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Buddhist Hells : the northern Tradition
By: Ineke Van Put

Buddhist Hells : the northern Tradition , Ineke Van Put


 
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Author: Ineke Van Put
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9788170392941
Publication Date: 2015

Product Code: 23364
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Hell provides a rich literary scheme in many religions and cultures. The tradition of hell texts in Buddhism, stretching across the Indian cultural area to China and Japan, is a long one in which hell (Skt. narakalniraya) features among the various realms of existence.
In this long overdue study the author focuses not only on the depiction of hell in the Northern Tradition of Buddhism, but also offers new insights on the development of Mahaniraya into the Eight Great Hot Hells. Her thorough going analysis draws from a broad range of scriptural sources, including Agamas, cosmologies, exegetical texts and meditation manuals.
This vivid and comprehensive account of Buddhist hells is accompanied by a valuable translation (the first ever made into English) of The Scriptural texts about Niraya (T.86) and a glossary of Chinese and Japanese terms.
Buddhist Hells : the northern Tradition, Ineke Van Put, Somaiya Publications, Hardcover, 2015, 298, Pages, $20.00

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