Religion: Mahayana

  • Genealogies of Mahāyāna Buddhism: Emptiness, Power and the question of Origin book cover

    Genealogies of Mahāyāna Buddhism

    Emptiness, Power and the question of Origin, 1st Edition

    By Joseph G Walser

    Genealogies of Mahāyāna Buddhism offers a solution to a problem that some have called the holy grail of Buddhist studies: the problem of the “origins” of Mahāyāna Buddhism. In a work that contributes both to a general theory of religion and power for religious studies as well as to the problem of…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge

  • Empty Vision: Metaphor and Visionary Imagery in Mahayana Buddhism book cover

    Empty Vision

    Metaphor and Visionary Imagery in Mahayana Buddhism, 1st Edition

    By David McMahan

    Visual metaphors in a number of Mahayana sutras construct a discourse in which visual perception serves as a model for knowledge and enlightenment. In the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajnaparamita) and other Mahayana literature, immediate access to reality is symbolized by vision and set in opposition…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge

  • Power, Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhism: The Gandavyuha-sutra book cover

    Power, Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhism

    The Gandavyuha-sutra, 1st Edition

    By Douglas Osto

    This book examines the concepts of power, wealth and women in the important Mahayana Buddhist scripture known as the Gandavyuha-sutra, and relates these to the text’s social context in ancient Indian during the Buddhist Middle Period (0–500 CE). Employing contemporary textual theory, worldview…

    Paperback – 2011-09-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • The Concept of the Buddha: Its Evolution from Early Buddhism to the Trikaya Theory book cover

    The Concept of the Buddha

    Its Evolution from Early Buddhism to the Trikaya Theory, 1st Edition

    By Guang Xing

    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,…

    Paperback – 2010-09-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

  • Skilful Means: A Concept in Mahayana Buddhism book cover

    Skilful Means

    A Concept in Mahayana Buddhism, 2nd Edition

    By Michael Pye

    'Skilful Means' is the key principle of Mahayana, one of the great Buddhist traditions. First described in the Lotus Sutra, it originates in myths of the Buddha's compassionate plans for raising life from the ceaseless round of birth and death. His strategies or interventions are 'skilful means'…

    Paperback – 2003-12-18
    Routledge

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