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The Dawn of Chinese Pure Land Buddhist Doctrine, Ching-ying Hui-yuan's Commentary on the Visualization Sutra

Tanaka, Kenneth K.

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ISBN 10: 0791402975 / ISBN 13: 9780791402979
Published by Albany: State University of New York Press, 1990
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Printed Boards. First Edition. 8vo. A volume in the Suny series in Buddhist Studies. Translated by author. Part I discusses the history, text, and various issues relating to the Sutra of Visualization. Part II presents the full translation. Notes. Glossary. Biblio. Index. xxiv, 304 pp. Fine Hardcover w/out dj as issued. Bookseller Inventory # 787

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Title: The Dawn of Chinese Pure Land Buddhist ...

Publisher: Albany: State University of New York Press

Publication Date: 1990

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Abbreviations and Conventions

Introduction: Challenge to Orthodoxy

Part I

Chapter One: Pure Land Buddhist Development in India and China Prior to Hui-yüan

Chapter Two: Hui-yüan's Place in the Buddhism of North China

Chapter Three: Textual Background of the Commentary

Chapter Four: Treatment of the Kuan-ching

Chapter Five: Rebirth: Causes and Ranking

Chapter Six: Impact on the Shan-tao Commentary

Chapter Seven: Conclusion

Part II Translation of the Commentary

General Notes and Synopsis of the Kuan-ching

The Commentary on the Sutra of Visualization on the Buddha of Immeasurable Life by Sramana Hui-yüan

Appendix One: Rankings of the Buddhist Path (marga)





About the Author:

Kenneth K. Tanaka is Assistant Professor of Buddhist Studies and Assistant Dean at The Institute of Buddhist Studies: Graduate School and Seminary, an affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. He is the editor of The Pacific World: The Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies.

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