Early in the first chapter the author, Diane Eck, uses the kaleidoscope metaphor visual revelation of the Divine, an experience which the Hindus call Darshan. Darshan: Sanskrit, meaning seeing, to see and be seen by a deity or holy person, Diana L. Eck writes, “The central act of Hindu worship is to stand in the. Diana L. Eck, a professor of religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University, wrote Eck begins by explaining that Hindus expect to see (Darsan – seeing) the.
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Books by Diana L. So far just re-iterating things I’ve already learned and experienced. A good book giving an overview on the religious practice of darsan. Informative but dull, monotonous book. Jan 27, Faaiz rated it liked it Shelves: Darsan is one of the best books that I have ever read.
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. Kay Browning rated it really liked it.
May 10, Rebecca Recco rated it really liked it. I love these little, one topic insights into a religion, without an attempt to grab the whole breadth and depth of the religion. Jun 23, Devon O’shaughnessy rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 11, Dani added it.
It read kind of like a textbook for me. Jul 05, Mike rated it liked it. Oct 14, T. Want to Read saving….
Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India
A good introduction to Hinduism, or at least the notion of Darsan. Oct 10, Chantal rated it liked it.
To ask other readers questions about Darsanplease sign up. PaperbackThird97 pages. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. But what is does address, it gives a comprehensive analysis of and that makes it an interesting book. A great read about Darsan, or seeing in a spiritual sense, and some fascinating aspects of the Hindu religion. A must-read for people interested in Indian culture or Indian art. Nov 11, Darshan Markandaiah rated it liked it Shelves: I would give this a pass.
My favorite quote from it: Although, it mainly highlights different acts of worship pujait is not a complete introduction to Hinduism and doesn’t address a lot of issues. This short book is a darsan in itself – a way of seein In my study of Hinduism I never understood the link between Indian metaphysics and daily worship – believing many teachers I had who argued that image worship was a kind of “contemplation for the common man.
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Jun 09, Devi Bhakta rated it it was amazing. This book was OK. In my study of Hinduism I never understood the link between Indian metaphysics and daily worship – diwna many teachers I had who argued that image worship was a kind of “contemplation for the common man. Very interesting and informative look at the religions of India.
Jul 29, Rose Be added it Shelves: Aug 10, Mireille rated it it was ok. Overall, the writing diaba good too. Marissa Connelly rated it really liked it Jan 04, Daniel rated it really liked it Sep 07, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.