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Remember that in Mahayana Buddhism, the original teachings of the Buddha are assimilated to Hindu practices, including prayers, gods (even the Buddha as god in all his many incarnations). Raises the issue of the "Asian memoir" of the Buddhism for converts. O.] Koné-El-Adji, Alioune, "Le Bouddha cathodique: construction de l'image du bouddhisme à la télévision fran�aise", in: Pierre Bréchon and Jean-Paul Willaime (eds.), Médias et religions en miroir, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2000, pp.93-119. [a study of the images of Buddhism in the French medias, especially television.

Pages: 248

Publisher: Wisdom Publications (December 6, 2016)

ISBN: 1614293457

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