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Title: Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahāyāna: A Study and Translation of the Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā-sūtra
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Daniel Boucher
One Sentence Summary: A study and translation of the Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā-sūtra that focuses on the formation of Mahāyāna Buddhism.

Description: This valuable book provides an excellent overview of the connections between bodhisattva monks who lived in the forest and a clearly discernible current of early Mahāyāna. It is a fully updated work on the Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā-sūtra, an important primary source for insights into Indian Mahāyāna Buddhism of the early and middle phases. In the introduction, the author reframes the discussion on the origins of Mahāyāna that has been taking place in the last few decades, concluding that Mahāyāna probably became a Pan-Indian phenomenon in a short period of time. (from review by Elsa Legittimo, 2009)

Original/Translation: Both
Publisher Place: Honolulu
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Normalized publisher place: Honolulu, HI
Publisher country: United States
Published Date: 2008
Classification: Buddhist Studies -- Text Studies
Series Title: Studies in the Buddhist Traditions Series
ISBN/ISSN: 978-0-8248-2881-3
Format: Print media (print or manuscript)
Resource Type: Book (single author)

Published reviews: Legittimo, Elsa. “Review of Bodhisattvas of the Forest and the Formation of the Mahāyāna: A Study and Translation of the Rāṣṭrapālaparipṛcchā-sūtra, by Daniel Boucher.” H-Buddhism, H-Net Reviews (April 2009). http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=22810

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