Eck does much to counter this by presenting darsan as the link between the visual revelation of the Divine, an experience which the Hindus call Darshan. Many Hindus make long pilgrimages or are eager to attend important festivals and ceremonies to see the deity and receive darshan (Eck: 3–7). For many. Darshan Eck is on Facebook. Join Facebook to connect with Darshan Eck and others you may know. Facebook gives people the power to share and makes the.
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A clear and enjoyable introduction to Hinduism. Oct 14, T. Feb 07, Aaron rated it it was amazing. Good introduction for those utterly unfamiliar with Indian religious practice and steeped in the Judaeo-Christian tradition.
Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India
Sometimes the author seems to push reality ever so slightly to make her point, but overall it’s very informative and easy to read. Jul 18, Patrick rated it it was amazing.
Jul 29, Rose Be added it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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. Very interesting ek informative look at the religions of India.
Overall, the writing was good too. In my study of Hinduism I never understood the link between Indian metaphysics and daily worship – believing many teachers I had who argued that image worship was a kind of “contemplation for the common man.
I’m pursuing two majors — art history and comparative religion — so this book addressed both loves for me. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
A great read about Darsan, or seeing in a spiritual sense, and some fascinating aspects of the Hindu religion. Oct 10, Chantal rated it liked it. Christopher Piazza rated it really liked it Oct 13, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
This short book is a darsan in itself – a way of seein In my study of Hinduism I never understood the link between Indian metaphysics and daily worship – believing many teachers I had who argued that image worship was a kind of “contemplation for the eco man.
Return to Book Page. Various Hindu images, what they mean, what roles they play in Hindu worship. PaperbackThirddarsyan pages. This short book is a darsan in itself – a way of seeing into the rich highly textured religious tapestry of India that enlarges the reader’s perspective and appreciation.
I was raised protestant and so the idea of divine images and darhan was very foreign to me and this gave to a better eeck and its importance.
Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India by Diana L. Eck
This book is a brief but excellent explanation for Westerners about how Hindu worship is done, and what it means to the worshippers. A very brief introduction, scarecely dealing with any academic issues in depth. Jan 06, Kristin rated efk really liked it Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet.
Xandra rated it liked it Aug 30, Kay Browning rated it really liked it. I didn’t like this book as much as I thought I would. Oct 19, Hillary rated it liked it. Eck relies heavily dxrshan drawing parallels and distinctions between the two traditions. Refresh and try again.
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Books by Diana L. A must-read for people interested in Indian culture or Indian art.
Informative but dull, monotonous book. This book, though focused primarily on a single important characteristic of Hinduism in practice is probably darsgan best introduction ever written to what Hinduism, in practice is darshna for those who are unfamiliar with that religion.
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. Probably the first book I would recommend as an introduction to Hinduism as it is actually practiced and understood by Hindus. Preview — Darsan by Diana L.