Which texts did the Mahāsāṃghikas dispute?

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Re: Which texts did the Mahāsāṃghikas dispute?

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Re: Which texts did the Mahāsāṃghikas dispute?

Postby Bankei » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:06 am

Have a look at:
Prebish, Charles S. and Jan Nattier 1977 Mahasamghika Origins: The Beginnings of Buddhist Sectarianism. History of Religions Vol 16/3
and
Prebish, Charles S.
2010 "The Role of Prātimokṣa Expansion in the Rise of Indian Buddhist Sectarianism." Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies Vol 9

Prebish argues that the Theravadins split from the majority because of a dispute over the addition of vinaya rules.

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Re: Which texts did the Mahāsāṃghikas dispute?

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Re: Which texts did the Mahāsāṃghikas dispute?

Postby seniya » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:29 pm

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Re: Which texts did the Mahāsāṃghikas dispute?

Postby Paññāsikhara » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:25 am

For accounts of the divisions of early Buddhist schools, it really pays not to use the history of one school alone (be it any school). All of them are somewhat biased in their own favor (naturally!) Rather, it requires a careful study of all the material. I recommend the studies of Bareau (1955) and Yinshun (1971) in particular, for they are some of the few studies that use all the sources.

Otherwise we bizarre conclusions like "They were counted among the Anātmavādins", and "the Mahāsanghikas ... [t]heir headquarters in Ceylon were in Abhayagiri vihāra". But I guess, great though Malalasekera's dictionary is, it is now pretty dated...
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Re: Which texts did the Mahāsāṃghikas dispute?

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Re: Which texts did the Mahāsāṃghikas dispute?

Postby seniya » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:15 pm

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Re: Which texts did the Mahāsāṃghikas dispute?

Postby yamaka » Mon Nov 21, 2011 3:34 pm

They(The Arya Mahasangika Sect.) didn't disputed the Sutta Pitaka text but have comments on the 10 different Vinaya codes that the Theravada hold.

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