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Title: A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE CONCEPT OF THE PERFECT LIFE AS PROPOUNDED IN MAHAYANA BUDDHISM
Researcher: NGO NGOC ANH
Guide(s): DR. ASHA LAL
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University: University of Allahabad
Completed Date: 24/07/2016
Abstract: Buddhism, one of the great religions in the world, is and remain a production of the newlineIndian mind, which is the most important in the history of the world.1 Although newlineoriginated in India, it spreads its influence to all corners of the world. At the height of newlineits dominant, the number of Buddhist followers are believed increasing up to a third newlineor a fourth part of the human beings, and over half of the present world population newlinelive in areas where Buddhism is, or has been, a dominant cultural force.2 and#346;and#257;kyamuni newlineBuddha, the founder of Buddhism, is universally considered as the perfect newlineembodiment of the ethical and spiritual ideals.3 He was born in a region of northern newlineIndia and Nepal which was called Kapilavatsu controlled by the and#346;and#257;kya tribe. Realizing newlinethe nature of the world, he decided to become a religious mendicant. He travelled newline1 Sangharakshita, A Survey of Buddhism, Its Doctrines and Methods Through the Ages, Delhi: Motilal newlineBanarsidass Publishers Private Limited, 2006, p. 3. newline2 Peter Harvey, An Introduction to Buddhist Ethics: Foundations Values and Issues, Cambridge: newlineCambridge University Press, 2000, p. 3. newline3 Ibid. newline2 newlinethrough many countries of the Central India (Madhyadeand#347;a) where he had practiced a newlinevast number of religious austerities. After a long time of training and cultivation, he newlineattained the Supreme Perfect Enlightenment (Anuttarand#257; Samyaksaand#7747;buddha) at the age newlineof thirty-five newline
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10603/107818
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