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referred to as tantric - keep 70 DANIEL GOLD an eye on salvation but also cultivate powers useful in this world; and living in the world traditionally entails family life. Nath traditions are part of this larger tantric milieu and are thus able to embrace both renouncers and family men. As sadhus

In: Ascetic Culture
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untouched by the utilitarian character of daily living in real life; “playing may serve as relaxation from work, as a sort of tonic inasmuch as it affords repose to the soul” (Huizinga, 1949:161). Play is an end in itself and serves no other purpose than personal enjoyment and relaxation. It does not

In: CyberAsia

cultures. We can solve our problems through the use of our own values and institutions ... I am not ashamed of my poverty and simple living. I have a sense of contentment and satisfaction in my life ... I resent the identification of modernization with westernization ... and I am opposed to both the

In: North Indian Intellectuals
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symptoms of its fission under the impact of economic factors like poverty and over-crowding. How­ ever small, there is a minimum of living space per person necessary for harmonious family life. When an extended family reaches a point where such a minimum is not available, tensions and conflicts are

In: A Populistic Community and Modernization in India

living with the family. Family Background Both parents had migrated from villages in Shantou (Swatow), Guangdong Province, China, in 1947: the mother (hereafter called Mother) was then 12 years old and the father (Father), a 19-year-old orphan. Several years after arriving in Thailand, Father had

In: Alternate Identities
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attachment (riiga) while suicide is motivated and accompanied by passion. 88 However, not all were allowed to choose Samiidhi death at any stage of life. There were rules to admit or to deny this privilege to the 54 Ibid.• t. 55 Ibid.• 14. 56 Ibid.• 30. 57 Ibid.• 86. S8 Ibid.• 121. 59 Ibid.• 81 and 136. 60

In: Inviting Death
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occasions, it is obligatory that a daughter or a sister living outside the village should be invited personally and then escorted back personally. Nag Panchami (the snake Worship Festival), Deepava/i (the festival of Lights) and Gauri Hunnime (the Festival of goddess Gauri), the child-naming ceremony

In: A Populistic Community and Modernization in India

of the late Indian philosopher, artist and guru Prabhat Rafijan Sarkar. As a guru Sarkar's discourse primarily speaks to the yogi, and his life tells of a commitment to the transformation of individuals and attainment of the absolute self (paramatman). However Sarkar, unlike conventional gurus

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organization shows a division into pariah and host groups, then this is a division produced in everyday life; in their daily deal- ings, pariah and host people must classify each other into different groups and then treat each other in accordance with the dictates of their classification (McDermott, 1974: 88

In: Race, Ethnicity, and the State in Malaysia and Singapore

, while not everything is to be believed, so too not all is to be discarded. The earliest major description of Madurai appears in the Maturaikkiiiici, dated ca. 215 C.E. 10 In this 782 line poem of "advice" or "counsel" to the Pandyan king at Madurai comes a graphic description of city life at five

In: The City as a Sacred Center