Love Divine: Studies in 'Bhakti and Devotional Mysticism

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Routledge, Dec 16, 2013 - Social Science - 248 pages
Explores the nature and function of bhakti or devotional involvement in religious practice in India in areas where it is seldom sought or where its existence has been doubted or even denied.
 

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Contents

1 Bhakti and the Rg VedaDoes it Appear There or Not?
1
2 Love and Devotion in Buddhism
37
3 The Dynamics of Paritta Chanting in Southern Buddhism
53
4 Psychological Analysis of Bhakti
85
5 The Pervasiveness of Bhakti in the Bhāgavata Purāna
95
6 The Place of Bhakti in Śankaras Vedānta
117
7 The Role of Bhakti in the Daśanāmī Order
147
Śaiva Devotion in a Monistic Setting
173
9 Violence and the Goddess
193
10 Some Reflections on Hindu Bhakti Iconography
207
Glossary
213
Notes on the Papers and Acknowledgements
225
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