Author:Leslie S. Kawamuram (Ed.)

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The Bodhisattva Doctrine in Buddhism

By: Leslie S. Kawamuram (Ed.)

Price: $10.25

Publisher: Delhi, India, Sri Satguru Publications: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 101140

ISBN: 8170305632

Condition: New


Heretofore studies of the Bodhisattva doctrine in Buddhism the basis of Mahayana Buddhism have concentrated on Sanskrit sources. The distinctiveness of the present volume lies in the variety of languages and cultures in which research has been done. Traditionally, a Bodhisattva has been understood in view of the Buddha's former lives or as a superhuman making his way toward the enlightened state. The eleven studies making up this volume indicate a need to question uncritical acceptance of such interpretations of the Bodhisattva doctrine. Although the studies are scholarly, they are nonetheless... View more info