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Asceticism

A cherished gem or a bitter fruit? Renunciation in Kavikarnapura's Caitanya-candrodaya-nataka

Lecture Type: 
Graduate Seminar
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Rembert Lutjeharms
Date: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2006 - 13:00
Location: 
First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Rembert

Hindu Samnyasins in the Temple Context

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Conference 2007
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor T.S. Rukmani
Date: 
Sunday, October 21, 2007 - 13:30
Location: 

Session 13 of the 2007 Shivdasani Conference

The Hindu temple is a religious site and signifies some ritual activity. The general perception of a samnyasin, on the other hand, is one not associated with ritual activity as that is seen as perpetuating worldly existence or samsara.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor T.S.

Hinduism I: Themes and Textual Sources Lecture 4: Ascetic Traditions

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin Flood
Date: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 - 11:00
Location: 
Theology Faculty Seminar Room

This course offers a thematic and historical introduction to Hinduism for students of theology and religious studies. Focusing on the brahmanical tradition we will explore the textual sources, categories, practices and social institutions that formed that tradition. Primary texts in translation will provide the basis for reflection on issues such as dharma, renunciation, caste, and concepts of deity. We then move on to some of the major philosophical developments of the tradition, with particular emphasis on the Vedanta.

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Gavin