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Anandamayi Ma, the Bliss-Filled Divine Mother

Lisa Lassell Hallstrom

in The Graceful Guru

Published in print August 2004 | ISBN: 9780195145380
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849963 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195145380.003.0004
Anandamayi Ma, the Bliss-Filled Divine Mother

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This chapter explores how Anandamayi Ma's women devotees, have been affected by having had what they consider to be a personal relationship with God in a woman's body. It further examines Ma's words on the relevance of gender to spiritual life as well as the words of other contemporary Hindu religious figures.

Keywords: Anandamayi Ma; women; God; gender; spiritual life; Hindu

Chapter.  18124 words. 

Subjects: Hinduism

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