Journal of Buddhist Studies, Vol. XIV 2017

Journal of Buddhist Studies , Volume XIV 2017
(JBS XIV 2017)

Bhikkhu KL Dhammajoti 法光
Director & Professor,
The Buddha-Dharma Centre of Hong Kong.
Chair Professor,
School of Philosophy, Renmin University of China.

Published by
Centre for Buddhist Studies, Sri Lanka &
The Buddha-Dharma Centre of Hong Kong (BDCHK).

Publication sponsored by
the Glorious Sun Charity Group, Hong Kong (旭日慈善基金).

Ānisaṃsa: Merit, Motivation and Material Culture
by Peter Skilling

The Buddha’s Eighteen Qualities (aṭṭhārasabuddhadhammā): The Pāli Commentarial Exposition
by Toshiichi Endo

How Compassion Became Painful
by Bhikkhu Anālayo

Punabbhava and Jātisaṃsāra in Early Buddhism
by G. A. Somaratne

Ancient and Modern Interpretations of the Pañcavimuttāyatana
by Bhikkhu Pāsādika

Trials and Tribulations in the Study of the Cult of Maitreya in Theravāda Buddhism
by Dragomir Dimitrov

The Bāmiyān Prātimokṣasūtra: a “Buddhist Hybrid Text”
by Bhikkhu Ñāṇatusita

Mahāsāṅghika and Mahāyāna: Further Notes
by Charles Willemen

Yogācāra Refutation of Tritemporal Existence
by KL Dhammajoti


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