
Having evolved (or revealed) over the millennia by some of the best minds the mankind has known, and having become a part of daily lives of millions of devoted men and women, Hinduism is naturally vast, diverse and mind-boggling. No single book can provide all that one should and can know about Hindu philosophy, psychology and practices, as also to understand the endless diversity that exists in its sects and sub-sects.
Nowhere is the difficult-to-understand nature of Hinduism more palpably felt than while dealing with today’s young minds. Thanks to the modern system of education in India, no Hindu child, except the one who is born of knowledgeable parents or has well-informed elders and teachers or gets associated with a group or institution loyal to true Hindu practices, is familiar with all aspects of Hinduism. No wonder, ignorance and resultant confusion is the fate of most Hindus. Reaching the basic Hindu tenets in an authentic, clear and easy-to-understand style is one of the urgent needs and engaging challenges of our time.
Teachers’ guide notes
What is Hinduism?
Thinking about God
Hindu holy books
What Hindus believe
Worship and Celebration
Can we see God?
Life and Death
Thinking about others
Unity in diversity