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Asceticism, Buddhism and

Liz Wilson

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2015-03-10

Buddhism and Asceticism Introduction Asceticism consists of practices of self-discipline undertaken voluntarily in order to achieve a higher s...


Kumkum Roy, Romila Thapar, Naina Dayal

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Aśoka Introduction Aśoka has attracted more scholarly and popular attention than any other king known from ancient Indian history. This has pe...


David Fiordalis

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

AvadānaIntroductionAvadāna (in Sanskrit; apadāna in Pali) is an indigenous name for a general type of Buddhist narrative, and the generic name given t...


Chün-fang Yü

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Avalokiteśvara Introduction One major difference between Mahayana Buddhism and early or Mainstream Buddhism is the worship of many buddhas and ...

Avataṃsaka Sutra

Imre Hamar

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Avataṃsaka SutraIntroductionThe Avataṃsaka-sūtra is a short name for the voluminous Mahayana sutra titled Buddhāvataṃsaka-sūtra, which has survived in...

Awakening of Faith

Jason Clower

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Awakening of Faith Introduction The Awakening of Faith (Ch. Dasheng qixin lun, Jpn. Daijō kishinron 大乘起信論) claims, in its colophon, to have be...


Wendi Adamek

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2020-10-28

BaoshanIntroductionBaoshan 寶山 (Treasure Mountain) is a Buddhist site in the Taihang 太行 mountain range in Henan 河南 Province; it includes neighboring La...

Beats, Buddhism and the

Scott A. Mitchell

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Buddhism and the Beats Introduction “For the beat generation,” Stephen Prothero wrote in 1991, “dissertation time is here. Magazine and newspa...

Bhāviveka / Bhāvaviveka

Malcolm David Eckel

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Bhāviveka/Bhāvaviveka Introduction Bhāviveka or Bhāvaviveka (also known as Bhavya) was an influential 6th-century Indian Buddhist philosopher....

Bodh Gaya

Janice Leoshko

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

BodhgayāIntroductionBodhgayā (alternatively Bodhgaya, Bodh Gaya, Buddha Gaya, or Buddhagaya) is believed to be the place where the historical Buddha S...


John Powers

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Bodhicitta Introduction The Sanskrit term bodhicitta (mind of awakening) refers to the state of mind of a bodhisattva, who pursues buddhahood i...


Jeffrey L. Broughton

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Bodhidharma Introduction Countless paintings by East Asian artists have attempted to catch the essence of the enigmatic Buddhist master Bodhidh...


James B. Apple

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Bodhisattva Introduction A bodhisattva (Pāli bodhisatta; Tib. byang-chub sems-dpa’; Ch. pusa; Jpn. bosatsu) is generally considered to be a pe...


Florin Deleanu

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

BodhisattvabhūmiIntroductionThe Bodhisattvabhūmi is part of the Yogācārabhūmi, an encyclopedic treatise which laid the foundations of the Yogācāra-Vij...

Body, Buddhism and the

John Powers

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

Buddhism and the Body Introduction Unlike some Indian religions that posit an eternal “self” (atman) that serially inhabits bodies during the ...


John N. Miksic

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Borobudur Introduction The Buddhist monument Borobudur is located in central Java, Indonesia. It was constructed between the late 8th and the ...

Buddha, Three Bodies of the (Trikāya)

Ruben L.F. Habito

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Three Bodies of the Buddha (Trikāya) Introduction The notion of Trikāya, or the Three Bodies of the Buddha, is an outcome of speculation by Bud...

Buddhism and Black Embodiment

Rima Vesely-Flad

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2022-05-26

Buddhism and Black EmbodimentIntroductionSince 2000, Buddhist teachers of African descent have published personal testimonies and interpretations of d...

Buddhism and Ethics

Daniel Cozort

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2016-11-28

Buddhism and EthicsIntroductionInasmuch as the Buddhist ideal is human perfection, ethics are a particularly important area. Ethics (śīla) is one of t...

Buddhism and Hinduism

GJ Mason

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2022-02-21

Buddhism and HinduismIntroductionA chronological approach is used in this bibliographic article in sequencing emergent categories and concepts as they...

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