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It is a truism that Hinduism is a 'way of life' rather than a religion; that it is free of dogma and infinitely accommodating. Biardeau brings to light the many constituents of this 'way of life', using evidence from archaeological monuments and literary texts. She presents the underlying unity beneath the bewildering diversity of this living tradition whose history can be traced back three millennia.

In this engaging account of a much-studied society and culture, Biardeau takes the reader through an interpretation of the epics, traditional customs and social norms. Guarding against ethnocentrism, her narrative digresses to point to parallels with the Western world.

This book will be of interest to those seeking an understanding of India's culture.

About the Author:

Madeleine Biardeau is Professor of Indian Religious at Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Section des Sciences Religieuses, Paris.

 






 

 

Contents

Introduction

CHAPTER 1: MAN AND THE ABSOLUTE

    The Absolute and the Brahmans
    Two Paths to salvation
    The hermit Brahman
    Hindu man

CHAPTER 2: THE FOUR GOALS OF MAN

    The levels of
    Love: women's duty
    The craft of kingship
    Portrait of the ideal Brahman
    Two types of men
    Renuciation and human love

CHAPTER 3: SALVATION THROUGH DEEDS: THE YOGIN WARRIOR

    An Anthropology of desire
    • The eternity of speech and the power of vision
      Instantaneity
      From renunciation to
  • The universe of bhakti
    • God as yogin and creator
      • First Cosmology
        and
        Second Cosmology
    • Cyclic time
      Salvation
      The end of the world and individual salvation
  • Desireless activity

CHAPTER 4: DIVINE LOVES

    Privileged experiences
    The goddess
    The divine game
    Tantrism
    Tantrism and bhakti

CHAPTER 5: HINDUISM AND THE FUTURE
Notes
Glossary

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About the Book:

It is a truism that Hinduism is a 'way of life' rather than a religion; that it is free of dogma and infinitely accommodating. Biardeau brings to light the many constituents of this 'way of life', using evidence from archaeological monuments and literary texts. She presents the underlying unity beneath the bewildering diversity of this living tradition whose history can be traced back three millennia.

In this engaging account of a much-studied society and culture, Biardeau takes the reader through an interpretation of the epics, traditional customs and social norms. Guarding against ethnocentrism, her narrative digresses to point to parallels with the Western world.

This book will be of interest to those seeking an understanding of India's culture.

About the Author:

Madeleine Biardeau is Professor of Indian Religious at Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Section des Sciences Religieuses, Paris.

 






 

 

Contents

Introduction

CHAPTER 1: MAN AND THE ABSOLUTE

    The Absolute and the Brahmans
    Two Paths to salvation
    The hermit Brahman
    Hindu man

CHAPTER 2: THE FOUR GOALS OF MAN

    The levels of
    Love: women's duty
    The craft of kingship
    Portrait of the ideal Brahman
    Two types of men
    Renuciation and human love

CHAPTER 3: SALVATION THROUGH DEEDS: THE YOGIN WARRIOR

    An Anthropology of desire
    • The eternity of speech and the power of vision
      Instantaneity
      From renunciation to
  • The universe of bhakti
    • God as yogin and creator
      • First Cosmology
        and
        Second Cosmology
    • Cyclic time
      Salvation
      The end of the world and individual salvation
  • Desireless activity

CHAPTER 4: DIVINE LOVES

    Privileged experiences
    The goddess
    The divine game
    Tantrism
    Tantrism and bhakti

CHAPTER 5: HINDUISM AND THE FUTURE
Notes
Glossary

Sample Page


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