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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Encyclopaedia of Monasticism by Dr Rana Purushottam Kumar Singh

Monasticism is the religious practice in which one renounces worldly pursuits in order to fully devoted one's life to spiritual work. This book traces the various aspects of monasticism, from the basic concept of monasticism., from the basic concept on monasticism to the practice of monasticisms in different religions.
The book starts with an introduction of monasticism, which includes the brief anlaysis of monasticism in various religions. The book has these following important chapters after introduction: Hinduism:rituals, practices and monastic ways. Becoming a monk and way of monasticism in Hinduism, Christian monasticisms, Philosophical development of Christian monasticism, Buddhists monasticism, Monks and monasticism, religions and monastic life India History of monastic discipline and Monks in different religions. It has been tried to define monasticism in a very meticulaous and pragmatic manner and  I think that my sincere work will be truly appreciated by readers.

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