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Title: Guṇaprabha’s Vinayasūtra Corpus: Texts and Contexts
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Paul Kocot Nietupski, 1950-
One Sentence Summary: A study of the corpus of texts associated with Guṇaprabha’s Vinayasūtra.

Description: Creator's Description: This essay is a study of the corpus of texts associated with the Vinayasūtra, written by ninth-century Indian scholar Guṇaprabha, and included in the Tibetan Bstan ’gyur. The essay begins with consideration of the sūtra format of the texts, the myths associated with the author, and continues to examine the Indian and Chinese Vinayas available to the Tibetans and their choice of the Mūlasarvāstivāda and Guṇaprabha’s Vinayasūtra corpus. These are followed with a brief discussion of the problems of manuscript availability and translation into Tibetan. The essay concludes with a brief review of the texts and their translators. The Tibetans’ choice of these texts as core documents for Tibetan Buddhism is relevant to the study of canon formation, to the institutionalization of monasticism, the place of monastic life in Tibetan Buddhism in relation to philosophical inquiry and tantric ritual, and to the Tibetans’ preference for Indian sources.

Publisher: Tibetan and Himalayan Library
Normalized publisher place: Charlottesville, VA
Publisher country: United States
Publisher URL: http://www.thlib.org
Published Date: 2009-12
URL: http://www.thlib.org/collections/texts/jiats/#jiats=/05/nietupski/
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- Journals Focused on Regions -- Tibet -- JIATS -- Issue 5 (December 2009)
Tibetan and Himalayan -- Journals -- THL-Hosted Online Journals -- JIATS -- Issue 5 (December 2009)
Cultural Coverage: Tibet
Language: English
Source URL: http://www.thlib.org/collections/texts/jiats/
Source: Journal of the International Association of Tibetan Studies
Source Editor: David Germano
José I. Cabezón
Source Type: Journal
Source Number: 5
ISBN/ISSN: 1550-6363

Means of availability: Online

Access rights: Public domain
Format: Online resource
Media type: Text
Resource Type: Article
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Date Of Record Creation: 2010-05-19 13:30:40
Date Record Checked: 2010-05-19
Date Last Modified: 2010-05-19 13:32:39
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