A Buddhist Theory of Semiotics: Signs, Ontology, and Salvation in Japanese Esoteric Buddhism (Continuum Advances in Semiotics)

A Buddhist Theory of Semiotics: Signs, Ontology, and Salvation in Japanese Esoteric Buddhism (Continuum Advances in Semiotics)

Fabio Rambelli


One of the 1st makes an attempt ever to provide in a scientific method a non-western semiotic approach. This e-book appears at eastern esoteric Buddhism and relies round unique texts, educated by way of particular and rigorous semiotic different types. it's a special advent to special facets of the concept and rituals of the japanese Shingon tradition.

Semiotic issues are deeply ingrained within the Buddhist highbrow and non secular discourse, starting with the concept the area isn't what it sounds as if to be, which demands a extra actual realizing of the self and fact. This in flip ends up in sustained discussions at the prestige of language and representations, and at the threat and strategies to grasp fact past fable; such ordinary wisdom is explicitly outlined as enlightenment. hence, for Buddhism, semiotics is without delay proper to salvation; this can be a key element that's usually overlooked even by way of Buddhologists. This publication discusses intensive the most components of Buddhist semiotics as established totally on unique eastern pre-modern assets. it's a an important book within the fields of semiotics and spiritual studies.

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