bhautika (-brahmacaarin)

gruenendahl GRUENEN at MAIL.SUB.UNI-GOETTINGEN.DE
Fri Jul 19 11:26:38 EDT 2002


Dear list members,
could someone please help me with the term "bhautika" apllied to
brahmacaarins? The dictionaries are not very specific. According
to PW/pw/MW, a bhautika is "a sort of monk".

The 'Sivadharma'saastra (edition forthcoming) distinguishes between
nai.s.thika and bhautika brahmacaarins. Since the former may be taken
as permanent/lifelong brahmacaarins, I suspect the latter are
temporary ones. Is the term known in other (Dharmasastra) texts?


Thanks in advance

Reinhold Gruenendahl



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