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The Resource The Legend and Cult of Upagupta : Sanskrit Buddhism in North India and Southeast Asia

The Legend and Cult of Upagupta : Sanskrit Buddhism in North India and Southeast Asia

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The Legend and Cult of Upagupta : Sanskrit Buddhism in North India and Southeast Asia
Title
The Legend and Cult of Upagupta
Title remainder
Sanskrit Buddhism in North India and Southeast Asia
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
The Buddhist monk Upagupta, who preached and taught meditative practices in Northwest India over two thousand years ago, is venerated today by the laity in parts of Burma, Thailand, and Laos as a protective figure endowed with magical powers. In this monumental work John Strong offers a systematic presentation of the Indian and Southeast Asian legends and rituals surrounding this popular saint. Once considered by Buddhist authorities as only marginally important, Upagupta emerges here as a central, ubiquitous figure within the Buddhist world. The author demonstrates the remarkable continuity among traditions focused on Upagupta in ancient Sarvastivadin Sanskrit materials, key Pali texts, medieval Thai and Burmese texts, and contemporary oral traditions and religious rituals in Southeast Asia. In so doing he reflects the orientation of popular Sanskrit Hinayana Buddhism, which allows for new perspectives on such classic questions as the nature of enlightenment, the role of asceticism, the problem of evil, the worship of the Buddha image, the veneration of saints, master-disciple relationships, the treatment of heterodoxy, and the relation of myth and ritual. Originally published in 1992. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
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IDEBK
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Strong, John S
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no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Princeton Legacy Library
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Upagupta
  • Upagupta
  • Buddhism
  • RELIGION
  • Buddhism
  • Southeast Asia
  • RELIGION / Buddhism / General
Label
The Legend and Cult of Upagupta : Sanskrit Buddhism in North India and Southeast Asia
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover ; Contents; Part 1: Upagupta in India ; Part 2: Upagupta in Southeast Asia
Control code
ocn976397318
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (409)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400887149
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400887149
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 994156
  • 22573/ctv3f9q29
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)976397318
Label
The Legend and Cult of Upagupta : Sanskrit Buddhism in North India and Southeast Asia
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover ; Contents; Part 1: Upagupta in India ; Part 2: Upagupta in Southeast Asia
Control code
ocn976397318
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (409)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400887149
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400887149
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 994156
  • 22573/ctv3f9q29
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)976397318

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