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By Jamie Hubbard

ISBN-10: 0824823451

ISBN-13: 9780824823450

Even with the typical view of Buddhism as non-dogmatic and tolerant, the historic checklist preserves many examples of Buddhist thinkers and events that have been banned as heretical or subversive. The San-chieh (Three degrees) was once a favored and influential chinese language Buddhist circulate in the course of the Sui and Tang sessions, counting robust statesmen, imperial princes, or even an empress, Empress Wu, between its buyers. In spite, or even accurately simply because, of its proximity to strength, the San-chieh circulation ran afoul of the specialists and its teachings and texts have been formally proscribed quite a few instances over a several-hundred-year historical past. as a result of those suppressions San-chieh texts have been misplaced and little information regarding its teachings or historical past is offered. the current paintings, the 1st English examine of the San-chieh flow, makes use of manuscripts stumbled on at Tun-huang to check the doctrine and institutional practices of this flow within the greater context of Mahayana doctrine and perform. by means of viewing San-Chieh within the context of Mahayana Buddhism, Hubbard finds it to be faraway from heretical and thereby increases vital questions about orthodoxy and canon in Buddhism. He exhibits that a few of the hallmark principles and practices of chinese language Buddhism locate an early and particular expression within the San-chieh texts.

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788b. absolute delusion, perfect buddhahood / 19 attempt to do so will only bring harm. ” As the Ming pao chi notes, the gist of his teachings is to be found in the complementary practices of seeing all sentient beings in terms of their essential Buddha-nature and therefore universally respecting all while at the same time seeing oneself solely in terms of our basically evil nature. For Hsin-hsing, the medicine dispensed in accord with the afµiction—the afµiction of bias and prejudiced views of reality— means cultivating a variety of contemplative, penitential, liturgical, and ascetic practices, practices that for the most part were staples in the monastic regimen of his day.

Other important studies include Yamada Ryðjõ, “Mappõ shisõ ni tsuite,” Indogaku Bukkyõgaku kenkyð 4/2 (1956): 361–70; David W. Chappell, “Early Forebodings of the Death of Buddhism,” Numen 27 (1980): 122–53; Étienne Lamotte, Histoire du bouddhisme indien (Louvain: Publications Universitaires, 1958), 210–22; Kumoi Shõzen ²mÅ3, “Hõmetsu 36 absolute delusion, perfect buddhahood / 37 untangling of the scriptural sources has constituted the indispensable bedrock of prior studies (by sixth-century Chinese monks as well as by contemporary scholars), here I am interested in the function of the concept of the decline, which shows it working as a rhetoric of orthodoxy (in Nik„ya and Mahayana Buddhism) or as a stylistic device legitimating new interpretations of the teachings (for tantra, Hsin-hsing, and the preachers of the Pure Land path).

9 The millennial tradition, best known in the context of the future Buddha Maitreya, is clearly related to the cosmological tradition. 6 billion years off) that it took some time before he came to be re³gured in millennial terms of world renewal. Most importantly for any discussion of Hsin-hsing and his teachings, however, is that even after this re³guring takes place, the later millennial traditions that incorporate the Maitreya motif contain an expectation of a future utopia, occurring within history, that is not found in the Three Levels or the Pure Land traditions.

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