Buddhist Saints in India

Buddhist Saints in India : A Study in Buddhist Values and Orientations

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The issue of ideal types, or saints, in Buddhism is a difficult and complicated problem in Buddhology. In this magisterial work, Reginald Ray offers the first comprehensive examination of the figure of the Buddhist saint in a wide range of Indian Buddhist sources.show more

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  • Paperback | 526 pages
  • 157.48 x 228.6 x 35.56mm | 748.42g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0195134834
  • 9780195134834
  • 1,505,398

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This is a substantial study in which the author has attempted to put forward a revised perspective on a large part of the Indian Buddhist tradition ... this is a work of considerable breadth of scholarship, drawing on the work of French and German scholarship as well as English-language writing ... Ray has succeeded in presenting a thought-provoking thesis; some of what he proposes will stand. * Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies * meticulous, accurate, insightful, and careful... I cannot overstate the importance of this work.` Charles Prebish, Penn State University. `scholarly and very readable study' Times Higher Education Supplementshow more

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