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Women in the Pure Land:Some Reflections on the Textual Sources
Author Harrison, Paul
Source Journal of Indian Philosophy
Volumev.26 n.6
Date1998.12
Pages553 - 572
PublisherSpringer
Publisher Url http://www.springer.com/gp/
LocationBerlin, Germany [柏林, 德國]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
Language英文=English
NoteAuthors and affiliations:Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
KeywordChinese Buddhism; Dharma; Women in Religion; Harrison, Paul
AbstractThis paper attempts to explore the issue of female rebirth in Sukhavati by examining relevant passages in all extant versions (Sanskrit,Tibetan and Chinese) of the Longer Sukhavativyuhasutra, the core text of Pure Land Buddhism. The results show that the tradition represented by this scripture has undergone considerable change since its earliest recensions were produced,from a hard-line position (asserting clearly that Sukhavati is devoid of women and sentient beings are reborn there only as males) to a much softer stance (in which the denial of female rebirth is rather ambiguous and Sukhavati has nymphs). This historical shift finds its modern counterpart in contemporary revisionist attempts to assert either the possibility of female rebirth in Sukhavati or the absence there of gender distinctions altogether.
Table of contentsINTRODUCTION 553
THE THIRTY-FIFTH VOW 554
NYMPHS IN SUKHAVAT  I? 559
OTHER RELEVANT PASSAGES 562
CONCLUDING REMARKS 563
ISSN00221791 (P); 15730395 (E)
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Created date2000.12.15
Modified date2019.08.22



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