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On the road to Nirvana: the tantric tourist and the Indian cosmos.

Alison Smith

On the road to Nirvana: the tantric tourist and the Indian cosmos.

by Alison Smith

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Published by [University of Surrey] in [Guildford] .
Written in English


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Thesis (M.A.) (Sociology and Anthropology of Travel and Tourism) - Roehampton Institute, University Of Surrey, 1995.

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Open LibraryOL19216166M

The Near-Nirvana Bodhisattva of the Big Boat, endowed with great and good merits from his past births, postpones Nirvana in order to help other people in need of Nirvana. It is a common belief that a bodhisattva can transfer some of his or her hard-earned merits to the merit-deficient by sight, touch, (diffusion, conduction and telepathy). The architecture of places of worship in Asia is an expression of the way of thinking in much the same way as elsewhere in the world. However, to cover the whole field of religion and architecture – even if it is narrowed down to the four-fold – is a Herculean task, which cannot be performed.

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