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The Brahmā's Net Sutra / translated by A. Charles Muller and Kenneth K. Tanaka.

Other author/creatorMuller, A. Charles, 1953- translator.
Other author/creatorTanaka, Kenneth Ken'ichi, translator.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Moraga, California : BDK America, Inc., 2017.
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionxxi, 111 pages ; 25 cm.
Subject(s)
Uniform titleFan wang jing. English.
Series BDK English Tripiṭaka series
BDK English Tripiṭaka. ^A1174955
Contents A message on the publication of the English Tripiṭaka / Numata Yehan -- Editorial foreword / Kenneth K. Tanaka -- Publisher's foreword / A. Charles Muller -- Translators' introduction / A. Charles Muller and Kenneth K. Tanaka -- The Brahmā's Net Sutra. Fascicle 1. Exposition of the Brahmā's Net Sutra ; Fascicle 2. The precepts -- Notes -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index -- A list of the volumes of the BDK English Tripiṭaka (first series).
Abstract "The Brahmā's Net Sutra, translated by A. Charles Muller and Kenneth K. Tanaka, is the primary extant vinaya text that articulates a set of precepts from a Mahayana perspective, mainly intended for 'bodhisattva practitioners,' primarily householders, rather than renunciant monks or nuns. Before the appearance of this text the monastic rules and regulations in East Asian Buddhism were defined fully by the 'Hinayana' vinaya, most importantly the Fourt-part Vinaya associated with the Dharmaguptaka school in India. With the appearance of the Brahmā's Net Sutra many East Indian schools diversified their precept practices, with some groups of practitioners taking up either set of precepts, often utilizing both. Composed in China around 420, the Brahmā's Net Sutra is based on various contemporary Mahayana and Hinayana vinaya writings and includes extensive discussion of indigenous Chinese moral concepts such as filial piety, etc. The text is based in the same mainstream Mahayana thought of the Flower Ornament Sutra (Huayan jing), the Nirvana Sutra (Niepan jing), and the Sutra for Humane Kings (Renwang jing). In fact, the extend of the Brahmā's Net Sutra's agreement with the Flower Ornament Sutra is so pronounced that it is regarded as the 'concluding sutra' of the latter."--Back cover.
General note"Taishō Volume 24, Number 1484"
General noteTranslated from the Chinese.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Genre/formSacred books.
LCCN 2017949840
ISBN9781886439658
ISBN1886439656 hardcover

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