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  Vimalakirti Sutra
By: Burton Watson




 
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Author: Burton Watson
Translator: Burton Watson
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780231106573
Publication Date: 1996

Product Code: 13386
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One of the most popular Asian classics for roughly two thousand years, the Vimalakirti Sutra stands out among the sacred texts of Mahayana Buddhism for its conciseness, its vivid and humorous episodes, its dramatic narratives, and its eloquent exposition of the key doctrine of emptiness or nondualism. Unlike most sutras, its central figure is not a Buddha but a wealthy townsman, who, in his mastery of doctrine and religious practice, epitomizes the ideal lay believer. For this reason, the sutra has held particular significance for men and women of the laity in Buddhist countries of Asia, assuring them that they can reach levels of spiritual attainment fully comparable to those accessible to monks and nuns of the monastic order.


Vimalakirti Sutra, Translated by Burton Watson, Columbia University Press, Paperback, 1996, 192 pages, $24.00

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