Author: G KuppuramK Kumudamani/Editor(s): G Kuppuram / K KumudamaniPublisher: Sundeep PrakashanYear: 1992Language: EnglishPages: 387ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185067783
The present volume gives a broad survey of the traditions of Buddhism, and Buddha's teachings of cultural significance. More than twenty scholars of high standing from different countries have contributed their valuable articles in this volume. The mystery of birth and death, and the challenge of life itself, has always moved humankind to reach out to something or Someone beyond in search of meaning.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTFOREWORDPREFACELIST OF CONTRIBUTORSPART-I THE TRADITIONS OF BUDDHISM1. The World of Buddhism-K.Krishna Murthy2. Buddhism in America : Some Introductory Reflections-Charles S.Prebish3. The Role of Sri Lanka as a Medium of Cultural Exchanges and Influences in the Indian Ocean Cultural Community-An Historical Analysis-Acharyage D.T.Edward Perera4. The Buddhistic Art-Tradition of China-K.Krishna Murthy5. Buddhism in Mathura and its Contribution to Social Harmony in India and Abroad-K.D.Bajpai6. Some Aspects of Buddhism in South-East India with Special Reference to Andhra Pradesh-K.Kumudamani7. Buddhism in Early Tamilnadu : An Inquiry About its Antiquity-G.KuppuramPART - IIBUDDHA`S TEACHINGS AND ITS INFLUENCE8. The Sarvastivada and the Mahayana : A Note on their Linkages-V.K.Thakur9. A Discussion on "Cittavarana" in the Prajnaparamita-Hrdaya-Sutra-Wu.Bai-Hui10. The Four Noble Truths in Vasubandhu-Jose Pereira11. Note to Escape, but to Transform : Enlightenment and the Concept of Parinamana in the Astasahasrika Prajnaparamita-Joanna R.Macy12. Dhammavinaya Solves Contradictions of the Modern Age-S.K.Pathak13. On the Transformation of the Vinayavastu of the Mulasarvastivadins-Hisashi Matsumura14. Agent-Causation and Event Causation: The Buddhist Naiyayik Controversy-Rita Guta15. Literary Aspects of Pali Employed in Ritual-J.R.Joshi16. The Early Buddhist Attitude to Aesthetics-P.Gnanarama17. Legacy of Buddhism: Past and Present-G.Kuppuram and K.Kumudamani18. The Sino-Indian Trans-Cultural Method of Madhyamika Dialectic : Nagarjuna to Seng-chao to Chi-ts`ang-Shohei Ichimura19. sPa tshab Nyi ma Grags and the Introduction of Prasangika Madhyamaka into Tibet-Karen Christina Lang20. Some Significant Readings From Buddhist Literature-G.Kuppuram & K.KumudamaniPART - IIICULTURAL SIGNIFICANCE21. The Buddhist Panorama-Lokesh Chandra22. Evolution of the Buddha Image-A.D.T.E. Perera23. The Illiteracy of Muhammad and Hui-Neng-Arvind Sharma24. Harischandra of Anuradhapura-Ukku Bandage Karunananda