Kamlesh Kapur Shares Guidebook in Teaching Hindu Dharma
Among the world religions, Hinduism is the third largest religion of the world. It is also the most misunderstood religion by scholars and laypeople. Many Hindus lack a cohesive, clear understanding of Sanatana Dharma. Books written on the subject often describe it as a collection of primitive hymns and myths. Sacred ceremonies are depicted as superstitious rituals. By explaining appropriate Sanskrit words and verses in age appropriate lessons, the author removes mythical perceptions and vague impressions. Readers are encouraged to understand Dharma in a logical manner and build its relevance to their own life.
The author takes readers on a fascinating journey describing the relationship between people and nature through an easy to understand read, complemented with numerous pictures. This book teaches Dharma as a subject and helps students discover the cosmic purpose of life and the meaning to existence. It starts with key concepts behind the aspirations, visions, and imagery enshrined in Vedic Hindu Dharma. Students are led through a journey of learning about nature and the changing environment. Lesson modules in this book are created to teach the beliefs, ideals, practices, and relevance of Hindu Dharma today. These lessons focus on Dharma's evolution over a span of several millennia, and are based on original texts such as the Vedas, the Epics, Srimad Bhagavad Gita, Bhagavad Purana, and the Upanishads. The lessons are simple and build upon each other to connect aspects of Hindu philosophy to modern day problems of stress, depression, and disillusionment.
While highlighting Hindu beliefs and practices, the author leads students to find scientific explanations of Hindu perspectives on the nature of the Creator, the creation, and the Self. At the same time, the short lessons help students become aware of the literary merit, the aesthetic beauty, and the noblest of mankind's aspirations enshrined in Hindu literature, arts and symbols revered today.
Hindu Dharma-A Teaching Guide provides lesson modules intended to be used in secondary schools where the subject is taught in world history classes or as a part of comparative religions; It can be used by parents and teachers who wish to reinforce the rationale behind Hindu beliefs, practices, philosophy, and symbolism. The lessons are adaptable for online teaching of Hinduism.
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About the Author
Kamlesh Kapur with three decades of teaching experience and decades of research in historical and cultural background of modern day problems faced by almost all societies; she took the bold step to write this book linking ancient wisdom with important issues facing humanity. She is author of several published papers and books. Her book- Portraits of a Nation - History of Ancient India has been acclaimed internationally as a path breaking monumental work. She is currently the Education Chair of Asian Indians of Hampton roads, Virginia
Hindu Dharma-A Teaching Guide * by Kamlesh Kapur
Publication Date: August 20, 2013
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