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Buddhist Cosmology: Philosophy and Origins

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Buddhist Cosmology: Philosophy and Origins - Sadakata, Akira, and Nakamura, Hajime
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This extensively researched and illustrated volume offers Western readers a rare introduction to Buddhism's complex and fascinating views about the structure of the universe. The book begins by clearly explaining classical cosmology, with its symmetrical, India-centered universe and multitudinous heavens and hells, and illuminates the cosmos's relation to the human concerns of karma, transmigration, and enlightenment. It moves on to discuss the Mahayana conception of the universe as a lotus flower containing uncountable ...

Buddhist Cosmology: Philosophy and Origins 1997, Kosei Publishing Company

ISBN-13: 9784333016822

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