Brahmanism

a) The principles and religious practice of the Brahmins, aspects of Hinduism as practiced by the Brahmin caste of India.

Alongside Brahmanism was the non-Aryan Shramanic culture with its roots going back to prehistoric times.

b) Historical Vedic ritualism, contrasted with Shramana traditions.

I am sorry to say that I have found it uphill and exasperating work trying to impose Joyce on such “intellectual” people, or people whose opinion carries weight as I know, in London. [...] There is a strong body of critical Brahminism, destructive and conservative in temper, which will not have Joyce.


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  • brahmanism — BRAHMANÍSM s.n. Religie antică indiană întemeiată pe Vede, al cărei zeu suprem era Brahma. – Din fr. brahmanisme. Trimis de valeriu, 21.03.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  BRAHMANÍSM s. (bis.) vedism. Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa: Sinonime … …   Dicționar Român

  • Brahmanism — or Brahminism may refer to: *The belief in the existence of Brahman (universal soul or impersonal universal God), ref. Advaita Vedanta *Historical Vedic Brahmanism, in particular in opposition to Shramana traditions [S. Cromwell Crawford, review… …   Wikipedia

  • Brahmanism — Brah man*ism, Brahminism Brah min*ism, n. The religion or system of doctrines of the Brahmans; the religion of Brahma. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brahmanism — [brä′mən iz΄əm] n. the religious doctrines and system of the Brahmans …   English World dictionary

  • Brahmanism — Brahmanist, n. /brah meuh niz euhm/, n. 1. the religious and social system of the Brahmans and orthodox Hindus, characterized by the caste system and diversified pantheism. 2. the Hinduism of the Vedas, Brahmanas, and Upanishads. Also, Brahminism …   Universalium

  • Brahmanism — noun Date: 1816 orthodox Hinduism adhering to the pantheism of the Vedas and to the ancient sacrifices and family ceremonies …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • brahmanísm — s. n …   Romanian orthography

  • Brahmanism — n. system of beliefs followed by the Brahmans and other orthodox Hindus (Hinduism) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Brahmanism — [ brα:məˌnɪz(ə)m] (also Brahminism) noun the early form of Hinduism that emerged in India (c.900 BC) under the influence of the Brahmans …   English new terms dictionary

  • brahmanism — brah·man·ism …   English syllables

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