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Hindu book discussion thread and ideas

Discussion in 'Hinduism DIR' started by sayak83, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. sayak83

    sayak83 Well-Known Member
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    I am thinking of starting a thread where a chosen Hindu text (classical or new) will be collaboratively and systematically read and commented on by participants. The book will be chosen by vote, should be freely available online or download able and quotable, and would be discussed on segments in separate threads, so that late comers or temporary absentees (life happens) can jump back to a segment when they have free time again.

    If you guys, gals, robots, aliens and talking animals/birds are interested in such a discussion, please leave an OP like.

    Also please present suggestions and links for those book suggestions as replies here. The 4-5 most popular ones will be put up to a poll for final selection. :)
     
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  2. SalixIncendium

    SalixIncendium Resident Hermit
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    While I'd be happy with reading/discussing the classics like the Bhagavad Gita or the Upanishads, I'll cast the first vote for the Gospel of Ramakrishna.

    The Gospel of Ramakrishna Index (unless someone has a link to a better version).
     
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  3. sayak83

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    Aupmanyav Be your own guru

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    IMHO, each Hindu writes his own book (which is better than anyone else's book, whoever he/she may be) :D.
     
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  6. sayak83

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    Getting lots of likes. But a few more book suggestions also welcome. :)
     
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    What if we read some of the puranas?
     
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    It's entirely possible. But please provide an accessible link to them. :)
     
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    Jainarayan ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
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    Jainarayan ॐ नमो भगवते वासुदेवाय
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    #11 Jainarayan, Dec 14, 2017
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    How about an episode by episode discussion of the Mahabharata. Free apps are available that stream BR Chopra's TV series.
     
  13. sayak83

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    It's a TV series, not a religious scripture. Basic outline maybe followed, but very little of the actual written verses of the major renditions are present.
     
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    Understood but the story is so awesome! I would love to participate in a beginner's level workshop on this story and its cultural and spiritual significance. It may not be reading but it is a book to discuss!
     
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    We can directly read some abridged version.
     
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