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The Yogācārabhūmi against Allodoxies (paravāda): 2 Ritual Violence
Author Eltschinger, Vincent (著)
Source Indo-Iranian Journal
Volumev.60 n.4
Publisher Url
LocationLeiden, the Netherlands [萊登, 荷蘭]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
NoteAuthor Affiliation: École Pratique des Hautes Études
KeywordYogācārabhūmi; ritual violence; ahiṃsā; Indian Buddhism; Buddhist philosophy
AbstractThe Yogācārabhūmi, a massive compilation of the early Yogācāra “school(s),” contains a comparatively short section dedicated to the critical examination of sixteen “allodoxies” (paravāda), mostly non-Buddhist doctrines, practices and institutions, some of which go back to the Brahmajāla- and Śrāmaṇyaphalasūtra of the Dīrghāgama. This section, which could be dated to the late 3rd century CE, is a remarkable milestone in the history of philosophy in the Buddhist environment, in that it summarizes and updates earlier, canonical arguments, adapting them to a new polemical context, and reveals Buddhist philosophy’s profound indebtedness to sūtra literature. The present paper analyzes allodoxy no. 8 (hiṃsādharmavāda), the brahmins’ claim that ritual violence is a religious duty and, as such, no violence at all. The Yogācārabhūmi’s arguments are among the most cogent and systematic Indian Buddhists ever directed against ritual violence.
Table of contentsAbstract 365
Introduction 366
Ritual Killing is Not Killing 369
On the Kaliyuga and the Degeneration Pattern 372
Buddhist Ideas on Animal Sacrifice and Its Critique 378
Editorial Conventions 392
Diplomatic Edition of YBh ms 40b3–41a3 392
Critical Edition of YBh ms 40b3–41a3 393
Tibetan Version (YBh Tib D73b6–74b6/P85b6–86b6) 396
Translation 397
Abbreviations 403
References 406
ISSN00197246 (P); 15728536 (E)
Created date2023.07.10
Modified date2023.07.13

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