Voice of the Void: Aesthetics of the Buddhist Mandala on the Basis of the Doctrine of Vak in Trika Shaivism

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ISBN: 9788124607565
GTIN: 9788124607565
AuthorKim, Sung Min
Pub Date01/04/2015
BindingHardback
Pages308
Country of OriginIndia
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The research undertaken here about Buddhist mandalas is basically designed under the philosophical question how the visible dimensions of forms are related to their invisible contents. The textual sources in reference to Buddhist mandalas teach that the essence of mandalas is sunya (void) and their forms are the reflective images (pratibimba) of sunya. This volume investigates how the colourful form of Buddhist mandalas represents the prime concept of sunya and what makes these mandalas visually powerful, leaving the impression of 'spiritual enhancement' in the heart of people who do not even know about the Buddhist doctrines.

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