Mahayana Optimism: Great Hope, Great Salvation

Upali Sramon We know that Mahayana tradition emerged as a consequence of some intellectual and philosophical divergences over some aspects of orthodox early Buddhism which is presently represented by Theravada tradition. As a result, Theravadins consider some concepts developed by Mahayana to be superficial and not in conformity to the original teaching of the Buddha. … More Mahayana Optimism: Great Hope, Great Salvation

Important Mahāyāna Ideas in the Upāyakauśalyaparivarta of Saddharmapuṇḍarῑkasūtra

By Upali Sramon   The Saddharmapuṇḍarῑkasūtra is one of the nine dharmas or the fundamental religious treatises known as Vaipulyasūtra-s of Mahāyāna Buddhist tradition. The Word vaipulyasūtra itself is used in Upāyakāuśalyaparivarta (verse, 118) while emphasizing the sacredness of these texts. Of all the nine treatises, it has been said, “Saddharmapuṇḍarῑkasūtra occupies the most important … More Important Mahāyāna Ideas in the Upāyakauśalyaparivarta of Saddharmapuṇḍarῑkasūtra