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A SURVEY OF HINDUISM Third Edition Klaus K. Klostermaier STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK PRESS Published by STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK PRESS, ALBANY© 2007 State University of New York All rights reserved Printed in the United States of America No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission. No part of this book may be stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means including electronic, electrostatic, magnetic tape, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise without the prior permission in writing of the publisher. For information, address State University of New York Press 194 Washington Avenue, Suite 305, Albany, NY 12210-2384 Production by Marilyn P. Semerad Marketing by Anne M. Valentine Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Klostermaier, Klaus K., 1933–. A survey of Hinduism / Klaus K. Klostermaier. -- 3rd ed. p. cm. Previously published: Albany : State University of New York Press, c1994. 2nd ed. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN-13: 978-0-7914-7081-7 (hardcover : alk. paper) ISBN-13: 978-0-7914-7082-4 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Hinduism. I. Title. BL1202.K56 2007 294.5--dc22 2006021542 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 ...