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The History of Jaina Meditation

Johannes Bronkhorst

in Asian Traditions of Meditation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780824855680
eISBN:
9780824873028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824855680.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This essay argues that the many discontinuities and innovations in the history of Jaina meditation stem from the confusing descriptions of meditation in canonical texts, including the Āyāraṅga and ... More


The Brahman as a Celibate Renunciant

Nathan McGovern

in The Snake and the Mongoose: The Emergence of Identity in Early Indian Religion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190640798
eISBN:
9780190640828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190640798.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter looks at the articulations of Brahman identity that understood the Brahman to be a celibate renunciant, namely, those of the Buddhists and the Jains. The earliest texts of the Buddhists ... More


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