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Major Figures in Buddhist Art and Literature - Buddhism - About.com
Buddhist art and literature are filled with countless fabled and iconic characters-- buddhas, bodhisattvas, deities and demons. Here are guides to who these ...
http://buddhism.about.com/od/iconsofbuddhism/
Buddhist Gandhara - History and Art of Buddhist Gandhara - Buddhism
The ancient Buddhist kingdom of Gandhara stretched across what is now Afghanistan and Pakistan and made invaluable contributions to Buddhist art. Part II ...
http://buddhism.about.com/od/buddhisthistory/a/gandhara_2.htm
Dragons in Buddhist Mythology, Art, and Literature - Buddhism
Dragons often appear in Buddhist art and literature. Where did they come from, and what do they represent?
http://buddhism.about.com/od/eightauspicioussymbols/a/Dragons.htm
The Buddhist Art of Dunhuang - Chinese Culture - About.com
The Silk Road had brought Dunhuang not only commercial prosperity but also the development of Buddhist art during the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-533).
http://chineseculture.about.com/library/weekly/aa010198.htm
The Meaning of Mudras in Buddhist Art and Iconography - Buddhism
Buddhas and bodhisattvas often are depicted in Buddhist art with stylized hand gestures called mudras. The word "mudra" is Sanskrit for "seal" or "sign," and ...
http://buddhism.about.com/od/eightauspicioussymbols/tp/mudras.htm
Buddhism Symbols - Eight Auspicious Symbols - About.com
The symbols can be found in the art of most schools of Buddhism, especially in Tibetan Buddhism. In some monasteries in China the symbols are placed on ...
http://buddhism.about.com/od/iconsofbuddhism/tp/eightsymbols.htm
History of Buddhism in China: The First Thousand Years
In 446 the Wei ruler, Emperor Taiwu, began a brutal suppression of Buddhism -- all Buddhist temples, texts and art were to be destroyed, and the monks were to ...
http://buddhism.about.com/od/throughasiaandbeyond/a/chinahistory.htm
Detailed descriptions of some of the Buddhist art in the Dunhuang ...
Read details of the Buddhist art from some of the caves at Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes.
http://gochina.about.com/od/gansuprovince/qt/Mogao-Cave-Descriptions.htm
The Symbolic Meaning of the Lotus in Buddhism - About.com
The lotus has been a symbol of purity since before the time of the Buddha, and it blooms profusely in Buddhist art and literature. Its roots are in muddy water, but ...
http://buddhism.about.com/od/eightauspicioussymbols/a/The-Symbol-Of-The-Lotus.htm
What Is a Bodhisattva in Mahayana Buddhism? - About.com
Yet Buddhist art and literature are richly stocked with godlike beings. This is especially true of Mahayana Buddhism. Mahayana temples are populated by ...
http://buddhism.about.com/od/thetriyaka/a/whatsabodhisatt.htm
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