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The Bodhisattva Path: Based on the Ugrapariprccha, a Mahayana Sutra

Jan Nattier (Author)

The inquiry of Ugra (Ugrapariprccha) is one of the most influential Mahayana sutras, preserved and transmitted in both India and China over many centuries and actively quoted in treatises on the bodhisattva path. It is, nevertheless, one of the most neglected texts in Western treatments of Buddhism. The Ugra appears to be one of the earliest bodhisattva scriptures to come down to us, and as such it offers a particularly valuable window on the process by which the bodhisattva path came to be seen as a distinct vocational alternative within certain Indian Buddhist communities. The Bodhisattva Path is a study and translation of the Ugra that will fundamentally alter previous perceptions of the way in which Mahayana was viewed and practiced by its earliest adherents.

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Title The Bodhisattva Path: Based on the Ugrapariprccha, a Mahayana Sutra
Author Jan Nattier
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2007
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788120820487
length 405p., 8.9 Inch X 5.8 Inch