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Religion and aging in the Indian tradition

by Shrinivas Tilak

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Published by State University of New York Press in Albany .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India.,
  • India
    • Subjects:
    • Old age -- India,
    • Aging -- Religious aspects -- Buddhism,
    • Aging -- Religious aspects -- Hinduism,
    • Older people -- India -- Social conditions

    • Edition Notes

      StatementShrinivas Tilak ; foreword by Katherine K. Young.
      SeriesMcGill studies in the history of religions, SUNY series in aging
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHQ1064.I4 T55 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 226 p. ;
      Number of Pages226
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2052754M
      ISBN 100791400441, 079140045X
      LC Control Number88030583

      One of the world’s most populous countries, India is also home to a vast storytelling tradition. The energy and complexity of this melting pot of religions, languages, politics, and geographies have given rise to ancient epic poems, traditional fables, humorous tales, and fantastic new adventures. Hinduism is a religious tradition of Indian origin. There are million adherents, making it the third largest religious community in the world, after Christianity and Islam. Hindus are located primarily in India, Nepal, and Bali; 2% live outside India including million in the United States.

      Though no longer a widely spoken language, it is still extremely important as the classical language of Indian culture and the sacred language of Hinduism. Sanskrit, in its oldest known form entered North-West India during the second half of the second millennium BC, at which time it was similar in nature to its relative Avestan. Religion in India is the foundation for most areas of life for individuals and families. More than 80 percent of Indians are Hindus and over 13 percent are Muslims. India is the birthplace of Buddhism, and at one time many Indians were Buddhists, but in modern times .

      The correct name of this ancient religion is Sanatana Dharma, which means “eternal law” in known as, the Hindu Dharma, Hinduism is one of the oldest organized religions in the world, tracing its roots back to originated in the Indian subcontinent on the banks of the Sindhu river (now Indus river) and was practiced by the Sindus (people who lived on the banks of the. India has long been known as a very spiritual, religious heavy area of the world. In India, religion is a way of life. It is an integral part of the entire Indian tradition. For the majority of Indians, religion permeates every aspect of life, from common-place daily chores to education and politics.


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About the Book The author's primary insight is of extreme meaningfulness: Every culture must confront the deterioration and death accompanying aging.

How this confrontation has occurred in Indian culture has significance for understanding all cultures including contemporary advanced industrial cultures.

The manner of aging is a cultural construct and there is a specifically Indian way of aging. That way is shown in this book through the anlyses of key concepts--aging (jara), stages of life (asarama), time (kala), determinate deeds (karma), desire (kama), change (parinama), and rejuvenative force (vaja).

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