The Return Of The Buddha

Author: Himanshu Prabha Ray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131756006X
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The Return Of The Buddha from the Author: Himanshu Prabha Ray. The Return of the Buddha traces the development of Buddhist archaeology in colonial India, examines its impact on the reconstruction of India’s Buddhist past, and the making of a public and academic discourse around these archaeological discoveries. The book discusses the role of the state and modern Buddhist institutions in the reconstitution of national heritage through promulgation of laws for the protection of Buddhist monuments, acquiring of land around the sites, restoration of edifices, and organization of the display and dissemination of relics. It also highlights the engagement of prominent Indian figures, such as Nehru, Gandhi, Ambedkar, and Tagore, with Buddhist themes in their writings. Stressing upon the lasting legacy of Buddhism in independent India, the author explores the use of Buddhist symbols and imagery in nation-building and the making of the constitution, as also the recent efforts to resurrect Buddhist centers of learning such as Nalanda. With rich archival sources, the book will immensely interest scholars, researchers and students of modern Indian history, culture, archaeology, Buddhist studies, and heritage management.

Return Of The Buddha

Author: Lukas Nickel
Publisher: Royal Academy Books
ISBN:
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Return Of The Buddha from the Author: Lukas Nickel. Celebrating the 1996 discovery of a vast array of Buddhist stone statues - all of which embody Chinese Buddhist history, archaeology, and art, a stunning volume presents thirty-five of these statues, discussing their distinctive characteristics that reveal the extraordinary milestones in the development of stone carving in China during the Northern and Southern Dynasties.

The Shin Buddhist Classical Tradition Volume 2

Author: Alfred Bloom
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
ISBN: 1936597381
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The Shin Buddhist Classical Tradition Volume 2 from the Author: Alfred Bloom. This second volume of passages gathered from the leading monks and teachers of the Pure Land, or Shin, school of Buddhist teaching focuses on religious practice. Extending from the foundational texts and first interpreters in the 4th century, to Rennyo in the 15th century, Professor Bloom’s selections trace the development of Shin Buddhist teaching from monastic visualization practices to the widely popular path to salvation through faith in, and recitation of, the name of Amida Buddha. Volume 2 features a foreword by Kenneth K. Tanaka and an introduction by renowned scholar and editor, Alfred Bloom, whose selected passages have been arranged topically for easy reference on issues of Pure Land teaching. The key interpreters featured are the Seven Great Teachers from India, China, and Japan (Nagarjuna, Vasubandhu; T’an-luan, Tao-ch’o, Shan-tao; Genshin, Honen), selected as doctrinal authorities by Shinran (1173-1263), the founder of the Japanese Pure Land sect.

The Feeling Buddha

Author: David Brazier
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 031229509X
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The Feeling Buddha from the Author: David Brazier. A practical guide to the Buddha's teachings unlocks the mysteries of Buddhist philosophy and practice, challenging orthodoxy and offering inspiration to readers. Reprint.

A History Of Indian Buddhism

Author: Akira Hirakawa
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120809550
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A History Of Indian Buddhism from the Author: Akira Hirakawa. This comprehensive and detailed survey of the first six centuries of Indian Buddhism sums up the results of a lifetime of research and reflection by one of Japan's most renowned scholars of Buddhism.

History Of Religious Ideas Volume 2

Author: Mircea Eliade
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022602735X
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History Of Religious Ideas Volume 2 from the Author: Mircea Eliade. In volume 2 of this monumental work, Mircea Eliade continues his magisterial progress through the history of religious ideas. The religions of ancient China, Brahmanism and Hinduism, Buddha and his contemporaries, Roman religion, Celtic and German religions, Judaism, the Hellenistic period, the Iranian syntheses, and the birth of Christianity—all are encompassed in this volume.

Great Disciples Of The Buddha

Author: Nyanaponika
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 086171864X
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Great Disciples Of The Buddha from the Author: Nyanaponika. A perennial favorite, Great Disciples of the Buddha is now relaunched in our best-selling Teachings of the Buddha series. Twenty-four of the Buddha's most distinguished disciples are brought to life in ten chapters of rich narration. Drawn from a wide range of authentic Pali sources, the material in these stories has never before been assembled in a single volume. Through these engaging tales, we meet all manner of human beings - rich, poor, male, female, young, old - whose unique stories are told with an eye to the details of ordinary human concerns. When read with careful attention, these stories can sharpen our understanding of the Buddhist path by allowing us to contemplate the living portraits of the people who fulfilled the early Buddhist ideals of human perfection. The characters detailed include: Sariputta Nanda Mahamoggallana Mahakassapa Ananda Isidasi Anuruddha Mahakaccana Angulimala Visakha and many more. Conveniently annotated with the same system of sutta references used in each of the other series volumes, Great Disciples of the Buddha allows the reader to easily place each student in the larger picture of Buddha's life. It is a volume that no serious student of Buddhism should miss.