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Buddhist cosmology from single world system to pure land : science and theology in the images of motion and light by Randy Kloetzli

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Published by Motilal Banarsidass in Delhi .
Written in English


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StatementRandy Kloetzli.
LC ClassificationsBQ4570.C6 K66 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 195 p. :
Number of Pages195
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2825830M
ISBN 100895819554
LC Control Number83901321

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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 5/5(1). The self-consistent Buddhist cosmology, which is presented in commentaries and works of Abhidharma in both Theravāda and Mahāyāna traditions, is the end-product of an analysis and reconciliation of cosmological comments found in the Buddhist sūtra and vinaya traditions. No single sūtra sets out the entire structure of the universe, but in several sūtras the Buddha describes other worlds and states of . Part I: Architecture and Cosmology 2. Naturalizing Buddhist Cosmology in the Temple Architecture of China: The Case of the Yicihui Pillar. Tracy Miller 3. Hints at Temple Topography and Cosmic Geography from Hittite Sources. Susanne Görke 4. Images of the Cosmos: Sacred and Ritual Space in Jaina Temple Architecture in India. Julia A. B. Hegewald. Buddhist Cosmology Currently, cosmology has come to play a central role in shaping what is now known as physical cosmology by bringing together observations and mathematical tools in order to analyze the universe as a whole: in other words, it is the understanding of the universe through scientific observation and experiment.