Benares; 1 Definition(s)
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General definition (in Buddhism)
Benares refers to one of the places visited by Dharmapāla during his tour of North India. Anāgārika Dharmapāla (born 1864) was a Ceylonese Buddhist who travelled across India and beyond, spreading Buddhism. According to Bhikkhu Sangharakshita in his Biographical Sketc, “he travelled as a pilgrim, not caring at all for comforts, mixing with the sanyasins, ascetics, Hindu pilgrims, and with passengers of the third and intermediate classes, eating at times the poorest food, sleeping at times in places where the poor sleep and gaining an insight into the characteristics of the poor classes, who are suffering from intense ignorance, superstition and poverty”.(Source): Wisdom Library: Buddhism
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The Mahavastu (great story) (by J. J. Jones)
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Chapter XL - The Jātaka of Yaśoda < [Volume III]
The Jataka tales [English], Volume 1-6 (by Robert Chalmers)
Jataka 336: Brahāchatta-jātaka < [Volume 3]
Jataka 164: Gijjha-jātaka < [Book II - Dukanipāta]
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A History of Indian Philosophy Volume 4 (by Surendranath Dasgupta)
Part 8 - Life of Vallabha (1481-1533) < [Chapter XXXI - The Philosophy of Vallabha]
Part 2 - The Life of Caitanya < [Chapter XXXII - Caitanya and his Followers]
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 6 - The 57 days between Buddha’s enlightenment and his first sermon < [Chapter XIII - The Buddha-fields]
Appendix 6 - Description of Ṛṣipatana or Ṛṣivadana (at Benares) < [Chapter V - Rājagṛha]
Appendix 5 - The story of the bhikṣu Kṣānti < [Chapter VIII - The Bodhisattvas]
The Devi Bhagavata Purana (by Swami Vijñanananda)
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