Buddhist and Jaina Studies- Proceedings of the Conference in Lumbini, February 2013
|Author:||J. Soni, M. Pahlke and C. Cuppers|
|Publisher:||Lumbini International Research Institute, Nepal|
|Pages:||408 (Throughout Color Illustrations)|
|Other Details||9.50x7.00 inch|
The call for participation was deliberately not restrictive so as to open the meeting to contributions with a wide variety of possible research areas. The ideal was a presentation on a theme allowing for comparison between Buddhism and Jainism, but the possibility of presenting a topic on either of the two alone or including Brahmanism as well, was left open.
The outcome was that sixteen experts from, Austria, France, Germany, India, Japan, Thailand, the UK and the USA came to Lumbini with their latest findings and research. The serene atmosphere of LIRI and Lumbini right from our arrival on the 11th till our departure on 16th February 2013 was most conducive to the presentations and deliberations.
As the table of contents indicates, the three major areas were Art and Architecture, Literature and Textual Studies, and Philosophy. The contri butions revealed, among many other things: 1. that a comparison of the arly art and architecture of the Jainas and Buddhists in India show a num er of significant and interesting parallels; that these contain historical vidences depicting their statuses at a given time in history; and that even their meanings have changed, their 'original' intent can be exposed.
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