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History of Religions of Eastern Origins


Despite the fact that scholars have recognized for a long time that Buddhist literature contains numerous marvelous and fantastic events, there have been reservations about the use of the word “miracle” in the context of Buddhism. This article addresses the notion of wonder and wonderment, and specifically miracles, in South and Southeast Asian Buddhist literature and traditions.

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David V. Fiordalis
Miracles in Indian Buddhist narratives and doctrine.
Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, 2010 (2011), volume 33, issue 1-2, pages 381-408



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