The British Discovery of Buddhism by Philip C. Almond

By Philip C. Almond

This is often the 1st ebook to check the British discovery of Buddhism through the Victorian interval. It used to be in basic terms throughout the 19th century that Buddhism grew to become, within the western brain, a non secular culture break free Hinduism. therefore, Buddha emerge from a realm of delusion and was once addressed as a historic determine. Almond's exploration of British interpretations of Buddhism--of its founder, its doctrines, its ethics, its social practices, its fact and value--illuminates greater than a few of the features of Buddhist tradition: it sheds gentle at the Victorian society making those decisions.

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Et lapis-lazuli (T. 1451, p. 249 b et 261 c; T. 1452, p. 429 c; T. 1464, p. 898 a). Selon les Mahlsasaka, le stiipa de Kasyapa etait fait d'or et d'argent (T. 1421, p. 172 c). Enfin, les Miilasarvastivadin croyaient pouvoir utiliser le fer et le cuivre pour ce travail (T. 1452, p. 429 c). 'imagination des Indiens antiques ait, sur ce point, assimile les reliquaires aux monuments et reve d'enormes stiipa entierement construits avec les matieres precieuses qui servaient a Ia fabrication des umes a reliques, travail d'orfevre.

If those authors and copyright holders xxxiii GENERAL INTRODUCTION would get in touch with me, either directly or through Routledge, I would be delighted to send them the appropriate request letters and arrange suitable terms and appropriate remuneration. Paul Williams Centre for Buddhist Studies University of Bristol 3 Woodland Road Bristol BS8 I TB United Kingdom October 2004 xxxiv 1 LA CONSTRUCTION ET LE CUL TE DES STUPA D'APRES LES VINAYAPITAKA Andre Bareau Source: Bulletin de /'Ecole franr;aise d 'Extreme Orient 50, 2 ( 1960): 229-74.

D'apres les Sarvastivadin, on peut placer les fieurs dans des vases, sur des pieux courbes ou enfilees sur des cordes suspendues tout autour du monument (T. 1435, p. 351 c), enfin sur une cible destinee a cet effet (p. 352 a). Les Mulasarvastivadin prescrivent de placer les guirlandes de fieurs sur les poteaux d'ivoire et non pas sur le stupa ou accrochees a des chevilles pen;ant celui-ci (T. 1452, p. 429 b-e). Les Dharmaguptaka aussi interdisent le depot des offrandes sur le stupa ou sur les statues qui l'oment (T.

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