Brahma–vihara



vihara (def 3).

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    a student of the Vedas, especially one committed to brahmacharya. a celibate. Historical Examples Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston The Poison Tree Bankim Chandra Chatterjee The Poison Tree Bankim Chandra Chatterjee The Poison Tree Bankim Chandra Chatterjee The Poison Tree Bankim Chandra Chatterjee The Poison Tree Bankim Chandra Chatterjee The Poison Tree […]

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    the stage of life of the student, entailing study of the Vedas and complete celibacy, usually lasting for twelve years. Contemporary Examples Aravind Adiga on Gandhi’s Forgotten Legacy of Manliness Aravind Adiga April 12, 2011 Historical Examples Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1 Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 1 […]



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    the highest part of Kamaloka, where refined souls exist in blissful contemplation of Brahma.

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    Also, Brahmin. a member of the highest, or priestly, class among the Hindus. Compare Kshatriya, Shudra, Vaisya. Also, Brahma. the impersonal supreme being, the primal source and ultimate goal of all beings, with which Atman, when enlightened, knows itself to be identical. any of several breeds of Indian cattle, especially a grayish, heat-resistant American breed […]



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