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By Reginald A. Ray

ISBN-10: 0195072022

ISBN-13: 9780195072020

ISBN-10: 0195134834

ISBN-13: 9780195134834

the problem of saints is a tough and intricate challenge in Buddhology. during this magisterial paintings, Ray deals the 1st entire exam of the determine of the Buddhist saint in quite a lot of Indian Buddhist proof. Drawing on an intensive number of assets, Ray seeks to spot the "classical variety" of the Buddhist saint, because it offers the presupposition for, and informs, the several significant Buddhist saintly kinds and subtypes. Discussing the character, dynamics, and heritage of Buddhist hagiography, he surveys the ascetic codes, conventions and traditions of Buddhist saints, and the cults either one of dwelling saints and of these who've "passed beyond." Ray lines the position of the saints in Indian Buddhist heritage, reading the beginnings of Buddhism and the beginning of Mahayana Buddhism.

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