The Book of Buddhas's front cover

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

Paperback
Rs 130
Genre:Buddhism, Textbook
Language : English
Published: January 01, 1993
Paperback
Pages:126
Dimensions:5.25 x 8.25 x 0.5 inches

About the Book

It might be difficult for modern students who are interested in Buddhism to quickly grasp the symbolic significance of the numerous kinds of statuary associated with this philosophy. This book investigates the symbolism of the ceremonial objects used on statues and paintings as well as describes the ritual significance of the objects connected to Buddhism. In Buddhism, every symbol has a purpose. For Western students, this book serves as an introduction. Although it is not a thorough and laborious study, it offers an introduction to Buddhism and a generous examination of the most popular figures and symbols. The Three Mysteries, asanas, mudras, Manushri Buddhas, Transcendental Buddhas, Adibuddha, Tara, Manjushri, and Avalokiteshvara are all examined by the author.  Also discussed is Yidams, Gods and Goddesses, dakinis, and yoginis, and the Laughing Buddha.