Buddhist Thought and Ritual
Buddhist Thought and Ritual
Buddhist Thought and Ritual

Buddhist Thought and Ritual

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  • Publisher  :   Motilal Banarsidass Publishers
  • Edition : January 1, 2001
  • Pages : 199 
  • Weight : 300 gm.
  • Size : 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Auther : David J. Kalupahana
  • Language : English
  • ISBN: 8120817737, 978-8120817739

Buddhist thought and ritual will appeal to anyone interested in acquiring an authentic grasp of Buddhism as it lives and functions in today's world. The wide spectrum of Buddhist practice is represented here by the men and women who contributed to this volume. The focus on thought and ritual captures the organic interrelationship of these religious components and moves away from the compartmentalization characteristic of much religious scholarship. The reader discovers the central tenets of Buddhism, Anatta, Pratityasamutpada, Sunyatta, Nirvana and others, not as free floating curiosities, but in terms of their contemporary relevance and active participation in the formation of society and culture. Likewise, commonly practiced rituals such as the Paritta Ceremony and Mantra Recitation are analyzed in terms of their role in living Buddhism.

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The reader discovers the central tenets of Buddhism, Anatta, Pratityasamutpada, Sunyatta, Nirvana and others, not as free-floating curiosities, but in terms of their contemporary relevance and active participation in the formation of society and culture. Likewise, commonly practiced rituals such as the Paritta Ceremony and Mantra Recitation are analyzed in terms of their role in living Buddhism.