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Concept of the Buddha: Its Evolution from Early Buddhism to the Trikaya Theory (Guang Xing) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 2004) 9780415333443


Title: Concept of the Buddha: Its Evolution from Early Buddhism to the Trikaya Theory

Author: Xing, Guang

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2004

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415333443

Volumes: 1; Pages: 256

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This book presents 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. The author examines how and why from the historical human buddha the philosophical concept of three bodies was formed, particularly the Sambhogakaya, which is the Buddha to be worshipped by all Mayahanists. This work is an outstanding research text for students and scholars of Mayahana Buddhism and anyone interested in Buddhist philosophy.

Contents

Introduction

1. The Concept of the Buddha in Early Buddhism

2. The Concept of the Buddha in the Early Indian Buddhist Schools: Sarvastivada

3. The Concept of the Buddha in the Early Indian Buddhist Schools: Mahasamghika and Other Schools

4. The Origins and Development of the Dharmakaya

5. The Origins and Development of the Sambhogakaya

6. The Origins and Development of the Nirmanakaya

7. 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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