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A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism by Swami Harshananda of Ramakrishna Math

A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism is a monumental work by Swami Harshananda of Ramakrishna Math. Swami Harshananda, who is in his late 70s, has served 53 years in the Ramakrishna Monastic order and is presently the Head of Ramakrishna Math at Basavanagudi, Bangalore. A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism is in three volumes and deals with important topics associated with Hindu religion including scriptures, philosophy, mythology, rituals and sacraments, pilgrim centers, short biographies of saints, gurus and other Hindu leaders in various fields, ancient arts and sciences, archaeology, Hindu festivals and their significance. Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism are also briefly explained in the book.There are nearly 3,600 entries in the encyclopedia and each volume of the book contains nearly 700 pages and there several color pictures and line drawings. Swami Harshananda is the author of several books and it took nearly 33 years to research and compile A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism.The bo…

Sayings of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Don’t think of violence as just killing another human being. Any destruction of life, beyond the need for one's survival is violence.The word yoga literally means union. When you experience everything as a part of yourself, then you are in yoga.The fundamental problem with humanity is that everyone is trying to be special. Only when you become ordinary, like a tree, can a greater dimension of life open up to you.Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev(Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, or Sadhguru, as he is popularly known, is a self-realized yogi and profound mystic and founder of Isha foundation.)

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