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The Buddhist Visnu

Religious Transformation, Politics, and Culture

by John C. Holt

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Published by Columbia University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Buddhism,
  • Devotional theology & objects of veneration,
  • Religion - World Religions,
  • Religion,
  • Buddhism - General,
  • Religion / Buddhism,
  • Buddhism - Zen,
  • Cult,
  • Hinduism,
  • History,
  • Relations,
  • Sri Lanka,
  • Vishnu (Hindu deity)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages448
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9861636M
    ISBN 100231133235
    ISBN 109780231133234

    The Buddha Avatar; Iconography; Introduction. Gautam Buddha, the founder of Buddhism is revered as the ninth incarnation of Vishnu. The great ascetic is a preacher who opened the doors of ‘Dharma’ to the common people. He showed to the world the way of ‘Ahimsa’ (non-violence). The Buddha Avatar.   The book is about Buddhist mythology, and it captures the story of Mara, the demon who tempted Lord Buddha. The second upcoming book is an erotic thriller and it’s a tribute to old Indian cinema. Both the books are expected to be published in Reviews:

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1. The "Hindu Buddha" and the "Buddhist Visnu" 2. "Unceasing Waves": Brahmanical and Hindu Influences on Medieval Sinhala Buddhist Culture in Sri Lanka 3. The Sandalwood Image: Upulvan Deviyo and the Origins of the Cult of Visnu in Sinhala Buddhist Sri Lanka 4. Transformed Deity: The "Buddhist Visnu" in Sinhala Literature and Liturgy Part II.

John C. Holt is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the Humanities in Religion and Asian Studies at Bowdoin College. He is the author of several books, including Buddha in the Crown: Avalokitesvara in the Buddhist Tradition of Sri Lanka, winner of an American Academy of Religion Book Award for Excellence, and The Religious World of Kirti Sri: Buddhism, Art and Politics in Late /5(2).

John Holt's groundbreaking study examines the assimilation, transformation, and subordination of the Hindu deity Visnu within the contexts of Sri Lankan history and Sinhala Buddhist religious culture.

Holt argues that political agendas and social forces, as much as doctrinal concerns, have shaped the shifting patterns of the veneration of Visnu in Sri begins with a 5/5(1). About the Book John Holt's groundbreaking study examines the assimilation, transformation, and subordination of the Hindu deity Visnu within the contexts of Sri Lankan history and Sinhala Buddhist religious culture.

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Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. John C. Holt is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of the Humanities in Religion and Asian Studies at Bowdoin College. He is the author of several books, including Buddha in the Crown: Avalokitesvara in the Buddhist Tradition of Sri Lanka, winner of an American Academy of Religion Book Award for Excellence, and The Religious World of Kirti Sri: Buddhism, Art and Politics in Late Medieval Sri.

9 - Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, is commonly included as an avatar of Vishnu in Hinduism. Buddha is sometimes depicted in Hindu scriptures as a preacher who deludes and leads demons and heretics away from the path of the Vedic scriptures, but another view praises him a compassionate teacher who preached the path of ahimsa (non.

Book Description: John Holt's groundbreaking study examines the assimilation, transformation, and subordination of the Hindu deity Visnu within the contexts of Sri Lankan history and Sinhala Buddhist. John Holt's groundbreaking study examines the assimilation, transformation, and subordination of the Hindu deity Visnu within the contexts of Sri Lankan history and Sinhala Buddhist religious culture.

Read "The Buddhist Visnu Religious Transformation, Politics, and Culture" by John Holt available from Rakuten Kobo. John Holt's groundbreaking study examines the assimilation, transformation, and subordination of the Hindu deity Visnu w Brand: Columbia University Press. Buddhist Deities such as the Hayagriva and Visnu are depicted in Burmese wall murals in the temples of Pagan and Mrauk-U.

Buddhist iconography excavated in Burma in the form of bronze castings of the Buddha, and deities generally associated with Hinduism, was influenced through their interactions with visiting Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims during the first Millennia. For Buddhists, Buddha is not an avatar of Vishnu.

For Hindus, he may be. Buddhism rose in India 2, years ago. It played a key role in spreading monastic ideas across the subcontinent. Before Buddhism, the focus on religious life was the yagna ritual in which gods were invoked for material gains.

In the Vaishnavism sect of hinduism, the historic Buddha or Gautama Buddha, is considered to be an avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu. Of the ten major avatars of Vishnu, Vaishnavites believe Gautama Buddha to be the ninth and most recent incarnation.

Buddha's portrayal in Hinduism varies. In some texts such as the Puranas, he is portrayed as an avatar of Vishnu born to mislead those who deny the. 1. The "Hindu Buddha" and the "Buddhist Visnu" 2. "Unceasing Waves": Brahmanical and Hindu Influences on Medieval Sinhala Buddhist Culture in Sri Lanka 3.

The Sandalwood Image: Upulvan Deviyo and the Origins of the Cult of Visnu in Sinhala Buddhist Sri Lanka 4. Transformed Deity: The "Buddhist Visnu" in Sinhala Literature and Liturgy Part :   John Holt’s groundbreaking study examines the assimilation, transformation, and subordination of the Hindu deity Visnu within the contexts of Sri Lankan history and Sinhala Buddhist religious culture.

Holt argues that political agendas and social forces, as much as doctrinal concerns, have shaped the shifting patterns of the veneration of Visnu in Sri Lanka. Buddhist texts written by bikshus have a Saraswati stotra in the beginning paying obeisance to the Hindu goddess of learning.

It is not unusual to see an idol of Lord Ganesh in a Buddhist temple. Get this from a library. The Buddhist Visnu: religious transformation, politics, and culture. [John Holt] -- John Holt's groundbreaking study examines the assimilation, transformation, and subordination of the Hindu deity Visnu within the contexts of Sri Lankan history and Sinhala Buddhist religious.

Vishnu is a fruitful member of the society, taking various mortal forms (avatar)—at times priest (Vaman), at times king (Ram), at times cowherd (Krishna)—living life fully, wisely, as he is enlightened in the ways of the Veda. Clearly, for more than a thousand years, Buddhism and Hinduism were rivals.John Holt's groundbreaking study examines the assimilation, transformation, and subordination of the Hindu deity Visnu within the contexts of Sri Lankan history and Sinhala Buddhist religious culture.

Holt argues that political agendas and social forces, as much as doctrinal concerns, have Price: $About the Author Roque Mesquita is a retired Professor of Indian Philosophy at the Institute for South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, Departement of South Asian Studies, University of Vienna/Austria.

He has published several books on Madhva's works in German and English (Madhva's Quotes from the Puranas and the Mahabharata.