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Buddhist Magic

Author : Sam van Schaik
ISBN : 9780834842816
Genre : Religion
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A fascinating exploration of the role that magic has played in the history of Buddhism As far back as we can see in the historical record, Buddhist monks and nuns have offered services including healing, divination, rain making, aggressive magic, and love magic to local clients. Studying this history, scholar Sam van Schaik concludes that magic and healing have played a key role in Buddhism's flourishing, yet they have rarely been studied in academic circles or by Western practitioners. The exclusion of magical practices and powers from most discussions of Buddhism in the modern era can be seen as part of the appropriation of Buddhism by Westerners, as well as an effect of modernization movements within Asian Buddhism. However, if we are to understand the way Buddhism has worked in the past, the way it still works now in many societies, and the way it can work in the future, we need to examine these overlooked aspects of Buddhist practice. In Buddhist Magic, van Schaik takes a book of spells and rituals--one of the earliest that has survived--from the Silk Road site of Dunhuang as the key reference point for discussing Buddhist magic in Tibet and beyond. After situating Buddhist magic within a cross-cultural history of world magic, he discusses sources of magic in Buddhist scripture, early Buddhist rituals of protection, medicine and the spread of Buddhism, and magic users. Including material from across the vast array of Buddhist traditions, van Schaik offers readers a fascinating, nuanced view of a topic that has too long been ignored.

Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : WISC:89113659056
Genre : Subject headings, Library of Congress
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Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Author : Library of Congress
ISBN : UCBK:C083602692
Genre : Subject headings, Library of Congress
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The Magic Of The Mind In Buddhist Perspective

Author : Ñāṇananda (Bhikkhu)
ISBN : UVA:X030120083
Genre : Kālakārāma Sutta
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Study of a Buddhist canonical text.

The Buddha S Wizards

Author : Thomas Nathan Patton
ISBN : 9780231547376
Genre : History
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Wizards with magical powers to heal the sick, possess the bodies of their followers, and defend their tradition against outside threats are far from the typical picture of Buddhism. Yet belief in wizard-saints who protect their devotees and intervene in the world is widespread among Burmese Buddhists. The Buddha’s Wizards is a historically informed ethnographic study that explores the supernatural landscape of Buddhism in Myanmar to explain the persistence of wizardry as a form of lived religion in the modern era. Thomas Nathan Patton explains the world of wizards, spells, and supernatural powers in terms of both the broader social, political, and religious context and the intimate roles that wizards play in people’s everyday lives. He draws on affect theory, material and visual culture, long-term participant observation, and the testimonies of the devout to show how devotees perceive the protective power of wizard-saints. Patton considers beliefs and practices associated with wizards to be forms of defending Buddhist traditions from colonial and state power and culturally sanctioned responses to restrictive gender roles. The book also offers a new lens on the political struggles and social transformations that have taken place in Myanmar in recent years. Featuring close attention to the voices of individual wizard devotees and the wizards themselves, The Buddha’s Wizards provides a striking new look at a little-known aspect of Buddhist belief that helps expand our ways of thinking about the daily experience of lived religious practices.

An Introduction To Buddhist Esoterism

Author : Benoytosh Bhattacharyya
ISBN : 8120806255
Genre : Buddhist philosophy
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In spite of the prevalent view against Tantricism and Tantric literature, Hindus in general are in the grip of this very Tantra in their daily life, customs and usages with all the attendant good and evil. The present work investigates and places before the scholars a dispassionate account of the Tantras in general and Buddhist Tantras in particular. The author traces its origin to primitive magic and its development. Narrating the rise of Vajrayana and its place of origin, along with the Tantras and Mantras Buddhism has given to the world, he records the accounts of prominent authors. Aims and objects, the leading tenets, the procedure for worship are elaborated together with a description of the Buddhist deities and its Pantheon. The influence of Buddhist Tantraicism on Hinduism is logically evaluated. Contains Index and illustrations.

Gazetteer Of The Bombay Presidency Tha Na Places Of Interest

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ISBN : OXFORD:N14378804
Genre : Bombay (India : State)
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Thirty Years Of Buddhist Studies

Author : Edward Conze
ISBN : UOM:39015006564457
Genre : Buddha (The concept)
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Maitr? And Magic

Author : Lambert Schmithausen
ISBN : UCAL:B4284488
Genre : Animals
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Chinese Buddhism; A Volume Of Sketches Historical Descriptive And Critical

Author : Joseph Edkins
ISBN : MINN:31951001283123C
Genre : Buddha (The concept)
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Chinese Buddhism

Author : Joseph Edkins
ISBN : UCLA:L0083527580
Genre : Social Science
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The legendary Greek figure Orpheus was said to have possessed magical powers capable of moving all living and inanimate things through the sound of his lyre and voice. Over time, the Orphic theme has come to indicate the power of music to unsettle, subvert, and ultimately bring down oppressive realities in order to liberate the soul and expand human life without limits. The liberating effect of music has been a particularly important theme in twentieth-century African American literature. The nine original essays in Black Orpheus examines the Orphic theme in the fiction of such African American writers as Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, James Baldwin, Nathaniel Mackey, Sherley Anne Williams, Ann Petry, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Gayl Jones, and Toni Morrison. The authors discussed in this volume depict music as a mystical, shamanistic, and spiritual power that can miraculously transform the realities of the soul and of the world. Here, the musician uses his or her music as a weapon to shield and protect his or her spirituality. Written by scholars of English, music, women's studies, American studies, cultural theory, and black and Africana studies, the essays in this interdisciplinary collection ultimately explore the thematic, linguistic structural presence of music in twentieth-century African American fiction.

The Lovelorn Ghost And The Magical Monk

Author : Justin Thomas McDaniel
ISBN : 9780231153768
Genre : Religion
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"Focusing on representations of the ghost and monk from the late eighteenth century to the present, Justin Thomas McDaniel builds a case for interpreting modern Thai Buddhist practice through the movements of these transformative figures ... Listening to popular Thai Buddhist ghost stories, visiting crowded shrines and temples, he finds concepts of attachment, love, wealth, beauty, entertainment, graciousness, security, and nationalism all spring from engagement with the ghost and the monk and are as vital to the making of Thai Buddhism as venerating the Buddha himself."--Jacket.

Japan And Buddhism

Author : Association of the Buddha Jayanti
ISBN : UCR:31210001302437
Genre : Buddhism
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Buddhist Studies

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ISBN : UCAL:B3526069
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Buddhist Heritage Of Northern Nepal

Author : Surendra Man Bajracharya
ISBN : UVA:X030699756
Genre : Buddhism and culture
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History Of Japanese Thought

Author : Hajime Nakamura
ISBN : IND:30000086224668
Genre : Philosophy
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While many historians take the view that Japanese philosophy only started with the Meiji Restoration and the entrance of Western culture into Japan, Hajime Nakamura demonstrates that there has been a long history of philosophy in Japan prior to the Meiji. Beginning in 592 AD, when Japan first became a centralized state and continuing into the early modern era, this work deals with the important problems and salient feature of Japanese philosophical thought at all stages in its development.

A History Of The Development Of Japanese Thought From A D 592 To 1868

Author : Hajime Nakamura
ISBN : UCAL:B2841197
Genre : Japan
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Monks And Magic

Author : B. J. Terwiel
ISBN : UOM:39015019145708
Genre : Buddhism
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The Encyclopedia Of Religion

Author : Mircea Eliade
ISBN : 0029098009
Genre : Religion
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A comprehensive guide to the history, beliefs, concepts, practices, and major figures of religions past and present.

Buddhism In Global Perspective

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ISBN : UVA:X004796702
Genre : Buddhism
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