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  • Kama Sutra

    The Kama Sutra is one of the most popular ancient Indian texts today, known widely for its erotic content and plethora of sexual positions. Contrary to western popular perception, the Kama Sutra is not exclusively a sex manual; it presents itself as a guide to a virtuous and gracious living that discusses the nature of love, family, life, and other aspects pertaining to pleasure-oriented faculties of human life. The Kama Sutra, an ancient Indian text compiled by Vatsyayana, is a guide to all aspects of pleasure in the human life, and empowers women while showing the socio-political situation of India during the time. The historical setting the Kama Sutra was written in plays a large factor in the content and methods the text uses. The Kama…

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  • Vatsyayana's Kama Sutra During The Gupta Empire

    Gupta Empire, the Late Han Dynasty and the Muslim States, all faced the colonization of new lands while maintaining one cultural community. The expanding domination and the formation of tribute system of all three societies through force led to the need for male soldiers and as a byproduct the increasing “authority of senior males and arranged marriages” (Mckay,et.182,237,342). Through an exploration of Vatsyayana's Kama Sutra during the Gupta empire, as well as Pan Chao’s Lessons for a Woman…

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  • The Nine Billion Names Of God Analysis

    Arthur C. Clarke couldn’t have chosen a better title for this brilliant science fiction short story. I’m a sucker for a story with a good title. “The Nine Billion Names of God" revolves around Tibetan Buddhist monks who plan to put together a list that consists of all the names of God. The story opens with Dr. Wagner-- he is asked to work on an automatic sequence computer (Mark V.) that can carry out letters by the lama. They need a computer with letters, so they can write the names of God.…

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  • Hinduism: The Four Types Of Jnana Yoga

    Karma yoga which deals with self-sacrificing action or selflessness. To practice Karma yoga you must perform good deeds. Last is Raja yoga or royal yoga whish which is practiced by meditation, an introspective search for truth. The goal is to let your mind settle like muddy water in a glass. Hinduism has many different sacred or important texts in two categories. Sruti is revealed by gods, or the words of the gods. Smrti is based on tradition and written by man. Some of the most popular texts…

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  • A Sigh And Relief Poem Analysis

    when the protagonist becomes conscious to this wisdom, he becomes extremely happy. Geriatric problems, in old age, are not without their humour and joy. One has to take lots of pills to live longer and keep oneself in good health, but “The gas must not give in getting exhausted / with no gas stations nearby”— farting, a perpetual problem with the elderly people brings in universal truth amalgamated with humour. However, the protagonist feels consoled finding his medicines “near the table and…

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  • Krishna And Raddha Analysis

    people who identify differently. They dress femininely, act as women and identify as “companions of Radha”. They identify with womanhood and femininity, inferring from the narratives giving, only have other Sakhis or women as companions (besides Krishna as the only man, even if symbolically). Even Penrose writes about the “third gender” in Sanskrit religious and medical texts, which reifies the acknowledgement of “alternate genders”. “Richard Burton employed the term “eunuchs” when translating…

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  • What Is Gay Marriage Ethical?

    (Plutarch 's, Dialogue on Love146). The Ancient Romans had similar views as the Greeks but was condemned under the empire, where male prostitution is illegal. Buddhism considers homosexuality as unnatural. They see homosexuality as “sexual misconduct” under the Third Precept. Where is states "Where there is mutual consent, where adultery is not involved and where the sexual act is an expression of love, respect, loyalty and warmth, it would not be breaking the third Precept." (Buddha). Hinduism…

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  • Male And Female Sexuality: A Cultural Analysis

    Ancient Hindus of India viewed sexual pleasure as a spiritual ideal, an act that was natural and beautiful and not a source of guilt or shame (Nevid, Rathus, & Rathus, 2014). It was believed that sexual fulfillment was a way to become reincarnated to a higher level of existence (Nevid, Rathus, & Rathus, 2014). In the fifth century, temples displayed sculptures of gods in erotic poses. Sexual practices were displayed in the Kama Sutra manual, which illustrated different sexual positions. Many of…

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  • Essay On Hinduism Religion

    existed for more than two millennias and included proper accents and it also supplied rituals for the people to practice. The Vedic was created for men who wanted to sacrifice, martial conquest, and maintain their moral order. Vedic and Vedas weren 't the only way people could achieve a quest for higher consciousness. Another way people try to achieve higher consciousness is through yoga and meditation. Yoga was a various set of disciplined practices in which a person can unify and focus their…

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  • Reflective Essay: My Experience With Myself In Middle School

    exhaustion paired with a healthy touch of dehydration. I learned single leg takedowns, double leg takedowns, head-and-arm throws, stand-ups, sit-outs, and throw-bys, to name a few. Then we had conditioning. I was already a weak, sweaty ball of fat and puberty hormones. If I scared my sense of dignity away any further, it might not come back (it still hasn’t). Nevertheless, I slogged through. We started by jogging around the edges of our two practice mats. A coach would below an exercise,…

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