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By Bryan J. Cuevas,Jacqueline I. Stone

In its teachings, practices, and associations, Buddhism in its diversified Asian varieties has been--and maintains to be--centrally all for demise and the useless. but unusually "death in Buddhism" has obtained little sustained scholarly cognizance. The Buddhist Dead bargains the 1st comparative research of this subject around the significant Buddhist cultures of India, Sri Lanka, China, Japan, Tibet, and Burma. Its person essays, representing a number equipment, make clear a wealthy array of conventional Buddhist practices for the lifeless and demise; the subtle yet frequently paradoxical discourses approximately loss of life and the useless in Buddhist texts; and the various representations of the useless and the afterlife present in Buddhist funerary paintings and renowned literature. This very important assortment strikes past the mostly text--and doctrine--centered ways characterizing an past new release of Buddhist scholarship and expands its remedy of loss of life to incorporate ritual, devotional, and fabric culture.

Contributors: James A. Benn, Raoul Birnbaum, Jason A. Carbine, Bryan J. Cuevas, Hank Glassman, John Clifford Holt, Matthew T. Kapstein, D. Max Moerman, Mark Rowe, Kurtis R. Schaeffer, Gregory Schopen, Koichi Shinohara, Jacqueline I. Stone, John S. Strong.

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