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Comparison of two Tibetan compendiums on Buddhist cosmology dating from the 13th and 19th centuries

Péter, Alexa (2016) Comparison of two Tibetan compendiums on Buddhist cosmology dating from the 13th and 19th centuries. Acta Orientalia Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 69 (4). pp. 441-456. ISSN 0001-6446

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Abstract

This paper examines two Tibetan sources to show how Tibetan masters could introduce people of totally different cultural background into Buddhist doctrines. The Explanation of the Knowable (Tib. Shes-bya rab-tu gsal-ba) was written by ’Phags-pa lama, while the Answers to the Questions of Sken-dha from Europe (Tib. Rgya-gar rum-yul-pa Sken-dhas dris-lan) is the compendium of Kun-dga’ Chos-legs. Both analyse the same subject: cosmology as part of the basic doctrines, and both have the same aim: initiating foreigners into Buddhist precepts. Thus we can observe the simi-larity of the two works and the teaching methods used by the masters who followed different tradi-tions at different times.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World / történelem > D0 History (General) / történelem általában
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > P0 Philology. Linguistics / filológia, nyelvészet
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PN Literature (General) / irodalom általában
SWORD Depositor: MTMT SWORD
Depositing User: MTMT SWORD
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2020 18:13
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2020 18:23
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/107548

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