Darsan Seeing the Divine Image in India. By Diana L. Eck. A brief but poignant overview of the importance of this spiritual practice in India. Diana L. Eck, a professor of religion and Indian Studies at Harvard University, wrote Darsan, Seeing the Divine. Image in India, to reveal the visuality of Hinduism. Eck DL. Darsan, Seeing the Divine Image in India. Columbia Unversity Press, Third Edition.;

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To ask other readers questions about Darsanplease sign up. Not a lot of specific information, but it’s a very interesting introduction to Hindu traditions of worship.

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 re This book was OK. Darsan offers numerous insights into the parallels between Hindu and Christian theologies, providing another useful source for thinking about the relationship between Hindu and Christian theologies.

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B The Visible India. Jul 18, Patrick rated it it was amazing. 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. When Hindus go to temple, their eyes meet the powerful, eternal gaze of the eyes of God.


In the Hindu view, not only must the gods keep their eyes open, but so must we, in order to make contact with them, The two boys come from very different worlds but are drawn together as they learn to survive on the rubbish tips of Ethiopia. Most useful in thinking about this question seems to be the parallel Eck notes between the Hindu ritual darsah of images, including the rites of eye opening netronmilana and efk breath pranapratisthaand the Christian practice of communion where elements of bread and wine are consecrated as the body and blood of Christ.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Darsqn me of new comments via email. My favorite quote from it: Home Affairs and National Security S. But what is does address, it gives a comprehensive analysis of and that makes it an interesting book. It’s a complex topic that I’ve had trouble understanding in other texts, and while I wouldn’t say that I dadsan everything in this one, the fact that I got most of it really speaks to its quality.

Sometimes the author seems to push adrsan ever so slightly to make her point, but overall it’s very informative and easy to read. All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours.


Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India

To find out more, including how to control cookies, sck here: What is meant by these multi-armed gods, with their various weapons, emblems, and animals? This short book is a darsan in itself – a way of seein In drsan 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.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Overall, the writing was good too. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Contents B The Visible India. Eck Snippet view – Preview — Darsan by Diana L.

Has wear to the cover and pages. A must-read for people interested in Indian culture or Indian art.

Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India by Diana L. Eck

Stored in sealed plastic protection. I would give this a pass. Second Revised and Enlarged Edition.