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The Role of Creeds

Richard Swinburne

in Faith and Reason

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283927
eISBN:
9780191712524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283927.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

A creed explains how the pursuit of a particular religious way will achieve the goals of that religion. It does that by explaining in what salvation consists (e.g., in what the blessedness of Heaven, ... More


Fundamental Buddhist Teachings

Charles Goodman

in Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375190
eISBN:
9780199871377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375190.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents the basic descriptive teachings of the three main forms of the Buddhist religion and sketches some of the differences between them. It explains how reincarnation is possible ... More


Theravāda Ethics as Rule-Consequentialism

Charles Goodman

in Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375190
eISBN:
9780199871377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375190.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter analyzes the theoretical structure of Theravāda ethics, drawing primarily on the Pali Canon. This form of Buddhist ethics has much in common with consequentialism. Several explicit ... More


Transformation: Pictorial Narratives

Sonya S. Lee

in Surviving Nirvana: Death of the Buddha in Chinese Visual Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091252
eISBN:
9789882207448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091252.003.0053
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses one of the most elaborate pictorial narratives on Buddha's nirvana from the medieval China of the Dayun Monastery in Yishin governed by Empress Wu. This stele was moved to the ... More


Introduction

Sonya S. Lee

in Surviving Nirvana: Death of the Buddha in Chinese Visual Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091252
eISBN:
9789882207448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091252.003.0011
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses how the nirvana image came to be a part of a new cultural sphere after being introduced from another. It notes that the nirvana image had somehow retained one element of ... More


Nirvana and Ownerless Consciousness

Miri Albahari

in Self, No Self?: Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593804
eISBN:
9780191595691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593804.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion

Buddhists maintain that the enlightened person is freed from the illusion of ‘self’ with its ideas of ‘me’ and ‘mine’. What notion of self is at stake here? What must be the case, with regard to the ... More


The Tension between Service and Practice

Jonathan A. Silk

in Managing Monks: Administrators and Administrative Roles in Indian Buddhist Monasticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195326840
eISBN:
9780199852079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326840.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Because of the varied opinions regarding one's possible involvement in monastic administration, it is essential to establish how, if being a Buddhist means being a monk, is a typical monk supposed to ... More


Negativity

Scott Wilson

in Great Satan'S Rage: American negativity and rap/metal in the age of supercapitalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097416
eISBN:
9781526104083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097416.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

It is of course an error to over narrativise or make too much sense of pop lyrics. The power of pop lyrics lies precisely in their economy or even their poverty, which leads to an excess of possible ... More


Buddhism and the Self

Keith Ward

in Religion and Human Nature

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269618
eISBN:
9780191683718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269618.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

This chapter examines the views of the self and human nature in Theravadin and Tibetan Buddhism. Both these schools deny that nirvana is sheer extinction of non-existence and they share the Advaita ... More


Surviving Nirvana: Death of the Buddha in Chinese Visual Culture

Sonya S. Lee

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091252
eISBN:
9789882207448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091252.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The Buddha's nirvana marks the end of the life of a great spiritual figure and the beginning of Buddhism as a world religion. This is the first book in the English language to examine how this ... More


Doubles: Stone Implements

Sonya S. Lee

in Surviving Nirvana: Death of the Buddha in Chinese Visual Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091252
eISBN:
9789882207448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091252.003.0020
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the sixth century, the era in which the nirvana image first asserted itself as a significant category in Chinese visual culture through a range of stone objects made in the ... More


Impermanent Burials: Relic Deposits

Sonya S. Lee

in Surviving Nirvana: Death of the Buddha in Chinese Visual Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091252
eISBN:
9789882207448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091252.003.0116
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the appearance of the nirvana image in relic deposits of the tenth to twelfth centuries which marks the final episode in the account of the motif's development in medieval ... More


Epilogue

Sonya S. Lee

in Surviving Nirvana: Death of the Buddha in Chinese Visual Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091252
eISBN:
9789882207448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091252.003.0160
Subject:
History, Asian History

This section deals with the Dafo or Great Buddha Monastery of Zhangye in Gansu province which celebrated its newly reinstated status as a place of religious activity. It notes that at the center of ... More


Teenage Airwaves

Jonathan Wright and Dawson Barrett

in Punks in Peoria: Making a Scene in the American Heartland

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043802
eISBN:
9780252052705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043802.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines the explosive growth of the Peoria “alternative” scene following the success of Nirvana’s Nevermind. As punk and punk-adjacent “underground” music became the popular youth ... More


Compassion out of Wisdom: Buddhist Perspectives from the Past toward the Human Future

Ruben L. F. Habito

in Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in Dialogue

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195143584
eISBN:
9780199848119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143584.003.0031
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A collection of texts are said to contain early strata of transmitted teachings of Gautama the Buddha. The term brahma-vihā-ra refers to a tetrad of cardinal virtues. The term maître is placed in the ... More


Toward Commitment

Gerald Horne

in The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243729
eISBN:
9780520939936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243729.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

John Howard Lawson's marriage to Sue Edmonds was a landmark on his journey toward commitment, and his joining the Communist Party and organizing the Screen Writers Guild were to enhance this process. ... More


The Commentary

in The Madman's Middle Way: Reflections on Reality of the Tibetan Monk Gendun Chopel

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226493169
eISBN:
9780226493220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493220.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the Adornment for Nagarjuna's Thought and the philosophy of Nagarjuna. Nagarjuna was an iconic figure in the history of Buddhism. In several sutras and tantras, the Buddha ... More


From Self to No-Self to All-Self

John L. Culliney and David Jones

in The Fractal Self: Science, Philosophy, and the Evolution of Human Cooperation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866617
eISBN:
9780824875763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866617.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 9 explores how individuals working to attain peak performance are at their best when intimately embedded and engaged in their chosen sector of the world, moving with and helping to shape its ... More


Introduction

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/9780199753581.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter introduces readers to the problem of the visual, not only in the contemporary period but also in the premodern era when Buddhism flourished throughout the pan-Asian sphere. It provides a ... More


Extreme Wisdom,Groundless Compassion

S. Mark Heim

in Crucified Wisdom: Theological Reflection on Christ and the Bodhisattva

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281244
eISBN:
9780823285990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281244.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter completes the exposition of the bodhisattva path as outlined in the Bodhicaryāvatāra, covering chapters eight through ten. This includes a review of the role of various meditative ... More


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