Aranyaka

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A·ra·nya·ka

 (är′ə-nyä′kə, -nyə-)
n.
Any of several Sanskrit religious and philosophical treatises, closely connected with the Brahmanas and Upanishads, and intended to be read by hermits in the quiet of the forest.

[Sanskrit Āraṇyakam, from neuter sing. of āraṇyaka-, pertaining to the forest, from āraṇya-, from araṇyam, foreign land, wilderness, forest, from araṇa-, distant, foreign; see al- in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.Aranyaka - a treatise resembling a Brahmana but to be read or expounded by anchorites in the quiet of the forestAranyaka - a treatise resembling a Brahmana but to be read or expounded by anchorites in the quiet of the forest
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Cada coleccion esta conformada por varios estratos: (a) las Samhitas (recopilaciones de himnos y plegarias), (b) las Brahmanas (tratados en prosa acerca de brahman, el saber sagrado), (c) los Aranyakas (libros del bosque con interpretaciones simbolicas o esotericas), (d) las Upanisads (tratados en prosa sobre las implicaciones especulativas de indole filosofica), y (e) el Vedanga (apendices o elementos finales de los Vedas).
but also an entire Veda, namely, Aranyakas, was dedicated to the same (see, BM Kumar, (2008), "Forestry in Ancient India: Some Literary Evidence on Productive and Protective Aspects," Asian-Agri History 12(4): 299-306; both Taoism and Confucianism have laid down the philosophical precepts in relation to environmental protection; refer to, Barnhill, David Landis, (2000) Review of Confucianism and Ecology: The Interrelation of Heaven, Earth, and Humans, Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion 4, no.
The scholar and master researcher in Vedic science and literature has proven the technique which is explained in brahmanas and aranyakas after the chaturveda is effective and practically success to re establish life and health of human body and mind.
The Aranyakas are distinguished from the Brahmanas in that they may contain information on secret rites to be carried out only by certain persons and they often include philosophic speculation about the internal, meditative meaning of the sacrifice, as contrasted to its actual, outward performance.
Luego las Aranyakas y por ultimo, para concluir la etapa vedica, las obras de especulacion filosofica como son las Upanishadas.
the Brahmanas, Aranyakas and Upanisads), and of the "national epics.
These later works, called Aranyakas, served as a link between the Brahmanas and the Upanishads.
Posteriormente, se desarrollo una literatura de comentario alrededor de los Vedas, y el desarrollo filosofico indio se dio mediante una literatura especulativa en las Aranyakas y las Upanishadas con fecha aproximada de 700 a 600 a.
Houben is right to look for dominant themes in relatively self-contained rites like the Pravargya and in being guided by discussion of themes in various brahmanas and aranyakas.
This work, which is based on the author's dissertation at the University of Utrecht, is an extensively annotated translation of Taittiriya Aranyaka 5 (Andhra) with an introduction principally on the Pravargya rite, an optional, introductory rite for the soma sacrifice.
The entire corpus of Vedic literature--the Samhitas and the expositions that came to be attached to them, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas, and the Upanishads--was considered Sruti, the product of divine revelation.
Cuya traduccion: Por ejemplo, el sabio Aitareya, autor de la Aitareya Brahmana, Aranyaka y Upanishada, tuvo una madre de la casta shudra, llamada Itara, cuya herencia matrilineal prearia ayudo a identificar a Aitareya, llamada Diosa de la Tierra, la deidad tutelar de su madre, para inspirar su composicion llamada la Aitareya Upanishada.