CONTENTS:- Foreword; List of Plates; Introduction; The Master's Life in Stone; Dates of Principal Events in the Buddha's Life; The Buddha and Language; Phonetic Convergence in Pali; Pali 'maraji': Sanskrit 'samarajit'; The Buddhist social Ideals; Buddhist Controversy over the Five ropositions; Some Buddhist Thinkers of Andhra; Harsa: A Buddhist; Some Buddhist Antiquities and Monuments of Rajasthan; Buddhism in the classical Age; Buddhism in the Sunga Period; Place of Buddhism in Indian Thought; Duhkha-Satya; Pratityasamutpada; Buddhist Psychology; Brahman of Sankara and Sunyataof Madhyamikas; A rare type of Bodhisttva-Images from Sanchi; Scientific Background of the Buddhist Tantras; Buddhism in South-East Asia; Principle of the King's Righteousness; Buddhism in Ancient Kambujadesa; Harivarman's Theory of Cognition; Naryanpur Image of Vinayaka; Zen Buddhism and Boddhidharma; Buddhist View re. Eternity of the Vedas; Ptaliputra: Its Importance in the History of Buddhism; An early Buddha Status from Yunnan; A Note of the Aryadharmadhatugarbhavivarana.
This compendium on study of Buddhism was earlier published on the great and auspicious occasion on of the twenty-fifth century celebrations organized in the honour of Lord Buddha not only by our grateful nation but also by the world at large. The contributions of Buddhism are varied in the domains of language and literature, art and architecture and moral and social ideas throughout the whole world. The Buddha's teachings inference the religious culture of half of the humanity. It is all due to the fact that the Buddhism moves very easily from one culture to another because its emphasis is on internal practice rather than external forms of religious behaviour. Its emphasis is on the way each practitioner develops his or her mind not on how he dresses, the kind of food he eats, the ways he bears his hair and so forth. This volume is most interactive and highly educative informative one and I hope that it will be very useful and popular among scholars, students and readers who are interested in Buddhism. The wholesome efforts by the different writers will be instrumental in creating interest and generating appreciation and encouragement for spreading over Buddhism in India and western countries in line of the eastern and southern countries of the world.