By Har Dayal

This paintings contains 7 chapters that take care of the Bodhisattva doctrine as expounded within the precept Buddhist Sanskrit literature. bankruptcy 1 describes the character of the Bodhisattva doctrine with specific pressure at the certain features of arhat, bodhisattva and sravaka. bankruptcy 2 recounts different components together with the effect of Persian religio-cult, Greek artwork and Christian ethics that contributed to the increase and progress of the Bodhisattva doctrine. bankruptcy three expounds the construction of the concept of Enlightenment for the welfare and liberation of all creatures. bankruptcy four describes 37 practices and ideas conducive to the attainment of Enlightenment. bankruptcy five explains the ten perfections (Paramitas) that bring about welfare, rebirth, serenity, religious cultivation and ultimate wisdom. bankruptcy 6 states assorted levels of religious development within the aspirant's lengthy trip to the target of ultimate emancipation. bankruptcy 7 relates the occasions of Gautama Buddha's previous lives as Bodhisattva. Lucidly written, it comprises finished notes and references in addition to a common index.

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M i Sect i s M i Sect , also known in Sanskrit as vajrayana, tantrayana or mantrayana, is the Mi Sect of the Tang Dynasty. It is so called relevant to open schools of Mahayana, different from Tantrism in Tibetan Buddhism. This sect professes to inherit Variocana. Variocana passed it on to Vajrasattva(-mahasattva), who, in turn, passed it on to Nagarjuna, then to Nagabodhi, Vajrobodhi and amoghavajra. But the real founders are three monks from India: Subhakasimha, Vajrabodhi and Amoghavajra. Subhokarasimha (637-735), Indian pandit, had some relationship with Sakyamuni.

In 385, Monarch Fu Jian of the Qin dynasty sent a cavalry to Kucha to snatch Kumarajiva, saying that he would not want the land and that he wanted to get Kumarajiva. During the battle, the King of Kucha was killed and Kumarajiva went with the Qin army. Kumarajiva arrived at Chang'an and was welcomed by King Yao Xing in 401. Kumarajiva was then over 50. King Yao Xing honored Kumarajiva with the title of National Preceptor, and asked him to take charge of the work of translating sutras into Chinese.

7. Jingtu Sect j Chapter Two Han-Language Buddhism in Jingtu Sect or Pure Land Sect is a branch school of Buddhism that teaches relatively simple methods o f recitation o f the Buddha's name for the purpose of attaining rebirth in the Western Heaven (Pure Land). It holds that there is a paradise in the Western World, with the master being Amitabha. It was first founded in the Eastern Jin Dynasty by Hui Yuan (334-416). But in fact, the founder was Shandao (613-681) of the Tang Dynasty. Shandao was born in Linzi (present-day Zibo of Shandong Province).

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