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Glossary

Glossary Many proper names are listed under this glossary with the link reference. These include names of places, people, festivals, organisations, and sacred texts. A Adi Shankara – well-known theologian and founder of the advaita school. Also called Adi Shankaracharya. Advaita – non-dualism, the name of the theology equating the soul with God. Advaitin – […]

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Extras – Further Reading

Extras – Further Reading This selection focuses on books for teachers and for student research. A more comprehensive list (with ISBNs) features on the CD-Rom within the Heart of Hinduism Resource Pack. Academic Books (especially for secondary RE teachers and Libraries) Hinduism – A Short Introduction by Klaus. K. Klostermaier (Oneworld, Oxford) A Concise Encyclopedia […]

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06. THE TEN AVATARS

6. THE TEN AVATARS The ten incarnations of Vishnu are a recurrent theme in Vedic history. Vishnu exists outside the material realm as the creator, and he exists within every being as the Supersoul. He also enters this world as avatar, ‘one who descends’, to restore balance whenever his presence is needed. His descent is […]

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Academic Books (especially for RE specialists)

Further Reading (word document version) Academic Books (especially for RE specialists) A Very Short Introduction to Hinduism by Kim Knott (Oxford University Press) ISBN: 0-19-285387-2 A succinct and accessible introduction to the tradition Hinduism – A Short Introduction by Klaus. K. Klostermaier (Oneworld, Oxford) ISBN: 1-85168-220-1 A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism by K. K. Klostermaier […]

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Scriptural Verses B – Core Values and Virtues

Scriptural Verses B (word document download) Verses on Core Values and Virtues Please also refer to the section on proverbs for further relevant verses. In here, there are four main categories, namely: A. Godly / Spiritual Qualities (general) B. Demonic / Materialistic Qualities (general) C. Specific Virtues D. Miscellaneous A. Godly / Spiritual Qualities (general) […]

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Further Resources

Academic Books (especially for Secondary RE teachers and Libraries) A Very Short Introduction to Hinduism by Kim Knott (Oxford University Press) ISBN: 0-19-285387-2 A succinct and accessible introduction to the tradition Hinduism – A Short Introduction by Klaus. K. Klostermaier (Oneworld, Oxford) ISBN: 1-85168-220-1 A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism by K. K. Klostermaier (Oneworld, Oxford) […]

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STO-202 – Mrigari the Hunter (ahimsa)

STO-202-sec Once upon a time, the great saint Narada Muni was on his way through a forest to bathe at the confluence of the three sacred rivers, the Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati.. As he was walking, he came across a deer lying on the path. He saw that the animal was pierced by an arrow, […]

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(E) Mrigari the Hunter (ahimsa)

STO-202 Once upon a time, the great saint Narada Muni was on his way through a forest to bathe at the confluence of the three sacred rivers, the Ganga, Yamuna and Sarasvati.. As he was walking, he came across a deer lying on the path. He saw that the animal was pierced by an arrow, […]

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THE HARE KRISHNA MOVEMENT

Word document download: FCT-1201 What is the Hare Krishna Movement? The Hare Krishna movement is the popular name for the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). Who started ISKCON? In 1965, an elderly monk, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (1896-1977), travelled alone from India to establish the culture of Krishna consciousness in the […]

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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF FOOD IN THE HINDU TRADITION

Word document download: FCT-0801 In Hinduism food is so important that the tradition is sometimes called “the  kitchen religion”. No function is complete without the free distribution of food. Food and philosophy. Largely influenced by the doctrine of ahimsa, many Hindus are lacto-vegetarian, shunning all meat, fish and eggs, but those less strict will certainly […]

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ART-0704 Charity, Cow Protection

The Ox-Power & Cow-Protection Project Bhaktivedanta Manor (temple), Hertfordshire, England, UK Download ‘The Ox-Power & Cow-Protection Project’ as word document The following is an interview with the manager of this project, Shyamasundara Das. Shyamasundara was in the Royal Marines before joining the Bhaktivedanta community in 1782. He is now married with three children and lives […]