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Mother Meera, Avatar

Catherine Cornille

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/9780195145380.003.0006
Mother Meera, Avatar

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This chapter describes the leadership style of Mother Meera. Though doctrine and ritual are absent, her status can be examined looking from within the context of the Hindu devotional or bhakti tradition, as a disciple and self-acclaimed successor to Aurobindo and Mira Alfassa, as a female version of the silent saint Ramana Maharshi, or as one of the many female gurus who seem to give evidence to women's spiritual emancipation in India during the past century.

Keywords: Mother Meera; Hindu devotional; bhakti; Aurobindo; Mira Alfassa; Ramana Mahrshi; spiritual emancipation; India

Chapter.  9666 words. 

Subjects: Hinduism

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