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The three major areas at the conference were Art and Architecture, Literature and Textual Studies, and Philosophy. The contributions revealed: 1. That a comparison of the early art and architecture of the Jainas and Buddhists in India show a number of significant and interesting parallels; that these contain historical evidences depicting their statuses at a given time in history ; and that even if their meanings have changed, their 'original' intent can be exposed. 2. A study of Buddhist and Jaina literature, either in comparison or of texts individually, can bring out more clearly 'the imagery at work in them', often leading to 'improved interpretations' of difficult passages; that texts can clearly show comparable meditative practices regarding the elements like earth and water. .....
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Book Description Lumbini International Research Institute, Bhairahawa/Nepal, 2014. Soft cover. Condition: New. vi+402pp. Seller Inventory # 321561