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

D. Dennis Hudson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369229
eISBN:
9780199871162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369229.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This work closely examines the architectural and sculptural “texts” of the Vaikuntha Perumal Temple built for Vishnu/Krishna at Kanchipuram in the 8th century. The keys to unlock the meaning of these ... More


A Phenomenology of Repetition: The Self-Replicating Community

Tony K. Stewart

in The Final Word: The Caitanya Caritamrita and the Grammar of Religious Tradition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195392722
eISBN:
9780199777327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195392722.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A professional book copyist and already well-traveled among Vaiṣṇavas before studying with the Gosvāmīs in Vraja, Śrīnivāsa was ideally suited to distribute the Caitanya caritāmṛta and Gosvāmī ... More


Introduction: The Discovery

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/9780195369229.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This introduction provides an overview of themes of the book and introduces the idea of the temple as a mandala. It discusses how the author came to understand the relationship between the Bhagavata ... More


 The Temple Mandala and the Bottom‐floor Sanctum

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/9780195369229.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The chakrabja mandala is described as the foundation of the temple's plan and program. The three sanctums, atop one another, form a three‐dimensional mandala; each sanctum houses a black stone icon ... More


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

John Cort

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195385021
eISBN:
9780199869770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385021.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, World Religions

This book is an interpretive analysis of the role of icons (images) of the Jina (the perfected, liberated, and enlightened teachers) in Jainism. The book places different interpretive frames around ... More


Introduction

Mandy Sadan

in Being and Becoming Kachin: Histories Beyond the State in the Borderworlds of Burma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265550
eISBN:
9780191760341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265550.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This introductory chapter considers perspectives on modern Kachin ethno-nationalism from the vantage point of different communities in Burma, India, China, and Thailand. It discusses anthropological ... 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


Determinants of child health

Mitch Blair, Sarah Stewart-Brown, Tony Waterston, and Rachel Crowther

in Child Public Health

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199547500
eISBN:
9780191720123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547500.003.003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter uses the Mandala framework of health determinants to describe the many interweaving factors that influence child health. It is shown that parental health and genetic constitution, ... More


From Sovereign to Symbol: An Age of Ritual Determinism in Fourteenth Century Japan

Thomas Donald Conlan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199778102
eISBN:
9780199919079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199778102.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The fourteenth century witnessed a fundamental political and intellectual conflict about the nature of power and society that was expressed through the rituals and institutions of two rival courts. ... More


Illness and Immortality: Mantra, Mandala, and Meditation in the Netra Tantra

Patricia Sauthoff

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197553268
eISBN:
9780197553299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553268.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Illness and Immortality examines the role of ritual elements in rites to alleviate illness and death in medieval Śaiva Tantric practices. This includes analysis of the various forms of the deity ... More


Making a Mantra: Tantric Ritual and Renunciation on the Jain Path to Liberation

Ellen Gough

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780226766904
eISBN:
9780226767239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226767239.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

For at least 2,000 years, Jains have used incantations – mantras – not only to achieve health and prosperity, but also to ensure that their souls achieve liberation from the cycle of rebirth. Making ... More


Conclusion

Patricia Sauthoff

in Illness and Immortality: Mantra, Mandala, and Meditation in the Netra Tantra

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197553268
eISBN:
9780197553299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553268.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The Conclusion examines the conception of the body in medieval India. This body was vulnerable to demons and reliant on deities for its continued existence. For the Tantric practitioner, the ... More


The Visual World of Buddhist Book Illustrations

Jinah Kim

in Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273863
eISBN:
9780520954885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273863.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines possible ritual uses of manuscripts. I argue that the illustrated Buddhist manuscripts could have been used for meditation, much like patapaintings discussed in the ... More


A Non-Western Panopticon: The Yogyakarta Sultanate and Merapi Volcano

Michael R. Dove

in Bitter Shade: The Ecological Challenge of Human Consciousness

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780300251746
eISBN:
9780300258073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300251746.003.0004
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter discusses an ancient South Asian and Southeast Asian cosmology of rule, based on the “mandala.” According to this concept, earthly harmony is achieved by replicating the macrocosm of the ... More


All for One and One for All

Nicholas Mee

in Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851950
eISBN:
9780191886690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851950.003.0024
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Chapter 23 tells the story of the Borromeo family and the origin of the motif on their coat of arms. It is a link known to mathematicians as the Borromean rings. The link is formed of three rings, ... More


More Than Meets the Eye: The Cross as Maṇḍala

Michelle Voss Roberts

in Atonement and Comparative Theology: The Cross in Dialogue with Other Religions

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780823294350
eISBN:
9780823297375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823294350.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This essay takes up the maṇḍala, as it appears in the non-dual Śaiva traditions of Kashmir, as a helpful point of comparison with the cross. It centers on two instances in which contemplating a ... More


Innovations of the Medieval Buddhist Book Cult

Jinah Kim

in Receptacle of the Sacred: Illustrated Manuscripts and the Buddhist Book Cult in South Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273863
eISBN:
9780520954885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273863.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the historical context behind the introduction of illustrated manuscripts at the turn of the first millennium and identifies the general developments in book design from the ... More


Mikkyū Space, Zen Time

Pamela D. Winfield

in Icons and Iconoclasm in Japanese Buddhism: Kukai and Dogen on the Art of Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199753581
eISBN:
9780199332519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753581.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Chapter Two: Mikkyō Space, Zen Time explores Kūkai’s primarily spatial, and Dōgen’s primarily temporal interpretations of Kegon (Ch. Hua-yen) doctrine. These provide the important ... More


Maṇḍalas

Patricia Sauthoff

in Illness and Immortality: Mantra, Mandala, and Meditation in the Netra Tantra

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
December 2021
ISBN:
9780197553268
eISBN:
9780197553299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197553268.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

Chapter 8 continues the translation of Netra Tantra Chapter 6 as the topic shifts from oblation to maṇḍala. The theoretical basis for this analysis relies on understanding the nature of mantras from ... More


Teaching Jack Kerouac’s The Dharma Bums and the Diamond Sutra

Darin Pradittatsanee

in The Beats: A Teaching Companion

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781949979954
eISBN:
9781800852129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781949979954.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The essay discusses Jack Kerouac’s use of the Diamond Sutra, a major Buddhist text grounding his composition of The Dharma Bums. In addition to a close reading of how the sutra is incorporated in the ... More


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