An Outline of the Religious Literature of India

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CONTENTS
CHAPTERPAGE
ITHE EARLY VEDIC RELIGION: x to y1
 i.Ṛik, I-IX4
 ii.Ṛik, X; Sāman; Early Yajus15
 iii.Brāhmaṇas, Atharvan, Āraṇyakas23
IITRANSMIGRATION AND RELEASE: y to 200 B.C33
 i.Transmigration and Karma33
 ii.The Twice-born and their Literature36
 iii.The Epics44
 iv.Systems of Release51
  A.The Upanishads52
  B.Many Schools60
  C.The Buddhist School62
  D.The Jain School73
IIITHE MOVEMENT TOWARDS THEISM: 200 B.C. to A.D. 20078
 i.Hinduism79
  A.The Twice-born and their Literature79
  B.The Epics83
  C.The Bhagavadgītā86
  D.The Philosophies92
  E.The Didactic Epic95
  F.Vaishṇava Material in the Didactic Epic96
  G.Śaiva Material in the Didactic Epic101
 ii.Buddhism103
  A.Hīnayāna103
   a.Sthavira Literature104
   b.Sautrāntika Literature106
   c.Sarvāstivādin Literature107
   d.Mahāsāṅghika Literature109
   e.Buddhist Worship110
  B.Mahāyāna111
   a.The Full Mahāyāna112
   b.The Paradise Mahāyāna117
  C.Buddhism in China118
 iii.Jainism119

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