By Reginald A. Ray

the problem of saints is a tricky and complex challenge in Buddhology. during this magisterial paintings, Ray deals the 1st complete exam of the determine of the Buddhist saint in a variety of Indian Buddhist proof. Drawing on an in depth number of assets, Ray seeks to spot the "classical style" of the Buddhist saint, because it presents the presupposition for, and informs, the several significant Buddhist saintly forms and subtypes. Discussing the character, dynamics, and heritage of Buddhist hagiography, he surveys the ascetic codes, conventions and traditions of Buddhist saints, and the cults either one of dwelling saints and of these who've "passed beyond." Ray lines the function of the saints in Indian Buddhist heritage, interpreting the beginnings of Buddhism and the foundation of Mahayana Buddhism.

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