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

The Concept of the Buddha

Its Evolution from Early Buddhism to the Trikaya Theory

Hardcover Published: 25th November 2004
ISBN: 9780415333443
Number Of Pages: 272

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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.

Introduction
The Concept of the Buddha in Early Buddhism
The Concept of the Buddha in the Early Indian Buddhist Schools: Sarvastivada
The Concept of the Buddha in the Early Indian Buddhist Schools: Mahasamghika and Other Schools
The Origins and Development of the Dharmakaya
The Origins and Development of the Sambhogakaya
The Origins and Development of the Nirmanakaya
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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ISBN: 9780415333443
ISBN-10: 041533344X
Series: Routledgecurzon Critical Studies in Buddhism
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 25th November 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1