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Buddhist Saints in India

Author : Reginald A. Ray
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The issue of saints is a difficult and complicated problem in Buddhology. In this magisterial work, Ray offers the first comprehensive examination of the figure of the Buddhist saint in a wide range of Indian Buddhist evidence. Drawing on an extensive variety of sources, Ray seeks to identify the "classical type" of the Buddhist saint, as it provides the presupposition for, and informs, the different major Buddhist saintly types and subtypes. Discussing the nature, dynamics, and history of Buddhist hagiography, he surveys the ascetic codes, conventions and traditions of Buddhist saints, and the cults both of living saints and of those who have "passed beyond." Ray traces the role of the saints in Indian Buddhist history, examining the beginnings of Buddhism and the origin of Mahayana Buddhism.

Buddhist Saints in India

Author : Reginald A. Ray
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The issue of saints is a difficult and complicated problem in Buddhology. In this magisterial work, Ray offers the first comprehensive examination of the figure of the Buddhist saint in a wide range of Indian Buddhist evidence. Drawing on an extensive variety of sources, Ray seeks to identify the "classical type" of the Buddhist saint, as it provides the presupposition for, and informs, the different major Buddhist saintly types and subtypes. Discussing the nature, dynamics, and history of Buddhist hagiography, he surveys the ascetic codes, conventions and traditions of Buddhist saints, and the cults both of living saints and of those who have "passed beyond." Ray traces the role of the saints in Indian Buddhist history, examining the beginnings of Buddhism and the origin of Mahayana Buddhism.

Saints of India Gautama Buddha

Author : Shiri Ram Bakshi
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Buddhist Women Saints of India

Author : Bela Bhattacharya
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Saints of India Sankaracharya

Author : Shiri Ram Bakshi
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Becoming the Buddha

Author : Donald K. Swearer
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Becoming the Buddha is the first booklength study of a key ritual of Buddhist practice in Asia : the consecraation of a Buddha image or new Buddha, a ceremony by which the Buddha becomes present or alive. Through a richly detailed, accessible exploration of this ritual in northern Thailand, an exploration that stands apart from standard text-based or anthropological approaches, Donald Swearer makes a major contribution to our understanding of the Buddha image, its role in Buddhist devotional life, and its relationship to the veneration of Buddha relics. Blending ethnography, analysis, and Buddhist texts relates to this mimetic reenactment of the night of the Buddha`s enlightenment, he demonstrates that the image becomes the Buddha`s story and charged with the extraordinary power of Buddhahood. The process by which this transformation occurs through chant, sermon, meditation, and the presence of charismatic monks is at the heart of this book. Known as opening the eyes of the Buddha, image consecration traditions throughout Buddhist Asia share much in cmmon. Within the cultural context of northern Thailand, Becoming the Buddha illuminaes scriptural accounts of the making of the first Buddha image; looks at debates over the ritual`s historical origin, at Buddhological insights achieved, and at the hermeneutics of absence and presence; and provides a thematic comparison of several Buddhist traditions.

The ocean of Buddhist wisdom

Author : Indian Society for Buddhist Studies. Conference
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Heroes and Saints

Author : Phyllis Emily Granoff
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Makes a contribution to the study of dying in ancient cultures by focusing on what happens in the critical moments before death. Employing a range of literary sources, the essays in this volume focus on the moment of death and practices associated with the transition from this world to the next.

Der M nchsgelehrte Yinshun 1906 und seine Bedeutung f r den Chinesisch Taiwanischen Buddhismus im 20 Jahrhundert

Author : Marcus Bingenheimer
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Tricycle

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Asceticism and Its Critics

Author : Oliver Freiberger
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Scholars of religion have always been fascinated by asceticism. Scholars have often been overlooked, however, that in the history of religions ascetic beliefs and practices have also been strongly criticised, by followers of the same religious tradition as well as by outsiders. The respective sources provide sufficient evidence of such critical strands but surprisingly as yet no attempt has been made to analyse this criticism of asceticism systematically. This book is a first attempt of filling this gap. Ten studies present cases from both Asian and European traditions: classicaland medieval Hinduism, early and contemporary Buddhism in South and East Asia

Searching for the Origins of Mah y na and Moving Toward a Better Understanding of Early Mah y na

Author : Yao-ming Tsai
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Controversies Over Buddhist Nuns

Author : Bhikkunī Juo-Hsüeh Shih
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Saints of India Lord Mahavira

Author : Shiri Ram Bakshi
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The History of India India from the earliest ages Hindu Buddhist and Brahmanical revival

Author : James Talboys Wheeler
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Experiencing Buddhism

Author : Ruben L. F. Habito
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"This book engages the reader with its story-telling style as it illustrates the principles of Buddhism with concrete examples. Paying special attention to the rise of Buddhist practice in the West, Habito introduces the novice to Buddhist experience in its historical unity and the variety of traditions that reflect its essence."--BOOK JACKET.

Buddhist Thought in India

Author : Edward Conze
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Originally published in 1962. This book discusses and interprets the main themes of Buddhist thought in India and is divided into three parts: Archaic Buddhism: Tacit assumptions, the problem of "original Buddhism", the three marks and the perverted views, the five cardinal virtues, the cultivation of the social emotions, Dharma and dharmas, Skandhas, sense-fields and elements. The Sthaviras: the eighteen schools, doctrinal disputes, the unconditioned and the process of salvation, some Abhidharma problems. The Mahayana: doctrines common to all Mahayanists, the Madhyamikas, the Yogacarins, Buddhist logic, the Tantras.

Six Ways of Being Religious

Author : Dale S. Cannon
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This text gives students a framework for their comparative study of religion that includes full, in-depth descriptions of each ''way of being religious.''

The Experience of Buddhism

Author : John Strong
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Part of the "Religious Life in History Series," this comprehensive anthology provides translations of texts illustrative of Buddhist philosophy and doctrine as well as descriptive, concrete accounts of Buddhist practices, rituals, and experiences. Author John Strong gives careful consideration to many key aspects of the religion in a wide range of geographic and cultural arenas, from Asia to the United States, and gives students a sense of Buddhism's historical evolution in each area. In addition, this new edition of THE EXPERIENCE OF BUDDHISM uniquely offers students a list of pertinent bibliographic suggestions after each reading, giving them the opportunity to both enhance their understanding of the material and streamline their research and paper-writing process.

Zen Buddhism India and China

Author : Heinrich Dumoulin
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Traces the development of Zen Buddhism in Japan, and discusses beliefs, rituals, texts, and major individuals and schools.