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The religions of India.djvu

CONTENTS.


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Preface ix
Introduction xxi
I. The Vedic Religions 1-38
The Rig-Veda : its Deities, Cultus, and Essential Character 1-38
II. Brahmanism 39-100
1. Ritual — Spread 39-63
2. Philosophic Speculations of the Upanishads — The Sankhya and the Vedanta Reaction 64-86
3. Decline in Dogmatic and Ritual 87- 100
III. Buddhism 101-139
Buddha and his Teachings — Spirit and Organisation — Decline 101-139
IV. Jainism 140-152
Affinity with Buddhism — Creed and Cultus 140-152
V. Hinduism 153-293
1. The Hindu Sects: their Great Deities — Civa, Vishnu, Krishna, Rama — The Avataras — The Trinity . 159-185
2. Their History and Doctrines — Vishnuism, Çivaism — Influences, Philosophical and Religious . . 186-237
3. The Reforming Sects — Mussulman Influence — The Sikhs 238-251
4. Worship — Idolatries — Sacred Symbols and Objects — Festivals — Pilgrimages — Retrospective and Prospective 252-293