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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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