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Shree Maa of Kamakkhya

Loriliai Biernacki

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/9780195145380.003.0008
Shree Maa of Kamakkhya

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The chapter addresses a particular feature in Shree Maa's life and actions, and analyzes her style of organization, that moves to destabilize the world of social hierarchies that our naming of others entails, a feature that this chapter designates as an impulse toward “decentering.” Even though explicitly self-identified as tantric, the tantrism she subscribes to follows the generally right-handed model of Ramakrishna, the 19th-century mystic whom she sees as her guru.

Keywords: Shree Maa; social hierarchies; decentering; tantrism; Ramakrishna; guru

Chapter.  12432 words. 

Subjects: Hinduism

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