Rules and Regulations of Brahmanical Asceticism

Rules and Regulations of Brahmanical Asceticism

by Patrick Olivelle

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781438414997
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 09/30/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 656 KB

About the Author

Patrick Olivelle is Professor of Sanskrit and Indian Religions at the University of Texas, Austin.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

The Author: His Life and Works

Yatidharmasamuccaya and the Ascetic Literary Tradition

Structure and Contents

The Domestication of Asceticism

The Character of Ancient Indian Asceticism

The Asrama System as a Structure for Inclusion

The Domestication of Asceticism in Yadava

Translation

1
The Rule Sanctioning Itinerant Asceticism

2
Age of Eligibility of a Candidate for Itinerant Asceticism

Renunciation after Marriage

Renunciation Permitted at Any Time

Renunciation before Marriage Only for the Handicapped

Renunciation before Marriage for Detached People

Renunciation When Death Is Imminent

3
Examination of the Insignia

Bodily Insignia

External Insignia

Description of the External Insignia

4
The Procedure of Renunciation

Renunciation When Death Is Imminent

5
Principal Activities

Renouncers Who Abandon Vedic Rites

Mendicant Renouncers

Samkhya

Yoga

6
Daily Practices

Morning Duties

Midday Duties

Begging

Procedure of Eating

Rites Following the Meal

Evening Duties

Behavior toward Ascetics

7
Proper Conduct

8
Rules on Insignia and Related Penances

9
Wandering and Rain Residence

Rain Residence

10
Penances

11
The Procedure of an Ascetic's Funeral

Text

Introduction to the Critical Edition

Description of the Manuscripts

Genealogical Relation of the Manuscripts

Constitution of the Text

1
parivrajyavidhih

2
parivrajyadhikaridasanirupanam

3
lingnirupanam

4
samnyasaprayogah

5
mukhyakarmavidhih

6
ahoratrakriya

7
acarah

8
lingadharmaprayascittavidhih

9
gatisthitinirupanam

10
prayascittavidhih

11
yatisamskaravidhih

Appendix 1: Long Variant Readings

Appendix 2: Index of Authors Cited

Appendix 3: Index of Citations

Abbreviations and Bibliography

Index

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