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Hinduism

Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world, and possibly the oldest continually practiced religion. It has no single founder or central formative text, but it has had a strong presence in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia since the third century CE. It encompasses diverse schools of thought that share certain concepts, rituals, and textual sources but can differ along other significant lines, such as deity worship. While Hinduism shares many concepts and terms with Buddhism (such as karma, dharma, and samsara, the cycle of death and rebirth), its interpretations can differ. In recent decades, Hinduism has strongly influenced Western culture through yoga, which originated as a Hindu discipline to promote spiritual insight, health, and inner peace. We’ve started gathering valuable information on this topic, but haven’t yet curated the findings.

Hinduism

Five lectures by the great Swami Vivekananda that explain Hinduism as a universal religion, its common bases and philosophy, and its four yogas.

Jnana Yoga

A collection of lectures by Swami Vivekananda on Jnâna yoga, a Hindu spiritual practice in the pursuit of pure knowledge.

Yoga: Immortality and Freedom

In this landmark book, first published in English in 1958, renowned scholar of religion Mircea Eliade lays the groundwork for a Western understanding of Yoga.

The Science of Self-Realization

Self-realization explained. Through the interviews, lectures, essays, and letters of this book, Srila Prabhupada exhaustively explains how to practice yoga in the modern age.

Bhakti Yoga: The Yoga of Love and Devotion

Swami Vivekananda writes of Bhakti yoga, the spiritual path to the divine.

Sacred Sanskrit Words: For Yoga, Chant, and Meditation

Joseph Campbell called Sanskrit “the great spiritual language of the world.

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