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‘In the heard, only the heard …’:: music, consciousness, and Buddhism

Bethany Lowe

in Music and Consciousness: Philosophical, Psychological, and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199553792
eISBN:
9780191728617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553792.003.0043
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explores the interaction between music and consciousness in Buddhist thought. It argues that knowledge of Buddhist thinking on consciousness can illuminate the way that a new approach to ... More


Challenging Tradition

Sallie B. King

in Socially Engaged Buddhism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833350
eISBN:
9780824870225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833350.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter demonstrates that a number of Engaged Buddhists have significant complaints about the idea of karma or at least about the way that karma is traditionally understood. Some of them have ... More


Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu's Unifying Buddhist Philosophy

Jonathan Gold

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168267
eISBN:
9780231538008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168267.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Indian Buddhist philosopher Vasubandhu (fourth-fifth century ce) is known for his critical contribution to Buddhist Abhidharma thought, his turn to the Mahāyāna tradition, and his concise, ... More


The Buddhist Context of Sin

Jonathan A. Silk

in Riven by Lust: Incest and Schism in Indian Buddhist Legend and Historiography

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830908
eISBN:
9780824868987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830908.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhist scholastic tradition speaks of a classification of five “sins of immediate retribution”: killing one's father, mother, or an arhat; drawing the blood of a buddha; and creating a schism in ... More


Speaking for Buddhas: Scriptural Commentary in Indian Buddhism

Richard Nance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152303
eISBN:
9780231526678
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152303.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhist intellectual discourse owes its development to a dynamic interplay between primary source materials and subsequent interpretation, yet scholarship on Indian Buddhism has long neglected to ... More


Impermanence and Contingency

Michael F. Marra

in Japan's Frames of Meaning: A Hermeneutics Reader

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834609
eISBN:
9780824870546
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834609.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter focuses on the concepts of impermanence (mujo) and contingency. Mujo has become a catchphrase used to explain the psychology, the logic, and the sentiments of a nation and an ethnicity. ... More


Alef, Mem, Tau: Kabbalistic Musings on Time, Truth, and Death

Elliot Wolfson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246195
eISBN:
9780520932319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246195.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book explores the nexus of time, truth, and death in the symbolic world of medieval kabbalah. Demonstrating that the historical and theoretical relationship between kabbalah and western ... More


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