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Mrityu: Concept of Death in Indian Traditions-Transformation of the Body &

G. Giuseppe Filippi

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Contents: Preface. Introduction. 1. The human being (manusya) and the other beings. 2. The nature of individual beings. 3. The three evolutionary components of nature. 4. Human life from conception to birth. 5. Human life from birth to marriage. 6. The structure of the human being. 7. The end of bodily life. 8. Agony and its rites. 9. The last sacrifice: the offering of the body. 10. Transformation of the deceased into ancestor.11. Funerals without cremation. 12. The new conditions of the living soul. 13. The journey to the Kingdom of Yama. Bibliography. Glossary. Plates. " Yama, in Hindu mythology, is the eschatologist and god of death. And is, thus, dreaded. Even in today's India, there is a fearful hesitancy, if not conscious avoidance, of any talk about him. Yet, paradoxically; the phenomenon of death does not evoke a similar fear in the Indian psyche-- accepted, as it is, a natural event, a part of life: just like poverty, sickness and old age. Bookseller Inventory # 10260

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