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The Glory of Monastic Life
The Glory of Monastic Life
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The Sanyasin, as you all know, is the ideal of the Hindu’s life, and every one by our Shastras is compelled to give up. Every Hindu who has tasted the fruits of this world must give up in the latter part of his life, and he who does not is not a Hindu and has no more right to call himself a Hindu. We know that this is the ideal – to give up after seeing and experiencing the vanity of things. Having found out that the heart of the material world is a mere hollow, containing only ashes, give it up and go back.

 

Contents

 

  Publisher's Note 7
  The Glory of Monastic Life 9
  The Call of Eternity 9
  Renunciation, the Hallmark of Monasticism 9
  Origins of Monasticism 12
  Monasticim in the Vedic Period 13
  Rise of the Sannyasa Ideal 14
  Two Kinds of Sannyasa 15
  Sannyasa and Varnasrama Dharma 16
  Buddha's Contributions to Monasticism 16
  Period of Transition 18
  Samkara's Contributions to Hindu Monasticism 20
  Madhusudana's Contributions 23
  Other Hindu Monastic Traditions 25
1 Udasis 25
2 Vaishnava Monastic Orders 25
3 Yogis 26
  Drawbacks of Traditional Monasticism 26
  Transition from Medieval to Modern Age 28
  A New Universal Monastic Ideal 29
  Monastic Ideal 29
  Monastic Way of Life 29
  Change of Monastic Ideal in the 19th Century 30
  Contributions of Sri Ramakrishna 30
1 A New Monastic Order 30
2 God Realization as the Goal 31
3 Harmony of Religions and Sects 31
4 Vijnana - Beyond Advaita 32
5 Source of Divine Love and Grace 32
6 Stress on Essentials 33
7 Highest Ideal 33
  Swami Vivekananda's Contributions 33
1 Adding a Social Dimension to the Monastic Ideal 33
2 Adding a Humanistic Dimension to the Monastic Ideal 35
3 Positive Outlook on Life - Monk as a Hero 36
4 Missionary Zeal 37
5 Giving a Universal Dimension to the Monastic Ideal 39
  Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi's Contributions 39
  Basic Spiritual and Moral Principles 40
  A New Monastic Way of Life 41
  Patterns of Traditional Monastic Life  
  Ashrama 41
  Math 42
  Akhada 42
  Unique Features of Monastic Life in Ramakrishna Math Centres 42
1 Universal Outlook 43
2 Modernity 43
3 Discipline and Freedom 44
4 Synthesis of Yogas as a Guiding Principle of Life 46
5 Service as a Way of Life 48
6 God Realization as the Ultimate Goal of Life 50
7 Brotherly Love 51
8 Centred Round Sri Ramakrishna 52
  Concluding Remarks 52
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The Glory of Monastic Life

Item Code:
NAE919
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Paperback
Edition:
2012
ISBN:
9788175053717
Language:
English
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8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
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56
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Back of The Book

The Sanyasin, as you all know, is the ideal of the Hindu’s life, and every one by our Shastras is compelled to give up. Every Hindu who has tasted the fruits of this world must give up in the latter part of his life, and he who does not is not a Hindu and has no more right to call himself a Hindu. We know that this is the ideal – to give up after seeing and experiencing the vanity of things. Having found out that the heart of the material world is a mere hollow, containing only ashes, give it up and go back.

 

Contents

 

  Publisher's Note 7
  The Glory of Monastic Life 9
  The Call of Eternity 9
  Renunciation, the Hallmark of Monasticism 9
  Origins of Monasticism 12
  Monasticim in the Vedic Period 13
  Rise of the Sannyasa Ideal 14
  Two Kinds of Sannyasa 15
  Sannyasa and Varnasrama Dharma 16
  Buddha's Contributions to Monasticism 16
  Period of Transition 18
  Samkara's Contributions to Hindu Monasticism 20
  Madhusudana's Contributions 23
  Other Hindu Monastic Traditions 25
1 Udasis 25
2 Vaishnava Monastic Orders 25
3 Yogis 26
  Drawbacks of Traditional Monasticism 26
  Transition from Medieval to Modern Age 28
  A New Universal Monastic Ideal 29
  Monastic Ideal 29
  Monastic Way of Life 29
  Change of Monastic Ideal in the 19th Century 30
  Contributions of Sri Ramakrishna 30
1 A New Monastic Order 30
2 God Realization as the Goal 31
3 Harmony of Religions and Sects 31
4 Vijnana - Beyond Advaita 32
5 Source of Divine Love and Grace 32
6 Stress on Essentials 33
7 Highest Ideal 33
  Swami Vivekananda's Contributions 33
1 Adding a Social Dimension to the Monastic Ideal 33
2 Adding a Humanistic Dimension to the Monastic Ideal 35
3 Positive Outlook on Life - Monk as a Hero 36
4 Missionary Zeal 37
5 Giving a Universal Dimension to the Monastic Ideal 39
  Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi's Contributions 39
  Basic Spiritual and Moral Principles 40
  A New Monastic Way of Life 41
  Patterns of Traditional Monastic Life  
  Ashrama 41
  Math 42
  Akhada 42
  Unique Features of Monastic Life in Ramakrishna Math Centres 42
1 Universal Outlook 43
2 Modernity 43
3 Discipline and Freedom 44
4 Synthesis of Yogas as a Guiding Principle of Life 46
5 Service as a Way of Life 48
6 God Realization as the Ultimate Goal of Life 50
7 Brotherly Love 51
8 Centred Round Sri Ramakrishna 52
  Concluding Remarks 52
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