Devotional Hinduism: Creating Impressions for God

Mukul’s book touches the core of Hindu spirituality by presenting its devotional feel, which involves directly connecting to God through the surrender of everyday actions (karma yoga) or a love affair with the Divine (bhakti yoga). While exploring the spiritual choices that are available to practicing Hindus, techniques that can be used for remembering God, and how we relate to Nature, Devotional Hinduism offers tips to college students and employees seeking to incorporate Eastern wisdom into their professional lives.

This book is an original presentation of Hindu spirituality, knowledge from the Gita, and thoughts from selected Bhakti Saints.

Selected Features

  • Relevantly links spiritual evolution to professional life and society.
  • Makes ancient wisdom more accessible to the modern-day reader.
  • Assumes no background in philosophy.
  • Focuses on mainstream contemporary Hinduism.
  • Integrates how Hindus adore the Divine with their practices, routines, and social behavior.
  • Couples popular beliefs and philosophical principles from the Bhagavad Gita (and the devotional saints of India) with the writer’s personal observations and novel inferences.
  • Focuses on incorporating spirituality into our lives rather than on understanding Hindu theory.
  • Harmonizes well with multiple traditions of philosophical thought (e.g. monism vs. dualism), which are presented as choices for readers.

The book is available at amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com

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Sita-Rama

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Lakshmi-Vishnu

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Parvati-Shiva

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God in the Bhagavad Gita

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Jnana Yoga

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Bhakti Yoga

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Karma Yoga

Karma Yoga is about altering our attitude towards work in such a manner that all our actions start leading us to God. Whether we earn for our family, engage in non-profit organizations, or are a Read more…

Aim of Hindu life

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Reincarnation

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Karma

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Dharma

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Whom do Hindus worship?

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