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Epilogue

Stephen C. Berkwitz

in The History of the Buddha's Relic Shrine: A Translation of the Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195301397
eISBN:
9780199785100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301397.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This epilogue describes a prediction wherein Duṭugämuṇu and various members of his family and court will be reborn to attend to the future Buddha Maitreya.


Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Jessica Marie Falcone

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This ethnography explores the controversial plans and practices of the Maitreya Project, as they worked to build the “world's tallest statue” as a multi-million dollar “gift” to India. This effort ... More


The History of the Buddha's Relic Shrine: A Translation of the Sinhala Thūpavaṃsa

Stephen C. Berkwitz

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195301397
eISBN:
9780199785100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301397.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Buddhist chronicles have long been had a central place in the study of Buddhism. Scholars, however, have relied almost exclusively on Pali works that were composed by elites for learned audiences, to ... More


Rebirth/SAMSARA: The Future of the Maitreya Project

Jessica Marie Falcone

in Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This brief epilogue picks up where the author’s fieldwork leaves off. It tells the story of the end of the Maitreya Project iteration, MP 2.0, whose pre-life was detailed in the book. It then updates ... More


Soteriological Aims, Means, and Boundaries

James L. Ford

in Jōkei and Buddhist Devotion in Early Medieval Japan

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188141
eISBN:
9780199850976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188141.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes the soteriological aims of Jōkei's message and the means he promoted for achieving those aims. Above all, Jōkei encouraged aspiration for birth in the realms of Maitreya and ... More


Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Justin Ritzinger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190491161
eISBN:
9780190491185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491161.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Anarchy in the Pure Land investigates the cult of Maitreya, the future Buddha, promoted by the Chinese Buddhist reform movement spearheaded by Taixu as an avenue through which to consider the ... More


Eschatology

Romila Thapar

in Time as a Metaphor of History: Early India: The Krishna Bharadwaj Memorial Lecture

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195637984
eISBN:
9780199081912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195637984.003.0008
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter argues that new chronological forms did not result in a new eschatology at the beginning and end of creation. For this, the cyclic theory continued to be the basis of cosmological time. ... More


Bodhisattva of Progress

Justin R. Ritzinger

in Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190491161
eISBN:
9780190491185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491161.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter offers an analysis of Taixu’s Maitreyan theology through a close reading of his commentaries on the Three Essentials—the texts he identified as the cult’s foundation. These were the ... More


Reawakening Maitreya: Legacies Orthodox and Heterodox

Justin R. Ritzinger

in Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190491161
eISBN:
9780190491185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491161.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The final chapter examines the legacy of the reformist cult of Maitreya in the contemporary period. In the People’s Republic of China, state interests and heavy regulation of religion has accelerated ... More


The Power and Authority of Maitreya in Mongolia Examined Through Mongolian Art

Uranchimeg Tsultemin

in Buddhism in Mongolian History, Culture, and Society

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199958641
eISBN:
9780190206819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958641.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The chapter focuses on Maitreya, the future historical Buddha, one of the most important deities in Buddhism throughout Asia. Believed to reside in the Tuṣita heaven as a Bodhisattva, Maitreya became ... More


Young Lord Maitreya: The Curious Case of Jiddu Krishnamurti

Hillary Rodrigues

in Little Buddhas: Children and Childhoods in Buddhist Texts and Traditions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199860265
eISBN:
9780199979929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860265.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Among figures that have been linked to the persona of Maitreya, the teaching Buddha to come, the Indian born spiritual teacher Jiddu Krishnamurti presents us with a particularly compelling case. This ... More


Etigelov at Maidari: The Once and Future Buddhist

Justine Buck Quijada

in Buddhists, Shamans, and Soviets: Rituals of History in Post-Soviet Buryatia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190916794
eISBN:
9780190916824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190916794.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

Chapter 4 describes the summer festival of Maidari, the festival for the Maitreya Buddha held at the Ivolginsky monastery and an opportunity for pilgrims to worship the miraculously preserved body of ... More


Meditation/DHYANA: Focusing on the Maitreya Project

Jessica Marie Falcone

in Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

In the Introduction, I introduce the controversy that ensues between FPMT and the villagers of Kushinagar, India, due to the plan to build the biggest statue in the world: the Maitreya Project’s ... More


The Statue/MURTI: Planning a Colossal Maitreya

Jessica Marie Falcone

in Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the religious utility and merit-making involved in statue building in Tibetan Buddhism. Turning towards the MPI statue itself, the chapter looks at its history from conception ... More


The Relics/SARIRA: Worship and Fundraising with the Relic Tour

Jessica Marie Falcone

in Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at the religious phenomenon of relic veneration in Tibetan Buddhism, and how that tradition has been harnessed by FPMT’s global Relic Tour. The Relic Tour, which travelled ... More


Aspirations/ASHA: Hope, the Future Tense, and Making (Up) Progress on the Maitreya Project

Jessica Marie Falcone

in Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Drawing on the literature of the anthropology of futurity, this chapter engages with the articulations of hope evinced by those who desired to build the Maitreya Project statue. The chapter looks at ... More


Holy Place/TIRTHA: Living in the Place of the Buddha’s Death

Jessica Marie Falcone

in Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the proposed site of the colossal Maitreya Project: Kushinagar, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The chapter explains the various communities and stake-holders of the ... More


Faith/SHRADDHA: Guru Devotion, Authority, and Belief in the Shadow of the Maitreya Project

Jessica Marie Falcone

in Battling the Buddha of Love: A Cultural Biography of the Greatest Statue Never Built

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501723469
eISBN:
9781501723476
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501723469.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter asks the question: how did a Buddhist organization manage to cause so much suffering and anxiety in Kushinagar, despite their solidly good intentions? Also, why did the project go ... More


Flouting, Flashing, and Favoritism: An Insouciant Buddhist Monk Bares His Midriff before the Confucian Court; Or Smile, You’ve been ed!

N. Harry Rothschild

in Behaving Badly in Early and Medieval China

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824867812
eISBN:
9780824875671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824867812.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

In 695, in the Zhou court of female emperor Wu Zhao 武曌‎, Xue Huaiyi 薛懷義‎, improbably risen from male favorite of humble origins to become a Buddhist abbot, an influential ideologue, a veteran general ... More


Introduction: How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maitreya?

Justin R. Ritzinger

in Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190491161
eISBN:
9780190491185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491161.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The introduction presents the anomaly at the heart of the study: namely, that the “reform faction” of modern Chinese Buddhism, which is generally portrayed as demythologized, promoted devotion to the ... More


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