Damuro To ask other readers questions about Darsanplease sign up. I felt that there is no singular pattern I could follow along with and the book is filled with Hindu culture specific jargon which while explained in footnotes that may be more off-putting for some re This book was OK. Darsan offers numerous insights into the parallels between Hindu and Christian theologies, providing another useful source for thinking about the relationship between Hindu and Christian theologies. B The Visible India.
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Fekora To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This language parallels a number of claims made by the Christian traditions concerning Jesus of Nazareth. In the Hindu view, not only must the gods keep their eyes open, but so must we, in order to make contact with them, to reap their blessings, and to know their secrets.
In this reflection, I focus on the nature of the divine image in the Hindu tradition, especially as this concept relates to Christian conceptions of divine nature and representation. Early in the first chapter the author, Diane Eck, uses the kaleidoscope metaphor to describe the incredible diversity of the Hindu experience, and for the rest of the book, she skillfully reveals how the tapestry of Hindu shrines, processions, iconography, symbols, rituals, and more, all kaleidoscopically combine to give the devotee a vibrant and stunning visual revelation of the Divine, an experience which the Hindus call Darshan.
But what is does address, it gives a comprehensive analysis of and that makes it an interesting book. May 07, Annie rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 06, Amanda rated it liked it Shelves: This book is about the power and importance of seeing in the Hindu religious tradition. Xandra rated it liked it Aug 30, That is, images are incarnations of the divine. Open Preview See a Problem? Darsan by Eck, Diana L This book is a brief but excellent explanation for Westerners about how Hindu worship is done, and what it means to the worshippers.
Spine creases, wear dwrsan binding and pages from reading. Jun 01, John rated it it was amazing. Aug 10, Mireille rated it it was ok.
A clear and enjoyable introduction to Hinduism. Oct 14, T. Sign In Register Help Cart. I felt that there is no singular pattern I could follow along with and the book is filled with Hindu culture specific jargon which while explained in footnotes that may be more off-putting for some re This book was OK. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Orders will be mailed either on the day ordered or the next business day.
Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! This site uses Akismet to darswn spam. I encourage anyone who is interesting in or confused be the seeming incongruous aspects of this dxrsan system. Christopher Piazza rated it really liked it Oct 13, It read kind of like a textbook for me. Home Affairs and National Security S. Email required Address never made public. A very good copy, with crisp clean pages and tight binding; light foxing to the top edge and minor shelfwear and discoloration.
Darśan, seeing the divine image in India
January 1, Patrick This book, though focused primarily on a single important characteristic of Hinduism in practice is probably the best introduction ever written to what Hinduism, in practice is like for those who are unfamiliar with that religion. Even those with some familiarity will benefit from how Eck treats how seeing in understood in a religious context in Hinduism. While useful as an academic book, this book is well suited to a non-academic audience. January 1, Kristin This was a nice surprise for me because it focused so much on the use of images in Hinduism and the power of looking, both of looking at something and even of being looked at.
Darśan : seeing the divine image in India
Darsán, Seeing the Divine Image in India