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The Hindu World Image

Sudhir Kakar

in The Inner World: A Psychoanalytical Study of Childhood and Society in India

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077152
eISBN:
9780199081103
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077152.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The exploration of the psychological terrain of the Indian inner world begins by looking at the cluster of ideas, historically derived, selected, and refined, through which Hindu culture has ... More


H. P. Blavatsky’s Early Reception of Hindu Philosophy

Tim Rudbøg and Erik Reenberg Sand

in Imagining the East: The Early Theosophical Society

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780190853884
eISBN:
9780190853914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190853884.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Helena Petrovna Blavatsky is generally recognized as one of the major popularizers of Eastern philosophy in the West, yet not much detailed work on her specific use and knowledge of Hindu philosophy ... More


Brahman: Nirguṇa and Saguṇa

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/9780195658712.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

One of the clearest enunciations of the Hindu concept of God is found in the Taittirīya Upanishad II.1: Satyam jñānam anantam brahma. It is commonplace in the discussion of Hindu philosophy to ... More


Tree Worship in India

David L. Haberman

in People Trees: Worship of Trees in Northern India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199929177
eISBN:
9780199332960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929177.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter begins with a consideration of tree worship as a worldwide phenomenon, exploring the sentience of trees in such practices as the worship of oak trees in Europe. The specific worldview ... More


On the Episode of the Mahabharata Known by the Name Bhagavad-Gita by Wilhelm von Humboldt

Aakash Singh Rathore and Rimina Mohapatra

in Hegel's India: A Reinterpretation, with Texts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199468270
eISBN:
9780199087464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468270.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter presents Hegel’s On the Episode of the Mahabharata Known by the Name Bhagavad-Gita in a complete English translation. The episode of the epic of Mahabharata when Krishna enunciates the ... More


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