Dancing with Siva: Hinduism's Contemporary Catechism

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Himalayan Academy Publications, 2003 - 388 pages

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Page 38 - And here they say that a person consists of desires. And as is his desire, so is his will; and as is his will, so is his deed; and whatever deed he does, that he will reap.
Page 81 - He who, dwelling in all things, yet is other than all things, whom all things do not know, whose body all things are, who controls all things from within — He is your Soul, the Inner Controller, the Immortal.
Page 139 - They, verily, rising above the desire for sons and the desire for wealth and the desire for worlds, lived the life of a mendicant. For the desire for sons is the desire for wealth, and the desire for wealth is the desire for worlds ; for both these are desires.
Page xxi - Believes in karma, one law of cause and effect by which each individual creates his own destiny by his thoughts, words and deeds. 5.
Page 189 - Lead me from the unreal to the real, lead me from darkness to light, lead me from death to immortality.
Page xx - Believes that all souls are evolving towards union with God and will ultimately find moksha, spiritual knowledge and liberation from the cycle of rebirth. Not a single soul will be eternally deprived of this destiny. 4.
Page 245 - ... fruit of action" (karmaphala) or "after effect" (uttaraphala), which sooner or later returns upon the doer. What we sow, we shall reap in this or future lives. Selfish, hateful acts (papakarma or kukarma) will bring suffering. Benevolent actions (punyakarma or sukarma) will bring loving reactions. Karma is threefold: sanchita, prarabdha and kriyamana. — sanchita karma: "Accumulated actions.
Page 56 - As the sun, the eye of the whole world. Is not sullied by the external faults of the eyes, So the one Inner Soul of all things Is not sullied by the evil in the world, being external to it.
Page 60 - Behold the Universe in the glory of God : and all that lives and moves on earth. Leaving the transient, find joy in the Eternal: set not your heart on another's possession.
Page 175 - Self that has entered this perilous inaccessible place ( the body ), he is the maker of the universe, for he is the maker of all.

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