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Buddhist Monks and Monasteries of India

Author: Sukumar Dutt

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 8120804988

Category: Buddhism

Page: 397

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Though India is no longer a Buddhist country, Buddhism held its place among Indian faiths for nearly seventeen centuries (500 B.C.--A.D. 1200). During this long stretch of time the Buddhist monks were organized in Sanghas in most parts of the country and their activities and achievements have profoundly influenced India`s traditional culture. There are monumental remains of Buddhist monastic life scattered all over India: in the south there are about a thousand cave-monasteries, among them Ajanta, world-famous for its exquisite mural paintings; in the north, less spectacular, the ruins of monastic edifices from Taxila in the west to Paharpur in the east. A connected history of the Buddhist monks of ancient India, their activities, their monastic establishments and their contributions to Indian culture, is available for the first time in this work, which is remarkable also for its pervading human interest. In reconstructing the history of the emperors and kings who were patrons of Buddhism, the early missionaries and the illustrious monk-scholars of later times, the author has used sources in four languages--Pali, Sanskrit, Chinese and Tibetan. Contents The primitive sangha, The asoka-satavahana age 250 BC-AD 100 and its legacy, In the Gupta age (AD 300-550) and after, Eminent monk-Scholars of India, Monastic Universities, (AD 500-1200), Bib., Index.
Living in a Buddhist Monastery
Language: un
Pages: 24
Authors: Robin Twiddy
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-04 - Publisher: Booklife

Life was different long ago, but how different? Jump back in time and experience what life was like for children growing up in a Buddhist monastery hundreds of years ago. What did they do each day? What did they learn and what did they eat? Learn all of this and
Buddhist Monks and Monasteries of India
Language: un
Pages: 397
Authors: Sukumar Dutt
Categories: Buddhism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1988 - Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

Though India is no longer a Buddhist country, Buddhism held its place among Indian faiths for nearly seventeen centuries (500 B.C.--A.D. 1200). During this long stretch of time the Buddhist monks were organized in Sanghas in most parts of the country and their activities and achievements have profoundly influenced India`s
A Monastery in Time
Language: un
Pages: 426
Authors: Caroline Humphrey, Hurelbaatar Ujeed
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-05 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

A Monastery in Time is the first book to describe the life of a Mongolian Buddhist monastery—the Mergen Monastery in Inner Mongolia—from inside its walls. From the Qing occupation of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries through the Cultural Revolution, Caroline Humphrey and Hürelbaatar Ujeed tell a story of religious formation,
Living in this World
Language: un
Pages: 299
Authors: Gilbert Zhe Chen
Categories: Electronic dissertations
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019 - Publisher:

This dissertation relies on about 600 legal cases from the Ba County Archive that survive from the first three-quarters of the nineteenth century to investigate the social life of ordinary Buddhist monks and nuns. Although they played a crucial in maintaining the survival and proper functioning of Buddhism at the
Flowers on the Rock
Language: en
Pages: 445
Authors: John S. Harding, Alexander Soucy, Victor Sōgen Hori
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-01 - Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

When Sasaki Sokei-an founded his First Zen Institute of North America in 1930 he suggested that bringing Zen Buddhism to America was like "holding a lotus against a rock and waiting for it to set down roots." Today, Buddhism is part of the cultural and religious mainstream. Flowers on the