"Terms we associate with Hinduism-""Hinduism,"" ""religion,"" and ""India""-are all Western labels, terms that for most of history did not accurately reflect the thinking of those who practice this ancient faith. In fact, one of the primary themes of Professor Mark W. Muesse's lectures is the difficulty of studying Hinduism without imposing Western perceptions on it. In Hinduism you will find a religion that is perhaps the most diverse of all. It worships more gods and goddesses than any other, and it rejects the notion that there is only one path to the divine."
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by Mark W. Muesse
by Mark Berkson
by Mark Leary
by Mark Frank
by Mark Stoler
by Kenneth W. Harl
by Gary W. Gallagher
"This entry in The Teaching Company's series on major religions surveys the five-thousand-year history and development of Hindu spirituality and culture on the Indian subcontinent. Professor Muesse approaches the topic with a serious and straightforward presentational style. He's got a lot of ground to cover, and he keeps things moving, but the richness of the Hindu tradition means that he is able to address only the highlights of this colorful and fascinating spiritual tradition. Still, the set is a good introduction to topics such as the Rig Veda, reincarnation, karma, the caste system, the Bhagavad Gita, various Hindu gods and goddesses, and some of the multitudinous philosophical systems that fall under the umbrella of Hinduism. M.G. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"
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