The Vision of the Buddha: An Illustrated Guide to the History, Beliefs, and Practices of Buddhism
A richly illustrated guide to the history and mythology of Buddhism introduces the range of beliefs and customs that have spread through Asia under the umbrella of this great religion. Original.
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The spread of Theravada
Buddhism in China
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19th century achieved Ananda ancient Anuradhapura arhat Ashoka Asia Avalokiteshvara become bhikkhus birth Bodh Gaya bodhi bodhisattva body brahmin Buddha centre Ch'an China Chinese compassion Confucian Dalai Lama death deity depicted devotional dharma dharma doctrine divine Dogen dukkha dynasty early Buddhist Eightfold Path emperor emptiness enlightenment established female followed future Buddha gods heaven Hinayana Hindu human images Indian Jain Japan Japanese jhana Jina karma king Kyoto legend lives Lotus Sutra Mahayana Mahayanist mandala Mara meditation mind monasteries monastic monuments Mount Hiei Nara Nepal Nichiren nirvana not-self Pali texts parinirvana period practice Pure Land rebirth religion religious ritual sacred samsara Samye sangha Sanskrit scriptures shakti Shingon Shinto shrines shunyata Siddhartha Singhalese society Soto southeast spiritual Sri Lanka stupa suffering symbols Tantra Tantric Taoist teaching temple Tendai Thailand Theravada thought Tibet Tibetan tion tradition translated tree truth Vairocana vajra Vajrayana Vinaya wisdom Zen masters