The Concept of the Buddha: Its Evolution from Early Buddhism to the Trikaya Theory

The Concept of the Buddha: Its Evolution from Early Buddhism to the Trikaya Theory

by Guang Xing
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415600022

ISBN-13: 9780415600026

Pub. Date: 08/10/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Guang Xing gives 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. He examines how and why the philosophical concept of three bodies was formed, particularly the Sambhogakaya, which is the Buddha to be worshipped by

Overview

Guang Xing gives 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. He examines how and why the philosophical concept of three bodies was formed, particularly the Sambhogakaya, which is the Buddha to be worshipped by all Mayahanists. Written in an accessible way, this work is an outstanding research text for students and scholars of Mayahana Buddhism and anyone interested in Buddhist philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415600026
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/10/2010
Pages:
266

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Concept of the Buddha in Early Buddhism 2. The Concept of the Buddha in the Early Indian Buddhist Schools: Sarvastivada 3. The Concept of the Buddha in the Early Indian Buddhist Schools: Mahasamghika and Other Schools 4. The Origins and Development of the Dharmakaya 5. The Origins and Development of the Sambhogakaya 6. The Origins and Development of the Nirmanakaya 7. The Attributes of the Buddha and Other Buddhas in Early and Middle Mahayana Sutras Conclusion: The Five Basic Stages in the Development of the Concept of the Buddha

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