The monastic/ascetic tradition of India and its ramification towards the west

The monastic/ascetic tradition of India and its ramification...

Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

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Shivdasani lecture Prof. G. C. Tripathi 3 Nov 2016 The lecture would shed light on the Indian phenomenon of monasticism (shrama, shramana) and asceticism (tapas,tapasvin). Buddhist monks are referred to as shramanas, the toilers. The concept of shrama (labour) has a spiritual connotation in the Vedic literature. Monastic way of life, according to me, was not a protest or revolution against the established religious order. Its tradition seems to ...Read More
Shivdasani lecture Prof. G. C. Tripathi 3 Nov 2016 The lecture would shed light on the In...Read More