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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Christopher Piazza rated it really liked it Oct 13, Preview — Darsan by Diana L. I was raised protestant and so the idea of divine images and relics was very foreign to me and this gave to a better understanding and its importance. Even those with some familiarity will benefit from how Eck treats how seeing in understood in a religious context in Hinduism. 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.
It’s a complex topic that I’ve had trouble understanding in other texts, and while I wouldn’t say that I understood everything in this one, the fact that I got most of it really speaks to its quality. PaperbackThird97 pages.
Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India by Diana L. Eck
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Sep 22, Jingjing Fan rated it liked it Shelves: Nov 11, Darshan Markandaiah rated it liked it Shelves: 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 common man. Overall, the writing was good too.
Jun 01, John rated it it was amazing. Oct 19, Hillary rated it liked it. 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. But what is does address, it gives a comprehensive analysis of darsan that makes it an interesting book.
Darsan: Seeing the Divine Image in India
A good introduction to Hinduism, or at least the notion of Darsan. This book is a brief but excellent explanation for Westerners about how Hindu worship is done, and what it means to the worshippers.
May 07, Annie rated it really liked it Shelves: I love these little, one topic insights into a religion, without an attempt to grab the whole breadth and depth of the religion. Jun 09, Devi Bhakta rated it it was amazing. It read kind of like a textbook for me. Open Preview See a Problem?
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.
Lists with This Book. To ask other readers questions eco Darsanplease sign up. Jul 05, Mike rated it liked it. 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.
A must-read for people interested in Indian culture or Indian art. 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.
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. To see dafshan your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jul 27, Grete rated it it was ok. If you want to know more about Hinduism, this book explains an important element of it: This book was OK.
Daniel rated it really liked it Sep 07, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Kay Browning rated it really darsban it. Early in the first chapter the author, Diane Eck, uses the kaleidoscope metaphor to describe the incredible diversity of the Hindu experience, and for the rest of the book, she skillfully reveals how the tapestry of Hindu shrines, processions, iconography, symbols, rituals, and more, all kaleidoscopically combine to give the devotee a vibrant and stunning visual revelation of the Divine, an experience which the Hindus call Darshan.
I thought it did fairly well as an introduction to Hinduism. Aug 10, Mireille rated it it was ok. Informative but dull, monotonous book.
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A great read about Darsan, or seeing in a spiritual sense, and some fascinating aspects of the Hindu religion. Jul 18, Patrick rated it it was amazing. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
I picked it up to understand the etymology behind my name that I share with the book’s title. Although, it mainly highlights different acts of worship pujait is not a complete introduction to Hinduism and doesn’t address a lot of issues. Occasionally perhaps errs eco the side of being too simplistic, or too wow-what-a-neat-foreign-religion-this-is.