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Āśrama

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/9780195676389.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

According to the doctrine of āśrama dharma in modern Hinduism, there are four āśramas or stages in life: brahmacarya or a period of studentship, grhastha or the stage of a householder, vānapraslha or ... More


Āśrama

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/9780195658712.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The standard view on the doctrine of āsramas may be identified with its presentation in the Manusmrti: As stated in Manu IV. 1 the first part of man's life is brahmacarya in which he learns at his ... 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


The Vedic Graduate: snātaka

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/9780198702603.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter reconstructs the way the concept of the Vedic graduate (snātaka) changed during the formulation of the doctrine of varṇāśramadharma in early Dharmaśāstra. With the introduction of the ... 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


The Brahman as the Head of a Household

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/9780190640798.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter, complementing the previous one, examines the articulation of Brahman identity that understood the Brahman to be a non-celibate householder, namely, that found in the Dharma Sūtras. It ... More


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