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Hinduism, a Way of Life

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This is a book on Hinduism designed to explain many South Asian practices, some not confined to Hindus only, that have very often been misunderstood in North America. The book contains essential information on standard Hindu sacraments and rituals, on dress codes, customs and festivals, on worship practices and sacred images. It provides a sampler of prayers, points for reflection and liturgical formulae. It notes peculiarities of emigre Hindu experience in the United States and Canada and incorporates insights from the author`s experience as a Hindu chaplain. The book has been written in response to requests for information from hospitals, ethnic squads in police forces, schools and boards of education, chaplains, social workers, and Hindus themselves. It will be helpful to students as well.

    BOOK, 104 pages
    Published 1991
  • Original Title : Hinduism, a Way of Life
  • Genre : Religion
  • ISBN : 9788120808997 (ISBN13: 8120808991)
  • Language : en
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praveen rai rated it
August 01, 2018
A review of basic information on Hindu rituals, dress, customs, festivals, worship, and nature of Hindu spirituality, designed for the lay public and especially for many Indians and interested westerners in North America
IIT Madras rated it
August 01, 2018
In this culture, God is not the highest entity; mukti or liberation is the highest goal. We are willing to use God as a stepping stone, if needed. To be precise, Hinduism is a way of life, a dharma. Dharma does not mean religion. It is the law that governs all action. Thus, contrary to popular perception, Hinduism is not just a religion in the tradition sense of the term


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