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Sudama Caves reflection

Above: A Buddhist monk stands next to the highly polished surface of a wall in the Sudama Cave, one of the Barabar Hill Caves in Jehanabad district, Bihar, India. These caves are the oldest surviving rock-cut caves in India, dating from the period of the Maurya Empire (322-185 BCE), and were used by the ascetic adherents of the Ajivika sect founded by Makkhali Gosala, a contemporary of Gautama Buddha.
Image source: Wikimedia Commons. Image creator: Anandajoti Bhikkhu. License: Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic. Image has been cropped and incorporated as part of larger design. Text source: Wikipedia (edited). This version of Wikipedia content is published here under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Please note: Due to restrictions on display character sets, we regret that it has not been possible to reproduce diacritical marks in the transliteration of certain non-Western terms and names on this guide.

Welcome to the second, greatly expanded edition of Buddhism: A Guide to Research. On the pages of this guide, you will find a comprehensive overview of the most authoritative scholarly and popular resources on the life and teachings of the Buddha, the origins, history, ideas, beliefs, and practices of Buddhism across the globe, and a selection of links to further digital resources. The literature included on this guide focuses on works in English from the past 80 years and spans multiple disciplines: from history, religion, and psychology to philology, philosophy, and anthropology. The purpose of this guide is to unlock the incalculable riches of Buddhist thought and culture for all readers and researchers, wherever they live and at whatever level of expertise.

All communication concerning this guide, including questions, suggestions, additions, or criticisms, should be addressed to Michael Kicey, University at Buffalo Humanities Liaison Librarian, who bears sole responsibility for its form and content.


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