A renunciant is homeless, does not kindle the household (grhya) or ritual (srauta) fires, wanders about without a companion, dwells outside villages, and goes around naked or only covers one's private parts (Kane 1930-62: vol.
The second implication of the "lack of independence" injunction is that women cannot roam freely outside of the family compound, which is precisely what defines the classical South Asian ideal of the wandering, homeless renunciant.
after specifying that women should not shave their hair or sleep outside of the home, proscribes other activities characteristic of the renunciant life.
293, on the other hand, defines a female renunciant as "a woman who has been abandoned by her relatives due to her wanton ways.
Additionally, renunciants in the Western religious traditions typically undertake austerity practices as a form of penance, and this influences what and how such practices are done.
In the Hindu (2) renunciant traditions, ascetic practices (tapasya) are presented as requisite for perceiving one's true nature as Atman, or individual soul or Self, as well as for facilitating knowledge and realization of the Absolute.
At the same time, it is the text through which vairagis find validation for their renunciant lifestyle, their beliefs and practices, and their understanding of life's ultimate goals.
The Ramananda Sampraday currently has the largest number of renunciant members of any Hindu ascetic order, estimated to be nearly one and a half million.
Early on in one's renunciant life, the guru has an influential role in the particular types of sadhana to be done.
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Jams unabashedly view plants as living beings, and still vital forms of plants such as mildew, seeds, and sprouts are to be conspicuously avoided as food by renunciants.
25) Renunciants who have thus cultivated their sense faculties are calm, clear, serene, and tranquil.
189 where renunciants are prohibited from cutting young palmyra palms to wear as shoes because they will be harming one-facultied living beings.
Before noting qualities of plants in the canon which might render them sattvic, there are two treatments of plants which tie them to renunciant life at the fulfilling end of the path: the centrality of renunciants dwelling at the root of trees, and the use of trees in metaphors for spiritual growth.
The Vyavaharasutra is one of a group of texts in the Svetambara Jain agama, collectively known as the cheda sutras, which deal with disciplinary regulations within the renunciant