Collected Essays 2

Collected Essays 2

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... and performing rituals. At least some of the anchorites may have lived in family units; we hear often of wives and children living in forest hermitages. ... A mendicant shall live without any possessions, be chaste, and remain in one place during the rainy season. Let him enter a village ... Of these two ascetic institutions, the one that became central to the development of Indian religions and cultures wasanbsp;...

Title:Collected Essays 2
Author:Patrick Olivelle
Publisher:Firenze University Press - 2008


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