The Bhilsa Topes, Or, Buddhist Monuments of Central India: Comprising a Brief Historical Sketch of the Rise, Progress and Decline of Buddhism ...

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Smith, Elder, 1854 - Bhilsa (India) - 370 pages

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Contents

Ditto
11
Ditto
12
CHAPTER II
15
Conflicting opinions at Sakyas advent
16
The Swastikas
17
Their doctrine of eternal annihilation
19
Sincerity of Asokas faith
22
Philosophical systems of ditto
32
The Pythagoreans
33
Sákyas faith Buddha Dharma Sangha
34
The Samadhikas Contemplatists and the Prádhánikas Ma terialists
35
Buddhists deny the Creators providence
36
Doctrine of Nirvritti and Pravritti or rest and action
37
The five Dhyáni Buddhas or personifications of the elements
38
The Sankhy a doctrine of the eternity of matter
39
Doctrine of the Sánkhya teacher Patanjali
40
The Brahmanical Seswaras and the Aiswarika Buddhists
41
1 Vinaya 2 Sutra 3 Abhidharma
42
Their compilation in B c 543
44
Ditto
45
Ditto
46
Ditto
47
Identification of Kuchhayana and Katyayana
49
Ditto
50
Sákya a social reformer
51
Ditto
52
Buddhism and Mahomedanism
53
CHAPTER IV
55
First Synod of five hundred monks
56
3 First Synod of five hundred monks
57
Rehearsal of Vinaya
58
Buddhas Hymn of Joy
59
Admission of women
60
Dress of the ascetics
61
Ditto
62
Sarmanes or Srámanas
63
Iatriki or Pratyekas
64
Types of the Buddhist classes
66
Difference between Buddhist and Christian ideas of immortality
67
Rules for the Bhikshu
68
His dress and equipments
69
CHAPTER V
71
Ditto
72
Date of Sákyas death543 B C
73
Chandra Guptas accession
75
CHAPTER VI
77
Assembly of Second Synod
78
CHAPTER VII
81
CHAPTER VIII
87
CHAPTER X
115
The zeal of Asoka anticipated Christianity in religious missions
123
CHAPTER XI
125
Conquests of Menander in India
126
The Scythian Mauas expels the Greeks
127
Rise of the Yuchi or Tochari under Kadphises
128
Milindu Raja of Sakala
130
Buddhism extended into Tibet
131
By Klemens of Alexandria
133
By Palladius and Scholastikos
135
In the Hindu dramas
136
CHAPTER XII
138
Gupta era dates from establishment of dynasty
139
Gupta kings mentioned by the Chinese
140
Chronological table of the Guptas +
141
Inscription of Chandra Gupta at Sánchi
142
7 Mr Thomass chronology
145
Reasons for adopting a later date
146
Silver currency of Gujrat copied from the drachmas of Apollodotus
149
Inscription of Chandra Gupta at Udayagiri
150
Sanakánika name of the kingdom of Bhilsa
151
Vaishnava faith of the princes of Sanakánika
152
Illustrations of the meaning of Prajna
153
Prajna is nature deified
154
Buddhism prevalent in Pátaliputra
155
Ditto paramount in the Panjáb and Northern India
156
Tantrika belief of Skanda Gupta
158
Their charms and incantations
160
Lokáditya
161
Budha Gupta
162
Toramánainscriptions at Eran and Gwalior
163
Conquests of Siladitya
164
Decline of Buddhism
165
Fall of Buddhism
166
Causes of the decline and fall of Buddhism
167
CHAPTER XIII
169
Topes usually built by forced labour
170
Ceremonies attending it
171
Form of the chaitya
172
Procession of the reliccasket
173
Story of the holy nettle at Shachi
182
Situation of the Great Tope No 1
183
Shape of the dome
184
Upper enclosure
185
Height of the Tope
186
Pillars of colonnade
187
Four gateways
189
Symbols of Buddha and Dharma
190
Variety of basreliefs
191
Figures of the four Buddhas
192
Lion pillar with inscription
193
Capital of pillar
194
29 Style of sculpture in the lions
195
CHAPTER XV
201
Worship of Buddhaas flame
207
ArchitravesFront
214
ArchitravesFront Faces
227
Left PillarInner Face
233
Gotiputra the missionary to Dardábhisára
252
On southern pillar
259
CHAPTER XVII
269
CHAPTER XVIII
275
Pinnacle
276
Ornaments of pillars
277
Basreliefs of entrance pillars 277 事 7 Basreliefs of Tope and wheel pillar
278
CHAPTER XIX
280
CHAPTER XX
285
Relicbox with inscription
286
Inscriptions on the steatite boxes
287
Remarks on the enshrined relics
289
Relics of ten Buddhist teachers in 240 B C
291
Intimate connection between the principal Buddhist leaders
292
Value of genealogies derivable from other Topes
293
TOPE SÁNCHI
295
His death and cremation
305
Date of Tope about 220 B
315
1 Position of Satdhára
325
CHAPTER XXV
327
Situation of Topes
329
No 2 Tope B
330
Opening of ditto
331
No 3 Tope C
332
No 4 Tope D
333
No 7 Tope a second stage
334
Relicjar of Patito the degraded
335
Relicjar of Upahitaka
336
No 8 Tope b
337
No 10 d
338
No 11 e
339
Third stage of Topes
340
Fourth stage of Topes
341
CHAPTER XXVI
342
Buddhist railing
343
Opening of No 1
344
No 2 Tope
345
Opening of ditto
346
Tall steatite reliccasket
347
No 3 Tope
348
Relics presented by Aswa DevaInk writing 349
349
CHAPTER XXVII
351
The wheel a symbol of universal dominion
352
Crowns the summits of the Sánchi gateways
353
Quadruple symbol of Buddha
355
Symbol of Sangha
358
Triple symbol of Dharma
359
Probable Buddhist origin of Vithoba
360
Fair at Besnagar
361
Origin of the fair
362
Besnagar probably included in Vidarbha
363
Foundation of Bhilsa
364
accession of Chandra Gupta
1
Appointed Governor of Ujain
10
Funeral Topes 13
13
Intimately connected with Buddhist religion 14
14
Swastikas Bráhmans and Buddhists compared 19
19
Ditto Ditto 20
20
The four predictive signs 21
21
Probability of the story of his conversion 22
22
His asceticism 23
23
Ditto 24
24
His teaching 25
25
Sákyas death 26
26
Burning of his corpse 28
28
They are collected by Ajatasatra 30
30
1 Early observations of mankind 31
31
Early worship of Greece and India 32
32
APPENDIX
1 Accession and conquests of Asoka
1
Other Topes at Satdhára
10

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