The Hindu Way of Awakening
Paperback, 349 pages (5¼" x 8")
Other Editions: Spanish Book
$16.95 List Price
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Hinduism, as it comes across in this book, is a robust, joyful religion, amazingly in step with the most advanced thinking of modern times, in love with life, deeply human as well as humane, delightfully aware of your personal life's needs–or so it seems, for the teaching in this book is no abstraction: It is down-to-earth and pressingly immediate.
Swami Kriyananda's inspired, entertaining, energetic writing style make this book delightful reading for anyone interested in spirituality and the deeper meanings of religion. A master of word imagery, he brings order to the seeming chaos of symbols and deities in Hinduism. This book reveals the underlying teachings from which the symbols arise, truths inherent in all religions, and their essential purpose: the direct inner experience of God.
What Others Are Saying
"Swami Kriyananda's inspired, entertaining, energetic writing style makes this book delightful reading for Hindus and non-Hindus alike. He brings order to the seeming chaos of the vast symbols and imagery one encounters in Hinduism and brings forth the underlying teachings from which these symbols arise. . . . Kriyananda does a superb job not only in deepening our understanding and appreciation of the Hindu religion, but of encouraging us to expand our awareness to include an appreciation of truth in all religions."
"In a scholarly and thorough manner, Kriyananda explores the true meaning of self-discovery through the various ways of Hindu religions. He places the Hindu way not only in history within the contexts of the psychology and spirituality of symbol, but also directly demonstrates how it participates in the revelation of the ultimate human destiny."
—The New Times
"The Hindu Way of Awakening demonstrates that Hinduism is a robust, joyful religion, amazingly in step with the most advanced thinking of modern times, in love with life, deeply human, as well as humane, delightfully aware of the individual's personal life needs. [The book] gives hope for life and for the future. It points to that essence of eternal truth that animates every great religion in the world, and amply demonstrates the necessity for all men and women of good will to interact together with a mutual respect for the sake of their own personal well-being and for the benefit of future generations."
—Midwest Book Review
"The book provides an understanding of Hinduism as the inner Way that all souls tread, characterized by profound wisdom and devotion, and with a genuine toleration and appreciation of religious diversity that is so much needed in our world."
—Light of Consciousness magazine