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Mystical Buddhism : From a Sibylline Perspective

By Satadal Kargupta

Price : Rs1,200.00 | $ 40.00

Published by  : The Asiatic Society, Kolkata

Pages : 508 pp Photo

Year : 2002

ISBN : 81-7236-116-5

Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. The philosophical background of sibylline literature. 3. Sibylline features in Buddhism. 4. Buddhistic sibylline performances. 5. Buddha’s mastery over sibylline lore. 6. The Buddhist notion of fate and free will. 7. The role of Jyotisa in Buddhism. 8. Reflections on the horoscope of Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha. 9. A short study of the Yogadhyaya of the Bhrgu Samhita. 10. The Bhrgu Samhita and Buddhist India. 11. Buddhist paticca Samuppada and Rasicakra in the Yogadhyaya. 12. Buddhistic sixty-year cycle compared with Bhrgu school of Jyotisa. 13. Scattered manuscripts of the Bhrgu Samhita and my survey report. 14. Resume. Appendices: 1. A note on Kulakundalini. 2. The influence of Tantra on the sibylline knowledge of the Buddha. 3. The "Mega-Brain" of the Buddha. 4. Did Gautama Buddha conquer death. Notes. Abbreviated miscellaneous words. Abbreviations of select bibliography. Word index.
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