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Buddhist Saints in India

A Study in Buddhist Values and Orientations

Buddhist Saints in India by Reginald A. Ray
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The issue of saints is a difficult and complicated problem in Buddhology. In this magisterial work, Ray offers the first comprehensive examination of the figure of the Buddhist saint in a wide range of Indian Buddhist evidence. Drawing on an extensive variety of sources, Ray seeks to identify the "classical type" of the Buddhist saint, as it provides the presupposition for, and informs, the different major Buddhist saintly types and subtypes. Discussing the nature, dynamics, and history of Buddhist hagiography, he surveys the ascetic codes, conventions and traditions of Buddhist saints, and the cults both of living saints and of those who have "passed beyond." Ray traces the role of the saints in Indian Buddhist history, examining the beginnings of Buddhism and the origin of Mahayana Buddhism.
Oxford University Press; September 1999
527 pages; ISBN 9780195350616
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Title: Buddhist Saints in India
Author: Reginald A. Ray
 
ISBNs
0195350618
9780195134834
9780195350616