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Bhakti-yoga

Arvind Sharma

in Classical Hindu Thought: An Introduction

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195658712
eISBN:
9780199082018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195658712.003.0017
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Bhakti-yoga is directed towards the realization of saguna Brahman, and this kind of yoga functions within the framework of a somewhat different set of presuppositions. A special ... More


Hecate and the Dying Maiden: How the Mistress of Ghosts Earned Her Title 

Sarah Iles Johnston

in Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520217072
eISBN:
9780520922310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217072.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The first part of this chapter begins with a review of Hecate’s appearances in texts and archaeological finds, treating the goddess Enodia—who was often identified with Hecate—as well. It argues that ... More


Of Scripture and Bone: The Tantric Discipline of the Madmen of Ü and Tsang

David M. DiValerio

in The Holy Madmen of Tibet

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199391202
eISBN:
9780199391233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391202.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the distinctive behavior that earned the Madmen of Ü and Tsang reputations as “madmen,” including dressing in costumes made from human remains, consuming filth, and defying ... More


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