Saṃnyāsa Upaniṣads: Hindu Scriptures on Asceticism and Renunciation
Oxford University Press, 1992 - 320 pages
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.
The Rite of Renunciation
The Behavior and Customs of Renouncers
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abandonment abides Advaita Advaita Vedānta almsfood ĀrU ascetic āśrama attains Avadhūta Bahūdakas bathing BāU becomes begging bowl birth bliss body Brahmā Brahman Brāhmaṇical theology breath called common era consciousness critical edition death deep sleep desire detachment dharma eats emblem external string forest hermit four gods Hamsa highest householder impure Indian injunctions karma knowledge KśU Kuṭīcaka liberation live loincloth Lord Mahābhārata mantra meaning meditation mendicant mind mortal danger Nārada nouncer oblation offer Olivelle Paramahamsa patched garment path person Prajapati pure reciting refers regarding renouncer's renunciatory rite of renunciation ritual sacred fires sacrifice sacrificial string Sāmkhya Samnyāsa Upaniṣads samsāra Sanskrit says Schrader scriptures secret teaching Śiva smṛtis Sprockhoff 1976 Śrauta supreme svāhā ŚvU syllable teacher term texts tion topknot tradition translated triple staff Upanisads Vaiṣṇava Veda Vedānta Vedic verse Viṣņu wander water pot wear worship yoga Yogav yogic yogin Ypra