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SARTRE AND YOGA - eBook by Ashok Kumar Malhotra

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SARTRE AND YOGA
eBook by

Ashok Kumar Malhotra


EBOOK AVAILABLE FROM IdeaIndia.Com AT www.ideaindia.com/sartre-and-yoga/p/1909/





Writing on Jean-Paul Sartre is like going to a shrine. The way is well trodden. However, the journey continues to be uphill and the path winding and circuitous. There are blind alleys, labyrinthine pathways, and distracting lights. Time and again one has to pause and look for direction. I have been a devoted pilgrim to the Sartre shrine. As a token of my debt to Sartre, I have written this work in an effort to telescope the long and arduous intellectual journey for the newly initiated.


The book is directed to the grassroots course in Sartre's brand of existential philosophy. My experience in teaching introductory courses in philosophy has convinced me that the philosophy of Sartre can be best introduced to students through Nausea which is replete with existential themes. It is easier for the beginner to identify oneself with Roquentin and his use of the phe…

Yoga and Meditation Now: Journal of Yoga - eBook by Ashok Kumar Malhotra

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Yoga and Meditation Now


eBook by 

Prof. Ashok Kumar Malhotra

EBOOK AVAILABLE FROM IdeaIndia.Com AT http://www.ideaindia.com/yoga-and-meditation/p/1794/



Yoga, which originated in India, has been with us for the past 2500 years. During its historical development, though it was influential predominately among the various brands of Hinduism, it became an essential part of the Buddhist and Jain meditation styles and later on was adopted as a contemplative practice by the Chinese Taoists and Japanese Zen Buddhists. It is only recently that the West has opened its doors to its wholehearted acceptance by making it a way of life. The idea for creating the Journal originated from the three years long work of the Yoga and Meditation Society for the Scientific Study of Spirituality that was formed because of the need to present authentic versions of yoga and meditation to the public.

The Yoga Society started in 2004 through a generous grant from the Metanexus Institute of Philadelphia and a matching …

Symbolism of the Linga - eArticle by Manola K Gayatri - IdeaIndia.Com

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SYMBOLISM OF THE LINGA


eArticle by 
Manola K. Gayatri



eARTICLE AVAILABLE FROM IdeaIndia.Com AT www.ideaindia.com/symbolism-of-the-linga-in-india/p/1859/




The Linga, sometimes associated with the symbol of the phallus, is often misunderstood. This eArticle is a comparative study in myth, imagery, and ritual of the Linga cult in India between the third century BC and third century AD with Freudian theory of the twentieth century AD. I contrast Freudian phallocentric theory with the ideas that emerged within the linga cult in India from about the third century BC up to about the tenth century AD, but focusing mainly on the visual evidence from the third century BC to the third century AD.


Manola K. Gayatri – currently at Jawaharlal Nehru University undertaking her Ph.D. She specializes in gender, women, theatre and performance studies.

WISDOM OF THE TAO TE CHING: The Code of a Spiritual Warrior - eBook by Ashok Kumar Malhotra

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WISDOM OF THE TAO TE CHING
The Code of a Spiritual Warrior


eBook by

Ashok Kumar Malhotra



EBOOK AVAILABLE FROM IdeaIndia.Com AT www.ideaindia.com/wisdom-of-the-tao-te-ching-the-code-of-a-spiritual-warrior/p/1906/






(Introduction by Ronnie Littlejohn, Chair, Philosophy Department, Belmont University)


One Saturday afternoon in July 1992, I was working on a manuscript, Pathways To Philosophy, when the telephone rang...I said mechanically “good afternoon, this is Dr. Malhotra’s office.” The person on the other end said that it was Warner Brothers TV department....asked the reason for the call. The caller was a woman who introduced herself as a research assistant to Mr. Ken Parks, the lawyer for the Warner Brothers. I reiterated my original question, asking her the reason for the call. The conversation proceeded as follows:


Caller: “Warner Brothers is doing a new series called Kung Fu: The Legend Continues. The series will consist of 22 episodes, some of which will be shot in Toronto.”
Ashok: “In …