Chapter I, Point of Departure, | Chapter II, Hinduism, | Chapter II, Hinduism, What People Want,
• Important notes about the book in order to understand the author's intended point of view.
• Leading up to the overview of Hinduism, Huston Smith discusses Robert Oppenheimer and Mahatma Gandhi.
• The first level of Hinduism is pleasure seeking which involves the pleasure-pain receptors with which everyone is born.
• Those who get beyond seeking pleasure begin to sense there is something more.
Chapter II, Hinduism, What People Really Want, | Chapter II, Hinduism, The Beyond Within, | Chapter II, Hinduism, Four Paths to the Goal,
• What people want includes spiritual ideas of infinite being, infinite awareness, and infinite bliss.
• The Atman (God within) remains hidden until actively sought after, and the human self is never complete until the Atman-Brahman (Godhead) is accounted for.
• Western thought suggests getting as far away from imperfection as possible; whereas, Hinduism avows...
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