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Entering the Dharmadhatu : a study of the Gandavyuha reliefs of Borobudur

Author: Jan Fontein
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2012.
Series: Studies in Asian art and archaeology, v. 26.
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"The Gandavyūha, a sacred text of Mahāyāna Buddhism, is an allegorical tale of the pilgrimage of a youth named Sudhana, who visits fifty-three spiritual mentors to receive their instruction in the Conduct of the Bodhisattva. His miraculous journey on the path towards Enlightenment inspired the sculptors of Borobudur (9th century C.E.) to illustrate the tale in 460 bas-reliefs on the higher galleries of this great  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Fontein
ISBN: 9789004211223 9004211225 9789004223486 9004223487
OCLC Number: 761196080
Description: xiii, 257 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm.
Series Title: Studies in Asian art and archaeology, v. 26.
Responsibility: by Jan Fontein.

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New identifications of the 460 bas-reliefs of Borobudur illustrating the Gandavyuha, based upon a comparison with the contents of three early Chinese translations of Sanskrit manuscripts of the text  Read more...

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