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Note a margine su natura demoniaca, sessualità e donna in Bhagavadgītā As It Is di A. C. Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Prabhupāda


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The article analyses three recurring concepts in the Bhagavadgītā As It Is written by Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Prabhupāda (the founder of the Hare Kṛṣṇa movement): the demoniac nature, the sexuality, and the woman. The research investigates the use and meaning of these three concepts and how they are linked to each other by a basic doctrine of aversion of materiality. The doctrine of Svāmī Prabhupāda will be defined a “Traditional Worldly Asceticism” as a result of a comparison between the Hare Kṛṣṇa movement and the works and ideas of western scholars such as Wilhelm Halbfass and Max Weber.

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Hare Kṛṣṇa, Bhagavadgītā, Swāmī Prabhupāda, Max Weber, ISKCON

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13135/1825-263X/2876

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