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 Threshold Designs, Forehead Dots, and Menstruation Rituals:: Exploring Time and Space in Tamil Kolams

Vijaya Rettakudi Nagarajan

in Women's Lives, Women's Rituals in the Hindu Tradition

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195177060
eISBN:
9780199785438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177060.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores the ways that women's religious practices cross boundaries and traverse thresholds, and emphasizes continuity and overlap between private and public domains. The focus is on the ... More


Orthogonal Procrustes problems

J. C. Gower and G. B. Dijksterhuis

in Procrustes Problems

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198510581
eISBN:
9780191708961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198510581.003.0004
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics

This chapter discusses the principal forms of T, specifically the case where T is an orthogonal matrix Q; then X1 and X2 must have the same number of columns P. ... More


Rediscovering the Buddha: Legends of the Buddha and Their Interpretation

Hans H Penner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385823
eISBN:
9780199870073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385823.001.1
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The “Buddhacentric” view of Buddhism continues to shorten the legends of the Buddha into brief outlines. This paradox is based on the mistaken quest for the historical Buddha and the view of myth as ... More


The Great Lay Disciple

Todd Lewis and Subarna Tuladhar

in Sugata Saurabha: An Epic Poem from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha by Chittadhar Hridaya

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195341829
eISBN:
9780199866816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341829.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter highlights Anāthapindaka, one of the greatest lay disciples of the Buddha. One feature of this chapter is the first ideal the Buddha taught to householders: making dāna offerings to the ... More


The Monastery Built by Vishākhā

Todd Lewis and Subarna Tuladhar

in Sugata Saurabha: An Epic Poem from Nepal on the Life of the Buddha by Chittadhar Hridaya

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195341829
eISBN:
9780199866816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341829.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter begins with famous sangha events: the history of the monastic code, the Vinaya; the appointment of a personal monk attendant, his cousin Ānanda, for the middle‐aged Buddha; and an ... More


Scripture Intersecting History: Mark's Eschatology

Marie Noonan Sabin

in Reopening the Word: Reading Mark as Theology in the Context of Early Judaism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195143591
eISBN:
9780199834600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195143590.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Sabin challenges the idea that the eschatology of Mark 13 warrants calling it “The Little Apocalypse,” showing how its outer frame begins with Jesus’ prediction of the destruction of the Temple, but ... More


Family Development and Change in the Hare Krishna Movement

E. Burke Rochford, Jr.

in Controversial New Religions

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195156829
eISBN:
9780199784806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515682X.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This essay examines family development and change within the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), more popularly known as the Hare Krishna movement. It focuses on the demise of ... More


Marital Status as a Category of Difference: Singlewomen and Widows

Amy M. Froide

in Never Married: Singlewomen in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199270606
eISBN:
9780191710216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270606.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines how marital status differentiated the lives of women in early modern England. It posits a clear distinction between the experiences of ever-married women (e.g., wives and ... More


Introduction Intimations of the Good Life

T. N. Madan

in The Hindu Householder: The T.N. Madan Omnibus

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069409
eISBN:
9780199080038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This introductory chapter sets out the focus of the book—the householder, and his affirmation of a disciplined this-worldly life as the good life. Hindu society is best known by caste, its most ... More


Domesticity and Detachment

T. N. Madan

in The Hindu Householder: The T.N. Madan Omnibus

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069409
eISBN:
9780199080038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter presents an account of the Pandit ideology of the householder in which the purposes and procedures of the good life, lived in affirmation of the values of plenitude and detachment, are ... More


Auspiciousness and Purity

T. N. Madan

in The Hindu Householder: The T.N. Madan Omnibus

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069409
eISBN:
9780199080038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.003.0016
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter further examines the householder's way of life in the light of the fundamental values of auspiciousness and purity. It attempts to clarify the notion of ‘auspiciousness’ and to examine ... More


Asceticism and Eroticism

T. N. Madan

in The Hindu Householder: The T.N. Madan Omnibus

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198069409
eISBN:
9780199080038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069409.003.0017
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter develops further the notion of the tension of the two extremes of asceticism and eroticism which the life of the householder seeks to overcome. This is, of course, one of the fundamental ... More


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


Gṛhastha: The Householder in Ancient Indian Religious Culture

Patrick Olivelle (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190696153
eISBN:
9780190696184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696153.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

Much has been written about the Indian ascetic, but hardly any scholarly attention has been paid to the householder, generally referred to in Sanskrit as gṛhastha, “the stay-at-home.” The institution ... More


Friendship: The Most Important Social Bond in Iceland in the Free State Period

Jón Viðar Sigurðsson

in Viking Friendship: The Social Bond in Iceland and Norway, c. 900D1300

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705779
eISBN:
9781501708480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705779.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses the significance of friendship in the relationships between householders and chieftains in Iceland. There is little doubt that friendship was the most important social bond ... More


Kings and Their Friends

Jón Viðar Sigurðsson

in Viking Friendship: The Social Bond in Iceland and Norway, c. 900D1300

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705779
eISBN:
9781501708480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705779.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines how the kings and chieftains made use of friendship to secure their positions of power in Norway. The Norwegian kings used friendship to the highest degree to secure support for ... More


Pragmatic Friendship

Jón Viðar Sigurðsson

in Viking Friendship: The Social Bond in Iceland and Norway, c. 900D1300

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501705779
eISBN:
9781501708480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705779.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This concluding chapter examines the three stages of friendship: establishment, development, and conclusion. The establishment of friendship was only the first step in a relationship between two ... More


Protecting the Household

Adam Malka

in Men of Mobtown: Policing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469636290
eISBN:
9781469636313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636290.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Antebellum racial policing also extended to the household, as Chapter 4 demonstrates. Police reform was implemented in the name of property, and in a patriarchal world, households often counted as ... More


The Gṛhastha in the Mahābhārata

Adam Bowles

in Gṛhastha: The Householder in Ancient Indian Religious Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190696153
eISBN:
9780190696184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696153.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

This chapter presents a survey of terms and concepts related to the householder in the Mahābhārata. It gives a statistical overview of the key terms and provides an account of their relational ... More


Asceticism and Architecture

Kazi K. Ashraf

in The Hermit's Hut: Architecture and Asceticism in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835835
eISBN:
9780824870935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835835.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the mutual relationship between architecture and asceticism in the Indian context. It first considers the place of the ascetic in the broader Indian consciousness, along with ... More


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