PaperbackThird97 pages. A great read about Darsan, or seeing in a spiritual sense, and some fascinating aspects of the Hindu religion. Preview — Darsan by Diana L. 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. Good introduction for those utterly unfamiliar with Indian religious practice darshzn steeped in the Judaeo-Christian tradition.
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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. My favorite quote from it: "A picture. I encourage anyone who is interesting in or confused be the seeming incongruous aspects of this belief system. Also, now I just want to go to India.
January 1, John Darsan is one of the best books that I have ever read. Eck presents a concise and well written thesis about the practice of Hinduism. January 1, T. Kay Browning Really enjoyable. I love these little, one topic insights into a religion, without an attempt to grab the whole breadth and depth of the religion.
January 1, Informative but dull, monotonous book. It highlights how important visuals are in Hindu culture along with emphasizing how the worship of these images transcend exclusively visual boundaries in the mind of a Hindu worshipper. 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 This book was OK. 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 readers.
I would give this a pass. January 1, Marsha Altman This book is a brief but excellent explanation for Westerners about how Hindu worship is done, and what it means to the worshippers. January 1,
Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India / Edition 3
Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India