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- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99
This interdisciplinary collection of essays highlights the relevance of Buddhist doctrine and practice to issues of globalization. From philosophical, religious, historical, and political perspectives, the authors show that Buddhism?arguably the world?s first transnational religion?is a rich resource for navigating todays interconnected world. more...
- Counterpoint 2014; US$ 33.00
Hakuin Enkaku Zenji (1686-1769) was one of the greatest Zen masters to ever live. In additional to being the author of the most famous koan ever written, What is the sound of one hand clapping?? he is credited with reviving the Rinzai sect of Zen in Japan, perhaps the most important and most rigorous branch in the Golden Age of Buddhism. His Song... more...
- World Wisdom, Inc 2014; US$ 9.99
Mahavira: The Hero of Nonviolence tells the remarkable story of Mahavira, a young prince who renounces his wealth and power to become a wandering monk. Mahavira imagined a world where no one gets hurt, a world where no one is teased or bullied, a world where there is no fear or anger. Today more than 2500 years later, over 10 million Jains follow... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99
The volume investigates two related processes: First, it underscores the manner in which the religious cultures of goddesses are reflexes of larger social processes occurring historically in local contexts. Second, it illustrates transformations in how these same goddesses are understood when they migrate from indigenous social and cultural contexts... more...
Verlorene Ganthipadas zum buddhistischen Ordensrecht Untersuchungen zu den in der Vajirabuddhitika zitierten Kommentaren Dhammasiris und VajirabuddhisHarrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 288.02
Der in Pali verfasste buddhistische Kanon der Theravada-Schule ist durchgängig durch Pali-Kommentare (Atthakatha, 5./ 6. Jahrhundert n. Chr.) erläutert, die ihrerseits durch Subkommentare (Tika, ca. 11./ 13. Jahrhundert n. Chr.) erklärt werden. Eine Kommentarklasse zwischen diesen beiden bilden die Ganthipadas (ca. 5./ 6.-12./ 13. Jahrhundert n.... more...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 58.20
The study of the history of South Asian cartography has long been interpreted based on Western cartographic traditions. Maps of the South Asian subcontinent were assumed to be produced by foreigners ? not by South Asians themselves. Maps actually produced in South Asia were neglected as a category in their own right. The present study focuses on the... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 119.99
This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Sikhism covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1000 cross-referenced entries on key persons, organizations, the principles, precepts and practices of the religion as well as the history, culture and social... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 24.95
Consisting of fewer than two hundred verses written in an obscure if not impenetrable language and style, Patanjali?s Yoga Sutra is today extolled by the yoga establishment as a perennial classic and guide to yoga practice. As David Gordon White demonstrates in this groundbreaking study, both of these assumptions are incorrect. Virtually forgotten... more...