The Book of Buddhas: Ritual Symbolism Used on Buddhist Statuary and Ritual Objects

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Binkey Kok Publications, 1990 - 110 pages

Explores the symbolism of the ritual objects that are used on statues and paintings and explains the ritual meaning of the objects associated with Buddhism. Although this is not an exhaustive study, this book serves as an introduction forn Western students to Buddhism itself. Each individual symbol is clearly illustrated and accompanied by a short explanation of its significance.

 

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The Three Mysteries 5 Mudras
3
Asanas 15 Ritual attributes and symbols
15
The Ashtamangalas
30
Adibuddha 51 The Buddhas of Medicine
51
Bodhisattvas 57 Avalokitesvara
57
Samanthabhadra 65 Tara
64
Human beings 93 Hindu gods
87
The Laughing Buddhas
94
Alphabetical index
105
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