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Three Short Treatises : A Mahayana Demonstration on the Theme of Action (Taisho Volume 31, Number 1609),
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Three Short Treatises collects brief and important explorations in Mahayana Buddhism. “A Mahayana Demonstration on the Theme of Action” is Vasubandhu’s meditation on karma, here translated from the earlier Chinese translation of Xuan-zhuang. The work presents a systematic view of various theories on karma from the perspective of the Mind Only school. “Essays of Sengzhao” presents four works by Sengzhao, an important disciple of Kumarajiva; the collection is said to have exerted considerable influence on later Chinese Buddhism, in part because it relates issues in Buddhist doctrine to traditional Chinese philosophy. “The Treatise on the Origin of Humanity” by Zong-mi explores the basis of human existence in the context of Confucianism, Taoism, Theravada, and certain Mahayana understandings—which he finds unsatisfactory—to present what he considers a true Mahayana view of human existence.
Number of Pages: 213
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: BDK English Tripitaka Series
Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr
Street Date: July 31, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-3359
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