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Unformatted text preview: Buddhism (end) 23/10/2009 07:17:00 Mahayana in China China is already heavily Confucian and Daoist Invited to China by Emperor Migdi under the Han dynasty (turn of BCE/CE) Takes 1000 yrs. for texts to be translated o Canon is fixed around 906- under the Tang Dynasty o Yet keeps the 3 category structure of Theravada o Latched onto Bodhisattva/ savior-figures. Sects o First two are Indian Sects Sanlun- comes out of Madyamkia Faxiang- comes out of Yogacara o Tiantai- first of majors Chinese sects The lotus school Harmonize complete opposites in text. o Huayan Flower Garland school Everything leads to the Buddha and everything is the Buddha Differences in scripture come from differences in audience o Chan and Pure land Chan Means meditation Downplays the importance of ritual Meant for layperson Tradition outside of scripture...
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2009 for the course RELI NA taught by Professor Jordan during the Fall '09 term at University of Georgia Athens.
- Fall '09