LANKVATARA STRA


LANKVATARA STRA
   one of the nine major texts of MAHAYANA BUDDHISM and an important source for Chinese and Japanese Buddhism. It contains conversations of the BUDDHA which are represented as presenting the ORTHODOX teaching of BUDDHISM. The text contains a strong critique of HINDU PHILOSOPHY. An early FORM of the text was translated into Chinese around 420 prior to that nothing is known about its history.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.


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