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By Paul Williams

From a box essentially of curiosity to professional orientalists, the learn of Buddhism has constructed to include inter alia, theology and non secular reports, philosophy, cultural stories, anthropology and comparative experiences. there's now better direct entry to Buddhism within the West than ever ahead of, and Buddhist experiences are attracting expanding numbers of students.

This eight-volume set brings jointly seminal papers in Buddhist experiences from an unlimited variety of educational disciplines, released during the last 40 years. With a brand new creation through the editor, this assortment is a different and unrivalled learn source for either scholar and scholar.

Acknowledgements vu
33 Siikiyabhikkhu!Sakyabhikkhu/Siikyabhik$u: a fallacious link
to the Mahayana? 1
34 A initial learn on meditation and the beginnings of
Mahayana Buddhism
35 How the Mahayana began
36 Buddhiinusmrti in the
37 Who will get to trip within the nice motor vehicle? Self-image and
identity one of the fans of early Mahayana
38 Is the Dharma-kiiya the genuine "phantom body" of the
39 trying to find the origins of the Mahayana: what are we
looking for?
40 the increase of Mahayana Buddhism and its dating to the
worship of stiipas
41 Maiijusri
42 The oldest Mahayana siitra: its importance for the learn of
Buddhist improvement 302
43 encouraged speech in early Mahayana Buddhism
44 altering the feminine physique: clever girls and the
Bodhisattva occupation in a few Mahiiratnakiitasiitras
45 What, if something, is Mahayana Buddhism? challenge of
definitions and classifications

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Jiitaka-atthakathii attr. Buddhaghosa. Kiidambarl of Bal)a. Edited by Peter Peterson, Part I - Text, Bombay Sanskrit Series XXIV. Bombay: Government Central Book Depot, 1900. Kankhiivitaral)l of Buddhaghosa. Majjhimanikiiya. Manu-smrti. Edited by Jayantakrishna Harikrishna Dave with the commentary of Kulliikabhatta, Volume II (Adhyayas 3-4), Bharatiya Vidya Series 33. Bombay: Bharatiftya Vidya Bhavan, 1975. Mahiiva/'flsa of Mahanama. Milindapafiha. Manorathapiiranl of Buddhaghosa. Mattavilasaprahasana of Mahendravikramavarrnan.

357c 19-21 ). e. not only as a doctrinal ideal but also as an actual spiritual experience? To start with, there is no way we can ascertain this by means of philologico-historical methods. Furthermore, the answer to this question largely depends on how prajiia is understood. Even if we limit ourselves to one scripture or one class of texts, the exact definition of prajiia would require a study in itself. To make things more complicated, the texts themselves warn us that a purely theoretical understanding of the concept is impossible and its elusiveness is part of its nature.

Schopen, Gregory. Bones, Stones, and Buddhist monks: Collected Papers on the Archaeology, Epigraphy, and Texts of Monastic Buddhism in India. Edited by Luis 0. Gomez, Studies in the Buddhist traditions. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, 1997. - - . " Indo-Iranian Journal21 ( 1979): 1-19. - - . " The Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies 17, no. 2 (1994): 145-173. Shizutani, Masao. Indo Bukkyi5 himei mokuroku. (Catalogue of Indian Buddhist inscriptions). Kyoto: Heirakuji shoten, 1979.

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