How Buddhism Acquired a Soul on its way to China?

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How Buddhism Acquired a Soul on its way to China?

Postby LionelChen » Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:43 am

http://www.amazon.com/Buddhism-Acquired ... 1845539974

Was wondering if anyone here had a chance to look over this monograph. A little unsure given that the author resorts to a discussion of "self," although i'm not sure if he means that in terms of how the first translators of Buddhism in China were scraping around for some sort of terminology to represent the Dharma...

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Re: How Buddhism Acquired a Soul on its way to China?

Postby Kim O'Hara » Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:52 am

I don't know the book (sorry) but vaguely remembered seeing the title on DW before and have just found the thread - http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=97&t=10842

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Re: How Buddhism Acquired a Soul on its way to China?

Postby Greg » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:04 am

also some discussion of this here

http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=9955

As I recall his obituary was also posted to DW, but strangely I can't find it anywhere. I think his death was covered by the Telegraph or the Daily Mirror, but I've Google searched a number of different ways now and I can't find it.

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Re: How Buddhism Acquired a Soul on its way to China?

Postby Huifeng » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:57 pm

Greg wrote:also some discussion of this here

http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=9955

As I recall his obituary was also posted to DW, but strangely I can't find it anywhere. I think his death was covered by the Telegraph or the Daily Mirror, but I've Google searched a number of different ways now and I can't find it.


Pg. 23:
https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http ... rd2008.pdf

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... nough.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/un ... nough.html

May by the merit of his studies, he find peace and joy in his next rebirth.

Sarvasattvam sukhi bhavantu

~~ Huifeng

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Re: How Buddhism Acquired a Soul on its way to China?

Postby Greg » Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:45 pm

Thanks. Such a tragedy. I don't know much about academia, but it seems like his work was generally well-received and he would have been successful if he had just held on a little longer. But I suppose we never no for sure what is in a person's heart and mind in situations like that.

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Re: How Buddhism Acquired a Soul on its way to China?

Postby Bankei » Sat Oct 19, 2013 12:38 pm

Very sad indeed.


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