The Samnyasa Upanisads: Hindu Scriptures on Asceticism and Renunciation / Edition 1

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Overview

The first readable and accurate translation of twenty of the most authoritative Hindu documents pertaining to ascetic ideals and the ascetic way of life, this text opens to students a major source for the study of the Hindu ascetical institution and of the historical changes they underwent during a period of a thousand years or more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195070453
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/28/1992
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Note on the Translation
INTRODUCTION
1. The Samnyasa Upanisads
2. Renunciation and Society: The Inner Conflict of Tradition
3. The Nature and Purpose of Renunciation
4. The Rite of Renunciation
5. The Classifications of Renouncers
6. The Behavior and Customs of Renouncers
TRANSLATIONS
1. Aruni Upanisad
2-3. Laghu-Samnyasa Upanisad and Kundika Upanisad
4. Kathasruti Upanisad
5. Paramahamsa Upanisad
6. Jabala Upanisad
7. Brahma Upanisad
8. Asrama Upanisad
9. Maitreya Upanisad
10. Naradaparivrajaka Upanisad
11. Nirvana Upanisad
12. Bhiksuka Upanisad
13. Turiyatitavadhuta Upanisad
14. Brhat-Samnyasa Upanisad
15. Paramahamsaparivrajaka Upanisad
16. Parabrahma Upanisad
17. Brhad-Avadhuta Upanisad
18. Yajnavalkya Upanisad
19. Satyayaniya Upanisad
20. Laghu-Avadhuta Upanisad
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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