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About Shalu Sharma
Apart from the usual Indian duties of family life, frantic blogging, tweeting and 'Facebooking'; she finds time to watch Bollywood movies, listen to music (Indian, Western and Country) and catch up on the political affairs of India. When no one's listening, she sings too (usually in the bathroom).
Her blog ShaluSharma.com highlights the various places, issues and culture of India to the world in her own unusual way.
She can be found commenting and tweeting on her twitter account @Bihar. You can find her on her blog ShaluSharma.com or YouBihar.com. You can get in touch with her on email@example.com.
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An Introduction to the Way of the Buddha: Buddhism for Beginners
Do you want to learn about Buddhism but don’t have the time? Are you confused about the Buddhist religion and don’t know where to start? Do you want to get a feel about the Buddhist religion before you take it further?
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This short book teaches you about Buddhism in 15 minutes. Here’s what you will learn in this book; you will learn about the Buddha, history of Buddha and Buddhism, teachings of Buddha, about Buddhist philosophy, the 3 universal truths, noble truths, sufferings, eight fold path, divisions of Buddhism, the 5 precepts, how to practice Buddhism and more.
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Sometimes we all can do with a bit of inspiration. Sometimes because of lack of motivation and inspiration we are not able to go forward in our lives? This is where we need a bit of a hand from others. Try this inspirational journal before you do anything else!
This inspirational journal book suggest various ways to stay motivated some of which include reading inspirational and motivational quotes, listening to certain types of music, coloring mandalas, using positive reaffirmations and so on. There are plenty of these in this inspirational journal.
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You don’t have to be looking to convert to Hinduism to appreciate this book. It is not a book that is going to try to change you or convince you that Hinduism is the one true religion to believe in. This book simply goes over all the important aspects and traditions of the religion, as they are broken down into chapters. That way you can understand the Hindu concepts of God, prayer, meditation, animal sacrifices and reincarnation. These are the key points that people often misinterpret because they see movies or television shows that misrepresent the real Hindu religion. If you are a westerner then this probably means you. The only way you are really going to learn the truth about Hinduism is to either go to India and visit a Hindu school or read through this entire book with an objective mind.
If you are thinking about becoming a Hindu then it has to be your choice alone, especially if you come outside of India. You first need to study the Vedic scriptures and seek religious guidance from an elder Hindu. This book will simply awaken you to the religious customs of Hinduism and get you familiar with what you are in for. The great part about Hinduism is that you don’t need to have a religious affiliation with it in order to learn from its teachings and participate in its traditions. Hinduism is all about establishing a spiritual connection with your soul and the universe. For some Hindus, they don’t even reach this point for an entire lifetime. That is why they continuously reach the Sanskrit text and practice their meditations.
The chapters in this book:
Chapter 1 Introduction to Hinduism
Chapter 2 Hindu Philosophy
Chapter 3 Concept of Maya in Hinduism
Chapter 4 What is Karma?
Chapter 5 Soul (Aatma) in Hinduism
Chapter 6 Reincarnation in Hinduism
Chapter 7 Brahman - The Supreme Being
Chapter 8 Why Hindus Worship Idols?
Chapter 9 Mantras in the Hindu Religion
Chapter 10 Practice of Yoga in Hinduism
Chapter 11 Vegetarianism in the Hindu Religion
Chapter 12 The Caste System in the Hindu Religion
Chapter 13 Popular Hindu Gods and Goddesses
Chapter 14 Symbolism of Arms in Hindu Gods and Goddesses
Chapter 15 Hindu Swastika
Chapter 16 The Aum
Chapter 17 Holy books of the Hindus
Chapter 18 The Mahabharata
Chapter 19 Bhagavad Gita
Chapter 20 The Ramayana
Chapter 21 River Ganges in the Hindu religion
Chapter 22 The cow in Hindu religion
Chapter 23 Major Hindu
Here's a complete list of things you will learn about your travels in India:
1. Introduction to India
Here are the things you will learn about India:
Introduction to India
People of India
History of India
Hinduism- The main religion of India
Caste system of India
Cricket – The most popular sport in India
Indian food – What Indians eat and how
Indian women: Arranged marriages and the dowry system
Bollywood – The film industry of India
The cow – India’s holy animal
Best places to visit in India for cultural experience
Languages of India
Hindi for fun – Learn some basic Hindi
Popular Festivals of India
Ramayana – Epic story of right and wrong
Mahabharata - The ancient epic poem of India
The Taj Mahal
Traditional dresses of India
This are the topics covered in this book:
What is this book about?
Who is this book for?
How to use this book?
Hindi vowels and consonants
Most commonly used Hindi word and phrases
Time and duration in Hindi
Hindi when meeting and greeting
Hindi when saying goodbye
Names of common Indian sweets
Colours in Hindi
Common food and drinks in Hindi
Eating words and phrases
Education related words and phrases in Hindi
Household words, phrases and sentences
Vegetables in Hindi
Animals and birds in Hindi
Nature words in Hindi
Human organs in Hindi
Common fruits in Hindi
Conversation with a guest from the moment they come in
Conversation between dad and child about studies
Child saying I am not well
Conversation between child and mother for dinner
Message from the author
Hinduism is a fascinating religion to learn about. Even if you are not Hindu and have no interest in being a Hindu, you can still take it upon yourself to learn about the faith and understand why it is important to so many people around the world. Perhaps you will find that you share many of the beliefs that come out of the religion, or perhaps you won’t. But at least you will have a new outlook on Hinduism by advancing your knowledge in its teachings and the way it guides so many people’s lives in this world. To have that kind of knowledge can be a very powerful thing. This book will help you gain that knowledge by exploring the most important aspects of Hinduism and the main goals Hindus have in their lives. You will find out what they are much more when you read this fact filled book about the Hindu religion. After you are done reading, you will walk away with a better understanding about a religion that most of the Western hemisphere knows little about.
What you will learn from this book
Introduction to Hinduism
Important Beliefs in Hinduism
Important Hindu Customs and Rituals
Introduction to Gods and Goddesses in Hinduism
Hinduism and Buddhism – Differences and Similarities
Conversion to Hinduism
What to do in a Hindu Temple
Pilgrimage to Varanasi
Here are a few of the many benefits of a keeping a gratitude journal:
Gratitude improves physical health. It is thought that those people who are more grateful have lesser aches and pains.
In addition to improving physical health, it improves physiological health. It’s like an antidote for negative emotions. It increases happiness and reduces depression. Just like spirituality, gratitude is also associated with well being.
It is also thought that it helps in reducing aggression. People who are more grateful show less antisocial behaviour and show more empathy to others.
People who are more grateful sleep better. Those spending a few minutes writing a gratitude journal everyday often feel more content in themselves and sleep better.
A study in the “Journal of Personality and Social Psychology” showed that soldiers showing more gratitude had reduced levels of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This shows that people with gratitude are able to cope better in life during stress.
A study reported by the University of Minnesota and the University of Florida showed that people writing a few lines of gratitude at the end of the day lowered their stress levels and they felt calmer at night.
Those writing a gratitude journal have more clarity about their lives and what they want and want to eliminate from their lives.
A recent study in the Spirituality in clinical practice (Wash D C) journal by Mills et al., showed that patients expressing more gratitude had lower levels of inflammatory biomarkers hence suggesting that gratitude could be a treatment for improving well being in heart failure patients.
How to maintain your gratitude journal:
Plan to write a few lines of gratitude every day preferably at night. But if can’t make it, don’t be too bogged down in writing every day, even every other day is fine.
Your gratitude journal does not have to be highly structured. To start off, you don’t have to be detailed, just a few lines of gratitude is enough.
Try to write about 5 things you are grateful for.
**This book is designed in a way that you can enter your gratitude each day of the year. Try to spend a few minutes at the end of the day (or any time you prefer) to enter your gratitude in the lines provided. Those with the kindle edition can simply use blank pieces of paper.
India is a great country to be going on holiday but sadly many people simply do not consider traveling to India due to health concerns. This book covers those concerns a traveler to India might have some of which include malaria, dengue fever, traveler’s diarrhea, rabies, water borne diseases, insects, what food to eat, how to buy drinking water and much more. It offers practical tips on preventing diseases while they are in India.
Who should buy this book?
This India travel health guide book will be useful to those traveling to India on holiday, students visiting India, backpackers, business travelers to India, tourists, lone women travelers, Indians living in foreign countries who are traveling to India after a while or simply anyone visiting India.
What’s covered in the “India Travel Health Guide: Health Advice and Tips for Travelers to India”
Introduction to safe traveling in India
Deep Vein Thrombosis on long haul flights and how to prevent it
Vaccinations for India
Restaurant and food guide for India
Traveler’s diarrhea and how to avoid it
Bottled water guide
Malaria in India and how to prevent it
Dengue Fever in India and how to prevent it
Air pollution in India and to avoid it
Rabies in India and how to protect yourself
Eating Indian street food safely
How to be gluten free in India?
Coping with the heat in India
Importance of travel insurance in a country like India
Quacks or fake doctors in India
Waterborne diseases in India
Bird Flu in India and how to avoid it
Garbage on the side of the road
Packing list for India
Insect bites and stings in India
Tips for women traveling to India
Is meat safe in India?
Useful health Hindi words and phrases
Message from the author
This India travel health guide is a must read for visitors and tourists traveling to India.