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Abhidharma in Early Mahāyāna


 
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1. Title Title of document Abhidharma in Early Mahāyāna - Setting Out on the Great Way
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Johannes Bronkhorst; University of Lausanne ;
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Buddhism
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) Abhidharma; Greater Gandhāra; Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā
 
5. Subject Subject classification Mahayana Buddhism
 
6. Description Abstract This chapter argues that Abhidharma as it was developed in Greater Gandhāra, i.e. the northwestern parts of the Indian subcontinent, during the final centuries preceding the Common Era exerted a determining influence on Mahāyāna right from its beginnings. What is more, there are reasons to think that Mahāyāna as it finds expression in the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā and other texts underwent the influence of Abhidharma in that same region.
 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 30-Jun-2018
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/24516
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.24516
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Setting Out on the Great Way
 
16. Language English=en en
 
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd