Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

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sattva
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Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

Post by sattva » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:55 pm

First of all, this is not a review. Actually, I am looking for books that discuss various Buddhas and perhaps, also, Bodhisattvas. I am looking for a book that does an overview of various Buddhas, their vows, mantras, and benefits. I haven't been able to find anything like that, which I have found surprising, but maybe some of you avid readers might have come across something. Thanks for your help.

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Re: Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

Post by Aemilius » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:25 am

There is for example the Indian Buddhist Iconography, which is based on an original indian tantric text of collected buddhist sadhanas, the Garland of Ritual Practices or Sadhana Mala. https://archive.org/details/indianbuddh ... bp/page/n3
There are many other books on Buddhist iconography, that have something of that kind of information.
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1. (in english and sanskrit)

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