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
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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 Buddha S Light Philosophy

Author: Hsing Yun
Publisher: Buddha's Light Publishing
ISBN: 1932293450
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The Buddha S Light Philosophy from the Author: Hsing Yun. The Buddha's Light Philosophy examines the management and accomplishments of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order and the Buddha's Light International Association (BLIA). These organizations, founded to further the goals of Humanistic Buddhism, have flourished around the world and touched many lives. The Buddha's Light Philosophy traces their purpose, mission, concepts, and guidelines to provide the reader with an understanding of Humanistic Buddhist practice in the modern world.

The Three Mountains The Return To The Light Book 2

Author: Olivia P Cabral
Publisher: Olivia P Cabral
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The Three Mountains The Return To The Light Book 2 from the Author: Olivia P Cabral. The Three Mountains , The Return to the Light Book 2 is the continuation of the First Book by the same author. The Journey takes us across the Second and Third Mountains that exists in a Parallel Dimension or Superior Dimensions. You will go through the Esoteric Tests, Trials and Tribulations that Master Samael Aun Weor went through himself, in his own lifetime, to reach Liberation. "With this Book, I complete The Map of the Path I started in my First Book. I added as much information as possible regarding the Path itself for the reader to get a clear picture of what to await at every stage! This book must be lived through if YOU are to reach The Absolute or Great Light..." Olivia P Cabral

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 Return Of The Galon King

Author: Maitrii Aung-Thwin
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0896802760
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The Return Of The Galon King from the Author: Maitrii Aung-Thwin. In late 1930, on a secluded mountain overlooking the rural paddy fields of British Burma, a peasant leader named Saya San crowned himself King and inaugurated a series of uprisings that would later erupt into one of the largest anti-colonial rebellions in Southeast Asian history. Considered an imposter by the British, a hero by nationalists, and a prophet-king by area-studies specialists, Saya San came to embody traditional Southeast Asia’s encounter with European colonialism in his attempt to resurrect the lost throne of Burma. The Return of the Galon King analyzes the legal origins of the Saya San story and reconsiders the facts upon which the basic narrative and interpretations of the rebellion are based. Aung-Thwin reveals how counter-insurgency law produced and criminalized Burmese culture, contributing to the way peasant resistance was recorded in the archives and understood by Southeast Asian scholars. This interdisciplinary study reveals how colonial anthropologists, lawyers, and scholar-administrators produced interpretations of Burmese culture that influenced contemporary notions of Southeast Asian resistance and protest. It provides a fascinating case study of how history is treated by the law, how history emerges in legal decisions, and how the authority of the past is used to validate legal findings.

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.

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.