On the Xiapu Ritual Manual Mani the Buddha of Light
AbstractThis paper first introduces Mani the Buddha of Light—a collection of ritual manuals of the Religion of Light from Xiapu county, Fujian Province, China and Diagram of the Universe—a Manichaean painting produced in South China in the late 14th to early 15th century. It then gives a detailed description of Mani the Buddha of Light with some illustrations of Diagram of the Universe. This paper further compares Mani the Buddha of Light and Buddhist worship and repentance ritual to demonstrate that the former utilized the form of the latter. It also analyzes the similarities and differences between the pantheons of Mani the Buddha of Light and other Manichaean materials. Ultimately it discusses the hypothesis that many pieces of the original texts in Mani the Buddha of Light should have come into being during the 9th–11th centuries and have been handed down generation after generation because of the strong vitality of its rituals.
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Ma, X.; Wang, C. On the Xiapu Ritual Manual Mani the Buddha of Light . Religions 2018, 9, 212.
Ma X, Wang C. On the Xiapu Ritual Manual Mani the Buddha of Light . Religions. 2018; 9(7):212.Chicago/Turabian Style
Ma, Xiaohe; Wang, Chuan. 2018. "On the Xiapu Ritual Manual Mani the Buddha of Light ." Religions 9, no. 7: 212.
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