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Āryadeva

Karen C. Lang

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Āryadeva Introduction Āryadeva (3rd century), a disciple of Nāgārjuna, is a central figure in the development of early Indian Madhyamaka philos...

Asaṅga

Ligeia Lugli

Subject: Buddhism »

Date Added: 2014-11-25

Asaṅga Introduction As with many early South Asian thinkers, little is known about Asaṅga. His importance in the history of Buddhism lies main...

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...

Aśoka

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...

Avadāna

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...

Avalokiteśvara

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...

Baoshan

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...

Bodhicitta

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...

Bodhidharma

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...

Bodhisattva

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...

Bodhisattvabhūmi

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 ...

Borobudur

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 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...

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