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Dance of Divine Love : India's Classic Sacred Love Story: The Rasa Lila of Krishna

Author: Graham M Schweig
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2018] ©2005
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The heart of this book is a dramatic love poem, the Rasa Lila, which is the ultimate focal point of one of the most treasured Sanskrit texts of India, the Bhagavata Purana. Judged a literary masterpiece by Indian and Western scholars alike, this work of poetic genius and soaring religious vision is one of the world's greatest sacred love stories and, as Graham Schweig clearly demonstrates, should be regarded as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Graham M Schweig
ISBN: 9780691190174 0691190178
OCLC Number: 1076426942
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
List of Figures and Tables --
Foreword / Hein, Norvin --
Acknowledgments --
Pronunciation --
List of Abbreviations --
Introduction The Sacred Love Story --
Part I Poems from the Bhagavata Purana --
Dance of Divine Love: Rasa Lila --
Song of the Flute: Venu Gita --
Song of the Black Bee: Bhramara Gita --
Part II Textual Illuminations --
1. Background of the Text --
2. Aspects of the Story --
3. Messages of the Text --
Part III Notes and Comments --
Introduction --
Act One --
Act Two --
Act Three --
Act Four --
Act Five --
Part IV The Sanskrit Text --
Introduction --
Act One --
Act Two --
Act Three --
Act Four --
Act Five --
Appendix 1 Note on Translation --
Appendix 2 Poetic Meters in Sanskrit Text --
Appendix 3 Synoptic Analysis of the Rasa Lila --
Glossary --
Bibliography --
Index --
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The heart of this book is a dramatic love poem, the Rasa Lila, which is the ultimate focal point of one of the most treasured Sanskrit texts of India, the Bhagavata Purana. Judged a literary masterpiece by Indian and Western scholars alike, this work of poetic genius and soaring religious vision is one of the world's greatest sacred love stories and, as Graham Schweig clearly demonstrates, should be regarded as India's Song of Songs. The story presents the supreme deity as the youthful and amorous cowherd, Krishna, who joins his beloved maidens in an enchanting and celebratory "dance of divine love." Schweig introduces this work of exquisite poetry and profound theology to the Western world in the form of a luminous translation and erudite scholarly treatment. His book explores the historical context and literary genre of the work and elucidates the aesthetic and emotional richness of the composition, highlighting poignant details of this drama of divine love. Schweig illuminates the religious dimensions and ethical nuances of the drama, drawing widely from the commentaries and esoteric vision of masters of the Caitanya school of Vaishnavism, a prominent devotional Hindu tradition. Themes such as transcendence of death through love, the yoga of devotion, the contrast between worldly love and passionate love for God, and the dialectical tension between ethical boundaries and boundless love are presented. The final event of the Rasa dance, the author concludes, presents a dynamic symbol of supreme love that provides the basis for a theological vision of genuine religious pluralism.

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