pureland buddhsim - • Personal Good – Meant for the...

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Problems in Early Buddhism – Relationship between self and ultimate reality – Propagation of karma Redefinition of the ‘Buddha’ – Beyond the historical Buddha – Buddha appeared as ‘Upaya’ (expedience for salvation) – The Bodhisattva concept Relevance in Society – Beyond monkhood Nagarjuna’s philosophy – Madhyamika (the middle way) – Focus on Sunyata b K’ung in Chinese
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• Sinification of Buddhism – Indian Buddhism b Indian Buddhism in China Chinese Buddhism – Translation of Concepts – Transliteration of words/names • Synthesis – Reincarnation – Nirvana and Tao – Pu-tai • Sinified version of Maitreya (Mi-lo-fo) • Resistance – Han Yu’s Memorial • Addl. Text on Compass
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Unformatted text preview: • Personal Good – Meant for the general population – To reach Pureland where Amito-Fo resides • By good karma • Grace of Amito-Fo • Ultimate Good – Meant for the select followers – Compassion for Others – The Bodhisattva ideal • Amito-Fo – From Amitabha (Buddha of Infinite Light) • Kwan-Yin – Bodhisattva – One who answers the cry for help • Miao-Shan – Kwan-Yin in a different form • Pureland – Moksa, Nirvana • The Middle Way – Compassion, devotion – Compare with Bhakti yoga in Bhagavadgita • Karma – Karma in Hinduism, Indian Buddhism • Bodhisattva/Kwan-Yin – Compare with Avatara...
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