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On Ignorance

Srinivasa Rao

in Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079811
eISBN:
9780199081707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

No one believes that he does not know himself or the world around him because everyone is familiar with both these. Therefore the question naturally arises as to what exactly is meant by the ... More


Facing the Peril of Disintegration

Tony K. Stewart

in The Final Word: The Caitanya Caritamrita and the Grammar of Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392722
eISBN:
9780199777327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392722.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Kṛṣṇa Caitanya (1476–1533) sent eight devotees to Vraja to standardize his unique theology and ritual, but the project, led by Rūpa Gosvāmī, took more than half a century. In the interim, Vaiṣṇava ... More


Jīva

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/9780195676389.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In classical Hinduism, a jīva can become a human being in the course of his existence. However, the process is far from simple. According to some expositors of Hinduism, a jīva is granted a human ... More


Saṁsāra

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/9780195658712.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the process of undergoing rebirths continuously, known as samsāra. In principle, the process is without a beginning and an end, unless brought to an end by religious and ... More


Gopal Bhatt: Carrier of Bhakti to the North

Shrivatsa Goswami

in Text and Tradition in Early Modern North India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199478866
eISBN:
9780199092079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199478866.003.0017
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

Shrivatsa Goswami examines the ways in which Gopāl Bhaṭṭ, interacting with Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and being a southerner by birth, played a key role in establishing the philosophical perspectives and ... More


Gadadhar Bhatt and His Family: Facilitators of the Song of Bhakti in Vrindavan

Swapna Sharma

in Text and Tradition in Early Modern North India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199478866
eISBN:
9780199092079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199478866.003.0018
Subject:
History, Indian History, Cultural History

In this chapter, Swapna Sharma brings to light the special contributions of Gadādhar Bhaṭṭ and his family to the constitution of Vrindavan’s distinctive spiritual culture, relating these especially ... More


Bhāgavata Theologies in Comparison

Kiyokazu Okita

in Hindu Theology in Early Modern South Asia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198709268
eISBN:
9780191779688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709268.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

This chapter describes the theological uniqueness of the Gauḍīya school based on a study of Jīva Gosvāmī’s commentary on the core section of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa. Jīva was a prolific Gauḍīya writer ... More


Baladeva's Govindabhāṣya

Kiyokazu Okita

in Hindu Theology in Early Modern South Asia

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198709268
eISBN:
9780191779688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709268.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism, World Religions

This chapter traces the development of Gauḍīya Theology in the eighteenth century by focusing on Baladeva Vidyābhūṣaṇa's magnum opus the Govindabhāṣya, which is a commentary on the Brahmasūtras. As ... More


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