Paul Williams's Buddhism, Critical Concepts in Religious Studies, Volume 3 PDF

By Paul Williams

From a box basically of curiosity to expert orientalists, the examine of Buddhism has constructed to embody inter alia, theology and non secular reports, philosophy, cultural stories, anthropology and comparative reviews. there's now higher direct entry to Buddhism within the West than ever ahead of, and Buddhist stories are attracting expanding numbers of students.

This eight-volume set brings jointly seminal papers in Buddhist reviews from an enormous diversity of educational disciplines, released over the past 40 years. With a brand new creation via the editor, this assortment is a different and unrivalled learn source for either pupil and scholar.

VOLUME III THE ORIGINS AND NATURE OF
MAHAYANA BUDDHISM; SOME
MAHAYANA spiritual TOPICS
Acknowledgements vu
33 Siikiyabhikkhu!Sakyabhikkhu/Siikyabhik$u: a wrong link
to the Mahayana? 1
L.S. COUSINS
34 A initial research on meditation and the beginnings of
Mahayana Buddhism
FLORIN DELEANU
35 How the Mahayana began
R. GOMBRICH
36 Buddhiinusmrti in the
PratyutpannabuddhasaiJimukhiivasthitasamiidhi-sii.tra
PAUL M HARRISON
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37 Who will get to trip within the nice automobile? Self-image and
identity one of the fans of early Mahayana
PAUL HARRISON
38 Is the Dharma-kiiya the genuine "phantom body" of the
Buddha?
PAUL HARRISON
39 looking for the origins of the Mahayana: what are we
looking for?
PAUL HARRISON
40 the increase of Mahayana Buddhism and its dating to the
worship of stiipas
AKIRA HIRAKAWA
41 Maiijusri
ETIENNE LAMOTTE
42 The oldest Mahayana siitra: its importance for the learn of
Buddhist improvement 302
LEWIS R. LANCASTER
43 encouraged speech in early Mahayana Buddhism
GRAEME MACQUEEN
44 altering the feminine physique: clever ladies and the
Bodhisattva profession in a few Mahiiratnakiitasiitras
NANCY SCHUSTER
45 What, if whatever, is Mahayana Buddhism? challenge of
definitions and classifications
JONATHAN A. SILK

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Visuddhimagga of Buddhaghosn. tlkii of Vajirabuddhi. Cited from the Burmese edition as given on the VRICD. Viikyapadlya of Bhartrhari. A. d III, Part I. Poona: Deccan College, 1963. Yuktidlpikii. Edited by Albrecht Wezler and Shujun Motegi, Vol. I, Altund neu-indische Studien 44. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1998. 23 THE ORIGINS AND NATURE OF MAHAYANA BUDDHISM YJ: YT: Yavanajiitaka of Sphujidhvaja. Edited by David Pingree, 2 vols, Harvard Oriental Series 48. : Harvard University Press, 1978.

The first one, hugely sensitive for the Great Vehicle followers, is how a bodhisattva can engage in meditation, especially in the cultivation of enstatic states as well as emptiness, signlessness, and directionlessness, without losing his salvific involvement. The second one, which Mahayana inherited from earlier Buddhism, is how and to what degree non-discursive cognitive modes can be combined with rational observational thinking in order to attain the supreme Awakening. The Mahayana texts and followers usually assure us that they can successfully solve these problems.

JI (Nyayasaurabha), 2 vols, Oriental Research Institute series 116 and 139. Mysore: Oriental Research Institute, 1969 and 1983. Niityasiistra of Bharatamuni. Edited by M. Ramakrishna Kavi with the Abhinavabharati commentary, Vol. III, Gaekwad's Oriental Series CXXIV. Baroda: Oriental Institute, 1954. Patisambhidiimagga. Jr/anijjutti. Cited from W. B. da- and Oha-nijjuttis of the Svetambara Jain Tradition. Vol. II Text and Glossary. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 1994. Padmapriibhrtaka of Sudraka.

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