By Klaus K. Klostermaier
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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The Bhagavad-Gita has been an important textual content of Hindu tradition in India because the time of its composition within the first century A. D.
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About the Translator
Until her dying in 1993, Barbara Stoler Miller was once Samuel R. Mil- financial institution Professor of Asian and heart jap Cultures at Barnard collage, Columbia college. a number one translator of Sanskrit liter- ature and good versed in Indian track and paintings, Dr. Miller edited and translated various works of poetry and drama.
Her translations in- clude Love tune of the darkish Lord, a verse translation and learn of the medieval Indian non secular erotic poem Gitagovinda, and Yoga: self-discipline of Freedom, a translation of the Yoga Sutra attributed to Patanjali. Dr. Miller studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Barnard university and held a doctorate in Sanskrit and Indic experiences from the college of Pennsylvania. She taught at Barnard for twenty-five years.
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For the 1st time family tree of the South Indian Deities, the paintings of Bartholomaeus Ziegenbalg (1682-1719), the 1st Protestant missionary in India, is made obtainable to an English readership. initially released in 1713, the textual content unearths Ziegenbalg's ethos within the rising ecu Enlightenment and his willingness to profit from the South Indians.
Gandhi's involvement in heart jap politics is essentially forgotten but it is going to the center of his instructing and ambition - to guide a united freedom circulate opposed to British colonial energy. Gandhi turned serious about the politics of the center East because of his trouble over the abolition of the Ottoman Caliphate following the 1st global conflict.
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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.
A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism (Concise Encyclopedia of World Faiths) by Klaus K. Klostermaier