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an adherent of Mahayana Buddhism

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Similarly, the Collection of Discourses has one version in the Pall Canon, and another in the Mahayanist tradition, often referred to as the Mahayana Sutras.
Since Sukhavati is open to both Mahayanists and Hinayanists, Amitabha preaches to both groups, symbolised by the double argumentation gesture.
"A Mahayanist Criticism of Arthasastra, The Chapter on Royal Ethics in the Bodhisattva-gocaropaya-visaya-vikurvananirdesa-sutra," Annual Report of the International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology at Soka University for the Academic Year 1999 (2000), 177-211.
An obvious objection here is that the notion of a 'pure land' is generally thought to be a feature of Mahayanist texts, like the Sukhavativyuha Sutras, and, therefore, an inappropriate concept to import into the Cambodian Theravada context.
(10) Yeshe and Lama Sobha's appeals could not be more clear, the one expressive of a claim for universal human rights recognition, the other solidly in the tradition of Mahayanist universal altruism.
(88) Jean Przyluski, 'Les Vidyaraja: contribution a l'histoire de la magie dans les sectes Mahayanistes', Bulletin de l'Ecole francaise d'Extreme-Orient, 23 (1923): 309.
Gier and Kjellberg seem to acknowledge the more restricted interpretation when they state: "The definition of karma as volitional action is not only good Pali Buddhism but it is also the position of the great Mahayanist philosopher Vasubandhu: 'karma is will (cetana) and voluntary action (cetayita karanam).'" (38) Of course, nothing in this quotation from Vasubandhu is inconsistent with the Yogacara view either.
Mahayanist Cochinchina even lacked a comparable Buddhist institution, like the Theravadan sangha, that might have provided a sort of cross-cultural model for such a clerical organisation, meaning these difficult alien concepts would undoubtedly have needed repeated reinforcement.
As these became more isolated from centers of Mahayanist orthodoxy, the Buddhist heritage of the temples "became less and less obvious, while their specifically Lahu, G'uisha-centered, character became ever more pronounced" (p.
"Buddhism and the Freedom of the Will: Pali and Mahayanist Responses." In Freedom and Determinism, edited by Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke, and David Shier, 277-304.
It establishes that in spite of the presence of Avalokitesvara images, the commonly accepted understanding of the caves as Mahayana is incorrect; rather it is the Sanskrit texts of the "Hinayana" that are the source and inspiration for the painting at Ajanta, to the extent that it has been preserved, specifically Mahayanist themes being avoided.
Initially he was a Mahayanist, for whom Buddha-hood was an imminent possibility; then, towards the end of his life, his beliefs changed.
If it is a genuine sanction of suicide, it has by the time of the Saddharmapundarika (Lotus) and Samadhiraja Sutras become, in somewhat typically inflated Mahayanist terms, a virtual paean of praise for suicide by self-immolation.
The author's interesting conclusion is that 'the Selagiri reliefs illustrate the spread, in the sixth or the seventh century, of Mahayanist influence from the schools of Northeast India to Arakan....'
Beside Mahayanist materials, those belonging to the Mulasarvastivadin school, except insofar as they belong to the Abhidharma or are found among the "Turfan" texts (according to the "Fundort-prinzip"), are in principle excluded, but the Lokaprajnapti (an Abhidharma-type text for which fragments of the Mulasarvastivadin recension are known) has also been excluded.