Chinese Buddhist Apocrypha

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Robert E. Buswell
University of Hawaii Press, 1990 - Apocryphal books (Tripit̥aka) - 342 pages
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"The study of apocryphal texts is probably the single most important task facing Chinese Buddhist studies today. This volume has done much to get it off on the right foot." --Journal of Asian Studies 50 (1991) "Few books of scholarly essays are this ambitious. The editor ... intends to introduce not just new studies, but a new field of study.... However, rather than marking the birth of Buddhist apocrypha studies, the book ... successfully demonstrates its early maturity." --Monumenta Serica 40 (1992) "The essays are without exception meticulous in scholarship and path-finding in significance." --Journal of Chinese Religions 20 (1992)
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Theravāda Buddhist Soteriology and the Paradox of Desire
37
The Sarvāstivādin Path of Removing Defilements
63
The Wholesome Roots and Their Eradiction
107
On the Ignorance of the Arhat
135
Paths Terminable and Interminable
147
Remarks on IndoTibetan Buddhist Soteriology
193
A Tibetan Perspective on the Nature of Spiritual Experience
225
A Buddhist Case for Unmediated Experience
269
The Relation between Chinese Buddhist History and Soteriology
309
Encounter Dialogue and the Transformation of the Spiritual Path in Chinese Chan
339
Learning Letters and Liberation in Northern Sung Chan
371
Early Tendai Interpretations of the Realization of Buddhahood with This Very Body Sokushin Jōbutsu
439
Thoughts on the Soteriology of a Kamakura Zen Text
475
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Robert E. Buswell Jr. is Professor and former Chair of Asian Languages & Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, and founding director of the university's Center for Buddhist Studies and Center for Korean Studies. He is the author of "The Zen Monastic Experience: Buddhist Practice in Contemporary Korea" (Princeton), and editor in chief of "The Encyclopedia of Buddhism.

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