Il buddhismo mahayana. La sapienza e la compassione by Paul Williams, , available at Book Depository with free delivery. Il buddhismo è un’ortoprassi, più che un’ortodossia. Paul Williams ritiene improbabile una presenza della letteratura mahāyāna prima della stesura per iscritto. I Bodhisattva cosmici (Mahāsattva) del buddhismo mahāyāna . Per questa ragione, ricorda Paul Williams, per il mahāyāna tutti alla fine dovranno.

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Nov 08, Shari rated it liked it Shelves: Non solo il bodhisattva:. Jonathan Smith rated it it was amazing May 21, G Land rated it really liked it Oct 28, Justin Howell rated it it was amazing Feb 28, Let me put this in perspective: Nel buddhismo afferente al Canone tibetano i precetti del bodhisattva vengono elencati in diciotto principali e quarantasei secondari.

Il buddhismo mahayana. La sapienza e la compassione

Nel buddhismo afferente al Canone cinese i precetti del bodhisattva vengono elencati in dieci principali e quarantotto secondari. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. If you are smitten with a lust for all things Mahayana—its history, people, practices, and philosophies—look no further. Trivia About Buddhist Thought Williams gets it right I think when he suggests the list may well be “a compilation from originally different sources” There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Chad rated it really liked it Apr 16, Williams even displays a bit of English wit now and then. Part of the problem may arise from the factor formulation, wherein the first ten elements are certainly structural as opposed to temporal, and then the last two are cause-effects. He does not” Every page is dense with names, dates, terms, unpronounceable sutra titles if you can actually say Bodhisattvagocaropayavishayavikurvananirdesha Sutra you must already be enlightened and who knows what else.


Aug 20, Lisa added it. But if you are well-grounded in the teachings and have some idea of the “place” of Mahayana, and you want to experience an academic approach to the subject, this book will not disappoint you.

Jan 09, Chin Jian Xiong rated it really liked it Shelves: The author, Paul Williams, writes in a cautious, academic style. Adam rated it really liked it Feb 13, I skipped most of these, but when I did dip into them, I wa even more impressed by After a few years of practicing Buddhism and reading Dharma books, I read this as my first scholarly text and was very impressed by it.

Cosa rara per un saggio, specialmente quando non rinuncia, come questo, a essere tecnico. This is a frequent mistranslation.

Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations by Paul S. Williams

Tyler rated it really liked it Jan 14, On 60ff he does a wonderful job debunking the notion the Buddha posited a Self outside the five aggregates: I skipped most of these, but when I did dip into them, I wa even more impressed by Williams’s unusual ability to stick to a central idea and successfully separate out the interesting surrounding ideas which need not muddy up the main text.

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Amy rated it it was amazing Dec 01, And though this is probably the most comprehensive outline of Buddhist thought I’ve ever read, it was definitely not a knock-my-socks-off kind of book. Good, but definitely a textbook, through-and-through. Open Preview See a Problem?

If the Buddha considered that he had shown only what is not the Self, and the Buddha actually accepted a Self beyond his negations, a Self other than and behind the five aggregates, fitting the paradigmatic description for a Self, then he would surely have said so. Almost every sentence is filled with extra clauses that qualify his assertions or otherwise make comments on what is being said.

The Buddha was just willams man who found Dharma; it is Dharma that really counts. Ethan rated it really liked it Dec 04, It is a view entirely at odds with the Suttas, falling into attavada.

This is not the case; the Buddha was referring especially to the experience of a subjective controller, doer, or identity sakkayathe self of everyday experience.