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|Buddhism||California||1995||Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 155.||"Mavrano's view of the right lnae was partly blocked by a new Buddha-like stone statue on the dashboard, but he was getting used to that. "|
|Buddhism||California||2103||Silverberg, Robert. Tom O'Bedlam. New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc. (1985); pg. 169.||"The Senhor beamed like an ebony Buddha. He had never looked so joyous. "|
|Buddhism||California: Los Angeles||1990||Dick, Philip K. "Not By Its Cover " in The Golden Man. New York: Berkley (1980; c. 1964); pg. 102.||Pg. 102: "'Let's consider the word caritas,' Crofts was saying. 'In your estimation, what actually does it mean, as Jerome used it? Charity? Hardly. But then what? Friendliness? Love?'
Joan said, 'My field is Zen Buddhism.'
"But everybody,' Crofts protested in dismay, 'knows what caritas means in late Roman usage...'
'I want to disseminate Zen Buddhist propaganda to the Communist Chinese in Cuba,' Joan said... ";
Pg. 103: "'I am impressed by you,' Crofts said, half to himself. 'After all, you're the young lady who first had the idea of feeding Zen Buddhist riddles to UCSB's big computers.'
'I was the first to do it,' Joan corrected. 'But the idea came from a friend of mine, Ray Meritan. The gray-green jazz harpist.'
'Jazz and Zen Buddhism,' Crofts said. ";
Pg. 104: 'There's a Zen saying, 'The Buddha is a piece of toilet paper.' And another. 'The Buddha often--' ' " [Much more about Zen, not in DB.]
|Buddhism||California: Los Angeles||1996||Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 91.|| "'What kind of mediums?'...
Canov shrugged. 'Hispanic brujas, a team of psychics from USC...; a renegade Catholic priest, two Buddhist monks...' "
|Buddhism||California: Los Angeles||1999||Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 253.||"'And why not? I've eaten some of the best minds here. I've breakfasted on Buddha, lunched with Leibniz, noshed on Nietzsche...' "|
|Buddhism||California: Los Angeles||2023||Platt, Charles. The Silicon Man. Houston, TX: Tafford Pub. (1993); pg. 221.||"Butterworth picked up a pen. He started doodling on a piece of scrap paper. 'Some people--computer people, especially--tell me I have a mystical outlook. I study Zen Buddhism. I believe in the unity of mind and body. Digitizing my brain, shutting it in a box, is not my personal path to nirvana.' "|
|Buddhism||California: Orange County||2065||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Pacific Edge. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 38.||"That he tended to work in a style that left a lot of open space, making homes that functioned as nearly self-sufficient little farms. Oscar seemed agreeable, although he still spoke in the same way about what he wanted. Kevin scratched his head, squinted at him. Buddha, babbling. "|
|Buddhism||California: Orange County||2065||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Pacific Edge. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 116.||"Oscar slumped in his seat, a portrait of the sleeping Buddha. "|
|Buddhism||California: San Francisco||2036||Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 112.||Pg. 112: "It was open mike tonight at the Brain Wash, and the Boxing Gandhis and the Buddha Heads were performing their latest abstractions on the cube stage. "; Pg. 117: "There was an eerie coiling sound coming from the cube stage. The Boxing Gandhis and the Buddha Heads had completed their sets... "|
|Buddhism||California: San Francisco||2036||Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 123.||"There was an almost Oriental cast to his features, which made him look like a Buddha who had joined the Mob and wore thousand-dollar suits. "|
|Buddhism||Cambodia||2034||Goonan, Kathleen Ann. The Bones of Time. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 18.||"Lately she had entertained the thought of slipping away to a remote Buddhist monastery somewhere in Cambodia or Japan. "|
|Buddhism||Cambodia||2038||Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 380.||Pg. 380-384, 388, 498, 514: a Buddhist nun, a major Buddhist character, "the pure light of Buddha ", etc.|
|Buddhism||Canada||2027||Atack, Chris. Project Maldon. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 61.||"Wu, plump and impassive as a female Buddha, greeting Wolfe from behind her uncluttered desk with her customary bland smile. "|
|Buddhism||China||1766||Weis, Margaret (ed.) Testament of the Dragon. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 105.||[Note on a map showing "The travels of Sir Justinian ":] "Peking: Mass execution Shaolin priests. Summer, 1766 "|
|Buddhism||China||1942||Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. 256.||"Liu Han was sick to death of being a flea. She was sick to death of being invisible. She'd been invisible all her life. She wanted to do something bold and prominent, something to make the scaly devils regret they'd ever interfered with her. of course, the one time she'd not been invisible was when she'd been in the little devils' clutches. She prayed to the Amida Buddha and any other god or spirit who would listen that the never attain such visibility again. " [This Chinese Buddhist character is a significant character in the novel. Other refs. to her, not in DB. No other refs. to Buddhism or Buddha by name.]|
|Buddhism||China||1944||Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Striking the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. 179.||Pg. 226: "Liu Han walked past the Fa Hua Ssu, the Temple of Buddha's Glory, and just west of it, the wreckage of the Peking tramway station. ";
Pg. 237: "The answer to that was simple and revolting: she wouldn't, not with any certainty. she muttered an inaudible prayer to the Amida Buddha that such a thought had not occurred to the devils. Nieh Ho-T'ing, she knew, had no more use for the Amida Buddha than for any other god or demon, and did not think anyone else should, either. Liu Han shrugged. That was his ideology. She did not discern certain truth in it. " [More about this Buddhist character, not in DB, but all refs. to Buddhism by name are in DB.]
|Buddhism||China||1999||Pattison, Eliot. The Skull Mantra. New York: St. Martin's Minotaur (1999); pg. 312.|| "'He could teach us the way of the Tao,' Tsomo interjected. 'We could better understand the books of Lao Tze.'
'Yes, Rinpoche. It would be wonderful to have such a teacher.' Gendun turned to Shan. 'Are you able to teach these things?'
Shan did not hear until he was asked the second time. The monk had called the boy Rinpoche, the term for a venerated lama, a reincarnated teacher. 'An abbot once said to me, 'I can recite the books. I can show you the ceremonies. but whether you learn them is up to you.' '
Tsomo gave a small laugh of victory, then rose and poured Shan more tea. 'They say in parts of China it is impossible to separate the Tao from Buddha's way.'
'When I lived in Beijing I visited a secret temple every day. On one side of the alter sat a figure of Lao Tze. On the other sat Buddha.' "
|Buddhism||China||2076||Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1966); pg. 276.||"'We told them that we were Chinese registry sky wagon Opening Lotus bound on an errand of mercy, to wit, rescuing those scientists marooned on the Moon, and gave out identification--as Opening Lotus.' "|
|Buddhism||Deep Space 9||2371||Graf, L. A. Caretaker (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 39.||"The bartender--a toady little Ferengi with a vest too flashy and clashing to be worn by anyone but the owner--leaned on his elbows across the polished counter to expose sharklike teeth at a Starfleet ensign with the guileless Asian face of a young Buddha. [Referring to Quark and Harry Kim.]|
|Buddhism||Egypt||25 C.E.||Nelson, Ray. "Time Travel for Pedestrians " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 155.||"'...Like Buddha, Jesus was born an earthly ruler, but renounced earthly rule for the other kingdom, that is not of this world. He was a student, not of one religion, but of them all, for that is what it means to be raised in Alexandria, where every god in the universe has at least one follower. From the Buddhist Theraputae by the lake He learned monasticism and meditation, from the Rabbi the whole of Jewish law and tradition, and from the shaven-headed priests of Osirus... "|
|Buddhism||Europe||-5998019 B.C.E.||May, Julian. The Golden Torc in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1982); pg. 549-550.|| "Amerie laid a hand on Kawai's shoulder as the old man turned toward the door. 'One favor, old friend.'
'Only name it, Amerie-san.'
The nun picked up the tiny pet wildcat. 'If you could give a home to Deej--'
He bowed gravely and took the little animal into his arms. 'I will keep her safe for you until you return to Hidden Springs. And you will. I have made a most formidable vow to the Martyrs of Nagasaki.'
'Crazy old Buddhist,' said the nun, pushing out the door. "
|Buddhism||Fauldro||3039||Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Titan A.E.: Akima's Story. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 110.|| "Mohammed had rushed into their doomed home on New Marrakech to retrieve this holoscroll because it was so important. Important enough to die for. But that wasn't the only thing! Ishaq picked up the tiny sculpture of Buddha his father had also been grasping when they'd found him in the collapsed, burning home.
Maybe these two things were meant to work together in some way.
Following that line of reasoning, Ishaq had already scrutinized the tiny sculpture to see if it contained a key of some sort, then used a high-resolution scanner on board the Ronin, but the scan had turned up nothing. Now he held the objects side by side in front of him, as if by staring at them he could will the solution into existence. " [More about this Buddhist statue, not in DB.]
|Buddhism||Fauldro||3039||Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Titan A.E.: Akima's Story. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 111.|| "...he hummed the sprightly overture to Mozart's Marriage of Figaro.
Strangely, the Buddha statuette began to vibrate in his hand. He opened one eye to look at it, but continued humming. Then Ishaq's eyes widened.
The sculpture pulsed and gave off a faint luminescence. Still humming, he moved the tiny Buddha above the holoscroll, then below it, then to the let, right, top, and bottom, but to no effect.
He stopped humming. The statuette ceased its vibrations. Next Ishaq hummed a few notes from the second movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. Nothing. Mozart's Symphony Number 29 also produced no reaction. Ishaq began again with the overture to Marriage of Figaro. The vibrations resumed.
He took the tiny Buddha on the input pad of the holoscroll and found that the base was a perfect fit. A moment later, a cascade of information flowed from the holoscroll... The location of the storage vault in the labyrinth... "
|Buddhism||France||2010||Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 81.||"'I am Zen Buddhist,' the rep replied... " [More from this passage, under 'Zen' in DB.]|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2000||Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 317.||[Dr. Jericho talks to the old farmer from China.] "'I am going,' said Zhu, 'in search of Enlightenment.' His voice was slow, whispery. 'I seek prajna, pure and unqualified knowledge.' He regarded me through rheumy eyes. 'Dandart... says the universe has undergone a series of births and deaths. So, of course does the individual, until Enlightenment is achieved.'
'So it is religion that brings you here?' I asked.
'It is everything,' said Zhu, simply.
I smiled. 'Let's hope the trip is worth it.'
'I am certain it will be,' said Zhu, with a peaceful look on his face. "
|Buddhism||galaxy||2050||Blish, James. A Case of Conscience. New York: Ballantine (1979; c. 1958); pg. 128.||"The Catholic Church in 2050 was still fourth in rank in terms of number of adherents, with Islam, the Buddhists, and the Hindi sects commanding the greater number of worshippers, in that order... "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2075||Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 75.||"'There is little in your philosophy to which I take exception,' Brother Paul said. 'My sect [Holy Order of Vision] honors the Bible, but also respects the texts of other religions, such as the Buddhists and the Moslems and the Confucians...' "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2075||Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 38, 40.|| "The original in this case would seem to be some variant of the Wheel of Becoming, also called the Wheel of Life and Death, as represented in Buddhist mythology but probably predating Buddhism. The source religion of Western Asia is unknown, but certain similar themes run through Buddhism, Brahmanism and Hinduism of India, and Mithraism, Zoroastrianism and Judaism of Asia Minor, suggesting that there was once a common body of information. ";
Pg. 40: "I am Siddhattha Gotama, once a prince, now a beggar-monk.'
Siddhatta Gotama--the man known to hstory as the Buddha, the Awakened One, the Enlightened One. The founder of one of the greatest religions of all time, Buddhism. He had indeed been a prince and had renounced his crown voluntarily to seek revelation.
'I--am honored to meet you,' Brother Paul said humbly. Though he regarded himself as Christian, he had deep respect for Buddhism. " [Book has other references to Buddhism, not in DB.]
|Buddhism||galaxy||2075||Card, Orson Scott & Kathryn H. Kidd. Lovelock. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 50.||[Year is estimated.] "Dividing communities by language [aboard the colony ship] made sense to me. But it was a typical human absurdity that, after language, the next most important set of divisions was religious. Muslims, Buddhists, Catholics, Jews, Hindus, Espiritistas: All had their own villages. "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2100||Bear, Greg. Anvil of Stars. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 229-230.|| "'Is Jesus Christ the son of the Most High?' Michael Vineyard asked.
'Yes,' Rosa said, her smile broadening. 'We are all its children. Christ must have felt the warmth like a fusion fire, even more strongly than I do. It glows from his words and deeds. The Buddha also felt the warmth, as did Muhammad . . .' "
|Buddhism||galaxy||2100||Godwin, Tom. "The Cold Equations " in Analog: Readers' Choice: Vol. 2 (Stanley Schmidt, ed.) New York: David Publications (1981; story copyright 1954); pg. 77.||"The dark blue spot that was Lotus Lake was approaching the shadow. "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2175||Anderson, Poul. Fleet of Stars. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 271.||"'The sophotectic mind is good, Fenn. Like an ancient Buddha's. It's serene, it isn't capable of hate or anger or greed or any of those beast emotions, it exists--lives--for enlightenmentand it wants nothing from us but that we'll accept its help--and someday its teaching, as far as we're able to.' "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2175||Anderson, Poul. Fleet of Stars. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 295.||"'...What Gautama Buddha, Plato, Jesus, oh, many human philosophers and prophets, what they spoke off...' "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2266||Brin, David. "Genji " (chapter) in Murasaki (Robert Silverberg, ed.) New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 47.||"Minoru stood in what he hoped the natives took as an attitude of respect. After all, on shipboard--and even in their tiny habitation domes--many human crewmembers kept little Shinto or Buddhist or Christian or Gaian shrines. "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2323||Cherryh, C. J. Heavy Time. New York: Warner (1991); pg. 21.||"'His name's Dekker or Cory or Buddha for all I care...' "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2350||Bear, Greg. Beyond Heaven's River. New York: Dell (1980); pg. 84.||"Anna grasped his arm and pushed him out of the chamber. She was frightened by his reaction. He seemed to be coming apart, breaking into a babbling child. 'I've been an idiot,' she hissed. 'Oh, Jesus, Buddha, and Lords!' "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2350||Bear, Greg. Beyond Heaven's River. New York: Dell (1980); pg. 144.||"Bayley's Ochoneuf; Lamen; Potter's Field; Santa Tsubaraya...; Plurabelle; Gautama; Gift-of-Isis; God-Does-Battle; Veronike . . . " [Names of planets.]|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2350||Bear, Greg. Beyond Heaven's River. New York: Dell (1980); pg. 165.||"...for the honor of the Emperor-God, descendant of the Sun; with the precision of Buddha, like a fierce warrior donning his armor, the armor is history, the sword is faith, the strength is his years of meticulous upbringing in the supremacy of society over self... "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2350||Bear, Greg. Beyond Heaven's River. New York: Dell (1980); pg. 166.||"...the new war, no worse than the fire-death which shrank bodies into pugilistic dwarfs in Tokyo and other cities, but more precise, Buddha-like, uncompromising. "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2350||Bear, Greg. Beyond Heaven's River. New York: Dell (1980); pg. 168.||"'In time no philosophy or creed can prevent the commission of acts contrary to its sense. No creed is detailed enough to cover all the possible interpretations that can be made. Thus, Christianity brought more swords than peace, Buddhism unleashed more wars than contemplations, and the worst of any creed has been magnified. More examples can be given, the trait doesn't end with humans. Living beings are too complex to be encompassed by any single set of rules.' "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2365||David, Peter. Strike Zone (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1989); pg. 26.||"'You need the time off, Number One,' Jean-Luc Picard said with utter certainty. Jean-Luc Picard, the veteran captain of the Enterprise, had been sitting in his quarters with the serene confidence and peace of a Buddha. Riker had known that look. It was the look Picard adopted then the decision had been made, period... "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2368||Neason, Rebecca. Guises of the Mind (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 128.|| "Others spoke of religion and religious practices in terms of family history and traditions rather than personal beliefs. They reminded Data of something Keiko and Miles O'Brien had said shortly before their wedding.
Keiko's family still followed the Ryobu-Shinto tradition which united the earth mysticism of the Shinto with the teachings of Buddhism. O'Brien's heritage was Irish Catholic. Data knew that historically these two religions were opposed, sometimes violently, to one another, yet rather than be disturbed by the differences, as their ancestors would have been, Keiko and Miles O'Brien welcomed the diversity and claimed it added a richness to their marriage. "
|Buddhism||galaxy||2370||David, Peter. Q-Squared (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1994); pg. 251.||"Deanna Troi Riker paced her quarters like a caged cat. Tommy, on the other hand, sat as still as a Buddha, watching his mother move back and forth. "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2370||Johnson, Kij & Greg Cox. Dragon's Honor (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 41.||Pg. 41: "'Now, Mu!' he added in a much sharper tone; his visage fell as easily into a horrible scowl. Swaddled in heavy robes of yellow silk, embroidered with gold and silver thread, the Dragon resembled a gilt statue of a dissolute and irritable Buddha. "; Pg. 225: "The Emperor wore only a single saffron robe that strained to cover his Buddha-like proportions. " [The entire novel takes place in the Dragon Empire, which is patterned after ancient China. There may be other Buddhist influences in the novel, but the Chinese elements are primarily non-Buddhist, and Buddha or Buddhism is mentioned by name only in these references.]|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2370||Vornholt, John. Quarantine (Star Trek: TNG / Double Helix: Book 4 of 6). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 4.||[A Starfleet starship named Singha is first here. Other refs. to it. Other starships in this novel which appear to have been named with a spiritual/religious bent include Spartacus and Gandhi.]|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2374||de Lancie, John & Peter David. I, Q (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 43.||"After an instant of seeing 'nirvana', these idiots (and I now use the word advisedly) spent the rest of the evening on a street corner blabbering some nonsense that was interpreted by the passersby as 'speaking in tongues.' "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2425||Kato, Ken. Yamato: A Rage in Heaven. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 266.||"He had wandered the Home Worlds like a Buddhist soul in purgatory until the admiral's agents had come upon him one night... "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2450||Kato, Ken. Yamato II: The Way of the Warrior, Part 2. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 197.||"Shingon regarded him distantly, but still the inhuman exercise of control kept his rage in check. 'Ours is a Way that, to outsides, is hard to understand. The rules are built on rock. These are the principles of Jocho's wisdom that support us: First, we say, 'Self-attainment is indispensable!'--the pursuit for Buddhahood is false. Even if I were to die and be reborn seven times I would not want to be anything other than myself. It is essential for a samurai to know who he is...' " [See also entries under 'Zen.]|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2450||Kato, Ken. Yamato II: The Way of the Warrior, Part 2. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 218.||"'A search was made until, on Mogok, a certain sect of monks was found who could destroy the fault in the crystal. He gave the amygdala into the keeping of these monks, men with shaven heads and robes of saffron yellow. Buddhist mendicants, men who relied on the charity of others to fill their bellies each day, men who had renounced all property to link their minds sixteen hours out of every twenty-four in a meditation ring.' " [More, pg. 218.]|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2467||Perry, S. D. Aliens: Labyrinth. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 38.||"'Merciful Buddha, nooo--' "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2500||McIntyre, Vonda N. Dreamsnake. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. (1978); pg. 130.||[Year and place completely unknown, other than future, on another planet.] "'Find a new place,' Gabriel said sadly.
'You could go to Middlepath,' Snake said. 'The best teachers I've heard of live there. And then when you've finished you can come back. There'll be no reason not to.'
'I think there will... But I have to go anyway. I promised. I'll go to Middlepath.' ";
Pg. 172: "'Middlepath?' The mayor scowled. 'We have perfectly good teachers here. Why does she need to go to Middlepath?'
'I know you value beauty,' Snake said, 'but I think you also value self-control Let Melissa learn the skills, even if she has to go elsewhere to find a teacher.' "
[The name of Middlepath and some aspects of its culture may or may not be based on Buddhism.]
|Buddhism||galaxy||2733||Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 182.||"And like the Buddha, I was almost grown before I saw my first hint of poverty. I was sixteen standard years old, on my Wanderjahr, and backpacking through India when I saw a beggar. The Hindu Old Families kept them around for religious reasons, but all I knew at the time was that here was a man in rags, ribs showing, holding out a wicker basket with an ancient credit diskey in it, begging for a touch of my universal card. "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2733||Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 210.||"King Billy is said to... make Zen Gnostics recall the Pitiful Buddha after the temple fire on Tai Zhin.. "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2733||Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 269.||"...he soon found that seeking hard information in Shrike cult literature was like trying to map the geogaphy of Sarnath by visiting a Buddhist monastery. "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2733||Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 426.||"Short, squat, his pudgy face a clever caricature of a Buddha, Mike was a god to me then. We were all gods; long-lived if not immortal, well paid if not quite divine. "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||2780||Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 279.|| "
[A less-enlightened personage once asked Ummon//
What is the God-nature/Buddha/Central Truth>\\
Ummon answered him//
A dried sh-- stick]
[To understand the Central Truth/Buddha/God-nature in this instance/
|Buddhism||galaxy||2786||Clarke, Arthur C. The Songs of Distant Earth. New York: Ballantine (1986); pg. 115.||"With tears in their eyes, the selection panels had thrown away the Veda, the Bible, the Tripitaka, the Qur'an, and all the immense body of literature--fiction and nonfiction--that was based upon them. Despite all the wealth of beauty and wisdom these works contained, they could not be allowed to reinfect virgin planets... "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||3000||Burkett Jr., William R. Blood Lines. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 36.||"'...Sadamoto is revered almost as much as Yakamochi... a Japanese princess of the seventh or eight century, according to tradition. When an anonymous Buddhist nun wrote a haiku about rice harvest, the princess answered in two lines. A tradition of question and response poetry, the Renga, developed...' "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||3000||Saberhagen, Fred. Berserkers: The Beginning. New York: Baen (1998; c. 1967, 1979); pg. 141.||"After coming out of C-plus travel within sight of Nirvana, the assassin-machine had taken Holt... " [Other refs. to this ship, not in DB.]|
|Buddhism||galaxy||3000||Simmons, Dan. "Remembering Siri " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1983); pg. 104.||"'What say we go find a little nooky, kid?' Miko Osho was speaking. Short, squat, his pudgy face a clever caricature of a Buddha, Mike was a god to me then. We were all gods: long-lived if not immortal, well-paid if not quite divine. "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||3017||Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Mote in God's Eye. New York: Simon and Schuster (1974); pg. 319.||"'...Buddhists believe they can someday escape from what they call the Wheel of Life...' "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||3131||Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 544.||"For what reason are these populations being kidnapped? The Jews, the Muslims, the Hindus, the atheists, the Marxists, and now our beautiful Buddhist world. Is the Pax intent on destroying all other faiths? "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||3131||Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 635.||"Oh, Jesus God, God of Moses, Allah, dear Buddha, Zeus, Muir, Elvis, Christ . . . if any of you exist or ever existed or retain a shred of power in your dead gray hands . . please let me die now. "|
|Buddhism||galaxy||3300||Brin, David. Heaven's Reach. New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 93.|| "'Uh, noble lineage?'...
'Of course. You are from Earth! Blessed home of Moses, Jesus, Buddha, Muhammed, Tipler, and Weimberg-Chang!...' "
|Buddhism||galaxy||3300||Brin, David. Heaven's Reach. New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 354.||"'There is a reward that awaits the worthy,' the missionary continued, intoning with a remote, pontifical voice. 'It was alluded to by your own saints and prophets, long ago. By Jesus and Isaiah and Mohammed and Buddha . . . in fact, by all the great sages of your blessed-curse race...' "|