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Zen Buddhist Landscape Arts of Early Muromachi Japan (1336-1573)
Zen Buddhist Landscape Arts of Early Muromachi Japan (1336-1573) (April 1999)
Joe Parker - Author

Explores Japanese literary Zen through the landscape arts of poetry, prose, painting, and gardens expressed in the writings of Japan's Five Mountain monks.

Examining inscriptions on landscape paintings and related documents, this book explores the views of the "two jewels" of Japanese Zen literature, Gido Shushin (1325-1388) and Zekkai Chushin (1336-1405), and their students. These monks played important roles as advisor...(Read More)
 
 
The Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment
The Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment (February 1999)
Korean Buddhism's Guide to Meditation (with Commentary by the Son Monk Kihwa)
A. Charles Muller - Translation and introduction by

A concise guide to the key practice systems of the East Asian Meditational schools Ch'an, Son, and Zen.

The Sutra of Perfect Enlightenment, used in monastic education for more than a millennium, is a concise guide to the key paradigms of the practice systems of the East Asian meditational schools (Ch'an, Son, and Zen). Contained in its twelve chapters are definitive explanations of the meaning of innate and actual...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhist Fundamentalism and Minority Identities in Sri Lanka
Buddhist Fundamentalism and Minority Identities in Sri Lanka (July 1998)
Tessa J. Bartholomeusz - Editor
Chandra R. de Silva - Editor

This examination of Sri Lanka's ethnic and religious minorities links the past with the present through a treatment of Sinhala-Buddhist fundamentalist development in the late nineteenth century and its hegemony in the late twentieth.

Buddhist Fundamentalism and Minority Identities in Sri Lanka explores Sinhala-Buddhist fundamentalist ideology and its power to shape the identities of Sri Lanka's ethnic and religio...(Read More)
 
 
The Legend of Queen Cama
The Legend of Queen Cama (June 1998)
Bodhiramsi's Camadevivamsa, a Translation and Commentary
Donald K. Swearer - Author
Sommai Premchit - Author

An English translation and a commentary on the chronicle of Queen Cama, an important but neglected female monarch who founded a dynasty in Northern Thailand.

The Legend of Queen Cama (Camadevivamsa), an early fifteenth-century Pali chronicle written by Mahathera Bodhiramsi, recounts the story of the founding of the kingdom of Haripunjaya in the C...(Read More)
 
 
A Comparative History of World Philosophy
A Comparative History of World Philosophy (March 1998)
From the Upanishads to Kant
Ben-Ami Scharfstein - Author

CHOICE 1998 Outstanding Academic Book

Breaks through the cultural barriers between Western, Indian, and Chinese philosophy and demonstrates that despite considerable differences between these three great philosophical traditions, there are fundamental resemblances in their abstract principles.

"Given the current interest in cultural diversity, this book could not have come at a better moment....(Read More)
 
 
Buddhahood Embodied
Buddhahood Embodied (July 1997)
Sources of Controversy in India and Tibet
John J. Makransky - Author

Provides many new translations of original texts formative of Mahayana concepts of Enlightenment and resolves the 1200-year-old controversy between Indian and Tibetan views of the meaning of buddhahood.

To enter the Mahayana Buddhist path to enlightenment is to seek both to become free from our dualistic, deluded world and to remain actively engaged in that world until all others are free. How are these two apparently c...(Read More)
 
 
Interpreting Amida
Interpreting Amida (April 1997)
History and Orientalism in the Study of Pure Land Buddhism
Galen Amstutz - Author

Amstutz clearly demonstrates how the sources of Western and Eastern misunderstanding of Pure Land Buddhism have been engendered, both consciously and unconsciously, by orientalist assumptions current in scholarly understanding of the history and practice of Pure Land Buddhism. Before academic studies in Pure Land Buddhism can advance much further, all of us in the field must confront the issues of orientalist assumptions and biaseslurking in our sch...(Read More)
 
 
Recognizing Reality
Recognizing Reality (January 1997)
Dharmakirti's Philosophy and Its Tibetan Interpretations
Georges B. J. Dreyfus - Author

Examines the central ideas of Dharmakirti, one of the most important Indian Buddhist philosophers and their reception by Tibetan thinkers.

"Georges Dreyfus is to my knowledge to date the only Westerner who is a fully-qualified Tibetan Ge-shay. He knows exactly how this material is interpreted and used in Tibetan debate within the dGe lugs tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The fact that Dreyfus is also very aware of W...(Read More)
 
 
Sisters in Solitude
Sisters in Solitude (November 1996)
Two Traditions of Buddhist Monastic Ethics for Women. A Comparative Analysis of the Chinese Dharmagupta and the Tibetan Mulasarvastivada Bhiksuni Pratimoksa Sutras
Karma Lekshe Tsomo - Author

Provides the first English translation of the Tibetan and Chinese texts on monastic discipline for Buddhist nuns and presents a comparative study of the two texts. An important contribution for studies of women’s history, feminist philosophy, women’s studies, women in religion, and feminist ethics.

“A study of nuns’ ethics is important in itself and is important to Buddhist studies, Asian ...(Read More)
 
 
A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy
A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy (October 1996)
Sanskrit Terms Defined in English (New and Revised Edition)
John A. Grimes - Author

This new and revised edition provides a comprehensive dictionary of Indian philosophical terms. Terms are provided in both devanagari and roman transliteration along with their English translations.

Containing over 500 new listings of frequently used religious terms and numerous etymological derivations, this new and revised edition of A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy provides a comprehensive dictionar...(Read More)
 
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