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Tao-Sheng's Commentary on the Lotus Sutra
A Study and Translation
Tao-Sheng's Commentary on the Lotus Sutra
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Young-ho Kim - Author
SUNY Series in Buddhist Studies
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Hardcover - 394 pages
Release Date: August 1990
ISBN10: 0-7914-0227-4
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0227-6

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Paperback - 394 pages
Release Date: September 1990
ISBN10: 0-7914-0228-2
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0228-3

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Summary

(Chu) Tao-sheng stands out in history as a unique and preeminent thinker whose paradigmatic, original ideas paved the way for the advent of Chinese Buddhism. The universality of Buddha-nature, which Tao-sheng championed at the cost of excommunication, was to become a cornerstone of the Chinese Buddhist ideology. This book presents a comprehensive study of the only complete document by Tao-sheng still in existence.

"The reliability and detail of the scholarship makes this book a definitive study of this text by Tao-sheng (ca 360-434). The author has exhaustively and carefully reviewed all the existing research in English, Chinese, and Japanese. He presents the material in a straightforward manner, tightly reasoned, and fully documented. The topic is significant and could serve as a means for introducing the major Mahayana themes which were used as the foundation for East Asia Buddhism." -- David W. Chappell, University of Hawaii at Manoa

"This is a fine textual study in early Chinese Buddhism. It focuses on one of the founding patriarchs, his personality, peers' reactions to his thought, and the influential commentary work on the Saddharmapundarika-sutra. It explores the volatile period where the Chinese Buddhists were still groping with Taoist metaphors for the best expressions of Buddhist principles and teachings. Thus this study exhibits the ideological dynamics of an important period and elucidates the direction taken by Chinese Buddhist schools." -- Kenneth K. Inada, State University of New York at Buffalo

Young-ho Kim is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Inha University in Korea.


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Table of Contents

Preface
Prolegomena

I: Introduction
Chapter 1. Tao-sheng's Prehistory: The State of Buddhist Studies in China
Chapter 2. Tao-sheng's Biography
Chapter 3. Tao-sheng's Works
Chapter 4. Tao-sheng's Doctrines
Chapter 5. Tao-sheng's Influence and the Impact of His Doctrines

Part II: A Critical Study of Tao-sheng's Commentary on the Lotus Sutra
Chapter 6. Tao-sheng and the Saddharmapundarika
Chapter 7. Literary Aspects
Chapter 8. Central Ideas
Chapter 9. Traces of Tao-sheng's Doctrines
Chapter 10. Conclusions

Part III: Translation
Preface
Roll the First (Chapters 1-4)
Roll the Second (Chapters 5-27)

Abbreviations

Glossary of Chinese Characters

Bibliography

Index


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25340/24811(LGP/MS/)

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