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Epilogue

Aakash Singh Rathore and Ajay Verma

in B.R. Ambedkar: The Buddha and his Dhamma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198068679
eISBN:
9780199081233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068679.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This concluding chapter outlines some of the tributes dedicated to the Buddha and his greatness. It presents an anthology of the impressions and thoughts of modern thinkers and scientists on the ... More


Aśoka and the Decline of the Mauryas

Romila Thapar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077244
eISBN:
9780199081073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077244.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

This volume is about the history of the decline of the Mauryan dynasty in ancient India and the reign of Aśoka Maurya. It describes the sources of information for this study and Aśoka's early life, ... More


Religion and Dhamma

Aakash Singh Rathore and Ajay Verma

in B.R. Ambedkar: The Buddha and his Dhamma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198068679
eISBN:
9780199081233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068679.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the similarities and differences of religion and Dhamma. The chapter begins with the structure and the purpose of Dhamma. Dhamma is founded on Pradnya (understanding) and Karuna ... More


The Policy of Dhamma

Romila Thapar

in Aśoka and the Decline of the Mauryas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077244
eISBN:
9780199081073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077244.003.0022
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter investigates why Aśoka Maurya adopted the policy of Dhamma and the purpose it served. It considers the immediate background of the Mauryas, the development of Buddhism at this period, ... More


B.R. Ambedkar: The Buddha and his Dhamma

Aakash Singh Rathore and Ajay Verma (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198068679
eISBN:
9780199081233
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068679.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book presents a scholarly edition of one of the greatest works on Buddhist writings, Ambedkar's The Buddha and His Dhamma. It was published posthumously without citations, bibliographies and ... More


What the Buddha Taught

Aakash Singh Rathore and Ajay Verma

in B.R. Ambedkar: The Buddha and his Dhamma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198068679
eISBN:
9780199081233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068679.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter discusses the teachings of Buddha and his Dhamma. Whilst other religions claimed their position and divinity by presenting prophets who claimed niches for themselves, Buddha claimed no ... More


The Wanderer's Last Journey

Aakash Singh Rathore and Ajay Verma

in B.R. Ambedkar: The Buddha and his Dhamma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198068679
eISBN:
9780199081233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068679.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter illustrates the final years of the Buddha. Although during the last days of his life, the Buddha remained steadfast to his missionary work and continued to visit some places to preach ... More


Relocating the Light

Kristin Scheible

in Reading the Mahāvamsa: The Literary Aims of a Theravada Buddhist History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171380
eISBN:
9780231542609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171380.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Pāli is not typically considered a language that allows for much literary flourish, but literary moves are made nonetheless: patterns and rhetorical structures introduced in the first chapter ... More


The Rulers

Balmiki Prasad Singh

in Bahudhā and the Post 9/11 World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693553
eISBN:
9780199080328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693553.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The myth of the Chakravartin fuelled the ambitions of several rulers in India to build a large empire over the Indian subcontinent. In the long history of governance in India, three outstanding ... More


The Fragility of Autonomy: Curricular Education at Dhamma Schools

Thomas A. Borchert

in Educating Monks: Minority Buddhism on China's Southwest Border

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866488
eISBN:
9780824875657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866488.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the education of Dai-lue monastics in the Dhamma Schools of Sipsongpannā. The focus is on the largest such school in the region which has been dedicated to creating a cohort of ... More


Responding Justly: Ambedkar, Sunnyata, and Finitude

Aishwary Kumar

in Radical Equality: Ambedkar, Gandhi, and the Risk of Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804791953
eISBN:
9780804794268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791953.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

Did Ambedkar’s democracy have a place for belief? Could his “love of truth” coexist with his “love of politics”? Focusing on his final works (beginning with his opposition to capital punishment), ... More


The Triple Gem

Asanga Tilakaratne

in Theravada Buddhism: The View of the Elders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835965
eISBN:
9780824871598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835965.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines what it means to be a follower of the Buddha. To be a Theravada Buddhist is to take refuge in the Triple Gem of the Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Sangha— the teacher, his ... More


The Social Teachings of the Buddha

Asanga Tilakaratne

in Theravada Buddhism: The View of the Elders

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835965
eISBN:
9780824871598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835965.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter describes the social teachings of the Buddha. The social life envisaged by the Buddha is one of happy and contented people maintaining balance between their economic growth and inner ... More


King Aśoka’s Dhaṃma

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834661
eISBN:
9780824870713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834661.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at King Aśoka's dhaṃma. Aśoka was not just a king but an emperor, and he used his edicts to broadcast an imperial program. Chronologically, Aśoka's edicts were written between ... More


Early Buddhism: Three Baskets of Dharma

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834661
eISBN:
9780824870713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834661.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter investigates Buddhist understandings of dharma in the three baskets of the early Buddhist canon, taking them as an intentional organization of three different understandings of dharma ... More


Dharma for the Twenty-first Century

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824834661
eISBN:
9780824870713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824834661.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This concluding chapter examines dharma in the twenty-first century. Lately, the United States has become familiar with dharma within a suggestive meaning-spectrum. Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums ... More


Conclusion: Place Matters

Eva-Maria Hardtmann

in South Asian Activists in the Global Justice Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199466276
eISBN:
9780199087518
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466276.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Chapter 7 serves as a commentary to the ethnography and as a summary. It considers how neoliberal values have influenced parts of the GJM at the same time that activists have been radicalized, and it ... More


Dhamma and the Common Good: Religion as Problem and Answer: Ambedkar’s Critical Theory of Social Relationality

Martin Fuchs

in Religious Interactions in Modern India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198081685
eISBN:
9780199097661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198081685.003.0013
Subject:
History, Indian History, History of Religion

The chapter discusses Bhimrao Ambedkar’s approach to religion. Attacking the religious base of a society in which ‘graded inequality’ was engrained, his project was one of a new universalism of ... More


Disentangling the Tangle: Abhidhamma as Phenomenological Analysis

Maria Heim

in Voice of the Buddha: Buddhaghosa on the Immeasurable Words

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190906658
eISBN:
9780190906689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190906658.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 4 argues that Buddhaghosa interpreted the Abhidhamma as a series of methods of analysis, oceanic and immeasurable in scope and practice. Its lists and formulas are distilled from the ... More


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