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The Essentials of the Eight Traditions
Author Gyōnen ; Pruden, Leo
Source The Essentials of the Eight Traditions/The Candle of the Latter Law
PublisherNumata Center for Buddhist Translation and Research
LocationBerkeley, CA, US [伯克利, 加利福尼亞州, 美國]
SeriesBDK English Tripiṭaka Translation Series
Content type專題研究論文=Research Paper
NoteOriginal Language: Japanese
AbstractThe Essentials of the Eight Schools gives a concise account of the history and doctrines of the eight principal Buddhist schools in existence in Japan at the time of the author, i.e. the six schools which were introduced to Japan during the Nara Period and the two schools introduced by Saichō and Kūkai during the Heian Period. This work may thus be described as an introduction to Japanese Buddhism. Fascicle 1 contains a preface and accounts of the Kusha, Jōjitsu and Discipline Schools, and Fascicle 2 deals with the Hossō, Sanron, Tendai, Kegon and Shingon Schools, followed by brief comments on the Zen and Pure Land Schools. The work takes the format of questions and answers, discussing such subjects as the name, basic scriptures, lines of transmission, and doctrines of each school. Since a brief history of the transmission of Buddhism from India via China to Japan is also included, it serves in fact as a very handy exposition of Japanese Buddhism.
ISBN9780962561870 (hc)
Created date2015.09.03

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