- Title Pages
- Editor's Note
- Introduction: The Discovery
- 1 The Significance of the Temple
- 2 Six Concepts
- 3 The Poem
- 4 The Emperor's Career Portrayed on the Prakara Wall
- 5 The Temple Mandala and the Bottom‐floor Sanctum
- 6 The Middle‐floor Sanctum
- 7 Northern Panels of the Northern Path
- 8 Northern Panels of the Northern Path
- 9 The Middle‐Floor Sanctum
- 10 The Southern Panels of the Southern Path
- 11 The Vimana Panels on the Western Side
- 12 The Panels on the Ardhamandapa or Porch
- 13 The Vimana Panels on the Northern Side
- 14 The Vimana Panels on the Eastern Side
- 15 The Vimana Panels on the Southern Side
- Appendix 1: Who are the Bhagavatas?
- Appendix 2: Vasudeva's Path in the <i>Satvata‐samhita</i>
- Appendix 3: Prithu, the People's Indra
- Appendix 4: Mantras in The <i>Jayakhya‐samhita</i>
- Appendix 5: <i>Periya Tirumoli</i> 2.9
- (p.31) 2 Six Concepts
- The Body of God
D. Dennis Hudson
- Oxford University Press
Six concepts of Bhagavata Dharma are discussed: 1. God as person—the meanings of six names of God (Narayana, Vasudeva, Bhagavan, Vishnu, Hari, and Krishna). 2. God as place—the concept of Vaikuntha, the Highest Home of the transcendent Vasudeva. 3. God as father and mother—the relationship between Vasudeva and Devi, the engendering of Brahma and consciousness. 4. The doctrine of formation (vyuha)—spacetime as emanations or formations of Narayana Vasudeva, creating body (the material universe), its contents, and its actions. 5. The structure of the person—the five material sheaths that constitute an individual. 6. Inner vision (dhyana)—the practice that leads to knowledge.
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