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acharya

(aˈtʃærɪə)
n
(Hinduism) Hinduism a prominent religious teacher and spiritual guide
[from Sanskrit, literally: teacher]
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The very fact that many Indians, irrespective of their religious leanings, pay homage to some living saint or the other whom they regard as God incarnate has aided the spurt of Bhagwans, Babas, Swamis and Acharyas in the country.
The Yoga guru will initiate at least 85 people from all caste, creed, gender, and culture, who have read Vedas and called Acharyas.( ANI )
"Globally, corporate houses are run by CEOs, but Patanjali will be run by sadhus and acharyas like Balkrishna and me after we depart," he adds.
"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.
(38) The great Indian acharyas like Vallabha and Sankara mentioned above also belong clearly to this category.
The murdered ex-employee, Sankararaman, had pointed out issues such as the tendency for both acharyas to be "closeted for long hours with certain women" as well as financial mismanagement.
Teach us the Tevaram of the Saivite Saints and the Nalayaram of the Vaishnavite Acharyas. Instill us into the religion of the Gita and the beauty of the Ramayana.
It helps too that he brings us many living titans of the Buddhadharma, including the aforementioned Thrangu Rinpoche, Her Eminence Khandro Rinpoche, the 7th Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche, Lama Ole Nydahl, Ani Tenzin Palmo, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Traleg Rinpoche, Shambhala acharyas Mitchell Levy and Judith Lief, and part-time filmmaker Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche (director of 1999's The Cup and 2003's Travellers & Magicians).
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) and his disciple Ratnakirti in the 8th chapter, "Ishwarsadhana Dushanam" (Ratnakirti-Nibandhavali, K.P.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.