By Klaus K. Klostermaier
With entries on every little thing from Manu to Gandhi and the Ramesvaram to the Himalayas, this is often a useful reference ebook.
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Throughout he emphasized the religious dimension of his activities and his intention to change hearts rather than bring about an economic revolution. Bhavi•ya Puräæa (‘Future Puräæa’) A PURÄŒA presented as written in the fifth century and purporting to deal with future events of the Indian Middle ages, including the Muslim invasion. Estimates of the date of its composition range from the 12th to the 19th centuries. Bhäskara (2) A Vedäntic teacher, professing a kind of ADVAITA VEDÄNTA. bhaya (‘fear’) A basic emotion dealt with in Indian Encyclo - Letter B 10/2/03 9:37 am Page 39 bibhatsa 39 aesthetics, personified as grandson of Adharma (unrighteousness) and Hiƒsä (violence), and father of Møtyu (death).
His work was continued by ‘The Mother’ and his numerous associates who planned to develop Auroville into a model city for the modern world, combining intellectual and literary work with crafts and practical engagement. Aurobindo was convinced that the whole universe was the manifestation of consciousness in a process of evolution from matter through mind to supermind and that it was the task of humans to facilitate this evolution by dedicating themselves to the highest ideals. auspicious (ÿubha) Aurobindo Ghose (1872–1950) After receiving a completely Western, classical education in England (1879–92) and preparing for a career in the Indian Civil Service, Aurobindo Ghose returned to India with strong sympathies for the Indian nationalist movement.
A great deal of art was created in the service of religion: construction of temples, carving of sculptures, producing of brass images and singing and dancing in honour of the deity were part of the service owed to the deity. artha (1) (‘wealth’) One of the four human goals). PURUÆÄRTHAS (legitimate artha (2) In grammar, meaning (of words or sentences); object. artha (3) In statecraft, acquisition and preservation of wealth. ) Encyclo - Letter A 10/2/03 9:37 am Page 27 asceticism 27 Artha-ÿästra (‘the science of acquiring wealth [and power]’) A class of writings dealing with economics and politics.
A Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism (Concise Encyclopedia of World Faiths) by Klaus K. Klostermaier