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Switzerland

(3,693 words)

Author(s): Neubert, Frank
Hindus in Switzerland – or, in official statistics language, “members of Hindu communities” – according to the latest census (2000), number 27,839, or 0.38% of the Swiss population. Roughly 92.5% of them are of foreign origin, mostly (81.2%) Sri Lankan Tamils (Bovay, 2004, 33; Eulberg, 2008, 1). Data, however, are hardly reliable, as the relevant categories in the questionnaires are frequently not quite clear, and “Hindu” usually does not figure as a category of its own. Rather, Hindus according…
Date: 2019-01-30

Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami

(3,679 words)

Author(s): Neubert, Frank
Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami was born as Robert Walter Hansen in Oakland on Jan 5, 1927, and died in Kauai, the northernmost island of the Hawaii archipelago, in October 2001. He was orphaned at the early age of 11. In his youth, he learnt Western and Indian styles of dancing and soon became a successful professional dancer, performing for some time as the San Francisco Ballet’s premier danseur. It seems that he was deeply influenced by both his dancing teacher, a Rosicrucian with a strong interest in Indian culture and religion, and his aunt and guardian, …
Date: 2019-01-30

ISKCON and Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada

(3,829 words)

Author(s): Neubert, Frank
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (abbreviated as ISKCON, and better known as the Hare Krishna Movement) is a new religious movement that was founded in 1966 by the 70-year-old A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami (called Srila Prabhupada) and his followers in New York. The movement then rapidly spread nearly all over the world. It traces its roots to the tradition of Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇavism founded by Caitanya (15th/16th cents.) and the order of the Gaudiya Math founded by Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati in the early 20th century. From his guru, Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati, Prabhupada…
Date: 2019-01-30

Hinduismus

(745 words)

Author(s): Neubert, Frank
H. (zunächst engl. hindooism) ist seit ca. 1780 die (zunächst europ. Fremd-)Bezeichnung für die Religion Indiens, die als mit anderen Religionen – v. a. Christentum, Judentum, Islam – vergleichbar erachtet wurde. Das Auftreten des Begriffes kann als Höhepunkt einer konzeptionellen europ. Entwicklung bei der Beschäftigung mit ind. Religionen betrachtet werden. H. ersetzte zuvor gebrauchte Erklärungsbegriffe wie engl. brahmanism ( Brahmanismus) oder gentooism ( Gentilismus/Heidentum) [6. 56], wobei man sich von Beginn an des konstruierten Charakters bewusst war [6. 155]. S…
Date: 2019-11-19

Ezourvedam

(707 words)

Author(s): Neubert, Frank
Der E. ist ein im 18. Jh. auf Vermittlung von Missionaren und Kolonialbeamten bekannt gewordener, in seiner Authentizität umstrittener ind. Text, der die franz. Philosophie und das Indienbild der Zeit stark beeinflusste. Voltaire zeigte sich vom E. tief beeindruckt, datierte ihn in die Zeit »vor Alexander und Pythagoras« und verwendete ihn als Quelle für seine Ausführungen über Indien, die Brahmanen und ihre Rituale. Er kam durch seine Lektüre zu dem Schluss, nicht wie bis dahin angenommen China (Chinesische Welt), sondern Indien sei die älteste der Zivilisationen [2. 73].1762 zo…
Date: 2019-11-19

Brahmo Samaj

(811 words)

Author(s): Neubert, Frank
Brahmo Samaj was the name of the first reform movement of 19th-century Hinduism. It was founded as Brahmō Sabhā by Rāmmohan Roy in Calcutta in 1828, and after a short period of stagnation, it was renamed Brahmo Samaj (Hindi: “Society [of followers] of Brahma”; “Brahma Society”) in 1843 under Debendranath Tagore. The primary purpose of the movement was to reform outdated Hinduism in the course of intensive engagement with Christianity and the British colonial power.Roy, still regarded today as one of the “fathers of modern India” [3]; [6], was born into a wealthy Brahmin family, wh…
Date: 2019-10-14

Hinduism

(796 words)

Author(s): Neubert, Frank
Hinduism (originally written  hindooism) is the European appellation in use since around 1780 for what was perceived to be an Indian religion on par with other religions, especially Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The emergence of this term can be seen as the culmination of a conceptual development in Europe resulting from inquiry into Indian religions. Hinduism replaced previous explanatory terms like  brahmanism and  gentooism (gentilism) [6. 56], which themselves had been understood from the beginning to be constructs [6. 155]. The new term denoted,  with both e…
Date: 2019-10-14

Ezourvedam

(741 words)

Author(s): Neubert, Frank
The Ezourvedam is an Indian text of disputed authenticity that became known in the 18th century through the agency of missionaries and colonial officials. It exerted a profound influence on French philosophy and the view of India at the time. Voltaire was deeply impressed by the Ezourvedam, dating it to the time “before Alexander and Pythagoras” and using it as a source in his writings on India, the Brahmins, and their rituals. His reading of the work led him to conclude that the oldest civilization was not China (Chinese world), as was generally supposed, but India [2. 73].In 1762, t…
Date: 2019-10-14

Brahmo Samaj

(749 words)

Author(s): Neubert, Frank
B. S. bezeichnet die erste Reformbewegung im Hinduismus des 19. Jh.s; 1828 in Kalkutta als Brāhmo Sabhā von Rāmmohan Roy gegründet und 1843 nach kurzer Phase der Stagnation unter Debendranath Tagore in B. S. (ind. »Gesellschaft [der Anhänger] Brahmas«; »Brahma-Gesellschaft«) umbenannt. Ziel der Bewegung war vorrangig eine Reform des überkommenen Hinduismus im Zuge intensiver Auseinandersetzungen mit dem Christentum und der brit. Kolonialmacht.Roy, der bis heute als einer der »Väter des modernen Indien« gilt [3]; [6], entstammte einer wohlhabenden Brahmanenfamilie, …
Date: 2019-11-19