Encyclopaedia of Monasticism
Monasticism is the religious practice in which one renounces wordly pursuits in order to fully devote one's life to spiritual work. This book traces the various aspects of monasticism, from the basic concept of monasticism to the practice of monasticism in different religions. The book starts with an introduction of monasticism, which includes the brief analysis 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 monasticism, Philosophical development of christian monasticism, Asceticism, Celibacy of the clergy, Orthodox christian monasticism, Buddhist monasticism, Monks and monasticism, Religion and monastic life in India, History of monastic discipline, and Monks in different religions. It has been tried to define monasticism in a very meticulous and pragmatic manner and I think that my sincere work will be truly appreciated by readers.
DR RANA PURUSHOTTAM KUMAR SINGH
Rana Purushottam Singh has spent his early life and received his schooling in Bihar, the place of BuddhaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Activities. He did has BA in Philosophy (Hons.) from Allahabad University, Uttar Pradesh and MA, M Phil and PhD in Buddhist Studies from Delhi University. Since the day of registration into Ph.D in the Department of Buddhist Studies, he has been taking classes of Post graduate and Certificates Courses. He is an expert of Pali Language and literature along Abhidhamma based Buddhist Philosophy. After completing Ph D. degree he has been awarded with Guest Lecturer post in the same department from he has completed his higher education. He has also worked as Project Fellow under the DSA Programme of the UGC. He has Presented many research articles at the national and international conferences in Indian and abroad and few of them have been published in different journals of repute. Currently he is associated with the Department as a Guest Lecturer of ICHR.
Preface VII Chapter-1: Monasticism: An Introduction --Pg. 1 Chapter-2: Hinduism: Rituals,Practices and Monastic Ways --Pg.7 Chapter-3: Monk and Way of Monasticism in Hinduism --Pg. 60 Chapter-4: Christian Monasticism --Pg. 91 Chapter-5: Philosophical Development of Christian Monasticism --Pg.123 Chapter-6: Asceticism --Pg. 155 Chapter-7: Celibacy of the Clergy --Pg.170 Chapter-8: Orthodox Christian Monasticism --Pg. 189 Chapter-9: Buddhist Monasticism --Pg. 210 Chapter-10: Monks and Monasticism --Pg.245 Chapter-11: Religion and Monastic Life in India --Pg.253 Chapter-12: History of Monastic Discipline --Pg. 296 Chapter-13: Monks In Different Religions --Pg. 329 Bibliography --Pg. 343 Index --Pg. 345