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Buddhist Cosmology: The Study of a Burmese Manuscript

James Emanuel Bogle (Author)

In this book, a Burmese manuscript from the mid-nineteenth century is the catalyst for a study of the multifaceted Buddhist cosmos. The manuscript not only lays out the complex array of realms in the Buddhist universe but also ventures into a number of esoteric and little-understood aspects of the Theravāda cosmological system and its inhabitants. By presenting translations and narration of much of the manuscript's text and sharing his careful analysis of its vivid illustrations, the author uncovers fascinating details of the Theravāda Buddhist cosmos. Detailed color and black-and-white illustrations, including a complete reduced-scale reproduction of the manuscript, help clarify and explain the complex, segmented Buddhist cosmology.

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Title Buddhist Cosmology: The Study of a Burmese Manuscript
Format Hardcover
Date published: 04.07.2017
Edition 1st.ed.
Publisher Silkworm Books
Language: English
isbn 9786162151224
length 159p., Illustrations Black and White and Colour; Maps Black and White; 31cm.