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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 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/9780195676389.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

In classical Hinduism, the concept of samsāra was cosmological. A person lived in a universe with no beginning or end, assuming innumerable forms of life until he attained moksa. The concept of ... 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


A Conceptual Introduction

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/9780195658712.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter presents an introduction to classical Hindu thought. It is organized into six parts. Part I discusses the concept of Brahman. Part II considers the nature of a human being according to ... More


Mokṣa

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/9780195658712.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses the notion of moksha. Moksha means that the jīva has crossed over the line from the mundane to the divine by pursuing one of the yogas successfully. The form of moksha may be a ... More


You Are the Absolute: Philosophies of India

Diana Lobel

in The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153157
eISBN:
9780231527019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153157.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the teachings of the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gītā concerning God and the good. For both the Upanishads and the Gītā, the goal to be pursued in life is liberation from ... More


Buddhist Nuns and Gendered Practice: In Search of the Female Renunciant

Nirmala S. Salgado

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199760022
eISBN:
9780199345120
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760022.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book centers on narratives about female renunciation in Buddhism as well as the construction of gender and renunciant identity in the study of Buddhist nuns. Focusing on research about Buddhist ... More


Conclusions: Schopenhauer’s Will and Comparable Indian Ideas

Stephen Cross

in Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837358
eISBN:
9780824871048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Arthur Schopenhauer’s doctrine of the will and its affinities with Indian philosophical ideas. It begins with a discussion of the arguments advanced by Schopenhauer and the ... More


Institutional Discourse and Everyday Practice

Nirmala S. Salgado

in Buddhist Nuns and Gendered Practice: In Search of the Female Renunciant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199760022
eISBN:
9780199345120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760022.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter questions binary distinctions such as lay/ordained, householder/renunciant, and this-worldly/otherworldly, connecting them with larger distinctions such as secular/religious and ... More


Extreme Wisdom,Groundless Compassion

S. Mark Heim

in Crucified Wisdom: Theological Reflection on Christ and the Bodhisattva

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281244
eISBN:
9780823285990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281244.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter completes the exposition of the bodhisattva path as outlined in the Bodhicaryāvatāra, covering chapters eight through ten. This includes a review of the role of various meditative ... More


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