Key Words in Hinduism / Edition 2

Key Words in Hinduism / Edition 2

by Ron Geaves
     
 

ISBN-10: 1589011279

ISBN-13: 9781589011274

Pub. Date: 07/28/2006

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

Daily political events and the steady inevitability of globalism require that informed students and citizens learn something about religious traditions foreign to their own. Designed for both classroom and general use, these handy Key Words guidebooks are essential resources for those who want clear and concise explanations of common terms and unfamiliar

Overview

Daily political events and the steady inevitability of globalism require that informed students and citizens learn something about religious traditions foreign to their own. Designed for both classroom and general use, these handy Key Words guidebooks are essential resources for those who want clear and concise explanations of common terms and unfamiliar concepts of major world religions.

Each pocket-sized volume contains definitions for over 400 terms from religious principles and significant periods to noteworthy figures.

A quick sampling of terms from this volume:

AshramBrahmanDharmaGyanaJanmashtamiKalpaMantraRamayanaUpanishads

Sample Definitions:

Ashram Lit. shelter. A retreat place or hermitage used for spiritual development and often the centre of teaching for a particular guru or sect.

Gyana Spiritual knowledge. Sometimes it is understood that such knowledge can be learned by the study of scriptures but it is also used to describe knowledge that arises from direct experience of God (Brahman) or realization of the Self (atman). The relationship between these two informs different theories concerning spiritual knowledge (see Vedanta, atman, Brahman, jnana).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589011274
Publisher:
Georgetown University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

A-Z entries for key terms in Hinduism, including essential terms like:

Karma

Samsara

Dharma

Guru

Jati

Varnashramdharma

Yogi

Mandala

Padmasana

Atman

Brahman

Rasalila

Sanatan Dharma

Sant

Skanda

Viveha

Viveka

Vedanta

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