South Asian Buddhism A Survey

ISBN-10: 0415452481

ISBN-13: 9780415452489

Edition: 2009

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Book details

List price: $36.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/13/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 244
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Map of South Asian Buddhist sites
Formations: the Buddha and his Dharma
The world of the Buddha
The renunciants of Ancient India
The Buddha and his Dharma
After the Buddha's Awakening
The Noble Eightfold Path
The Four Noble Truths
The Establishment of the Sa&ndot;gha
The Buddha's early rivals
Remembering and representing the Buddha
Biographies of the Buddha
Symbols and images of the Buddha
Foundations: Mainstream Buddhist texts and communities
The development of the Sa&ndot;gha
Elaborations on the Vinaya
Founding the Bhik&sbdot;u&nbdot;&ibar; order
Buddhist councils
First Council of R&abar;jag&rbdot;ha
Second Council of Vaiś&abar;l&ibar;
Later Buddhist councils
Buddhist canons and texts
Writing canonical texts
Mainstream Buddhist schools
Mah&abar;s&abar;&mbdot;ghika and related schools
Pudgal&abar;vada
Sarv&abar;stiv&abar;da
Vibhajyav&abar;da and Therav&abar;da
Sautr&abar;ntika
Abhidharma speculation
Furcations: origins and development of the Mah&abar;y&abar;na
Lay Buddhism in Ancient India
The origins of the Mah&abar;y&abar;na
Mah&abar;y&abar;na texts
The Bodhisattva path
Philosophical systems of the Mah&abar;y&abar;na
Madhyamaka
Yog&abar;c&abar;ra
Tath&abar;gatagarbha thought
The Mah&abar;y&abar;na pantheon
Heavenly Buddhas
Heavenly Bodhisattvas
Consolidations: medieval systems of thought and practice
Buddhist scholasticism
Vasubandhu (4th-5th c. ce)
Buddhaghosa (5th c. ce)
Dharmak&ibar;rti (ca. 600-670 ce)
Ś&abar;ntideva (ca. 685-763 ce)
Buddhist Tantra and the Vajray&abar;na
Tantric Buddhist texts
Tantric Buddhist rituals
Legacies of Buddhist Tantra
Reappraisals: later developments in the South Asian Buddhist World
Buddhism in Sri Lanka
Monastic institutions
Buddhist rituals in Sri Lanka
Sinhala Buddhist literature
Buddhism in Nepal
Buddhist literature in Nepal
Buddhism in Bhutan
Colonialism and Christianity
Buddhist responses to Christian missions
Colonial-era scholarship on Buddhism
Reinterpreting Buddhism in Nepal and India
Revivals: Buddhism and modernity in South Asia
Modern Buddhist revivals
Buddhist nationalism in Sri Lanka
The Buddhist revival in Nepal
The Buddhist revival in Bangladesh
Buddhist nuns
The revival of the Bhikkhun&ibar; order in Sri Lanka
The revival of Buddhist nuns in Nepal
Buddhist activism
Ambedkar Buddhism
Buddhist development in Sri Lanka
Tibetan Buddhism in South Asia
Lay Buddhist practice
Appendix
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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