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acharya

(aˈtʃærɪə)
n
(Hinduism) Hinduism a prominent religious teacher and spiritual guide
[from Sanskrit, literally: teacher]
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These acharyas created a separate identity for the priestly class by promoting them.
Believed to represent the acharyas, religious masters of India, they are the only people permitted to mock religion in a society where sacred matters are treated with the highest respect.
At 11 am the eleven Acharyas came out in the retinue of Maharaja Pehara.
38) The great Indian acharyas like Vallabha and Sankara mentioned above also belong clearly to this category.
Swami Nityananda, who is facing criminal cases including that of rape further said, "In view of the developments in the last three weeks following the media reports about me as the head of Dhyanapeetam, I had met some of the leading acharyas of Hindu Dharma at Haridwar Kumbh Mela," adding that he had briefed them about the truth.
The first exam was held in San Francisco in April 2009 with almost three hundred men and women being certified as Masters of Dharma-Listening Sessions and three as Acharyas.
The above accounts of relativity as an interpretive stance distinct from relativism and of the objections it raises for some Christians may be summarized as follows: Within the Roman Catholic Church's pre- and post-Vatican II ethos of self-reflection, two foreign-born priests encountered and immersed themselves in the thought-worlds of non-Christian traditions in post-Independence India through the reading of sacred texts, through studying with gurus and acharyas, through engaging in spiritual practices, and through discussion with each other and with fellow Christians.
Jayaswal Research Institute) have refuted the concept of Ishwar, and hundreds of other Mahayana Acharyas, too numerous to be mentioned here have refuted Ishwarvada.
The three great acharyas of the Vedantic tradition are from the south.
We have met many acharyas , but never one like acharya Hanif.
The rituals, which began at 4 in the morning continued till evening and around 40 Acharyas (spiritual scholars) were present at the sacred ceremony.
Is there some merit in Swami Devananda's assertion that Christians "must seek the guidance and sanction of our [Hindu] representatives, acharyas, madaleshwaras, mahapeethadipathis, and gurus when incorporating Hindu forms and symbols into your experiment"?