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Ānandamayī Mā as Guru

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/9780195116489.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In Sanskrit, “guru” is identified with a well-respected person or a teacher. Ānandamayī Mā articulated much about how having a guru or a spiritual master and guide was essential in pursuing the ... More


On Becoming a Physician

Dagmar Wujastyk

in Well-Mannered Medicine: Medical Ethics and Etiquette in Classical Ayurveda

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199856268
eISBN:
9780199950560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199856268.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter describes ayurvedic education, beginning with the criteria for a medical student's eligibility and his ethical duties as a student. It discusses the relationship between teacher and ... More


Tantric Ritual

André Padoux

in The Hindu Tantric World: An Overview

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226423937
eISBN:
9780226424125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226424125.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the importance of ritual in Tantra. The importance given to ritual is not a solely Tantric trait. During Vedic times, certain sacrificial rites were long and complex. The ... More


Rites of Passage: saṃskāra

Axel Michaels

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Law: A New History of Dharmaśāstra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198702603
eISBN:
9780191772276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702603.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the classical Hindu life-cycle rites, the term saṃskāra and its history, and the main sources (Gṛhyasūtras and Dharma texts). It presents a history of the traditional saṃskāras ... More


The Vedic Student: brahmacārin

Timothy Lubin

in The Oxford History of Hinduism: Hindu Law: A New History of Dharmaśāstra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198702603
eISBN:
9780191772276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198702603.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines the form and purpose of the Vedic studentship, and the special importance that came to be attached to it as Brahmins sought to reposition their tradition as a basis for ... More


Individualized and Domestic Rituals (saṃskāra)

Axel Michaels

in Homo Ritualis: Hindu Ritual and Its Significance to Ritual Theory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190262624
eISBN:
9780190262655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262624.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Birth, baptism, school enrollment, initiation, engagement, wedding, death—we always make a ritual of these. Birthdays, exams, anniversaries—rituals, it appears, accompany us throughout life from ... More


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