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The Sentient Beings according to the Burmese. Buddhist Cosmogony.

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Names
Temple, Richard Carnac, Sir, 1850-1931 (Writer of accompanying material)
Griggs, William, 1832-1911 (Printer of plates)
Collection

thirty-seven nats, a phase of spirit-worship prevailing in Burma, by Sir R. C. Temple. With full-page and other illustrations.

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1906
Place Term: London
Publisher: W. Griggs, chromo-lithographer to the king.
Library locations
General Research Division
Shelf locator: *OY+ (Temple, R.C. Thirty-seven nats) (Locked Cage)
Topics
Religion -- Burma
Buddhist cosmogony
Genres
Illustrations
Notes
Content: "The Burmese ideas of Sentient Beings, borrowed from India, represent a philosophy dealing with the evolution of the soul. First, in the Nether Worlds we have the evil soul, then in the present world we have the normal soul of man, rising to the higher soul of the angel in the nearer heavens. Next we have the soul getting the better of the body in the Rúpá world of the higher angels, and lastly, the soul dissociated from the body in the Arúpá, or immaterial, worlds, waiting for Nirvána or diccolution". In the Burmese Buddihist Cosmogony, all living beings are divided into three classes: - Kamá, generating; Rúpá, corporeal ungenerated; Arúpá, incorporeal. These three classes are a divided into thirty-one species, each with its bón (bhúmi, place, state, stage, region) or seat. [...] " [p. facing page 27]
Physical Description
Form: Chromolithographs ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
Extent: 37.5 x 26.5 cm. (Coloured)
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number) : b11610752
UUID: e76f0f60-c6df-012f-d26c-3c075448cc4b

Item timeline of events

  • 1850: Creator Born
  • 1906: Issued
  • 1931: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
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General Research Division, The New York Public Library. "The Sentient Beings according to the Burmese. Buddhist Cosmogony." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1906. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-a8a8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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General Research Division, The New York Public Library. "The Sentient Beings according to the Burmese. Buddhist Cosmogony." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 6, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-a8a8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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General Research Division, The New York Public Library. (1906). The Sentient Beings according to the Burmese. Buddhist Cosmogony. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-a8a8-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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The Sentient Beings according to the Burmese. Buddhist Cosmogony.