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Buddhism in South - East Asia : A Cultural Survey
Buddhism in South - East Asia : A Cultural Survey

Buddhism in South - East Asia : A Cultural Survey

by D C Ahir

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English

Publisher

Sri Satguru Publications

ISBN

8170306922 - Year: 2001 - Pages: 252

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Hardcover

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Author: D C Ahir
Publisher: Sri Satguru Publications
Year: 2001
Language: English
Pages: 252
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170306922

Description

Born in India in the sixth century BC, Buddhism began spreading in the neighboring countries in the third century BC as a result of the efforts of Asoka, the first Emperor of India, and soon it became a major faith in practically the whole of South-East Asia.

In this book is presented for the first time a comprehensive survey of the Buddhist influence on Asian Culture and Civilization. The presentation has been divided into four sections. These are:

1. Buddhist Philosophy and Religion.

II. Buddhist influence on the Cultural and spiritual Development of Selected Countries, namely India, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Laos, China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Tibet and Mongolia.

III Contribution of Buddhism to Education, the Arts and Architecture of South-East Asia, and

IV: Relevance and status of Buddhism in the contemporary world.

All this information makes this volume a unique reference book. .

Contents

Section I
BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

The Buddhist Way of Life - Dr KDP Wickremasinghe
Buddha View of Self- Dr Vishwanath Pandey
Consciousness in Buddhism - Ven. Dr E Nandissara
How Dhamma Differs from Religion - Dr B R Ambedkar
Buddhism and Human Values - D C Ahir
Buddhist View on Race Relations - Ven U Thittila Sayadaw

Section II
BUDDHIST INFLUENCE ON THE CULTURAL AND SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

Buddhism and Indian Culture - D C Ahir
The Influenceof buddhism in South-East Asia - Ven Dr Bhadant Kausalyayan
The Influence of Buddhism on Sri Lanka's Culture - Ven Dr Walpola Sri Rahula
Influence of Pali and Theravada Buddhism on the Life and Culture of Burmese People - Prof Dilip Kumar Banerjee
Buddhism's Contribution to Thai Culture - Dr Upendra Thakur
Laos - In Praise of the Buddha - A Lao Buddhist
The Infleunce of Buddhist Culture on Chinese Culture - Chu Fei
Buddhism in Korea - D C Ahir
Theravada Buddhism and Non-Vinaya Buddhism of Japan - Ven Riri Nakayama
Zen Buddhism - A K Bandopadhyay
Buddhism in Vietnam - A Vietnamease Buddhist
Buddhism in Tibet - D C Ahir
Influence of Buddhism on Mongolian Culture - Ven. Lama Chimpa

Section III
CONTRIBUTION OF BUDDHISM TO EDUCATION, ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE

The Contribution of Buddhism to Education - Dr. Ananda W P Guruge
Buddhist Contributions to Asiabn Cultureal Arts - Dr Richard G Gard
The Message of Buddhist Art - Dr. Heinz Mode
Buddhist Contribution to Art and Architecture - Dr L M Joshi

Section IV
BUDDHISM IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD

Buddhism's Conribution to Human Culture - Dr R L Soni
Buddhism - The Religion of the Age of Science - U Chan Htoon
Buddhism is the Religion of the Oneness - Ven Shoyu Iwaya
Buddhism Today : A Retrospective Appraisal - Kameshwar Nath Mishra
India and the Buddhist World - D C Ahir

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