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Dharma, Alf Hiltebeitel

Label
Dharma
Title
Dharma
Statement of responsibility
Alf Hiltebeitel
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This introductory work proposes a fresh take on the ancient Indian concept dharma. By unfolding how, even in its developments as "law" and custom, dharma participates in nuanced and multifarious understandings of the term that play out in India's great spiritual traditions, the book offers insights into the innovative character of both Hindu and Buddhist usages of the concept. Alf Hiltebeitel, in an original approach to early Buddhist usages, explores how the Buddhist canon brought out different meanings of dharma. This is followed by an exposition of the hypothesis that most, if not all, of the Hindu law books flowered after the third-century BC emperor Asoka, a Buddhist, made dharma the guiding principle of an entire realm and culture. A discussion built around the author's expertise on the Sanskrit epics shows how their narratives amplified the new Brahmanical norms and brought out the ethical dilemmas and spiritual teachings that arose from inquiry into dharma. A chapter on the tale of the Life of the Buddha considers the relation between dharma, moksa/nirvana (salvation), and bhakti (devotion). Here, Hiltebeitel ties together a thread that runs through the entire story, which is the Buddha's tendency to present dharma as a kind of civil discourse. In this sense, dharma challenges people to think critically or at least more creatively about their ethical principles and the foundations of their own spiritual values. A closing chapter on dharma in the twenty-first century explores its new cachet in an era of globalization, its diasporic implications, its openings into American popular culture, some implications for women, and the questions it is still raising for modern India
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
Nz
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hiltebeitel, Alf
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dharma
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Dharma
  • Dharma
  • Epen
  • India
  • Dharma
  • Epos
Label
Dharma, Alf Hiltebeitel
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-181) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Dharma and South Asian Spirituality -- 2. King Asoka's Dhamma -- 3. Vedic Dharman and Dharma -- 4. Early Buddhism: Three Baskets of Dharma -- 5. Classical Brahmanical Dharma -- 6. Two Dharma Biographies? Rama and Yudhisthira -- 7. Two Dharma Biographies? Sita and Draupadi -- 8. Dharma in the Bhagavad Gita -- 9. Dharma and Bhakti -- 10. Reimagining the Dharma Hero: The Adventure of the Buddha -- 11. Dharma for the Twenty-first Century
Control code
ocn794925338
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824860639
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824860639
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62p75k
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794925338
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Dharma, Alf Hiltebeitel
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-181) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Dharma and South Asian Spirituality -- 2. King Asoka's Dhamma -- 3. Vedic Dharman and Dharma -- 4. Early Buddhism: Three Baskets of Dharma -- 5. Classical Brahmanical Dharma -- 6. Two Dharma Biographies? Rama and Yudhisthira -- 7. Two Dharma Biographies? Sita and Draupadi -- 8. Dharma in the Bhagavad Gita -- 9. Dharma and Bhakti -- 10. Reimagining the Dharma Hero: The Adventure of the Buddha -- 11. Dharma for the Twenty-first Century
Control code
ocn794925338
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 188 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824860639
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.21313/9780824860639
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62p75k
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)794925338
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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