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On a Hitherto Neglected Text against Buddhist Personalism : Mahāyānasūtrālankāra 18.92-103 and its Bhāsya
Author Eltschinger, Vincent
Source Asiatische Studien : Zeitschrift der Schweizerischen Gesellschaft für Asienkunde=Etudes asiatiques : revue de la Société Suisse d'études asiatiques
Volumev.64 n.2
Pages291 - 340
PublisherSwiss Asia Society=Schweizerische Asiengesellschaft
Publisher Url
LocationZurich, Switzerland [蘇黎世, 瑞士]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
NoteVincent Eltschinger, Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia Austrian Academy of Sciences Vienna)
Aux anges, aux mânes et aux eaux de Kyoto
AbstractAccording to the Chinese pilgrims Xuanzang and Yijing, the Saṃmitīya sect of Buddhism, an offshoot of the Vātsiputriya sect, had become by far the most important among the non-Mahāyānist denominations of the northern half of India by the turn of the 7th century CE. Now, the Saṃmitīya were famous for professing a personalist doctrine pudgalavāda) that singled them out as “heretics” and triggered off vehement criticism on the part of their “coreligionists.” Whereas only a few Saṃmitīya works have survived down to us in Chinese translation, most of their opponents’ tracts have been preserved either in Sanskrit or in Tibetan translation, the most celebrated ones being those of Vasubandhu, Candrak rti and Kamala la. However, one of the earliest extant Yogācāra sources, the Mahāyānasūtrālankāra (bhāsya), dedicates a section of respectable length to the critique of Buddhist personalism. The present essay provides this neglected early testimony with an introduction, an annotated translation, and text-critical notes.
Table of contents1. Buddhist Personalism and its Critique 292
1.1. 292
1.2. 293
1.3. 294
1.4. 295
1.5. 297
1.6. 298
2. The Immediate Context of MSA(Bh) 18.92–103 299
2.1. 299
2.2. 299
2.3. 302
3. On the Present Translation 304
4. MSA(Bh) 18.92–103/154,27–160,6 305
5. Text-critical remarks 330
References 333

ISSN00044717 (P); 22355871 (E)
Created date2017.04.17
Modified date2020.05.11

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