Prajñāpāramitā and Related Systems: Studies in Honor of Edward Conze

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Lancaster, Lewis and Luis O. Gomez, eds
Berkeley Buddhist Studies Series 1
1977. 415 pp.
ISBN 0-87725-311-0
$29.00

One of the most important developments in Buddhist history was the emergence of the texts known as Prajñāpāramitā. It was from this literature that Mahayana Buddhism made its appearance in written material and throughout the history and development of Buddhism in India and the rest of Asia, such texts continued to exert their influence. In this volume composed of studies from twenty-three important Buddhist scholars, a new and important contribution has been made to our understanding of Mahayana and its development.

All of the major Prajñāpāramitā texts have received attention from one or more of the participating scholars. In some cases, new editions have been prepared; in others there is comparative work between the teachings found in the texts and other aspects of Buddhism or Asian religious developments. An extensive index will assist researchers in making use of the material, which ranges over a wide area of Buddhist thought and geographic area.


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