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Joseph Walser provides the first examination of Nagarjuna's life and writings in the context of the religious and monastic debates of the second century CE. Walser explores how Nagarjuna secured the canonical authority of Mahayana teachings and considers his use of rhetoric to ensure the transmission of his writings by Buddhist monks. ...
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Paperback|Apr 1 2017
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ISBN - 10:0231506236
ISBN - 13:9780231506236
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Table of Contents
AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. Locating Mahayana2. Locating Nagarjuna3. Mahayana and the Constraints of Monastic Law4. Mahayana Sutras as Monastic Property5. On the Parasitic Strategies of Mahayana6. Abhidharma and Sectarian Identity7. Nagarjuna and the AbhidharmaConclusion: Toward the Outline of a CareerAppendix: The Authorship of the RatnavaNotesBibliography
Nagarjuna in Context reads as a heartfelt and intelligent search.
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