Buddhism, Critical Concepts in Religious Studies, Volume 3 by Paul Williams

By Paul Williams

From a box essentially of curiosity to professional orientalists, the examine of Buddhism has built to include inter alia, theology and spiritual reviews, philosophy, cultural stories, anthropology and comparative reports. there's now higher direct entry to Buddhism within the West than ever ahead of, and Buddhist reports are attracting expanding numbers of students.

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

VOLUME III THE ORIGINS AND NATURE OF
MAHAYANA BUDDHISM; SOME
MAHAYANA non secular TOPICS
Acknowledgements vu
33 Siikiyabhikkhu!Sakyabhikkhu/Siikyabhik$u: a unsuitable link
to the Mahayana? 1
L.S. COUSINS
34 A initial examine 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
viii
37 Who will get to experience within the nice motor vehicle? Self-image and
identity one of the fans of early Mahayana
PAUL HARRISON
38 Is the Dharma-kiiya the true "phantom body" of the
Buddha?
PAUL HARRISON
39 trying to find 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 value for the examine of
Buddhist improvement 302
LEWIS R. LANCASTER
43 encouraged speech in early Mahayana Buddhism
GRAEME MACQUEEN
44 altering the feminine physique: clever girls and the
Bodhisattva occupation in a few Mahiiratnakiitasiitras
NANCY SCHUSTER
45 What, if something, is Mahayana Buddhism? challenge of
definitions and classifications
JONATHAN A. SILK

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By Paul Williams

From a box essentially of curiosity to professional orientalists, the examine of Buddhism has built to include inter alia, theology and spiritual reviews, philosophy, cultural stories, anthropology and comparative reports. there's now higher direct entry to Buddhism within the West than ever ahead of, and Buddhist reports are attracting expanding numbers of students.

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

VOLUME III THE ORIGINS AND NATURE OF
MAHAYANA BUDDHISM; SOME
MAHAYANA non secular TOPICS
Acknowledgements vu
33 Siikiyabhikkhu!Sakyabhikkhu/Siikyabhik$u: a unsuitable link
to the Mahayana? 1
L.S. COUSINS
34 A initial examine 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
viii
37 Who will get to experience within the nice motor vehicle? Self-image and
identity one of the fans of early Mahayana
PAUL HARRISON
38 Is the Dharma-kiiya the true "phantom body" of the
Buddha?
PAUL HARRISON
39 trying to find 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 value for the examine of
Buddhist improvement 302
LEWIS R. LANCASTER
43 encouraged speech in early Mahayana Buddhism
GRAEME MACQUEEN
44 altering the feminine physique: clever girls and the
Bodhisattva occupation in a few Mahiiratnakiitasiitras
NANCY SCHUSTER
45 What, if something, is Mahayana Buddhism? challenge of
definitions and classifications
JONATHAN A. SILK

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Vipasyanii pair. 79 3. Meditation and the beginnings of Mahayana Buddhism Whatever the bodhisattva's spiritual cultivation may actually have been, it seems to me very unlikely that those men coming up with such complex and subtle innovations were simple lay people with a mere populist desire to make the new Vehicle open for a general 'easy ride'. The background seems to be that of an ascetic and philosophical milieu perfectly familiar with the doctrinal developments of the traditional Buddhism.

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.

Denying the possibility altogether is, however, unnecessary. Strictly speaking, it would require that Sharf should prove beyond doubt that meditative experiences cannot logically serve as a basis for philosophical inferences or that in each and every concrete historical case so far meditation and reflection upon it have never been the source of a doctrinal development. A final word about meditation: my assumption that meditative experiences may have been a basis of philosophical inferences is not motivated by the desire to defend the 'pure experience' or the supremacy of the contemplative way of knowledge.

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