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1) bhakti. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Bhakti cults seem to have existed from the earliest times, but they gained strength in the first millennium A.D. The first full statement of liberation and spiritual...

2) Sikhism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Indian state of Punjab, numbering worldwide some 19 million. Some 300,000 Sikhs live in Britain, and there are smaller communities in North America, Australia, and...

3) Krishna, Hindu deity. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Krishna appears in the Mahabharata epic as a prince of the Yadava tribe and the friend and counselor of the Pandava princes. His divinity is proclaimed in several...

4) Bhagavad-Gita. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Sanskrit poem incorporated into the Mahabharata, one of the greatest religious classics of Hinduism. The Gita (as it is often called) consists of a dialogue between...

5) Chaitanya. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Indian mystic, also called Gauranga ("the Golden"). He was born of Brahman parents in Nabadwip, Bengal, a center of Sanskrit learning. As a young man he attained...

6) Vedanta. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The term "Vedanta" has the literal meaning "the end of the Veda" and refers both to the teaching of the Upanishads, which constitute the last section of the Veda,...

7) yoga. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Asia that are directed toward attaining higher consciousness and liberation from ignorance, suffering, and rebirth. More specifically it is also the name of one of...

8) Hinduism. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Western term for the religious beliefs and practices of the vast majority of the people of India. One of the oldest living religions in the world, Hinduism is unique...

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