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Early Mahāyāna: Laying out the Field
Author Harrison, Paul M. (著)
Source Setting out on the great way: essays on early Mahāyāna Buddhism
Pages7 - 31
PublisherEquinox Press
Publisher Url
LocationBristol, PA, US
Content type專題研究論文=Research Paper
AbstractThis chapter begins with some general observations about the study of early Mahāyāna Buddhism and of its origins. It goes on to consider briefly a number of issues which continue to pose challenges to our understanding. These include the controversial role of araṇyavāsins or ‘forest-dwellers’; the role of the laity; the periodization of Mahāyāna sūtra-literature (and of this form of Buddhism as a whole); the relationship between Mahāyāna engagement and nikāya affiliation; and the problem of the archaeological and art-historical record. True to the ambiguity of its title, the chapter concludes by asking whether early Mahāyāna and Mahāyāna origins remain worthwhile objects of study in the 21st century, or whether they should be prepared for burial.
ISBN9781781796856; 1781796858
Created date2022.10.11
Modified date2022.10.11

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