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Saṃnyāsa Upaniṣads : Hindu scriptures on asceticism and renunciation

Author: Patrick Olivelle
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Early works
Early works to 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
verk före 1800
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Upanishads. English. Selections.
Saṃnyāsa Upaniṣads.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1992
(DLC) 91011353
(OCoLC)23254354
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Olivelle
ISBN: 1423764544 9781423764540 9780195070446 0195070445 0195361377 9780195361377
OCLC Number: 65221446
Language Note: Translated from Sanskrit.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 320 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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This comprises a translation and study of the largest single collection of mainstream Hindu texts that deal with asceticism and monasticism.  Read more...

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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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