Mahayana Buddhism (Literature, Language and The Ramification)

author: Sadhan Chandra Sarkar
edition: 2014, The Asiatic Society
pages: 135
language: English
ISBN-13: 9789381574201
Topic: Mahayana

Summary: This work represents a collection of papers on the subject of Mahayana Buddhism. It studies various subjects such as the rise of various schools, its philosophy and artistic concention. The word Mahayana or Mahāyāna refers to a major school of Buddhism, besides Theravada and Vajrayana.

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The Mahayana Buddhism: Language, Literature and the Ramification is one of our recent prestigious publications containing eleven scholastic articles that were presented at the National Seminar, held in February, 2010, organised by the Asiatic Society, Kolkata. The papers have been divided into two categories - some on textual studies of the Mahayana ideals and the rest includes variegated schools of Mahayana Buddhism, Mahayana arts and archaeological remains, impact of the Mahayana Buddhism on modern society and such other topics. The present collection may be considered as a sequel to the work entitled Introducing Mahayana Buddhism published by the Asiatic Society a few years back. The present collection of papers has been edited with a highly informative Introduction by our esteemed friend, a renowned Pali scholar Dr. Sadhan Chandra Sarkar, who was the former Head, Department of Pali, Sanskrit College, Kolkata. The present literary production, though small in size, will certainly be a very useful text for students interested in Buddhistic studies as well as of Indology.

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Contents of this online book (index):

The full text of the Mahayana Buddhism (Literature, Language and The Ramification) in English can be quickly summarized in the following table of contents. Becaue these pages are not available to read online, I would recommend you buy the book.

A Critical Appraisal of Larger Sukhavati-Vyuha [link]
Sautrantikas Paving the Path to Mahayana [link]
The Mahavastu-avadana Forming the Genesis of Mahayana Buddhism [link]
Mahakarmavibhanga: A Unique Analysis of the Karma-theory of Buddhism [link]
Mahayana Buddhism: A Study in its Development [link]
Reappraisal of Origin of Mahayana, Relation of Mahayana to Hinayana [link]
Reality, Pratityasamutpada and Relation in Mahayana Philosophy [link]
Buddha-concept as Developed in Mahayana [link]
Origin of Mahayana Buddhism [link]
A Note on Some Interesting Stucco Heads of Kunala [link]
Mahayana in Socially Engaged Buddhism - A New Approach [link]

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