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Schweig, Graham M. 1953-

Works: 8 works in 37 publications in 3 languages and 965 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Commentaries  Drama  Sacred books 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Editor
Classifications: BL1138.62, 294.592404521
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Graham M Schweig
Bhagavad Gītā : the beloved Lord's secret love song by Graham M Schweig( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of an ancient Hindu epic poem, the dialogue of the Bhagavad Gita takes place on a battlefield, where a war for the possession of a North Indian kingdom is about to ensue between two noble families related by blood. The epic's hero, young Prince Arjuna, is torn between his duty as a warrior and his revulsion at the thought of his brothers and cousins killing each other over control of the realm. Frozen by this ethical dilemma, he debates the big questions of life and death with the supreme Hindu deity Krishna, cleverly disguised as his charioteer. By the end of the story, Eastern beliefs about mortality and reincarnation, the vision and practice of yoga, the Indian social order and its responsibilities, family loyalty, spiritual knowledge, and the loftiest pursuits of the human heart are explored in depth. --from publisher description
A living theology of Krishna Bhakti : the essential teachings of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada by Tamal Krishna Goswami( Book )

13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhup?da (1896-1977), founder of the Hare Krishna Movement, traced his lineage to the fifteenth-century Indian saint Sri Chaitanya. He authored more than fifty volumes of English translation and commentaries on Sanskrit and Bengali texts, serving as a medium between these distant authorities and his modern Western readership and using his writings as blueprints for spiritual change and a revolution in consciousness. He had to speak the language of a people vastly disparate from the original recipients of his tradition's scriptures without compromising fidelity to the tradition. Tamal Krishna Goswami claims that the social scientific, philosophical, and 'insider' forms of investigation previously applied have failed to explain the presence of a powerful interpretative device-a mahavakya or 'great utterance'-that governs and pervades Prabhupada's 'living theology' of devotion on bhakti. For Prabhupada, the wide range of 'vedic' subject matter is governed by the axiomatic truth: Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Goswami's academic training at the University of Cambridge, his thirty years' experience as a practitioner and teacher, and his extensive interactions with Prabhupada as both personal secretary and managerial representative, afforded him a unique opportunity to understand and illuminate the theological contribution of Prabhupada. In this work, Goswami proves that the voice of the scholar-practitioner can be intimately connected with his tradition while sustaining a mature critical stance relative to his subject. A Living Theology of Krishna Bhakti includes a critical introduction and conclusion by Graham M. Schweig."--Publisher's website
Dance of Divine Love : the Rāsa Līlā of Krishna from the Bhāgavata Purāṇa, India's classic sacred love story by Graham M Schweig( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2018 in English and Sanskrit and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The heart of this book is a dramatic love poem, the Rasa Lila, which is the ultimate focal point of one of the most treasured Sanskrit texts of India, the Bhagavata Purana. Judged a literary masterpiece by Indian and Western scholars alike, this work of poetic genius and religious vision is one of the world's greatest sacred love stories and, as Graham Schweig demonstrates, should be regarded as India's Song of Songs. The story presents the supreme deity as the youthful and amorous cowherd, Krishna, who joins his beloved maidens in an enchanting and celebratory "dance of divine love."" "Schweig introduces this work of poetry and theology to the Western world in the form of a translation and scholarly treatment. His book explores the historical context and literary genre of the work and elucidates the aesthetic and emotional richness of the composition, highlighting poignant details of this drama of divine love. Schweig illuminates the religious dimensions and ethical nuances of the drama, drawing widely from the commentaries and esoteric vision of masters of the Caitanya school of Vaishnavism, a prominent devotional Hindu tradition." "Themes such as transcendence of death through love, the yoga of devotion, the contrast between worldly love and passionate love for God, and the dialectical tension between ethical boundaries and boundless love are presented. The final event of the Rasa dance, the author concludes, presents a dynamic symbol of supreme love that provides the basis for theological vision of genuine religious pluralism."--Jacket
Asceticism, identity, and pedagogy in Dharma traditions by DANAM Conference( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dance of divine love : the rāsalīlā of Krishna as a vision of selfless devotion : a thesis by Graham M Schweig( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prabhupāda Antya-līlā : the final pastimes of Śrīla Prabhupāda : a drama by Tamal Krishna Goswami( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uniwersalna i poufna miłość do Boga : dwa kluczowe tematy w teologii Bhakti A. C. Bhaktivedanty Swamiego Prabhupada by Graham M Schweig( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living Theology of Krishna Bhakti : Essential Teachings of A by Graham M Schweig( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Audience level: 0.47 (from 0.38 for Bhagavad G ... to 0.98 for Uniwersaln ...)

Bhagavad Gītā : the beloved Lord's secret love song
Dance of Divine Love : the Rāsa Līlā of Krishna from the Bhāgavata Purāṇa, India's classic sacred love storyAsceticism, identity, and pedagogy in Dharma traditions
Alternative Names
Швейг, Грэм