Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC) - James W. Watts

Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC) - James W. Watts

8. It Is What It Is (Or Is It?): Further Reflections on the Buddhist Representation of Manuscripts

Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC) - James W. Watts

Jacob Kinnard

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This chapter suggests that Buddhist images of books are like sculptural snapshots. These are not images not to be worshipped—although the main goddesses or bodhisattvas presented in the images were certainly objects of veneration— but they are images of worship.

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Kinnard, Jacob. 8. It Is What It Is (Or Is It?): Further Reflections on the Buddhist Representation of Manuscripts. Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 151-164 May 2013. ISBN 9781781792544. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21412. Date accessed: 23 Oct 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21412. May 2013

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