The bodhisattva ideal in theravāda buddhist theory and practice: A reevaluation of the bodhisattva-śrāvaka opposition
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy East and West 47 (3):399-415 (1997)
By illustrating the presence and scope of the bodhisattva ideal in Theravāda Buddhist theory and practice, this article shows that some of the distinctions used to separate Mahāyāna Buddhism from Hīnayāna Buddhism are problematic, and, in particular, calls into question the commonly held theoretical model that postulates that the goal of Mahāyāna practitioners is to become buddhas by following the path of the bodhisattva (bodhisattva-yāna), whereas the goal of Hīnayāna practitioners is to become arahants by following the path of the hearers of Buddha's disciples (śrāvaka-yāna)
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library||
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Leopold Ratnasekera (2006). The Theravāda Buddhist Understanding of Ethics: A Critical Appraisal of the Eight-Fold Path of Moral Perfection: A Study in Contrast with Thomistic Moral Perspectives. Pontificia Universitas Urbaniana, Facolta Di Filosofia.
Susanne Mrozik (2007). Virtuous Bodies: The Physical Dimensions of Morality in Buddhist Ethics. Oxford University Press.
Jay Garfield, What is It Like to Be a Bodhisattva? Moral Phenomenology in Íåntideva's Bodhicaryåvatåra.
Joe Bransford Wilson (1996). The Monk as Bodhisattva: A Tibetan Integration of Buddhist Moral Points of View. Journal of Religious Ethics 24 (2):377 - 402.
Traleg Kyabgon (2001). The Essence of Buddhism: An Introduction to its Philosophy and Practice. Shambhala.
Susanne Mrozik (2004). Cooking Living Beings: The Transformative Effects of Encounters with Bodhisattva Bodies. Journal of Religious Ethics 32 (1):175 - 194.
Barbra R. Clayton (2006). Moral Theory in Śāntideva's Śikṣāsamuccaya: Cultivating the Fruits of Virtue. Routledge.
Harry Oldmeadow (1997). Delivering the Last Blade of Grass: Aspects of the Bodhisattva Ideal in the Mahayana. Asian Philosophy 7 (3):181 – 194.
Fuchuan Yao (2008). The Compatibility Between Bodhisattva Compassion and 'No-Self'. Asian Philosophy 18 (3):267 – 278.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads30 ( #49,102 of 1,089,105 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #69,981 of 1,089,105 )
How can I increase my downloads?