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The Doctrine of Upāya in the Vimalakīrtinirdeśa=《維摩詰經》的方便思想
Author Nishino, Midori (著)=西野翠 (au.)
Source 2016年「利他主義與菩薩思想」國際學術會議=2016 International Conference on "Altruism and Bodhisattva Thought"
Pages81 - 114
Publisher Url
Location桃園市, 臺灣 [Taoyuean shih, Taiwan]
Content type會議論文=Proceeding Article
NoteAuthor: Researcher, The Institute for Comprehensive Studies of Buddhist, Taisho University, Japan
Keywordthe Vimalakīrtinirdeśa; Upāya; Upāyakauśalya; prajñā; karuṇā; śūnya; Sengzhao
AbstractThe most characteristic feature of Mahāyāna Buddhism is the chain linked with prajñā (wisdom), karuṇā (compassion), and upāya (skill-in-means). For the Bodhisattva who devotes himself to help everyone to reach final goal of enlightenment, especially upāya is important as the liberative art. In this thesis, after overviewing the concept and the changes of upāya from śākyamuni era to Mahāyāna Buddhism, we will look into the upāya in the Vimalakīrtinirdeśa. Vimalakīrti, un order to convert all kinds of people, directly gets into the world stained with defilements and work for everyone by using numerous kinds of upāyakauśalyas. However he is never stained (vi-mala), thus Vimalakīrti's upāyakauśalya could be classified as the "baseless" (apratiṣṭhita) Nirvāṇa which does not interrupt the course through saṃsāra acoording to the distinction by the Mahāyanasūtrālaṃkāra.
Table of contentsIntroduction 82
1 The Meaning and Concept of Upāya 83
2 Śākyamuni Buddha's Upāya 85
3 Upāya of Mahāyāna Bodhisattva 89
4 Upāya in the Vimalakīrtinirdeśa 91
Conclusion 104
Created date2020.08.14

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