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Mutual Contributions of Buddhism and Andhra

  • Balaganapathi DevarakondaEmail author
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Religious Studies book series (BRIEFSRESTU)

Abstract

The present chapter explicates the contributions of Buddhism and Andhra for the development of each other by pointing out how Buddhism engendered a spirit of cosmopolitanism among the people of Andhra. It argues that the impact of the interaction between the two is not only limited to religion or philosophy alone but also is visible overwhelmingly in art, sculpture, education, literature, etc. Further, the chapter argues that the widespread acceptance of Mahāyāna Buddhism owes itself to the cosmopolitan character of early Buddhism, something that was nurtured during its interaction with Andhra.

Keywords

Cosmopolitanism Buddhist art Brahma vihara Andhaka 

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of DelhiNew DelhiIndia

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