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Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahayana - A Study and Translation of the Rastrapalapariprccha-sutra (Hardcover, Annotated edition) Loot Price: R1,210
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Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahayana - A Study and Translation of the Rastrapalapariprccha-sutra (Hardcover, Annotated edition)

Daniel Boucher

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This volume delves into the socio religious milieu of the authors, editors, and propagators of the ""Rastrapalapariprccha-sutra"" (Questions of Rastrapala), a Buddhist text circulating in India during the first half of the first millennium C.E. Daniel Boucher first reflects upon the problems that plague historians of Mahayana Buddhism, whose previous efforts to comprehend the tradition have often ignored the social dynamics that motivated some of the innovations of this new literature. Following that is a careful analysis of several motifs found in the Indian text and an examination of the value of the earliest Chinese translation for charting the sutra's evolution.The first part of the study looks at the relationship between the bodily glorification of the Buddha and the ascetic career that produced it within the socioeconomic world of early medieval Buddhist monasticism. Boucher then focuses on a third-century Chinese translation of the sutra and traces the changes in the translation to the late tenth century. He concludes with an annotated translation of the sutra based on a new reading of its earliest extant Sanskrit manuscript.

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Imprint: University of Hawaii Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2008
First published: September 2008
Authors: Daniel Boucher
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Edition: Annotated edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-8248-2881-3
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
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Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Religions of Indic & Oriental origin > Buddhism > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian sacred works & liturgy > Sacred texts > Criticism & exegesis of sacred texts
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LSN: 0-8248-2881-X
Barcode: 9780824828813

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