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The Dispeller of Disputes: Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani

Jan Westerhoff

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732692
eISBN:
9780199777365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732692.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

The Vigrahavyāvartanī is a short work by the second-century Indian Buddhist philosopher Nāgārjuna. In this text, which is written in a lively question-and-answer style he addresses a number of ... More


The Making of Buddhist Modernism

David L. McMahan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195183276
eISBN:
9780199870882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183276.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book elucidates the complex cross-cultural genealogy of themes, ideas, and practices crucial to the creation of a new hybrid form of Buddhism that has emerged within the last 150 years. Buddhism ... More


Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples

Nicholas Sims-Williams (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262856
eISBN:
9780191753961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The recent developments in our understanding of the history of the Indo-Iranian languages and their speakers are surveyed and assessed in this book by a group of linguists and archaeologists. In the ... More


Proceedings of the British Academy Volume 181, 2010-2011 Lectures

Ron Johnston (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265277
eISBN:
9780191754203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265277.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This volume collects together lectures by distinguished scholars. One lecture examines medieval religious relics, focusing on what they actually comprised and asking how these paltry items came to be ... More


The Six Perfections: Buddhism and the Cultivation of Character

Dale Wright

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195382013
eISBN:
9780199870332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195382013.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In classical Mahayana Buddhism, the “six perfections—pāramitā—define the meaning of human enlightenment. Buddhist enlightenment is understood to be a particular way of being in the world, a way of ... More


Nagarjuna's Madhyamaka: A Philosophical Introduction

Jan Westerhoff

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375213
eISBN:
9780199871360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375213.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book contains a discussion of thought of the 2nd-century Indian Buddhist philosophy Nāgārjuna, the founder of the ‘Middle Way’ (Madhyamaka) school of Buddhist thought. The discussion is based on ... More


Facsimile of the 1814 Xylograph of the Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō

Mark L. Blum

in The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125245
eISBN:
9780199833993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512524X.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a facsimile (in Japanese) of the 1814 xylograph of Gyōnen's Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō on Pure Land school of Buddhism upon which the translation in Part II is based. Appendix A gives a concordance ... More


Colophon to the Bunka Edition

Mark L. Blum

in The Origins and Development of Pure Land Buddhism: A Study and Translation of Gyonen's Jodo Homon Genrusho

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195125245
eISBN:
9780199833993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512524X.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This is a facsimile (in Japanese) of the 1814 xylograph of Gyōnen's Jōdo Hōmon Genrushō on Pure Land school of Buddhism upon which the translation in Part II is based, Appendix A gives a concordance ... More


 Introduction to the Compendium of Training

Susanne Mrozik

in Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter begins with an explanation of the purpose of the book, which is to offer a new approach to the study of Buddhist ethics by asking what we can learn about Buddhist ethics if we make the ... More


 Revisioning Virtue

Susanne Mrozik

in Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter summarizes the arguments of the book and considers their ethical implications for both medieval and contemporary readers of the Compendium of Training. It employs a feminist hermeneutics ... More


Tantric Treasures: Three Collections of Mystical Verse from Buddhist India

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195166415
eISBN:
9780199784783
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166418.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book provides accurate, accessible translations of three classics of medieval Indian Buddhist mysticism: the “couplet-treasuries” of the great tantric masters Saraha, Kanha, and Tilopa. Since ... More


Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Susanne Mrozik

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book investigates the diverse roles bodies play in Buddhist ethical development. Traditionally, Buddhists assumed a close connection between body and morality. Thus, Buddhist literature contains ... More


Perception: An Essay on Classical Indian Theories of Knowledge

Bimal Krishna Matilal

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239765
eISBN:
9780191680014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239765.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is a defence of the form of realism which stands closest to that upheld by the Nyāya–Vaíṣsika school in classical India. The book presents the Nyāya view and critically examines it against ... More


Ethical Life: Its Natural and Social Histories

Webb Keane

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691167732
eISBN:
9781400873593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691167732.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

The human propensity to take an ethical stance toward oneself and others is found in every known society, yet we also know that values taken for granted in one society can contradict those in ... More


 The Vital Points of the Bodhisattva Discipline

Susanne Mrozik

in Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter outlines what the Compendium of Training calls the “vital points” of the bodhisattva discipline, demonstrating the centrality of body to the bodhisattva ideal. It includes an analysis of ... More


 Foul Bodies: An Ascetic Discourse on Bodies

Susanne Mrozik

in Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195305005
eISBN:
9780199785681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305005.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter investigates how even an apparently negative discourse on bodies serves the Compendium of Training's purpose of producing bodhisattvas with bodies that have transformative effects on ... More


Ethics of Ambiguity: A Buddhist Reflection on the Japanese Organ Transplant Law

Ronald Y. Nakasone

David E. Guinn (ed.)

in Handbook of Bioethics and Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178739
eISBN:
9780199784943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178734.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the structure and role of ambiguity in the Japanese Organ Transplant Law by looking at the Chinese Huayen Buddhist doctrine of dharmadhatu-pratityasamutpada (fajie yuanqi shuo) ... More


 Dōgen's View of Earth, Space, and Time Seen in Mahāyāna Context

Taigen Dan Leighton

in Visions of Awakening Space and Time: D=ogen and the Lotus Sutra

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195320930
eISBN:
9780199785360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320930.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses Mahāyāna imagery concerning earth and space, and their confluence and related Buddhist backgrounds on temporality, and how these may have served as a wider context for Dōgen's ... More


Saraha's Treasury of Couplets

Roger R. Jackson

in Tantric Treasures: Three Collections of Mystical Verse from Buddhist India

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195166415
eISBN:
9780199784783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166418.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A translation of verses by Saraha is presented.


Kāṇha's Treasury of Couplets

Roger R. Jackson

in Tantric Treasures: Three Collections of Mystical Verse from Buddhist India

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195166415
eISBN:
9780199784783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195166418.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

A translation of verses by Kānha is presented.


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