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Saṃnyāsa Upaniṣads : Hindu scriptures on asceticism and renunciation

Author: Patrick Olivelle
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This comprises a translation and study of the largest single collection of mainstream Hindu texts that deal with asceticism and monasticism.

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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
verk före 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Upanishads. Selections. English.
Saṃnyāsa Upaniṣads.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(OCoLC)988544736
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Olivelle
ISBN: 0195070445 9780195070446 0195070453 9780195070453
OCLC Number: 23254354
Notes: Translated from Sanskrit.
Description: xv, 320 pages ; 22 cm
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
Other Titles: Upanishads.
Responsibility: translated with introduction and notes by Patrick Olivelle.
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His analysis is stimulating as the translations are reliable. Combined, they comprise and essential textual contribution to our understanding of the meaning of religious renunciation in india. * Read more...

 
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