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The Vimalakirti sutra

Author: Burton Watson
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1997.
Series: Translations from the Asian classics
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text is a translation of one of the most influential works of the Mahayana Buddhist canon, and is of particular importance to the Ch'an or Zen sect. Written in the first century BC, it claims to  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Burton Watson
ISBN: 0231106564 9780231106566
OCLC Number: 876202084
Description: XI, 168 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Translator's Note Introduction The Vimalakirti Sutra 1. Buddha Lands 2. Expedient Means 3. The Disciples 4. The Bodhisattvas 5. Inquiring About the Illness 6. Beyond Comprehension 7. Regarding Living Beings 8. The Buddha Way 9. Entering the Gate of Nondualism 10. Fragrance Accumulated 11. Actions of the Bodhisattvas 12. Seeing Akshobhya Buddha 13. The Offering of the Law 14. Entrustment Glossary
Series Title: Translations from the Asian classics
Responsibility: translated by Burton Watson from the Chinese version by Kumarajiva.

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"A new translation of any of the classics... from the hand of Burton Watson is an event to be welcomed with gratitude." -- "Journal for Asian Studies"

 
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