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 Northern Panels of the Northern Path: Fortifying Omniscience

D. Dennis Hudson

in The Body of God: An Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth Century Kanchipuram

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369229
eISBN:
9780199871162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369229.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The three panels discussed here represent Hari's brilliantly blazing omniscient knowledge (jnana). The first two deal with Narasimha, Man‐as‐Lion; he grasps Hiranyakashipu in one and rips him open at ... More


Ānandamayī Mā as Avatāra and Divine Mother

Lisa Lassell Hallstrom

in Mother of Bliss: Anandamayi Ma (1896–1982)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116489
eISBN:
9780199851621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116489.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The opening of a film on Ānandamayī Mā made by several of her devotees proposes that Mā possesses a role similar to that of Lord Krishna—a Lord of All Beings embodied here on earth to promote ... More


Bhakti Yoga

Arvind Sharma

in Modern Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676389
eISBN:
9780199081974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676389.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A characteristic of modern Hinduism is the simplification of the various yogas that lead to spiritual realization, and the recognition of their interconnection. The combination of bhakti and jñāna is ... More


Svadharma and the Nation: Vinoba’s Reading of the Gita

Nagappa K. Gowda

in The Bhagavadgita in the Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072065
eISBN:
9780199080748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072065.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter discusses Vinoba Bhave's explanation of the message of the Bhagavadgita. It argues that Bhave considered the central teaching of the Bhagavadgita as involving the pursuit of svadharma — ... More


Epistemology from a Sanskritic Point of View

Jonardon Ganeri

in Epistemology for the Rest of the World

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190865085
eISBN:
9780190865115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865085.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The author argues against the universality thesis, by which “the properties of the English word know and the English sentence “S knows that p” are shared by translations of these expressions in most ... More


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