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By John Taber, Francis X. Clooney

This can be a translation of the bankruptcy on belief of Kumarilabhatta's magnum opus, the Slokavarttika, one of many imperative texts of the Hindu reaction to the feedback of the logical-epistemological college of Buddhist notion. In an in depth observation, the writer explains the process the argument from verse to verse and alludes to different theories of classical Indian philosophy and different technical issues. Notes to the interpretation and statement pass additional into the old and philosophical heritage of Kumarila's principles. The booklet offers an advent to the historical past and the advance of Indian epistemology, a synopsis of Kumarila's paintings and an research of its argument.

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The expression "Ramrajya" is heard frequently in Hindi to denote a well-run polity where justice and prosperity reign supreme, much as in Rama's Ayodhya. The fact that there are numerous versions of the Ramayana story suggests that many Hindus were unable to reconcile Rama's conduct towards Sita with the representation of him as an ideal husband. Some Hindus have been inclined to view the entire episode of the agnipariksha as an interpolation by Hindu patriarchs at a time when Indian society was turning more conservative.

39 Buddhism The Buddha (c. 563-483 BC) was born as Siddhartha into a princely family. In his quest for enlightenment, Siddhartha practised in vain the Brahmanic austerities prescribed by renowned spiritual teachers. He then resolved to sit and meditate. In due course, he developed a specific set of teachings known as the Four Noble Truths. 40 Mahavira and Jainism The Buddha's contemporary Mahavira (died c. 470 BC) also counselled a simple faith shorn of priests and rituals. Mahavira emphasized right faith, right knowledge and right conduct.

It enumerates various sexual positions, the types of love-making, the wiles of women, the rules of courtship and the different characteristics of female and male genitalia. Some people like to believe that the Kama Sutra, Sanskrit love poetry and the erotic Hindu sculpture found at temple complexes like Khajuraho and Puri are striking testimony to the sexual freedom enjoyed by the ancient Hindus. 46 Long before the Kama Sutra was composed, the Atharva Veda enumerated the charms to be used to win a woman's love, prevail against a rival woman or regain vitality.

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