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Buddhist Spirituality: Indian, Southeast Asian, Tibetan, and Early Chinese
Author Van Bragt, Jan ; Heisig, James W. ; O'Leary, Joseph Stephen ; Takeuchi, Yoshinori
PublisherHerder & Herder=Crossroad
Publisher Url
LocationNew York, NY, US [紐約, 紐約州, 美國]
SeriesWorld Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest
Series No.8
Content type書籍=Book
Note"Buddhist Spirituality v.1: Indian, Southeast Asian, Tibetan, and Early Chinese"(ISBN:0824514521,9780824514525)and "Buddhist Spirituality v.2:Later China, Korea, Japan, and the modern world"(ISBN:082451596X,9780824515966) are vol.8 and vol.9 of a series entitled "World Spiritually: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest"(ISBN:0824512774,9780824514525).

This is the Frist Indian Edition: Delhi,1995.
Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers,1995.

Copyeight 1993 by The Crossroad Publishing Company, New York.
First Published: London, 1994 (ISBN:8120812551).
KeywordIndian Buddhism; Southeast Asian Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Chinese Buddhism; Buddhism; History
AbstractThe present volume is part of a series entitled World Spirituality: An Encyclopedic History of the Religious Quest, which seeks to present the spiritual wisdom of the human race in its historical unfolding. The volume presents the richness of the spiritual heritage of the human race and designed to reflect the autonomy of the traditional in its historical development.

Table of contentsPreface to the Series
Introduction-The Staff of the Nanzan Institute
Part One: Early Buddhism and Theravada
1. The Message of Gotama Buddha and Its Earliest Interpretations 3
2. Indian Buddhist Meditation 34
3. Abhidharma 67
4. Theravada in Southeast Asia 79
5. Theravada Lands
I. Sri Lanka 93
II. Burma 102
III. Buddhism in Thai Culture 108
IV. Thai Spirituality and Modernization 112
6. Monasticism and Civilization 120
Part Two: Mahayana
7. The Sutras
I. Prajnaparamita and the Rise of Mahayana 137
II. The Vimalakirti Sutra 155
III. The Avatamsaka Sutra 160
IV. The Lotus Sutra and the Essence of Mahayana 171
8. Mahayana Philosophies
I. The Madhyamika Tradition 188
II. Yogacara 203
III. Buddhist Logic: The Search for Certainty 213
9. The Diamond Vehicle 219
10. Pure Land Piety 242
Part Three: China
11. The Three in China 275
12. Philosophical Schools
I. San-lun, Tien-Tai, and Hua-yen 343
II. Yogacara in China 365
13. The Spirituality of Emptiness in Early Chinese Buddhism 373
14. Tantric Buddhism in China 397
ISBN0824514521; 9780824514525
Created date2004.08.13
Modified date2014.04.29

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