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Author Xing, Guang, 1962-

Title The concept of the Buddha : its evolution from early Buddhism to the trikāya theory / Guang Xing
Published London ; New York, N.Y. : RoutledgeCurzon, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Series RoutledgeCurzon critical studies in Buddhism
RoutledgeCurzon critical studies in Buddhism.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Contents; Introduction; The concept of the Buddha in early Buddhism; The concept of the Buddha in the early Indian Buddhist Schools (I) The Sarvastivada; The concept of the Buddha in the early Indian Buddhist schools (II) The Mahasaghika and other schools; The origin and development of the dharmakaya; The origin and development of the Sabhogakaya; The origin and development of the nirmaakaya; The attributes of the Buddha and other Buddhas in early and middle Mahayana stras; Conclusion: The five basic stages in the development of the concept of the Buddha
Appendix: Chronology of Chinese translation of Mahayana stras and astrasNotes; Select bibliography; Index
Summary This book presents an analysis of one of the fundamental Mahayana Buddhist teachings, namely the three bodies of the Buddha (the Trikaya Theory), which is considered the foundation of Mahayana philosophy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Buddha (The concept)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004005268
ISBN 0203413105 (electronic bk.)
9780203413104 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)