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The Power of the Sacred Name: Indian Spirituality Inspired by Mantras
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Power of the Sacred Name, The: Indian Spirituality Inspired by Mantras
Power of the Sacred Name, The: Indian Spirituality Inspired by Mantras
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Throughout the world, and encompassing all of the great religious traditions, repeating or singing a sacred name is a fundamental spiritual practice. For millions of people, whether Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, or Hindu, repeating a sacred name is an integral part of prayer and daily life. This collection of writings by renowned Indian Scholar, V. Raghavan, examines the lives and contributions of the main exponents of the tradition in India, including Mahatma Gandhi, and Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.
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Detailed Description of The Power of the Sacred Name: Indian Spirituality Inspired by Mantras

Throughout the world, and encompassing all of the great religious traditions, repeating or singing a sacred name is a fundamental spiritual practice. For millions of people, whether Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, or Hindu, repeating a sacred name is an integral part of prayer and daily life. This collection of writings by renowned Indian Scholar, V. Raghavan, examines the lives and contributions of the main exponents of the tradition in India, including Mahatma Gandhi, and Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism.

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Venkataraman Raghavan

Venkataraman Raghavan (1908-1979) was a Sanskrit scholar, a musicologist, and a composer specializing in Carnatic music. He was the secretary of the Music Academy, Madras, from 1944 until his death in 1979. He wrote several books on music and on aesthetics in Sanskrit literature. Dr. Raghavan has been called “one of the foremost scholars and enlightened custodians of Indian culture in general, and Sanskrit literature in particular,” and he is held in high renown for his efforts in preserving traditional Indian culture.

Dr. V. Raghavan is the author of the forthcoming World Wisdom title The Power of the Sacred Name as well as the forewrod to Language of the Self, by Frithjof Schuon.

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William J. Jackson

William J. Jackson is Professor Emeritus at IUPUI, where he taught courses in Comparative Religion in the Department of Religious Studies for 25 years. He served as the first Lake Scholar at the Lake Family Institute on Faith and Giving, Philanthropic Studies Center, IUPUI, from 2005 to 2008, and published The Wisdom of Generosity: A Reader in American Philanthropy (2008). He has published several books about South Indian religious culture, including Tyagaraja—Life and Lyrics, and Songs of Three Great South Indian Saints, and Vijayanagara Visions (all published by Oxford University Press). He is also the author of a book entitled Heaven’s Fractal Net: Retrieving Lost Visions in the Humanities (2008), about the symbolic meanings of fractal-like geometrical patterns found in the world’s cultures. He is currently working on a book exploring the “cultural DNA of America,” the deep stories, symbols, emblems, values and aspirations which have been formative and influential in American life.

Prof. Jackson is the editor of the forthcoming World Wisdom title, The Power of the Sacred Name.


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M. Narasimhachary

Born in Arthamur, Andhra Pradesh, India, Professor M. Narasimhachary earned his Ph.D. in Sanskrit from the University of Madras, under the guidance of Dr V. Raghavan. His PhD thesis was entitled Contribution of Sri Yamunacharya to Visishtadvaita. He was Assistant Professor of Sanskrit and Research Director at Vivekananda College, Madras, then Reader in Sanskrit at the University of Madras, Chennai, and then he founded and chaired the Department of Vaishnavism at the University of Madras. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, and at Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania, and a Visiting Academic at the Centre for Hindu Studies, Oxford University, UK, as well as a Visiting Fellow at the School of Indological Studies at Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka, Mauritius.

Prof. Narasimhachary wrote the foreword to the upcoming World Wisdom title, The Power of the Sacred Name.


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