From Publishers Weekly
Another title that digs deeply into one religious tradition is
Teachings of the Hindu Mystics, edited by Andrew Harvey. Harvey includes
mystical texts from the Vedas, the Upanishads and the devotional
classic the Bhagavad Gita, as well as writings of individuals such as
Mirabai and Aurobindo. Considering the importance and ubiquity of the
mystical element within Hinduism, Harvey has done a fine job assembling a
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From Library Journal
Harvey, a British novelist who more recently has become a writer
devoted to spiritual topics, has edited this new contribution to
Shambhala's long-running "Teachings" series, and this volume is one of
the most valuable for the general public yet released. Hindu practice
and spirituality remain frustratingly alien and elusive for many
Western minds, not least because of the continual overlays of new
teachings by recognized masters. Harvey's anthology is historical, and
by beginning with the Rig Veda and concluding with the writings of
Aurobindo (d. 1950), he goes far toward establishing the essence of
Hinduism itself and the ebbs and flows in its teaching over hundreds of
years. Harvey's introduction is both learned and prophetic in its
stance. Highly recommended.
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