Buddhism in Chinese History by Arthur Wright

By Arthur Wright

The concept and society of Han China --
The interval of instruction --
The interval of domestication --
The interval of self sufficient development --
The interval of appropriation --
The legacy of Buddhism in China.

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Buddhism in Chinese History

The concept and society of Han China --
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The interval of appropriation --
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65—220, tJ 3 fo r the period 220-263, and 491 fo r th e period *65—317. The Period of Preparation 4-1 narrow and unrepresentative, by the end of the third century a variety of both Hinayana and Mahayana works had been translated. The Prajna sutras had been introduced, the texts which were later to form the basis of the Pure Land faith had appeared in their first Chinese translations, and basic rules for ordination and the conduct of monastic life were made available for the first time. 14 Geographically, Buddhism continued to spread, and toward the end of this period it became solidly established in the middle Yangtze valley, as well as in the older centers of the north.

They at­ tracted lay patrons, and the number of temples steadily in­ creased. Hui-yuan was the first to teach the attainment of salvation through faith in Amitabha and thus laid the foun­ dations for the great Pure Land sect, which was eventually to become the most popular form of Buddhism in eastern Asia. While his own writings are full of Taoist thought and terminology, he was indefatigable in his search for a sounder and fuller understanding of Indian Buddhist ideas. To this end he sent disciples to Central Asia to bring back texts, and was in touch with at least six foreign translators* Hui-ytian was also called upon to defend the Buddhist clergy against the threat of government control or suppres­ sion.

T he following passage is a poignant evocation of the peasant’s plight: T h e gam bler came upon a farm er clearing away weeds. He had a straw hat on his head and a hoe in his hand. His face was black, his hands and feet were covered with calluses, his skin was as rough as m ulberry bark, and his feet resembled bear’s paws. H e crouched in the fields, his sweat mixing with the m ud. T h e gam bler said to him , “ You cultivate the fields in oppressive sum m er heat. Y our back is encrusted with salt, your legs look like b u rn t stumps, your skin is like leather th at cannot be pierced by an awl.

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