Universal Vehicle Discourse Literature (Mahayanasutralamkara)

Universal Vehicle Discourse Literature (Mahayanasutralamkara)

by Robert Thurman, The Aibs Team
     
 

ISBN-10: 0975373404

ISBN-13: 9780975373408

Pub. Date: 12/29/2004

Publisher: American Institute of Buddhist Studies

The Universal Vehicle Discourse Literature (Mahayanasutralamkara) was transmitted from the bodhisattva Maitreyanatha to Arya Asanga, the fourth-century Indian Buddhist scholar-adept. The most foundational of the set of the famous Five Teachings of Maitreya, the Discourse Literature is considered the wellspring of what the Tibetans call the

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The Universal Vehicle Discourse Literature (Mahayanasutralamkara) was transmitted from the bodhisattva Maitreyanatha to Arya Asanga, the fourth-century Indian Buddhist scholar-adept. The most foundational of the set of the famous Five Teachings of Maitreya, the Discourse Literature is considered the wellspring of what the Tibetans call the "magnificent deeds trend of the path," the compassion side, which balances the "profound view trend of the path," the wisdom side. The Discourse Literature is also considered to be metaphysically aligned with and foundational for the Idealist (Vijñanavadin) school of Mahayana thought.

Translated from Sanskrit, Tibetan, and Chinese by Lobsang Jamspal, Robert Thurman, and the AIBS team, the present work contains a fully annotated, critical English rendition of the Discourse Literature along with its commentary (bhasya) by Asanga's brother, Vasubandhu. It also includes an introduction covering essential historical and philosophical topics, a bibliography, and a detailed index. This long-awaited work is the founding cornerstone of the AIBS Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences series

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780975373408
Publisher:
American Institute of Buddhist Studies
Publication date:
12/29/2004
Series:
Treasury of the Buddhist Sciences Series
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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