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Visualizing a Buddhist Sutra: Text and Figure in Himalayan Art

Laxman S. Thakur


This book discusses the analysis of Gaṇḍavyūhasūtra.The Gaṇḍavyūhasūtra is a grand scripture covering a number of complicated themes and intricate Buddhist ideas. The study is confined to the principal idea of Bodhisattvahood versus Śrāvakahood, the concept of dharmadhātu: The realm of reality, and the Bodhisattva’s ten stages. It also describes the schematic arrangement of surviving inscriptional panels, and the eleven manuscripts of the Avataṁsakasūtra. In addition, the methodology and dialectics between form and contents as well as the interconnection between murals and inscriptions are ela ... More

Keywords: Gaṇḍavyūhasūtra, Bodhisattvahood, Śrāvakahood, dharmadhātu, Bodhisattva, Avataṁsakasūtra, murals, inscriptions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195673142
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673142.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laxman S. Thakur, author