Tantra Illuminated takes the listener on a fascinating journey to the very heart of original Tantra: its key teachings, foundational lineages, and transformative practices. Since the West´s discovery of Tantra 100 years ago, there has been considerable fascination, speculation, and more than a little misinformation about this spiritual movement. Now, for the first time in the English language, Tantra Illuminated presents an accessible introduction to this sacred tradition that began 1,500 years ago in the far north of India. Using translations from primary Sanskrit sources and offering a profound look at spiritual practice, this book reveals Tantra´s rich history and powerful teachings. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher D. Wallis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/051318de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An intimate, evocative, often funny, and always vital portrait of India at the peak of the British Raj. Written at the age of 22, they immediately show Kipling´s natural and prodigious talent. Timeless, they can be listened to forever. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Martin Jarvis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/csaw/000018de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In India, the tradition of chant is revered as the highest form of devotion: a form of vocal meditation that is practiced by common people and sants (saint singers) who wander through every village and city of the subcontinent. Through prayer sung from the heart, it is understood, anyone can achieve profound spiritual transformation and ecstasy. With voice alone, they reach the divine and merge, drowning in the sea of God´s love. It is in this timeless tradition that Divine Singing is offered as an intensive training course in the devotional music of India. Drawing from 30 years of experience, Kabir teaches a simple, easy-to-follow system you can use to experience the love, longing, and ecstasy hidden within your own voice. Divine Singing is not about religious belief. Rather, it draws from the rich musical world of the Hindus, Sufis, Buddhists, and believers of other faiths to vividly demonstrate how the voice can serve as a direct bridge to the divine. In 11 step-by-step sessions, you will discover the joy of chanting as a spiritual practice, principles of tonal resonance in body and spirit, the sacred silence within sound, the beauty of raga melody, how to attune to the creative power in sound, 20 authentic chants and hymns of devotion for you to sing along with, and much more. Here, for the first time, is an innovative synthesis of music and spiritual practices, waiting to open Western seekers to the realm where chant is an exalted vehicle for cosmic consciousness, a realm where your own voice is the bringer of mysteries, a realm where your voice and divine sound are one - the realm of Divine Singing. Language: English. Narrator: Chaitanya Kabir. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000922de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An enchanting historical epic of grand passion and adventure, this debut novel tells the captivating story of one of India´s most controversial empresses, a woman whose brilliance and determination trumped myriad obstacles and whose love shaped the course of the Mughal Empire.Skillfully blending the textures of historical reality with the rich and sensual imaginings of a timeless fairy tale, The Twentieth Wife sweeps listeners up in Mehrunnisa´s embattled love with Prince Salim - and in the bedazzling destiny of a woman, a legend in her own time, who was all but lost to history until now. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Sneha Mathan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002004de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A timeless folktale from India about how three lazy sons are tricked by their mother into working for what they think will be gold, but instead they discover the true riches that come from hard work. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: T. V. Padma. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/augu/000124de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ten-year-old Barsau lives in poverty but is far from being poor. He does not go to a fancy school but learns the best from nature. His domain is not wide, yet the whole Earth is his, as he revels in his own adventures under his share of the blue sky above his contented head and the earth under his joyous feet. Unusual and deeply moving, His Share of Sky is collection of short stories set in a Bodo village on the banks of the river Jwima, in Assam´s Kokrajhar district. The stories, woven around the carefree life of a little tribal Bodo boy, narrate the different situations - sometimes hilarious and at other times poignant - in which he lands himself, along with his two brothers and many friends. Every child will relate to witty and smart Barsau. Although he lives in a rural setting in the northeast of India, his charm and sense of mischief remain universal and timeless. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Cain Walter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/054517de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Jungle Book is a collection of amazing stories written by the famous Rudyard Kipling. The timeless stories enjoyed by both children and adults alike were first published in magazines in 1893-94 and reveal much of Kipling’s India, the country of his birth and where he spent the first six years of his life. The tales in the book are fables where the main characters are animals that teach timeless moral lessons. The verses of The Law of the Jungle, for example, lay down rules for the safety of individuals, families and communities. Kipling put in them nearly everything he knew or ´´heard or dreamed about the Indian jungle.´´ Other readers have interpreted the work as allegories of the politics and society of the time. The best-known of them are the three stories revolving around the adventures of an abandoned ´man cub´ Mowgli who is raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. The most famous of the other stories are probably ´´Rikki-Tikki-Tavi”, the story of a heroic mongoose, and ´´Tommai of the Elephants”, the tale of a young elephant-handler. Kotick, The White Seal seeking for his people a haven where they would be safe from hunters, has been considered a metaphor for Zionism, then in its beginning. As with much of Kipling´s work, each of the stories is preceded by a piece of verse, and succeeded by another. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Minx. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/huds/000107de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Akbar was one of the most admired and most feared emperors of India. He patronized art and promoted religious harmony due to which he is called ´´Akbar the Great´´. In his court was present one of the most wise men of his time - Birbal. The interactions between Akbar and Birbal are the stuff of legend and folklore due to the interesting problems and situations that Akbar posed and the witty solutions and answers that Birbal gave. You will definitely admire the timeless charm of the witty replies and possibly come away learning something. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Claire Heffron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066786de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Akbar was one of the most admired and most feared emperors of India. He patronized art and promoted religious harmony due to which he is called ´´Akbar the Great´´. In his court was present one of the most wise men of his time - Birbal. The interactions between Akbar and Birbal are the stuff of legend and folklore due to the interesting problems and situations that Akbar posed and the witty solutions and answers that Birbal gave. You will definitely admire the timeless charm of the witty replies and possibly come away learning something. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Claire Heffron. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/066787de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.