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Download Women in Ochre Robes: Gendering Hindu Renunciation (SUNY by Meena Khandelwal PDF

By Meena Khandelwal

Focuses at the lives of girl Hindu ascetics and the importance of gender to the culture of renunciation.

Meena Khandelwal bargains an enticing and intimate portrait of outstanding Hindu girls in India who put on “ochre robes,” signifying their renunciation of marriage and kinfolk for lives of celibacy, asceticism, and religious self-discipline. whereas the mostly male Hindu ascetic culture of sannyasa renders its initiates ritually “dead” to their prior identities, the ladies portrayed listed below are a great deal alive. they fight with, and funny story approximately, the tensions and ironies of dwelling on the earth whereas attempting to not be of it.

Khandelwal juxtaposes the typical chorus that “in renunciation there is not any female and male” with arguments that underscore the significance of gender. In exploring those obvious contradictions, she brings jointly worldly and otherworldly values inside of renunciation and argues that those create tensions which are instantly emotional, social, and philosophical.

Meena Khandelwal is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Women’s experiences on the college of Iowa.

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Download Karma: Dimensions of Asian Spirituality by Johannes Bronkhorst PDF

By Johannes Bronkhorst

Karma has turn into a loved ones observe within the glossy international, the place it really is linked to the idea in rebirth made up our minds via one’s deeds in previous lives. This trust was once and is frequent within the Indian subcontinent as is the notice “karma” itself. In lucid and obtainable prose, this booklet offers karma in its historic, cultural, and spiritual context.

Initially, karma manifested itself in a few non secular movements—most particularly Jainism and Buddhism—and used to be for this reason absorbed into Brahmanism inspite of competition till the tip of the 1st millennium C.E. Philosophers of all 3 traditions have been faced with the problem of explaining through what procedure rebirth and karmic retribution happen. a few took the drastic step of accepting the participation of a ideal god who acted as a cosmic accountant, others of determining radical idealism. The doctrine of karma was once faced with substitute reasons of human future, between them the assumption within the move of advantage. It additionally needed to accommodate itself to devotional pursuits that exerted an incredible impression on Indian religions.

The publication concludes with a few normal reflections at the importance of rebirth and karmic retribution, drawing cognizance to similarities among early Christian and Indian ascetical practices and philosophical notions that during India draw their thought from the doctrine of karma.

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Download Célébrer le pouvoir: Dasaĩ, une fête royale au Népal by Collectif,Gisèle Krauskopff,Marie Lecomte-Tilouine PDF

By Collectif,Gisèle Krauskopff,Marie Lecomte-Tilouine

Par son element sanglant, son déploiement exubérant de rituels et son utilization politique, Dasaῖ, los angeles fête nationale du Népal, est une mise en scène particulièrement frappante du pouvoir. Quand débute Dasaῖ, le monde est vide, le temps est arrêté. A l'issue des dix jours de cérémonies, toute los angeles société renaît autour du roi, de son chapelain et de l. a. Déesse. Des danses, des chants, des festins et des beuveries célèbrent alors ce renouveau. Ce recueil de textes offre une approche contextuelle et comparée des variantes de ce culte officiel qui est seule à même d'en dévoiler le sens général. Chaque chapitre forme un tout et enrichit l. a. connaissance historique et sociale du Népal. Entre assets indiennes et histoire himalayenne, l. a. portée politique du rituel a engendré le développement de formes locales spécifiques. Dasaῖ a participé au processus d'unification des royaumes himalayens qui constituèrent l'État-nation népalais. los angeles fête célèbre l. a. Déesse et son triomphe sur les forces démoniaques. Ce drame cosmique sert de trame aux représentations de l. a. souveraineté. los angeles reconsécration du roi qui clôt chaque année los angeles cérémonie révèle une perception contractuelle de l'autorité royale. Les conflits latents de l. a. société hindoue, entre classe royale et sacerdotale, entre le roi des rois et ses vassaux, s'y expriment également. Parler d'histoire politique au travers d'un rituel, c'est aussi, dans le cas du Népal, éclairer les relatives qu'entretiennent les minorités – religieuses ou tribales – avec le pouvoir primary, s'appropriant ses symboles, s'y soumettant ou s'y opposant.

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Download The Seven Spiritual Laws of Yoga: A Practical Guide to by Deepak Chopra,David Simon PDF

By Deepak Chopra,David Simon

The impressive merits of yoga, which come with superior flexibility, stability, muscle tone, patience, and power, basically trace on the impressive strength of this deeply non secular perform. while adhered to and practiced mindfully, yoga can unencumber readers’ complete inventive strength, their skill for romance and compassion, and talent to discover good fortune in all components in their lives. The Seven religious legislation of Yoga brings spirituality again to yoga. It exhibits how the Seven non secular legislation play a very important function in yoga’s route to enlightenment whereas supplying readers with a wealth of meditation thoughts, mantras, respiring routines, and yoga poses. no matter if a newcomer to yoga or an skilled practitioner, The Seven religious legislation of Yoga is a portal to yoga’s deeper religious size and a stunning step to a happier, extra harmonious, and extra plentiful life.

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Download Inside The Yoga Sutras: A Comprehensive Sourcebook for the by Jaganath Carrera PDF

By Jaganath Carrera

A finished sourcebook for the research and perform of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, yoga philosophy’s consummate vintage textual content, through certainly one of its most provoking glossy lecturers. wide cross-referencing, asutras-by-subject index, part through part previews and studies, examine advisor for lecturers and scholars, a word-for-word sutra dictionary, Sanskrit thesaurus, and down-to-earth tricks for day-by-day perform. a distinct, must-havetreasure for religious seekers from newbie to advanced.

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Download Discipline monastique (Spiritualités vivantes) (French by Swami Brahmananda PDF

By Swami Brahmananda

Lorsqu'en 1897 Narendra, plus tard Swâmi Vivékânanda, commença d'organiser ce qui devint plus tard l. a. project Râmakrishna et l'Ordre monastique de Râmakrishna, il en confia immédiatement l. a. course à son camarade Râkhâl, plus tard Swâmi Brahmânanda. Râkhâl, alors âgé de 34 ans, avait été considéré par Shrî Râmakrishna comme son fils spirituel ; enfant, il s'asseyait sur ses genoux et même partageait parfois son lit. Après l. a. mort du Maître, il avait consacré six années à de sévères austérités et à de longs pèlerinages.
Comme Abbé de l'Ordre de Râmakrishna, jusqu'à sa mort en 1922, il exerça une impact considérable sur tous les autres moines et sur tous les beginners. C'est son enseignement qui est rapporté dans Discipline monastique. Swâmi Yatîswarânanda, un des disciples favoris de Swâmi Brahmânanda, était certainement le mieux qualifié pour commenter cet enseignement à notre goal ; c'est ce qu'il healthy en France, en Allemagne, aux Pays-Bas et en Suisse de 1933 à 1938.

Tous ces textes donnent los angeles meilleure idée que l'on puisse avoir de los angeles self-discipline hindoue sous son element le plus strict, telle qu'elle peut être contain et appliquée par des Occidentaux.

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Download Extreme Poetry: The South Asian Movement of Simultaneous by Michael Bronner,Yigal Bronner PDF

By Michael Bronner,Yigal Bronner

Beginning within the 6th century C.E. and carrying on with for greater than 1000 years, a unprecedented poetic perform was once the trademark of an enormous literary move in South Asia. Authors invented a distinct language to depict either the obvious and hidden aspects of disguised or twin characters, after which used it to relate India's significant epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, simultaneously.

Originally produced in Sanskrit, those twin narratives finally labored their method into nearby languages, specially Telugu and Tamil, and different inventive media, reminiscent of sculpture. students have lengthy brushed aside simultaneous narration as a trifling interest, if no longer an indication of cultural decline in medieval India. but Yigal Bronner's Extreme Poetry successfully negates this place, proving that, faraway from being a meaningless hobby, this problematic, "bitextual" strategy either transcended and reinvented Sanskrit literary expression.

The poems of simultaneous narration teased and estranged current conference and showcased the interrelations among the tradition's foundational texts. via targeting those achievements and their reverberations via time, Bronner rewrites the background of Sanskrit literature and its aesthetic ambitions. He additionally expands on modern theories of intertextuality, that have been principally limited to Western texts and practices.

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Download Diversidad religiosa (eBook-ePub) (GP Actualidad) (Spanish by Jordi López Camps PDF

By Jordi López Camps

En muchos aspectos, España es plural y diversa. Lo es culturalmente y también en el ámbito religioso. l. a. diversidad en España ha aumentado como resultado de los angeles importante inmigración de los últimos años. Esta nueva realidad plantea nuevos problemas. Uno de ellos es aprender a convivir desde los angeles diferencia, respetando los angeles diversidad sin ser indiferentes a las creencias de los otros. Este libro pretende ofrecer al lector un instrumento para conocer y entender las creencias que viven algunos de sus conciudadanos.
El autor fue director basic de asuntos religiosos de los angeles Generalitat de Cataluña. Es un experto en esta materia y un prestigioso representante del diálogo interreligioso.

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Download The Body of God: An Emperor's Palace for Krishna in by D Dennis Hudson PDF

By D Dennis Hudson

This ebook is the crowning fulfillment of the notable pupil D. Dennis Hudson, bringing jointly the result of a life of interdisciplinary learn of south Indian Hinduism.

The e-book is a finely distinct exam of an almost unstudied Tamil Hindu temple, the Vaikuntha Perumal (ca. 770 C.E.). Hudson bargains a sustained interpreting of the temple as a coherent, prepared, minutely conceptualized mandala. Its iconography and constitution could be understood within the gentle of a ten-stanza poem through the Alvar poet Tirumangai, and of the Bhagavata Purana and different significant spiritual texts, while it in flip illuminates the meanings of these texts.

Hudson takes the reader step-by-step on a travel of the temple, telling the tales urged by means of all the fifty six sculpted panels and exhibiting how their dating to each other brings out layers of that means. He correlates the tales with phases within the religious progress of the king during the advanced rituals that shaped a very important measurement of the faith. the result's a tapestry of interpretation that brings to existence the richness of non secular figuring out embodied within the temple.

Hudson's underlying assumption is that the temple itself constitutes a summa theologica for the Pancharatra doctrines within the Bhagavata culture established on Krishna because it had built throughout the 8th century. this custom was once already historical and had unfold commonly throughout South Asia and into Southeast Asia. by means of interweaving background with inventive, liturgical, and textual interpretation, Hudson makes a impressive contribution to our realizing of an Indian non secular and cultural tradition.

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Download The Art of Loving Krishna: Ornamentation and Devotion by Cynthia Packert PDF

By Cynthia Packert

Since precedent days, Hindus have expressed their love and devotion to their deities via appealing ornamentation—dressing and adorning the deities with complicated garments, jewellery, and plants. during this pioneering examine of temples in Vrindaban and Jaipur, India, Cynthia Packert takes readers throughout temple thresholds and into the god Krishna’s sacred area. She describes what devotees see after they behold gorgeously attired representations of the god and why those pictures glance the best way they do. She discusses new media in addition to worldwide kinds of devotion renowned in India and out of the country. The artwork of Loving Krishna opens a universe of that means during which paintings, spiritual motion, and devotion are dynamically intertwined.

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