Unformatted text preview: Mahayana to classify the teachings. Where appropriate, support your answer with references to the various sutra readings we have done over the course of the semester. a. Ultimate truth-conventional truth b. Determined teaching-undetermined teaching c. Skillful means ( up ā ya ) d. Middle Way e. Emptiness ( śū nyat ā ) f. Bodhisattva g. Dharmas h. Bodhicitta 5. Describe the ways in which both the Sukh ā vat ī vy ū ha and the Vimalak ī rti sutras use a variety of interconnecting narrative frames, chronological and spatial settings, and narrative voices to claim the authority of mainstream Buddhism while modifying, rejecting, or transcending many mainstream Buddhist practices and doctrines. In what ways can these two very different texts be seen as representing one particular vision of Buddhism? In what ways do these two texts make contesting claims to ultimacy? What particular textual features might indicate an awareness of the positions taken by the other text?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2010 for the course RELIGION 43 taught by Professor Prasad,l during the Fall '08 term at Duke.
- Fall '08