El inspirado estilo de escritura enérgica y entretenida de Suami Kriyananda, hace de este libro una lectura deliciosa para cualquier persona interesada en la espiritualidad y los significados más profundos de la religión. Es un maestro con la palabra y las metáforas, pone orden en el caos aparente de los símbolos y deidades del hinduismo. Este libro revela las enseñanzas subyacentes de las que surgen los símbolos, las verdades inherentes a todas las religiones, y su propósito esencial: la experiencia personal interior de Dios.

El hinduismo, tal y como se percibe en este libro, es una religión alegre y vigorosa, increíblemente en sintonía con el pensamiento más avanzado de los tiempos modernos, entusiasmada con la vida, profundamente humana y humanitaria, deliciosamente consciente de las necesidades en la vida personal. Las enseñanzas en este libro no son una abstracción: son practicas y se pueden usar inmediatamente.

Swami Kriyananda

Swami Kriyananda (J. Donald Walters), who left his body in 2013, was a direct disciple of the great master, Paramhansa Yogananda, and an internationally known author, lecturer, and composer. Widely recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on meditation and yoga, he taught these principles and techniques to hundreds of thousands of students around the world.

In 1968, Kriyananda founded Ananda Village in Nevada City, California, dedicated to spreading the spirit of friendship, service, and community around the globe. Ananda is recognized as one of the most successful intentional communities in the world; over 1,000 people reside in Ananda communities in the US, India, and Italy. The European retreat and community located in Assisi, Italy, also serves Ananda meditation groups in Europe and Russia.

Ananda Village is also home to The Expanding Light, a world-renowned guest retreat facility where thousands of visitors annually visit for renewal or instruction in many aspects of meditation, yoga, and the spiritual life. The nearby Ananda Meditation Retreat, located on Ananda's first property, functions both as a retreat and as the site for Ananda's Institute of Alternative Living.

An advocate of simple living and high thinking, Swami Kriyananda's more than 140 books cover a wide range of subjects emphasizing the need to live wisely by one's own experience of life, and not by abstract theories or dogmas.

A composer since 1964, Kriyananda wrote over 400 musical works. His music is inspiring, soothing, and uplifting. Many of his later albums are instrumental works with brief affirmations or visualizations. Chuck Dilberto, of Awareness Magazine wrote, "[His] words and music are full of his life and light. His sole intention is to heal, something we could all use during these chaotic times."

Through Crystal Clarity Publishers, his works have sold over 3 million copies worldwide and have been translated into over 25 languages.

More about Swami Kriyananda, including photos and videos, is available at the
official Swami Kriyananda website.

 

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Contenido

Introducción
Prefacio
 
Primera parte: La revelación
1. ¿Qué es la verdad?
2. ¿Qué son los símbolos?
3. El poder del simbolismo
4. El simbolismo en la India
5. Estimar la fecha de todo
6. ¿El simbolismo: Verdad o imaginación?
7. ¿Filosofía, religión, ciencia o qué?
8. La revelación hindú – Parte uno
9. La revelación hindú – Parte dos
10.¿Simbolismo o idolatría?

Segunda Parte: Los símbolos
11. Brahma, Visnú y Siva: la triniada de Om (teología hindú)
12. El simbolismo de Brahma
13. El secreto de Brahma
14. La puerta del jardín
15. La importancia de la satsanga (Buena compañia)
16. ¿El avatar: Revelación o viaje de regreso?
17. El avatar y la evolución humana
18. El simbolismo en el Bhagavad Gita
19. Tantra, el sendero de la confrontación
20. La madre divina
21. La unidad en la diversidad