Get Bhakti and Embodiment: Fashioning Divine Bodies and PDF

By Barbara A. Holdrege

The old shift from Vedic traditions to post-Vedic bhakti (devotional) traditions is followed via a shift from summary, translocal notions of divinity to particularized, localized notions of divinity and a corresponding shift from aniconic to iconic traditions and from transitority sacrificial arenas to tested temple websites. In Bhakti and Embodiment Barbara Holdrege argues that a few of the variations that represent this old shift are an instantaneous final result of newly rising discourses of the physique in bhakti traditions within which structures of divine embodiment proliferate, celebrating the idea deity, whereas last translocal, can seem in manifold corporeal varieties in several occasions and diverse localities on assorted planes of lifestyles. Holdrege means that an exploration of the connections among bhakti and embodiment is necessary not just to illuminating the unique ameliorations that signify the emergence of bhakti traditions but additionally to figuring out the myriad varieties that bhakti has traditionally assumed as much as the current time.



This research is anxious extra particularly with the multileveled versions of embodiment and platforms of physically practices during which divine our bodies and devotional our bodies are shaped in Krsna bhakti traditions and focuses specifically on case stories: the Bhagavata Purana, the consummate textual monument to Vaisnava bhakti, which expresses a particular type of passionate and ecstatic bhakti that is exotic by means of its embodied nature; and the Gaudiya Vaisnava culture, a massive bhakti tradition inspired through the Bengali chief Caitanya within the 16th century, which articulates a powerful discourse of embodiment touching on the divine our bodies of Krsna and the devotional our bodies of Krsna bhaktas that's grounded within the canonical authority of the Bhagavata Purana.

Show description

Read or Download Bhakti and Embodiment: Fashioning Divine Bodies and Devotional Bodies in Krsna Bhakti (Routledge Hindu Studies Series) PDF

Best hinduism books

Original Gospel of Ramakrishna: Based in M's English Text, by Swami Abhedananda,Joseph A. Fitzgerald,Alexander PDF

Sri Ramakrishna is the main well-known saint of contemporary India. This booklet is the unique model of the main recognized paintings approximately him, translated into English through the writer “M” himself. a brief biography of Ramakrishna, written through his recognized disciple Swami Vivekananda, can be integrated.

Download e-book for iPad: La Vie divine - tome 1 (Spiritualités vivantes) (French by Shri Aurobindo,Jean Herbert

Los angeles Vie divine est l'oeuvre maîtresse de Shrî Aurobindo, le plus grand penseur indien du XXe siècle, sur l. a. métaphysique. Celle-ci repose chez lui sur une interprétation à los angeles fois personnelle et traditionnelle de ce qu'il appelle « l'ancien Vedânta », l'ensemble des grands livres fondateurs de los angeles spiritualité indienne.

The Complete Mahabharata: 4 - download pdf or read online

The Mahabharata of Veda Vyasa is the longest recorded epic of the area. With nearly 100,000 verses, it really is again and again so long as the Iliad and the Odyssey mixed and has deeply stimulated each point of the Indian ethos for a few 4,000 years. the most subject is the good conflict on Kurukshetra, however the epic teems with smaller tales, and different tales inside those, all woven including a genius that confounds comparability.

Hinduism in India: Modern and Contemporary Movements - download pdf or read online

A big contribution towards the continued debates at the nature and heritage of Hinduism in IndiaIs Hinduism coherent, or should still or not it's seen as a conglomeration of many specified traditions? What have been (or are) its most crucial and imperative teachings? whilst did the assumption of “Hinduism” first come up and what were the results?

Additional resources for Bhakti and Embodiment: Fashioning Divine Bodies and Devotional Bodies in Krsna Bhakti (Routledge Hindu Studies Series)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Bhakti and Embodiment: Fashioning Divine Bodies and Devotional Bodies in Krsna Bhakti (Routledge Hindu Studies Series) by Barbara A. Holdrege


by George
4.4

Rated 4.46 of 5 – based on 47 votes