Two major figures in modern Bengali and Indian culture, Rabindranath Tagore and Swami Vivekananda have expressed their views on Biddha and Buddhism. This article shows how Vivekananda gradually became less appreciative of Buddhism whereas Tagore showed an increased sympathy for Buddhism. Vivekananda clearly tried to interpret Buddhist doctrine as an inferior version of Vedanta but he still expressed the greatest admiration for the moral stature of Buddha. For Tagore Buddha represented the best of Indian moral culture.
|Title of host publication||Culture as Power|
|Subtitle of host publication||Buddhist Heritage and the Indo-Japanese Dialogue|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon Oxon|
|Number of pages||24|
|ISBN (Electronic)||9780429316531, 9781000329476, 9781000329575, 9781000329520|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
- Buddhism, Japan, India, Culture, Vivekananda, Tagore, East Asian Art