THE CONCEPT OF “SOUL” IN THE BUDDHIST DIDACTIC WRITING “MIRROR OF WISDOM” BY E.-KH. GALSHIEV: HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL RECONSTRUCTION

DOI 10.31554/2222-9175-2020-37-157-162

THE CONCEPT OF “SOUL” IN THE BUDDHIST DIDACTIC WRITING “MIRROR OF WISDOM” BY E.-KH. GALSHIEV: HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL RECONSTRUCTION

Tsyrenov Ch. Ts.

The article presents the reconstruction of the concept of “soul” in the Buryat Buddhist tradition based on the analysis of the pre-revolutionary religious composition “Mirror of Wisdom” by Erdeni-Khaibzun Galshiev (1855–1915). The main substantive characteristics of the concept are revealed and the degree of its significance for the Buryat mentality is determined.