... 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|
|Publisher||:||Firenze University Press - 2008|