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Barth and Universal Salvation: A Mahayana Buddhist Perspective

Pan-chiu Lai

in Karl Barth and Comparative Theology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780823284603
eISBN:
9780823286102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823284603.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Pan-chiu Lai takes up the question of universal salvation in Barth, in conversation particularly with Chinese Buddhism, which recognizes a variety of entrances or “dharma-gates” to salvation. After ... More


The Beginnings of Mahayana Buddhism, Buddha Images, and Monastic Isolation: c. 100–600 CE

Lars Fogelin

in An Archaeological History of Indian Buddhism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199948215
eISBN:
9780190234157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199948215.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

In the first half of the first millennium CE, the Buddhist sangha progressively withdrew from regular contact with all but the wealthiest laity as monasteries became more economically ... More


Travelers on the Buddha's Path

Karen C. Lang

in Four Illusions: Candrakirti's Advice to Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151138
eISBN:
9780199870448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151135.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Candrakiriti was a Mahāyāna Buddhist whose numerous philosophical treatises on the Madhyamaka school were written between the mid‐sixth to the mid‐seventh centuries c.e. Traditional accounts of his ... More


Schopenhauer’s Indian Sources: Buddhism

Stephen Cross

in Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837358
eISBN:
9780824871048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter considers the Indian sources of Arthur Schopenhauer’s knowledge of Buddhist ideas. It begins with a discussion of Schopenhauer’s earliest contacts with Buddhism through the ethnography ... More


Central Asian Contact and Mutual Impact

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0020
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The political aspects of Indo-Greeks, Shakas, Parthians, Kushans and Indo-Sassanians are described. The Shaka-Kushan phase saw a distinct advance in building activities. The Shakas and Kushans ... More


Text as Father: Paternal Seductions in Early Mahayana Buddhist Literature

Alan Cole

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520242760
eISBN:
9780520931404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242760.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This work sheds new light on the origins and nature of Mahayana Buddhism, with close readings of four well-known texts: the Lotus Sutra, Diamond Sutra, Tathagatagarbha Sutra, and Vimalakirti Nirdesa. ... More


Spirituality in Religious Tradition

Roger S. Gottlieb

in Spirituality: What It Is and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199738748
eISBN:
9780199979349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738748.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter shows that spirituality, understood as the pursuit of spiritual virtues, is not a recent cultural innovation but an important element within traditional religion. This claim is supported ... More


Introduction

John Jorgensen

in Treatise on Awakening Mahāyāna Faith

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190297701
eISBN:
9780190057329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190297701.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The introduction is designed to orient the reader with the main topics taken up in the Treatise and also to provide a scholarly resource for students, teachers, and researchers. The introduction ... More


Luminous Bliss: A Religious History of Pure Land Literature in Tibet

Georgios T. Halkias

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835903
eISBN:
9780824871314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835903.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Pure Land Buddhism as a whole has received comparatively little attention in Western studies on Buddhism despite the importance of “buddha-fields” (pure lands) for the growth and expression of ... More


Emptiness

David E. Cooper

in The Measure of Things: Humanism, Humility, and Mystery

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199235988
eISBN:
9780191696688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235988.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the Mahayana Buddhist notion of ‘emptiness’ and Heidegger's meditations, in his later writings, on ‘Being’ and ‘Enowning’ to explain a doctrine of mystery that does not try to ... More


Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahayana: A Study and Translation of the Rastrapalapariprccha-sutra

Daniel Boucher

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824828813
eISBN:
9780824869274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824828813.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book delves into the socioreligious milieu of the authors, editors, and propagators of the Rāṣṭrapālapaṛiprcchā-sūtra (Questions of Rāṣṭrapāla), a Buddhist text circulating in India during the ... More


Treatise on Awakening Mahāyāna Faith

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190297701
eISBN:
9780190057329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190297701.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Drawing on the historical and intellectual contexts of the Treatise on Awakening Mahāyāna Faith’s composition and paying sustained attention to its interpretation in early commentaries, this new ... More


Compassion out of Wisdom: Buddhist Perspectives from the Past toward the Human Future

Ruben L. F. Habito

in Altruism and Altruistic Love: Science, Philosophy, and Religion in Dialogue

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195143584
eISBN:
9780199848119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143584.003.0031
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A collection of texts are said to contain early strata of transmitted teachings of Gautama the Buddha. The term brahma-vihā-ra refers to a tetrad of cardinal virtues. The term maître is placed in the ... More


Wealth and Devotion

Mette M. High

in Fear and Fortune: Spirit Worlds and Emerging Economies in the Mongolian Gold Rush

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501707544
eISBN:
9781501708121
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707544.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how local Buddhist lamas have become involved in the gold rush. Within Mahayana Buddhism, mining is considered emblematic of violent acts and self-interest that infringe upon ... More


Wisdom in Emptiness

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains D. T. Suzuki's “Wisdom in Emptiness” dialogue with Thomas Merton, who sent his manuscript of The Wisdom of the Desert (published in New York by New Directions in 1960) to ... More


Confucius: A Study of His Character and History

Jeff Wilson, Tomoe Moriya, and Richard M. Jaffe (eds)

in Selected Works of D.T. Suzuki, Volume III: Comparative Religion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520269170
eISBN:
9780520965355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520269170.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains D. T. Suzuki's essay, published in the journal The Open Court in 1899, in which he discusses Confucius's character and history. In his essay, Suzuki addresses the confusion of ... More


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