Collection Description

Hindu Ethics 

A Globethics.net Initiative to Collect and Organize Available Content on the Ethical Philosophy of Hinduism and Present It in a Coherent Framework.
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Classification tree: Overview
CG Hindu Ethics Special Collection
            CG1 Sources
            CG2 Institutional Documents
            CG3 Themes
            CG4 Other

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Classification tree
CG Hindu Ethics Special Collection

Main Source:
1- Śruti Literature
2- Smṛti Literature
3- Orthodox and Heterodox Systems, Āgamas
4- Medieval, Modern and Contemporary Hindu Movements and Schools

CG1 Sources
            CG11 Foundational Texts
                            CG111 Śruti Literature
                                          CG1111 Saṁhitas or Mantras (Vedas)
                                          CG1112 Brāhmaṇas
                                          CG1113 Āraṇyakas
                                          CG1114 Upaniṣads
                            CG112 Smṛti Literature
                                          CG1121 Purāṇas (Ancient Texts)
                                                      CG11211 Mahapurāṇas
                                                      CG11212 Tamiḷ Purāṇas
                                                      CG11213 Upapurāṇas
                                          CG1122 Itihāsas (Epics)
                                                       CG11221 Rāmāyaṇa
                                                       CG11222 Mahābhārata
                                          CG1123 Dharmaśāstras (Law Texts)
                                                       CG11231 Manusmṛti (Mānava Dharma Śāstra)
                                                       CG11232 Yajñavalkya Smṛti
                                                       CG11233 Parāśara Smṛti
                                          CG1124 Dharmasūtras (Law Codes)
                                                       CG11241 Āpasthamba
                                                       CG11242 Gautama
                                                       CG11243 Baudhāyana
                                                       CG11244 Viṣṇu
                                          CG1125 Bhāgavadgīta
                                          CG1126 Upavedas, Vedāngas (Supplement to the Vedas)
                                                       CG11261 Jyotiṣa (Astronomy)
            CG12 Other Sources
                            CG121 Śaḍdarśanas (Six Orthodox Systems)
                                          CG1211 Nyāya
                                          CG1212 Vaiśeṣika
                                          CG1213 Sāṁkhya
                                          CG1214 Yoga
                                          CG1215 Pūrva Mīmāṁsā
                                                       CG12151 Kumārila Bhaṭṭa
                                                       CG12152 Prabhākara
                                           CG1216 Uttara Mīmāṁsā (Vedānta)
                                                        CG12161 Advaita
                                                        CG12162 Viśiṣṭādvaita
                                                        CG12163 Dvaita
                                                        CG12164 Dvaitādvaita
                                                        CG12165 Śuddhādvaita
                            CG122 Nāstika Darśana (Heterodox Systems)
                                           CG1221 Cārvāka
                                           CG1222 Buddhism
                                           CG1223 Jainism
                                           CG1224 Sikhism
                            CG123 Āgamas
                                           CG1231 Vaiṣṇava Siddhānta
                                                        CG12311 Pañcarātra
                                                        CG12312 Sampradāyas of Vaiṣṇavism
                                                        CG1232 Śaivāgama
                                                        CG12321 Vīraśaivism (Liṅgāyats)
                                                        CG12322 Pratyabhijña (Kashmir School)
                                                        CG12323 Śaiva Siddhānta
                                                                       CG123231 Tirukkural
                                                                       CG123232 Nālaḍiyār
                                            CG1233 Śakta (Tantras)
                                                        CG12331 Devimahātmya
                                                        CG12332 Pancamakara
                                            CG1234 Smārta
                                                        CG12341 Caturvargacintāmaṇi
                            CG124 Medieval and Modern Tracks or Schools
                                            CG1241 Medieval Bhakti Cults
                                                        CG12411 Kabīr
                                                        CG12412 Caitanya
                                                        CG12413 Nayanars and Alwars
                                            CG1242 Modern Hindu Thinkers
                                                        CG12421 Raja Ram Mohan Roy
                                                        CG12422 Dayananda Saraswati
                                                        CG12423 Ramakrishna and Swami Vivekananda
                                                        CG12424 Rabindranath Tagore
                                                        CG12425 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
                                                        CG12426 Aurobindo Ghose
                                                        CG12427 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
                                                        CG12428 Bhimrao Ambedkar
                                                        CG12429 Other
                                            CG1243 Modern and Contemporary Gurus and Saints
                                            CG1244 Contemporary Hindu Scholars
                            CG125 Popular Ethics
                                            CG1251 Pañcatantra, Hitopadeśa
            CG13 Other
CG2 Institutional Documents
            CG21 Reference Works
                            CG211 Encyclopaedias
                            CG212 Dictionaries
                            CG213 Bibliographies
                            CG214 Handbook/Methodologies
                            CG215 Biographies
             CG22 Institutions
                            CG221 Hindu Organizations and Councils
                                             CG2211 Global and International Level
                                             CG2212 National Level
                                             CG2213 Local Level
                              CG222 Temples and Hindu Centers
                                             CG2221 Maṭhas (Mutts, Monasteries)
                                             CG2222 Saṅghas (Assemblies)
                                             CG2223 Vihārās (Dwellings)
                                             CG2224 Śreṇis (Guilds)
                                             CG2225 Panths (Following)
                              CG223 Universities, Schools, Gurukulas
                              CG224 Hindu Associations
                                             CG2241 Hindu Ethics Associations
                                             CG2242 Hindu Professional Organizations
                                             CG2243 Hindu Development Organizations
                                             CG2244 Hindu Societies
                                             CG2245 Hindu Orders, Sects, and Denominations
                                             CG2246 Hindu Academies
                                             CG2247 New Age Hindu Movements
                                             CG2248 Other
                             CG225 Other
CG3 Themes
            CG31 Generalities
                            CG311 General
                                             CG3111 Ṛta (Cosmic or Moral Order)
                                             CG3112 Puruṣārthas (Goals of Life)
                                             CG3113 Puruṣakāra (Active Effort)
                            CG312 Ethical Principles
                                             CG3121 Dharma
                                             CG3122 Karma, Punarjanma (Cycles of Rebirth)
                                                         CG31221 Adṛṣṭa, Apūrva
                                                         CG31222 Puṇya, Pāpa, Svarga, Naraka
                                             CG3123 Dāna (Charity)
                                             CG3124 Ṛṇa (Debt)
                                             CG3125 Śreyas, Niḥśreyas (Summum Bonum)
                                             CG3126 Sadbhāvana, Maitri (Friendliness)
                            CG313 Ethical Theories
                                             CG3131 Svadharma (Duties of the Self)
                                                         CG31311 Sādhāraṇa Dharma (Ordinary Duties)
                                                         CG31312 Varṇāśrama Dharma (Duties of Caste and Station)
                                                         CG31313 Apāt Dharma (Exceptional Duties)
                                                         CG31314 Kāmya (Desired) Dharma
                                                         CG31315 Nitya (Daily) and Naimittika (Obligatory) Dharma
                                             CG3132 Sarve Janāḥ Sukhino Bhavantu (May All Beings be Happy)
                                             CG3133 Satyam Eva Jayate (Truth Alone Triumphs)
                                             CG3134 Vasudhaiva Kuṭumbakam (One World, One Family)
                                             CG3135 Niśkāma Karma (Disinterested Action)
                            CG314 Scriptural Ethics
                                             CG3141 Brahmacarya Dharma (Studenthood)
                                             CG3142 Naiṣṭhika Brahmacarya
                            CG315 Legal Ethics
                                             CG3151 Manusmṛti
                                             CG3152 Yajñavalkyasmṛti
                            CG316 Theological Ethics
                                             CG3161 Yajña
                                             CG3162 Ethics of Reading Scriptures
                            CG317 Philosophical Ethics
                                             CG3171 Tapas (Austerity)
                                             CG3172 Prāyaścitta (Expiation)
                                             CG3173 Nivṛtti Mārga, Pravṛtti Mārga
                                             CG3174 Manaḥsākṣī, Ātmānustuti (Conscience)
             CG32 Community and Social Ethics
                            CG321 General
                                             CG3211 Ācāra (Sadācāra/Śiṣṭācāra), Vyavahāra (Good Conduct)
                                             CG3212 Yugadharma
                                                         CG32121 Daśāvatāra (Ten Incarnations)
                                                         CG32122 Praḷaya (Annihilation)
                            CG322 Lifestyle Ethics
                                             CG3221 Yama, Niyama
                                             CG3222 Ahiṁsā (Nonviolence)
                            CG323 Family Ethics
                                              CG3231 Gṛhasta Dharma
                                                          CG32311 Pañca Mahāyajña
                                              CG3232 Marriage Ethics
                                                          CG32321 Vivāha Saṁskāra
                                                          CG32322 Saptapadī
                                                          CG32323 Different Types of Marriage
                                              CG3233 Abhivādana (Respect for Elders)
                            CG324 Gender Ethics
                                              CG3241 Niyoga (Levirate)
                                              CG3242 Sumangalī, Pativṛta, Gṛhalakṣmi
                                              CG3243 Kanyādāna
                                              CG3244 Impurity of Menstruation
                                              CG3245 Devadāsi
                            CG325 Education and Ethics
                                              CG3251 Ethics of Guru (Preceptor) and Śiṣya (Disciple)
                                                           CG32511 Upanayana
                                                           CG32512 Samāvartana (Graduation)
                                                           CG32513 Ucchiṣṭa (Studenthood food ethics)
                                              CG3252 Snātaka (Bath Graduate)
                            CG326 Ethnicity and Ethics
                                              CG3261 Puruṣa Sūkta
                                              CG3262 Jāti Dharma
                                              CG3263 Kula Dharma
                                              CG3264 Varṇa Saṅkara (Ethics regarding Intermixing of Classes)
                            CG327 Minority Ethics
                                              CG3271 Śūdra, Panchama, Dalit
                            CG328 Other
 
            CG33 Science and Life Ethics
                            CG331 General
                                              CG3311 Saṁskāras (Rites of Passage)
                            CG332 Bioethics
                                              CG3321 Malatraya (Threefold Impurities)
                            CG333 Sexual Ethics
                                              CG3331 Kāmasūtra
                                              CG3332 Vaiśya Dharma (Ethics of Prostitution) and Gaṇika (Courtesan)
                                              CG3333 Liṅga and Yoni (Male and Female Organs)
                                              CG3334 Aupriṣṭaka (Ethics of Sexual Perversions)
                            CG334 Medical Ethics
                                              CG3341 Caraka Saṁhita
                                              CG3342 Āyurveda
                                              CG3343 Udāna, Pañcaprāṇa (Five kinds of Breaths)
                            CG335 Health Ethics
                                              CG3351 Food Ethics
                            CG336 Biomedical Research
                            CG337 Biotechnologies
                                              CG3371 General
                                              CG3372 Genetically Modified Organisms
                                              CG3373 Other
                            CG338 End of Life Ethics
                                              CG3381 Antyeṣṭi Saṁskāra, Śrāddha
                                              CG3382 Ethics of Salvation (Beyond-Life Ethics)
                                                          CG33821 Mokṣa
                                                          CG33822 Jīvanmukta
                            CG339 Other
            CG34 Economic Ethics
                            CG341 General
                            CG342 Business Ethics
                            CG343 Ethics of Economic Systems
                                              CG3431 Arthaśāstra (Economic Content)
                            CG344 Labour/Professional Ethics
                            CG345 Technologies and Ethics
                            CG346 Trade and Ethics
                            CG347 Consumer Ethics
                            CG348 Other
             CG35 Political Ethics
                            CG351 General
                                             CG3511 Kṣatriya Dharma
                                             CG3512 Rājadharma
                            CG352 Ethics of Political Systems
                                             CG3521 Arthaśāstra (Politic Content)
                                             CG3522 Manasollāsa
                            CG353 Legal/Rights Ethics
                                             CG3531 Inheritance Ethics
                            CG354 Peace and Conflict Ethics
                                             CG3541 War Ethics
                            CG355 Governance and Ethics
                                             CG3551 Pariṣaths (Administrative Council)
                                             CG3552 Nyāyamañjari (Lokastithi, Lokayātra)
                                             CG3553 Edicts of Aśoka
                            CG356 Development Ethics
                            CG357 Other
             CG36 Environmental Ethics
                            CG361 General
                                             CG3611 Sthalapurāṇas
                                             CG3612 Bhūmāta (Worship of Earth as Mother)
                            CG362 Resources Ethics
                                             CG3621 Tīrtha (Sanctity of Rivers)
                                             CG3622 Kalpavṛkṣa (Worshipping of Trees)
                            CG363 Biodiversity Ethics
                            CG364 Animal Ethics
                                             CG3641 Kāmadhenu, Gomāta
                                             CG3642 Animals as Vāhanas (Consorts) of Gods
                                             CG3643 Aśvamedha Yajña (Horse Sacrifice)
                            CG365 Ethics of Global Commons
                            CG366 Other
             CG37 Cultural Ethics
                            CG371 General
                                             CG3711 Satsaṅg (Company of Truth)
                                             CG3712 Atithi Devo Bhavaḥ (Worship of Guest as God)
                            CG372 Media/Communication Ethics
                            CG373 Cultural/Inter-Cultural Ethics
                                             CG3731 Gandharvaveda
                            CG374 Sports Ethics
                                             CG3741 Dhanurveda
                            CG375 Secularization and Ethics
                            CG376 Other
             CG38 Contemporary Issues on Ethics
                            CG381 Hierarchical Caste System
                            CG382 Untouchability, Dalits
                            CG383 World-Negating Nature (Māyā)
                            CG384 Other-Worldly (Karma)
                            CG385 Dehumanizing Suffering through Insensitive Adṛṣṭa
             CG39 Other
CG4 Other 

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