Author: Swami BhaskaranandaPublisher: Sri Ramakrishna MathYear: 1998Language: EnglishPages: 234ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171208185
A compact, yet amazingly comprehensive treatment of the essentials of the Hindu view of life, emphasizing the very things one wishes most to know about when first approaching this complicated and many-sided subject. Hinduism is at once a religion and a way of life. It has no single founder, but it stands on the rocklike foundation of the eternal truths concerning God, man and the creation intuited by the sages called Rishis. The outlook of Hinduism is holistic. It can easily absorb newer insights and adapt itself to the needs of the changing times. The Essentials of Hinduism addresses nearly every question that naturally arises in the mind of a Western reader studying Hinduism. This book is a perfect for North Americans who are interested in a solid introduction to Hinduism.