Book: Cross Currents In Early Buddhism (S.N. Dube)

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Book: Cross Currents In Early Buddhism (S.N. Dube)

Postby danieLion » Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:28 am

Hi,
I'm reading S.N. Dube's Cross Currents in Early Buddhism. He says what I consider to be some very astounding things. Has anyone read this book? Has it been challenged and/or improved upon? Would my time be better served reading something else, e.g., Sujato's Sects & Sectarianism, Andrew Skilton's A Concise History of Buddhism, Nalinaksha Dutt's Buddhist Sects in India, something else?
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Re: Book: Cross Currents In Early Buddhism (S.N. Dube)

Postby ancientbuddhism » Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:50 am

The Kathāvatthu gives us the context for the debates between the early sects which gave rise to the emergence of so-called Mahāyāna. Dube has given an excellent study for navigating this literature.

For a review of this book:

Cross Currents in Early Buddhism, by S. N. Dube (Review – The Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1981)
Fingers walk the darkness down
Mind is on the midnight
Gather up the gold you've found
You fool, it's only moonlight.
If you try to take it home
Your hands will turn to butter
You better leave this dream alone
Try to find another. – Townes Van Zandt ‘Lungs’

Secure your own mask before assisting others. – NORTHWEST AIRLINES (Pre-Flight Instruction)

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Re: Book: Cross Currents In Early Buddhism (S.N. Dube)

Postby danieLion » Fri Jul 26, 2013 4:34 am

Thanks AB. I'm really enjoying it and learning a lot from it.
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Re: Book: Cross Currents In Early Buddhism (S.N. Dube)

Postby dharmarakshit » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:00 pm

Hi,
I am more interested to know about the development of the Lotus sect.I'm not sure whether it is also called to be Pundarika sect.Will anyone help me out to know or find out whether Pundarika was a epithet used for venerable Bodhisattavas.If Lotus sect venerated Bodhisattavas ,which were they ? If anyone has a better piece of information please share with me .

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Re: Book: Cross Currents In Early Buddhism (S.N. Dube)

Postby tiltbillings » Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:41 pm

dharmarakshit wrote:Hi,
I am more interested to know about the development of the Lotus sect.I'm not sure whether it is also called to be Pundarika sect.Will anyone help me out to know or find out whether Pundarika was a epithet used for venerable Bodhisattavas.If Lotus sect venerated Bodhisattavas ,which were they ? If anyone has a better piece of information please share with me .

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