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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


Ascetics: vānaprastha, pravrajita

Patrick Olivelle

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/9780198702603.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Asceticism lies at the very heart of the Dharmaśāstra project. This chapter explores the various holy modes of life discussed in the Dharmaśāstras, especially the gṛhastha, householder, who is also ... More


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