The Hindu Ethics special collection gathers important resources about a major religious tradition: Hinduism as Indian religion and dharma and it shows as well the development of a Hindu global spirituality. The purpose of the collection is to build a comprehensive library on the ethical philosophy of Hinduism, based three main aspects: 1) sources feeding the philosophy of Hinduism, 2) Institutions, which interpret, redefine and propagate the sources and 3) the themes which are the various facets of application in daily life. The scope of this collection is to be inclusive, encompassing the length and breadth of Hinduism, from ancient lore to modern movements, without leaving out any era, class, creed, sect or school.

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  • Vliv náboženství na ekonomické postavení žen v rozvojových zemích

    Tichá, Michaela; Brůnová, Dominika (Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 2014-08-05)
    Cílem práce je zhodnotit vliv náboženství na ekonomické postavení žen v rozvojových zemích, tj. v zemích se střední a nízkou úrovní HDI. Tato problematika je zkoumána pomocí komparace ukazatelů ve třech skupinách zemí, rozdělených podle převládajícího náboženství: křesťanství, islám a ostatní náboženství (buddhismus, taoismus, hinduismus, kmenové náboženství). Zvolené ukazatele dokládají angažovanost žen na trhu práce a ve společnosti, jejich vzdělanost a úroveň zdravotní péče. Pro komparaci jsou použita data především ze Světové banky či Světového ekonomického fóra, UNESCA atd. Z provedené komparace vyplývá, že co se týče vzdělání, jsou na tom ženy ze skupiny křesťanských zemí nejlépe. V oblasti zaměstnanosti se ve vybraných zemích umístily nejlépe skupina zemí s převládajícím křesťanstvím a ve skupině s ostatním náboženstvím (asijským a africkým), která dosáhla také nejlepších výsledků z hlediska zdravotní péče o ženy. Ve všech zkoumaných oblastech dosahují nejhorších výsledků v postavení žen muslimské země.
  • Examining the Effectiveness of Legal Empowerment as a Pathway Out of Poverty : A Case Study of BRAC

    Kolisetty, Akhila (World Bank, Washington, DC, 2014-01)
    This paper examines the current status of justice and dispute-resolution mechanisms in Bangladesh, ranging from the formal justice system to the traditional shalish (a form of dispute resolution), and focuses on the costs and benefits of utilizing nongovernmental organization (NGO)-led legal services programs as an alternative form of justice delivery and dispute resolution for the poor, with a focus on women and girls. In particular, this paper takes a closer look at a the Human Rights and Legal Aid Services (HRLS) program of BRAC, a leading NGO that works to empower the poorest and most vulnerable in Bangladesh and eleven other countries across the world. HRLS provides a combination of Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC)-led shalish, human rights community based education, community mobilization through a corps of community-based outreach workers (known as shebikas), and recourse to the courts via a network of panel lawyers if needed. This paper will examine the successes of this model in rural Bangladesh as well as the challenges it faces in making an impact on solving the justice problems of the poor and contributing to gender equity. Ultimately, it aims to present a case study that illustrates the strengths and challenges of a legal empowerment model that is quickly gaining traction around the world.
  • 20091003_Healthy_Youth_Healthy_India_St.Pious_College_Hyderabad.

    Prof. V. Viswanadham
    A talk was arranged for the NSS Volunteers of the St. Pious Degree College, Nacharam, Hyderabad, on Healthy Youth â Healthy India. Two power point presentations were used for the lecture. For the first half an hour, the lecture went on in English, however, after verifying that all the students know Telugu, Telugu was also used for explaining certain aspects, which can be better appreciated when explained in the mother tongue. The need for health, the need for physical, mental, spiritual health, how to obtain all-round health, were touched upon. The need for healthy development of the youth for the health and well-being of the nation was emphasized. Human values must be considered as important in the development of spiritual health. The explanation was given in the context of patriotism â how to be. 40 assets, that the youth must strive to acquire, were briefly explained. In the context of spiritual health, the concept of GOD was explained, briefly, in a secular manner. You would be better able to appreciate the beauty and the purpose of the presentation when both the audio version, uploaded to www.archive.org [please search for Prof. V. Viswanadham], and the relevant power point presentation that can be viewed at www.scribd.com [please search for Viswam.vangapally4581] and / or www.slideshare.net/viswanadham and taken together as a package.
  • Ethics within a Spiritual/Metaphyisical World View. Towards Integral Value-Based Education. The sages of India: Vivekananda, Tagore and Aurobindo.

    Ferrer, Albert (Universitat Ramon Llull, 2018)
    Most of the publications on integral value-based education focus on Western educationists, either classical authors such as Rousseau or modern pioneers such as Steiner. Too often, the Western world forgets the contributions from other civilizations. This paper opens the horizon of holistic value-based pedagogies from the vast and rich heritage of Indian philosophy, studying in particular the integral value-based philosophy of education of three major figures of modern India: Swami Vivekananda, R. Tagore and Sri Aurobindo. The paper finally shows that the Indian sages have spoken about ethics and education not from the prevailing materialistic utilitarian paradigm but rather from another world view, which is spiritual and metaphysical in deep coherence with Western Philosophical Idealism -from Plato to Hegel and Steiner- and also in deep coherence with quantum physics and the new holistic paradigm.
  • INTEGRAL EDUCATION IN ANCIENT INDIA FROM VEDAS AND UPANISHADS TO VEDANTA

    Dr. Albert Ferrer (2018-07-13)
    Western scholarship usually ignores the contributions from other civilizations, India for instance. At the same time, contemporary India seems to have forgotten to some extent the deepest achievements of its own tradition. Moreover, modern culture has often produced some kind of despise against ancient traditions as opposed to the freedom and emancipation of the modern world. This paper tries to unveil all the depth and beauty of Indian philosophy of education, especially through major traditions such as Vedas, Upanishads and Vedanta. It also tries to show that the pedagogic message of the sages of modern India revives all the depth of the ancient tradition. This long history of holistic education in India through 35 centuries may enrich the Western insights with figures such as Steiner, Montessori or Dewey, aware that intercultural dialogue will be one of the major challenges of the XXIst century. It becomes crystal clear through this paper that the vision of integral education in Indian culture was inseparable from the spiritual/ mystical dimension, or to put in reverse terms, the spiritual domain constituted the very foundation of the educational process in Indian philosophy of education, a fundamental point that would be again emphasized by Indian modern philosophers such as Vivekananda, Aurobindo and even Krishnamurti.
  • Volunteerism as a tool for Entrepreneurship and Education through a socio-economical activity in the context of the International Township Project of Auroville

    Montpellier Research in Management (MRM) ; Université Montpellier 1 (UM1) - Université Montpellier 2 - Sciences et Techniques (UM2) - Université de Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD) - Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III - Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier (GSCM) - Montpellier Business School; Systèmes d'information ; Montpellier Research in Management (MRM) ; Université Montpellier 1 (UM1) - Université Montpellier 2 - Sciences et Techniques (UM2) - Université de Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD) - Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III - Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier (GSCM) - Montpellier Business School - Université Montpellier 1 (UM1) - Université Montpellier 2 - Sciences et Techniques (UM2) - Université de Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD) - Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III - Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier (GSCM) - Montpellier Business School; Marco, Michael; Rodhain, Florence; Rodhain, Angélique (HAL CCSD, 2013-02-20)
    International audience
  • Can volunteerism be the unexpressed demonstration of a powerful spiritual practice manifested in an effective social and economical activity?

    Systèmes d'information ; Montpellier Research in Management (MRM) ; Université Montpellier 1 (UM1) - Université Montpellier 2 - Sciences et Techniques (UM2) - Université de Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD) - Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III - Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier (GSCM) - Montpellier Business School - Université Montpellier 1 (UM1) - Université Montpellier 2 - Sciences et Techniques (UM2) - Université de Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD) - Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III - Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier (GSCM) - Montpellier Business School; Marketing ; Montpellier Research in Management (MRM) ; Université Montpellier 1 (UM1) - Université Montpellier 2 - Sciences et Techniques (UM2) - Université de Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD) - Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III - Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier (GSCM) - Montpellier Business School - Université Montpellier 1 (UM1) - Université Montpellier 2 - Sciences et Techniques (UM2) - Université de Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD) - Université Paul Valéry - Montpellier III - Groupe Sup de Co Montpellier (GSCM) - Montpellier Business School; Marco, Michael; Rodhain, Florence; Rodhain, Angélique (HAL CCSD, 2013-10-11)
    134 pages
  • ***2013 Bayan - Maulana Anzar Shah Qasmi

    Maulana Anzar Shah Qasmi (2013-12-13)
    2013 Bayan Of Maulana Syed Anzar Shah Qasmi Moulana Anzar Shah is a alim from Deoband and he is presently an Imam in Noorani Masjid in Bangalore. He gives very Impressive lectures, straight to the point, current affairs and many more. Till now he has never compromised with any of the Islamic boundaries of Halaal and Haraam and we pray that Insha Allah he remains the same. The only objection people have against him is that the uses foul language to the munafiqeen and kuffar for which he has his own proofs. Ae Aashiqe Rasool.mp3 Ae Musalma Tu Hi Buland He Bombay.mp3 Agar Aman Chahte Ho.mp3 Ahle Bait 22.11.13.mp3 Allah Ke Darbar Me 26.12.13.mp3 Aourat Khairoshar Ka Remote Control.mp3 Aulaad Ya Azaab - (V1-V3).mp3 Aulaad Ya Azaab - (V2-V3).mp3 Aulaad Ya Azaab - (V3-V3).mp3 Aurat Ki Ismat Gari Ka Ilaaj.mp3 Azmate Ramzan.mp3 Bahimmat Musalman 05.11.13.mp3 Basheero Nazeer.mp3 Bazme Qasmi.mp3 Binte Hawa Pareshan 13-12-2013.mp3 Eid Mubarak.mp3 Eidul Azha 16.10.13.mp3 Hamaari Islaah.mp3 Hamaari Taraqqi Ka Raaz Bengal 30-11-2013.mp3 Hamari Jeet.mp3 Happy New Year 8.11.13.mp3 Haqqo Baatil Ki Jang Me Ulamae Su.mp3 Hum Kitne Musalman Kitne Munafiq 27.12.2013.mp3 Hum Sarbuland Nagpur 08-12-2013.mp3 Husoole Insaaf Conference.mp3 Ilme Dunya To Ho Tehzeebe Aghyaar Na Ho.mp3 Islam Amano Salamti.mp3 Islam Ka Ghar.mp3 Jaag Jaye Ye Musalman To Sawera Hoga.mp3 Jaib Bharu Peer Pait Bharo Molvi.mp3 Jalsae Anwaarul Uloom.mp3 Jamaat Parasti 19-12-2013.mp3 Jange Aazaadi Aur Musalmaan.mp3 Jumma Ki Ahmiyat.mp3 Jummatul Wida.mp3 Kanjoos Munafiq 1.11.13.mp3 Karbala 15.11.13.mp3 Khanae Kaaba.mp3 Khudko Pehchaan.mp3 Madrasa Akkal Khuwan (V1-V2) 24.11.13.mp3 Madrasa Akkal Khuwan (V2-V2) 24.11.13.mp3 Maqaame Ummat 17.11.13.mp3 Masjid Ka Shikwa.mp3 Maslake Haq.mp3 Maslaki Jhagde.mp3 Masturat Me Bayan (Nagina).mp3 Masturat Me Bayan.mp3 Mayoos Na Ho 23.11.13.mp3 Mere Rasool Ka Jo Bhi Ghulaam.mp3 Misser Me Aaj Ka Firoun.mp3 Modern Mujtahid Ka Khatra 20.12.13.mp3 Momin Aur Musalman 28.1113.mp3 Mulk Ke Wafadar.mp3 Musalmanon Ke Jalse 22.10.2013.mp3 Musalmanon Ke Liye Nemat.mp3 Quran Ki Taqat.mp3 Quran Se Be Rukhi.mp3 Qurbaani Ke Baad 18.10.13.mp3 Qurbaani Ki Rooh 11.10.13.mp3 Ramzaan Ka Badnaseeb.mp3 Ramzan Kiya He.mp3 Shabbe Barat.mp3 Tableeghi Bhaiyon Se Khitaab.mp3 Tehreeke Lashkare Ilyaasi Ka Maqsad 12-12-2013.mp3 Ummate Wasat.mp3 Warise Nabi Ki Zimedaari.mp3 Zakaath.mp3 Zamana Tera Muntazir He Ooti 29-12-2013.mp3 Zindagi Me Khushi Kese Layen 29.11.13.mp3 Zindagi Me Sukoon Lane Ka Formula 6-12-13.mp3 Aamade Ramzan.mp3 Aashiqe Rasool (SAW).mp3 one can find all his lectures on his site www.ittaqullah.com He is a man whose life is full of taqwa and pain of ummat specially the people of Palestine,Kashmir, Afghanistan and many more. But there are some people who don't look at this starting thinking in a negative manner.
  • [Hindutva and communalism in Assam]

    Nath, Monoj Kumar; Bhattacharjee, Malini (2016)
  • Религия и политические технологии в Индии

    СМИРНОВА ЕКАТЕРИНА ВИКТОРОВНА (Общество с ограниченной ответственностью Издательство Грамота, 2015)
    На базе новейших публицистических материалов в статье рассматривается влияние религии на политику Индии. Несмотря на конституционные нормы, религиозный фактор остается одной из важнейших черт индийской государственности. Основной упор делается на существующей в стране межконфессиональной напряженности главным образом в силу того, что в Индии укоренилось представление об индуизме как об индийской культуре. В статье приводятся примеры того, как лидеры и идеологи партий БДП (Бхаратия джаната парти Индийская народная партия) и ИНК (Индийский национальный конгресс) используют индусскую религию для манипуляции общественным мнением.
  • Identical pitfalls for east and west: Different socio-economic interpretations of hindu-buddhist philosophy

    de Bettignies, Henri-Claude; ; ; ; ;; Thompson, Mike J; ; ; ; ;; De Vylder, Gerrit; U0067842 (GarantAntwerpen, 2009)
    This contribution focuses on whether common good and business ethics are culturally determined. If not, than the notions of East and West are false. Harisson and Huntington argue that culture matters . Using Jung’s concept of “Collective Unconsciousness we argue that there are similar potentialities in every culture. As a case-study we argue that Asian cultures, based on Hindu and Buddhist foundations or paradigms, invite very different socio-economic interpretations which co-exist, but only one or a few will dominate at a time. The possibility of different socio-economic interpretations puts the phenomenon of “culture in a relative perspective and demonstrates the basic “oneness of human behaviour. Once the potentiality of the same norms and values are identified in “East and “West, the obstacles to learn from each other can be overcome.
  • The common good : ethical interpretations of ancient Hindu-Buddhist philosophy

    Grabinska, Teresa; ; ; ; ; ;; De Vylder, Gerrit; ; ; ; ; ;; De Vylder, Gerrit; U0067842; JFA; CORA; JLA (Polonia University in Czestochowa/Wydawnictwo Akademii Polinijnej w Czestochowie “Educator�?Czestochowa, 2009)
    This contribution focuses on whether common good and business ethics are culturally determined. If not, than the notions of East and West are false. Using Jung’s concept of “Collective Unconsciousness" we argue that there are different potentialities in every culture. Jung insisted that the “Germanic" spirit had needed a strict societal organization and ethics based on Christianity in order to avoid “barbaric" unconscious tendencies, in contradiction to ancient cultures, e.g. Jewish, Indian or Chinese. In this way he explained the rise of Nazism. Actually, the German culture has expressed many different potentialities during the last two centuries: Goethe’s Germany, the Weimar-Republik, the Bundesrepublik and Nazi Germany were all very different. We argue specifically that “Eastern" and “Western" norms and values are very relative in the same way. As a case-study we argue that Asian cultures, based on Hindu and Buddhist foundations or paradigms, invite very different socio-economic interpretations which co-exist, but only one or a few will dominate at a time. The possibility of different socio-economic interpretations puts the phenomenon of “culture" in a relative perspective and demonstrates the basic “oneness" of human behaviour. Once the potentiality of the same norms and values are identified in “East" and “West", the obstacles to learn from each other can be overcome.
  • Development and Faith : Where Mind, Heart, and Soul Work Together

    Marshall, Katherine; Van Saanen, Marisa (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2012-05-31)
    This book aims to advance the shared understanding that is emerging from a dialogue on global development issues. It takes stock of a decade of exchanges and partnerships that have marked the effort to bridge what were too often diverging worlds. It recognizes the complexity and challenge inherent in dialogue on difficult issues, where conflicting views and areas of uncertainty abound. But it also highlights the wealth of experience gained. This is a book about partnerships between development and faith institutions. It is grounded in our common, abiding resolve to deepen our efforts to combat poverty, and it highlights several areas of shared focus and endeavor. The first section in this book focuses on the MDG framework and diverse faith-based and faith-secular partnerships that are tackling particular MDG dimensions. Chapter 2 discusses broad alliances among faith institutions inspired in good measure by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This chapter highlights the engagement of these institutions in the global MDG mobilization, and their growing use of the MDG framework as a basis for advocacy and action. Chapter 3 turns to HIV/AIDS. Chapters 4 and 5 recount faith-based collaborations on other global health challenges, including malaria. These experiences underscore the challenges that remain in realizing the potential of faith development partnerships. Chapter 6 explores the complexities of one of the most vital challenges of the MDGs: bringing education to all. The final two chapters explore issues that are vital to the MDG framework but not highlighted as specific goals.
  • Religious Ethics and Socially Responsible Behaviors of Small Firms in Nepal

    Shrestha, Binod Krishna (DePaul University, 2017-04-20)
    Exploration on moral or ethical managerial behavior has become imperative to generate discussion on solving social and economic problems of the society while encouraging business people to make profit from their businesses. This study explored the extent of fulfillment of responsibilities as prescribed by religious values in the consumptions, business practices and uses of wealth using Hindu’s and Buddhist's principles of business ethics by small firm owners. The research began with review of literature on Hindu (Vedic) and Buddhist principles. A survey on 300 respondents found that owners of small firms have positive attitude towards pursuing the religious principles of modest consumptions and religiously accepted business practices. However, they were found to be inclined to crave for wealth maximization especially when they grow larger through promoting materialistic values on customers. They use their wealth to nurture self and their family, but give fewer priorities in contributing to employee welfare and environment conservation. This research has managerial implications on promotion of business ethics and social responsibilities in Nepal.
  • Religion, heritage and the sustainable city : Hinduism and urbanisation in Jaipur

    Narayanan, Yamini (Routledge, 2015)
    Introduction : Religion, Heritage and the City -- Sustainable cities as a planning paradigm in India : case for religion -- Religion and Heritage in India's Old Cities : Renewal for Sustainable Development -- Hinduism and Heritage : Conceptual Frameworks for City Planning -- Hinduism, heritage and sustainable development in Jaipur -- Hinduism and Space : Place and Identity in Old Jaipur -- Women's right to the city : integrating religion and heritage -- Religion, Nature and Urban Development in Jaipur -- Quo vadis, India? : Where next for urban policy?
  • Spirituality in business: Sparks from the Anvil

    B. Mahadevan (Elsevier, 2013-06-01)
    The economic crises in the recent past have led to a renewed interest in exploring the role of spirituality in business management. However there are several challenges in understanding what “spirituality” means in an operational sense of business management. This article first traces the research in the area of spirituality as applied to business and in the second part, reports on the beliefs of Suresh B. Hundre, Chairman and MD of Polyhydron Pvt. Ltd, Belgaum, India, as practised in Polyhydron, a company known for its ethical management, and where the concept of “Business Ashrama” integrates spirituality into business.
  • Hindu and Indian Developments

    Desai, Prakash N.; Lustig, B. Andrew (2015-05-05)

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