Daspupta's value-loaded notion of culture is founded, on the traditional Brahmanic
ideology of the elitist world view as well as on the Victorian and modernist notions of culture reflected in both Mathew Arnold and Thomas Eliot.
The message is: You can't just sup with Jesus and sleep with the Brahmanic
Alongside this, the various Brahmanic
deities are also invoked to mark the end of their rainy season retreat--to welcome their powers back to the world.
for founding the Brahmanic
ideology, in all its cultural perspectives, strongly against the voracity of Buddhism that had been swallowing up the Vedic heritage with its omnivorous spread all over the vast area of the sub-continent and with its daring jaws expanding much beyond it.
Different Buddhist transmitters were collecting and commenting on a wide array of teachings in the first five hundred years of Buddhism, and there was much cross- fertilization with Jaina and Brahmanic
He cites recent archaeological evidence as well as indigenous histories and Chinese accounts to argue that the Pyu boasted an advanced urbanism, sophisticated irrigation networks, an Indic script, and an array of brahmanic
and Buddhist practices sufficient to provide a civilisational model for the Burmans, who in fact may have been linguistically and ethnically related to their Pyu predecessors in the north.
The monk Zhendi mentioned here must be the vinaya master of brahmanic
The fact that lineage is traced to an ancient site is suggestive of patterns which Ashley Thompson has discovered in her study of wat from the Middle Period of Cambodian history (between the Angkorean and colonial eras); she often found them to be transformations of Brahmanic
shrines from Angkorean times.
It is possible that Reameathipadei was seeking both personal reassurance and political security by allying himself with a non-Western religious tradition which he regarded as more vigorous than Cambodia's own Brahmanic
and Buddhist legacy.
13); the "contested hierarchies" of Kathmandu Valley society, with the tantric blurring of the distinction between priest and layman, and the disconnect between brahmanic
precept and actual practice in caste relations and the division of priestly labor (pp.
60) On a broader scale in some Brahmanic
traditions, the power of gods (sakti) is embodied in the feminine principle.
Second, although these phantasmic forms are rudimentary, they symbolize complex religious ideas which evolved throughout the Brahmanic