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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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12. AN ALTERNATIVE SOCIETY

12. AN ALTERNATIVE SOCIETY “If we forget the aim of human life and simply take supplies from the Lord for sense gratification and become more and more entangled in material existence, which is not the purpose of creation, certainly we become thieves, and therefore we are punished by the laws of material nature.” A.C. Bhaktivedanta […]

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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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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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B. Teacher Guides (secondary)

Word documents for download TGD-01 Tips on Teaching about Hinduism (introductory guidelines) TGD-01 Tips on Teaching Hinduism TGD-02 Summary of the three gunas (the gunas, personal development) TGD-02 Summary of 3 Gunas TGD-03 Krishna’s Opulence (God, ideas of God) TGD-03 Krishna’s Opulence TGD-04 Twelve Main Deities and Related Attributes/Topics (God, Hindu deities) TGD-04 12 Deities […]

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B. Teacher Guides (primary)

Word documents for download 1.1 Stereo-types within Hinduism TGD-1.1 Stereotypes about Hinduism 1.2 Relating concepts to values and practices TGD-1.2 Relating concepts to values and practices 2.1 Festival food TGD-2.1 Festival Food 2.2 Stories – related values and concepts TGD-2.2 Stories – related values and concepts 2.3 The Significance of Light TGD-2.3 The Significance of […]

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ART-1001 The Aryan Invasion Debate

Word document download: ART-1001 The Aryan Invasion Debate by Ravi M. Gupta (Radhika Ramana dasa) There are few issues in Indology which cause as much emotional excitement as the Aryan Invasion Theory. This theory about the roots of Hinduism is embroiled in a debate that spans many areas of study—linguistics, archeology, anthropology, history and religious […]

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The Life of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami

Word document download: FCT-1203 His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada appeared in this world in 1896 in Calcutta, India. He first met his spiritual master, Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami, in Calcutta in 1922. Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, a prominent religious scholar and the founder of sixty-four Gaudiya Mathas (Vedic institutes) in India, liked this educated […]

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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 HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF ISKCON

Word document download: FCT-1001 3000 B.C. The end of Dvarapa-yuga, (the copper age), and beginning of Kali-yuga (the iron age, the age of quarrel); the advent of Lord Krishna; the compilation of Vedic literature by Vyasadeva. These writings include the Bhagavad Gita, spoken originally by Lord Krishna and the Bhagavat Purana, describing His pastimes. Both […]

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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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HINDU MARRIAGE

Word document download: FCT-0602 Marriage is one of the most important of the samskaras (Hindu rites of passage). It is not only a social institution but also a religious sacrament. It is the only one compulsory for women and for men from the shudra varna. Traditionally, there is no such thing as divorce, though there […]

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THE ARATI CEREMONY

Word document download: FCT-0301 The arati ceremony is the customary Hindu method of honouring a special guest, welcoming a friend, greeting a returned loved one, or worshipping the Lord. It is central to the process of Deity worship, whether at home or in the temple. Auspicious articles are offered to altar-pictures or the Deities. Worship […]

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ART-0001 Hinduism, how we see it

Download article ‘ART-0001 Hinduism, how we see it’ as word document The Western Educationalists’ Perspective on the Vedic Tradition Rasamandala Das Rasamandala dasa has offered us this article to help clarify some of the concerns and reservations that many of us may have with educational approaches to Vedanta and Hinduism. He reassures us with his […]