Saṃnyāsa Upaniṣads

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A group of ‘minor’ Upaniṣads through which the Brahmanical tradition attempted to provide Vedic authority for the institution of saṃnyāsa. Brought together under this name by Western Indologists, they deal with the rules and practices governing the behaviour of various types of saṃnyāsins, covering a time span from the early centuries ce to the late medieval period.

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