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Introduction: Spacetime and Its Display

D. Dennis Hudson

in The Body of God: An Emperor's Palace for Krishna in Eighth Century Kanchipuram

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369229
eISBN:
9780199871162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369229.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The designers of the temple mapped the cosmos by means of thirty panels in the bottom floor of the vimana, in a sequence that begins immediately north of the porch's western doorway and proceeds ... More


A Cosmos Filled with Eternal Icons: Icons, Cosmology, Mandalas, and Scripture

John E. Cort

in Framing the Jina: Narratives of Icons and Idols in Jain History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

Both the Digambara and Shvetambara icon‐worshipping Jains posit that the cosmos is filled with eternal icons. This cosmological “narrative” is analyzed as a defense of icons: if they are eternal and ... More


The Birth and Early Life of Gotama

Hans H. Penner

in Rediscovering the Buddha: Legends of the Buddha and Their Interpretation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385823
eISBN:
9780199870073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385823.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter details the birth and early life of Gotama. At the beginning of our aeon the future Buddha continued to live in the heavenly domain known as Tushita, and because of the results of past ... More


Kenya

Michael Wright, David Clark, and Jennifer Hunt

in Hospice and Palliative Care in Africa: A Review of Developments and Challenges

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199206803
eISBN:
9780191730474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206803.003.0006
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

Kenya (population 32.02 million) is a country in Eastern Africa bordering the Indian Ocean that covers an area of 582, 650 km2. There are eight organizations in Kenya which provide palliative care ... More


Teaching Buddhist History to Buddhist Practitioners

Rita M. Gross

in Teaching Buddhism: New Insights on Understanding and Presenting the Traditions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199373093
eISBN:
9780199373116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199373093.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Rita Gross eloquently explores the classroom conundrums of a historian of religion who teaches in a “Dharma Center” who has as a dharma teacher had to deal with issues of literalism and ... More


Hinduism by any Other Name 1

Wendy Doniger

in On Hinduism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199360079
eISBN:
9780199377923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199360079.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter defines Hinduism based on a cluster of beliefs and concepts represented by a Venn diagram. It shows that some of these beliefs and concepts are held and done by some Hindus, others by ... More


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