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By Klaus K. Klostermaier

ISBN-10: 1851681752

ISBN-13: 9781851681754

With entries on every thing from Manu to Gandhi and the Ramesvaram to the Himalayas, this can be a useful reference ebook.

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When she approached the image, she mysteriously disappeared into it. A temple was built in her honour at Ÿrïvilliputtur where her songs are sung daily. anuräga (‘passionate love’) One of the (higher) forms of BHAKTI. apara jñäna (‘lower knowledge’) A kind of cognition that is still associated with objects and therefore not capable of liberating its practitioner. aparädha (‘fault’) Sin, breach of an injunction which requires penance. aparigraha (‘not grasping’) Spirit, innner feelings, heart. Freedom from greed, one of the 10 virtues recommended by the YOGASÜTRA as preparation for meditation; a key word for Mahatma GANDHI, who interpreted it as meaning total dependence on God’s providence.

After being tested by the religious authorities she began to teach as Jaganmathe (Mother of the World). She became a leading spiritual personality at Kalyäæa. After about five years she left for Ÿrïÿaila, in the Himälayas, in order to become one with Ÿiva. She died probably at the age of 25. Contemporary Liögäyats celebrate her as a symbol for the EQUALITY OF WOMEN in religion and consider her an early exponent of women’s emancipation. akøti (‘uncreated’) In Mïmäƒsä, the uncreated idea that stands behind every audible word and gives it (permanent) meaning.

His good deeds earned him rulership over the three worlds. The gods implored Vi•æu to restore their realms. Vi•æu, in the form of the dwarf Vämana, asked Bali for a boon: as much land as he could cover with three strides. Bali agreed, and then Vi•æu stepped with two strides over heaven and earth. Bali offered his head as a rest for Vi•æu’s third stride. Out of consideration for his kindness and Prahläda’s devotion Vi•æu left the netherworlds to Bali. His capital was MAHÄBALIPURA. Encyclo - Letter B 10/2/03 9:37 am Page 35 Bhagavad-gïtä 35 bali See PIŒ¥A.

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