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New publication: Essays on the Emergence of Mahayana
New pulication: 'The Bodhisattva Ideal. Essays on the Emergence of Mahayana' with an article by P. Skilling.

This book brings together six essays on the origin and history of the
bodhisattva ideal and the emergence of the Mahāyana. The essays approach the
subject from different perspectives—from scholarly examinations of the terms
in the Nikayas and Agamas to the relationship of the bodhisattva ideal and the
arahant ideal within the broader context of the social environment in which
Mahayana formed and further developments that lead to the formulation of the
fully fledged bodhisattva path. As such, the collection provides a good
overview for a wider Buddhist readership of the history of changes that
eventually led to the emergence of the Mahayana.

   “Arahants, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas”, by Bhikkhu Bodhi
   “The Bodhisattva Ideal in Theravāda Theory and Practice”, by Jeffrey
   “Bodhi and Arahattaphala From Early Buddhism to Early Mahāyāna”, by
Karel Werner
   “Vaidalya, Mahāyāna, and Bodhisatva in India: An Essay Towards
Historical Understanding”, by Peter Skilling
   “The Evolution of the Bodhisattva concept in Early Buddhist Canonical
Literature”, by Bhikkhu Anālayo
   “Orality, writing and authority in South Asian Buddhism: Visionary
Literature and the Struggle for Legitimacy in the Mahāyāna”, by David

Catalogue No.  bp625s  Language:  English
Publisher:  Buddhist Publication Society
Type: Book  Category:  Buddhist History and Culture
ISBN:  978-955-24-0396-5  (2013)  (Paperback)  Pages:  240
Size:  145 x 220 mm
Price: $5.50     Rs. 275