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Power of GentlenessMeditations on the Risk of Living$
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Anne Dufourmantelle

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780823279586

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823279586.001.0001

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Power of Gentleness

Anne Dufourmantelle

, Katherine Payne, Vincent Sallé
Fordham University Press

In Hebrew scripture gentleness denotes humility and poverty. In Sanskrit “Veda” is a gender neutral word that signifies “gentleness, graciousness, welcoming and kind speech.” Svadhishthana is the name of the second chakra or the sacral chakra. In Sanscrit it signifies “gentleness;” its element is water and its sense, taste. Here gentleness is just as spiritual as it is carnal. These traditions show gentleness without sentimentality.

Keywords:   benevolence, Bible, gentleness, India, moderation, physical, Sanskrit, spiritual, welcoming

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