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Buddha In The Crown by John Clifford Holt

Title Buddha in the Crown
Author John Clifford Holt
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 1991-01-31
Category Religion
Total Pages 304
ISBN 0195362462
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Historical, anthropological, and philosophical in approach, Buddha in the Crown is a case study in religious and cultural change. It examines the various ways in which Avalokitesvara, the most well known and proliferated bodhisattva of Mahayana Buddhism throughout south, southeast, and east Asia, was assimilated into the transforming religious culture of Sri Lanka, one of the most pluralistic in Asia. Exploring the expressions of the bodhisattva's cult in Sanskrit and Sinhala literature, in iconography, epigraphy, ritual, symbol, and myth, the author develops a provocative thesis regarding the dynamics of religious change. Interdisciplinary in scope, addressing a wide variety of issues relating to Buddhist thought and practice, and providing new and original information on the rich cultural history of Sri Lanka, this book will interest students of Buddhism and South Asia.

Buddha S Not Smiling by Erik D. Curren

Title Buddha s Not Smiling
Author Erik D. Curren
Publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
Release Date 2008
Category Buddhism
Total Pages 321
ISBN 8120833317
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Interest in Buddhism has exploded in the last couple of decades, and millions of people around the world view Tibetan Buddhism as the religion's most pure and authentic form. Yet, a political conflict among Tibetan lamas themselves is now poised to tear the Tibetan Buddhist world apart and threaten the ntegrity of its thousand-year old teachings. On August 2, 1993, Rumtek monastery was attacked. Its monks were expelled and the cloister was turned over to supporters of a boy-lamas appointed by the Chinese government. But Rumtek was not in China, and its attackers were not Communist troops. Rumtek was in India, the refuge for most exiled Tibetans. And it was Tibetan lamas and monks themselves who led the siege. Yet, evidence shows that Chinese agents directly supported Tibetan lamas and monks who attacked Rumtek monastery. While a complete picture of this controversy has been blurred by the media's focus on international Buddhist celebrities, Buddha's Not Smiling challengers Readers to Judge for themselves the health of Tibetan Buddhism today.

The Buddha Image by Yuvraj Krishan

Title The Buddha Image
Author Yuvraj Krishan
Publisher Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
Release Date 1996
Category Religion
Total Pages 152
ISBN 8121505658
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Illustrations: 247 b/w illustrations Description: This book deals with crucial though controversial questions in Buddhist art: the origin of the Buddha image and the iconography of the Buddha images. The earliest Buddhist art of Sanchi and Bharhut is aniconic : The Buddha is represented in symbols only. In the later Buddhist art of Gandhara and Mathura, the Buddha is represented in human form: he is the principal subject of sculptural art. The book seeks to explore the geographical area in which the image of the Buddha first emerged and whether the Buddhist doctrines-Hinayana or Mahayana-had anything to do with this transformation. The Buddha image, as developed eventually at Sarnath, became the model for the Buddha images in whole of Asia, south-east, central and eastern Asia. The iconographic features of the Buddha image are superficially an aberration, being in apparent conflict with the doctrine. The Buddha had cut off his hair at the time of his renunciation; the rules of the order enjoin that a monk must be tonsured and must discard and eschew all riches. However, in his images, the Buddha has hair on his head; later he is also endowed with a crown and jewels. After an exhaustive examination of the views of various scholars, the book answers these questions and resolves the controversies on the basis of literary, numismatic and epigraphic sources. More importantly it makes use of the valuable evidence from the contemporaneous Jaina art : Aniconism of early Jaina art and the iconographic features of Jaina images. The implications of this study are also important : Does India owe idolatry to Buddhism? Was this of foreign inspiration? Was the Buddha image fashioned after the Vedic Brahma and whether the Buddha's usnisa and Buddhist art motifs are rooted in the Vedic tradition? The book is profusely illustrated and provides rich and stimulating fare to students of Indian art in general and of Buddhist art in particular.

Title Sacred Biography in the Buddhist Traditions of South and Southeast Asia
Author Juliane Schober
Publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Release Date 2002
Category Buddhist hagiography
Total Pages 366
ISBN 8120818121
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This interdisciplinary collection of essays explores the biographical genre of the Buddhist traditions of South and Southeast Asia. Scholars in the history of religions, anthropology, literature and art history present a broad range of explorations into sacred biography as an interpretive genre. Easch essay makes unique contributions and the collection as a whole engages methodological and interpretive approaches that are central to scholars of Buddhism and those specializing in the study of south and Southeast Asia.

Buddhism In Tibet by Emil Schlagintweit

Title Buddhism in Tibet
Author Emil Schlagintweit
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1863
Category Buddha (The concept)
Total Pages 403
ISBN OXFORD:N13445168
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Influence of Buddhism on Primitive Christianity
Author Arthur Lillie
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 1893
Category Buddha (The concept)
Total Pages 184
ISBN UOM:39015047612133
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A volume that proves that much of the New Testament is parable rather than history will shock many readers, but from the days of Origen and Clement of Alexandria to the days of Swedenborg the same thing has been affirmed. The proof that this parabolic writing has been derived from a previous religion will shock many more. The biographer of Christ has one sole duty, namely, to produce the actual historical Jesus. In the New Testament there are two Christ's, an Essene and an anti-Essene Christ, and all modern biographers who have sought to combine the two have failed necessarily. It is the contention of this work that Christ was an Essene monk; that Christianity was Essenism; and that Essenism was due, as Dean Mansel contended, to the Buddhist missionaries "who visited Egypt within two generations of the time of Alexander the Great."

Title Esoteric Buddhism in Mediaeval Maritime Asia
Author Andrea Acri
Publisher ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute
Release Date 2016-09-05
Category History
Total Pages 468
ISBN 9789814695084
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume advocates a trans-regional, and maritime-focused, approach to studying the genesis, development and circulation of Esoteric (or Tantric) Buddhism across Maritime Asia from the seventh to the thirteenth centuries ce. The book lays emphasis on the mobile networks of human agents (‘Masters’), textual sources (‘Texts’) and images (‘Icons’) through which Esoteric Buddhist traditions spread. Capitalising on recent research and making use of both disciplinary and area-focused perspectives, this book highlights the role played by Esoteric Buddhist maritime networks in shaping intra-Asian connectivity. In doing so, it reveals the limits of a historiography that is premised on land-based transmission of Buddhism from a South Asian ‘homeland’, and advances an alternative historical narrative that overturns the popular perception regarding Southeast Asia as a ‘periphery’ that passively received overseas influences. Thus, a strong point is made for the appreciation of the region as both a crossroads and rightful terminus of Buddhist cults, and for the re-evaluation of the creative and transformative force of Southeast Asian agents in the transmission of Esoteric Buddhism across mediaeval Asia.

Title In the Buddha s Words
Author Bodhi
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2005-08-10
Category Religion
Total Pages 512
ISBN 9780861719969
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This landmark collection is the definitive introduction to the Buddha's teachings - in his own words. The American scholar-monk Bhikkhu Bodhi, whose voluminous translations have won widespread acclaim, here presents selected discourses of the Buddha from the Pali Canon, the earliest record of what the Buddha taught. Divided into ten thematic chapters, In the Buddha's Words reveals the full scope of the Buddha's discourses, from family life and marriage to renunciation and the path of insight. A concise, informative introduction precedes each chapter, guiding the reader toward a deeper understanding of the texts that follow. In the Buddha's Words allows even readers unacquainted with Buddhism to grasp the significance of the Buddha's contributions to our world heritage. Taken as a whole, these texts bear eloquent testimony to the breadth and intelligence of the Buddha's teachings, and point the way to an ancient yet ever-vital path. Students and seekers alike will find this systematic presentation indispensable.

Title Tr bner s American and Oriental Literary Record
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1880
Category American literature
Total Pages 86
ISBN HARVARD:HXFYKE
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A monthly register of the most important works published in North and South America, in India, China, and the British colonies: with occasional notes on German, Dutch, Danish, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian books.

Title Tr bner s American European Oriental Literary Record
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1882
Category American literature
Total Pages 86
ISBN HARVARD:32044105327969
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Handbook of Tibetan Buddhist Symbols
Author Anonim
Publisher Serindia Publications, Inc.
Release Date 2003
Category Art, Tibetan
Total Pages 262
ISBN 1932476032
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Based on the author's previous publication The Encyclopedia of Tibetan Symbols and Motifs, this handbook contains an array of symbols and motifs, accompanied by succinct explanations. It provides treatment of the essential Tibetan religious figures, themes and motifs, both secular and religious.

A Dictionary Of Chinese Buddhist Terms by William Edward Soothill

Title A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms
Author William Edward Soothill
Publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
Release Date 1937
Category Buddhism
Total Pages 510
ISBN 8120803191
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Here is an outstanding work for which two eminent scholars of Chinese Buddhism separated by 2000 miles of ocean collaborated for complete ten years during which the manuscript crossed the Atlantic four times. The authors aim has been to provide a key for the student with which to unlock a closed door and which does serve to reveal the riches of the great Buddhist thesaurus in China. In the absence of a dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms it was small wonder that the translation of Chinese texts has made little progress important thought these are to the understanding of Mahayana buddhism especially in its Far Eastern development.

Title The Crown Colonist
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1934
Category Great Britain
Total Pages 86
ISBN MINN:31951001227875H
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Future Buddha Maitreya
Author Inchang Kim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1996-12-31
Category Buddhist art and symbolism
Total Pages 385
ISBN UVA:X004176668
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Book Highlights The Historical Evolution Of Different Phases Of Maitreya Iconography In Various Regions Of The Indian Subcontinent. Dr. Kim Combines Extensive Field-Work With Diverse Literary Sources To Thoroughly Explore Some Problematic Issues.

Title Buddhism in Its Connexion with Br hmanism and Hind ism
Author Sir Monier Monier-Williams
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1890
Category Buddhism
Total Pages 583
ISBN OXFORD:N13221719
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Buddha Gaya by Rājendralāla Mitra (Raja)

Title Buddha Gaya
Author Rājendralāla Mitra (Raja)
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1878
Category Architecture, Buddhist
Total Pages 257
ISBN MSU:31293025327168
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Buddhism In Christendom by Arthur Lillie

Title Buddhism in Christendom
Author Arthur Lillie
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1887
Category Buddhism
Total Pages 410
ISBN UVA:X030116689
Language English, Spanish, and French
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