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    Early Buddhist Transmission and Trade Networks: Mobility and Exchange Within and Beyond the Northwestern Borderlands of South Asia by Jason Neelis. Brill, 2011. Xx+372pp., Hb. €126.00/US$179.00. ISBN 13: 9789004181595. [REVIEW]Douglas Osto - 2013 - Buddhist Studies Review 29 (2):301-303.
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    No-Self in Sāṃkhya: A Comparative Look at Classical Sāṃkhya and Theravāda Buddhism.Douglas Osto - 2017 - Philosophy East and West 68 (1):201-222.
    In a number of standard introductory textbooks on Indian philosophy, classical Sāṃkhya is described as a Hindu philosophical school based on a fundamental dualism between a plurality of selves, or spirits and the material, or phenomenal world, whereas Buddhism, on the other hand, is most often described as a system based on the radically different position of "no-self" or selflessness.1 However, such depictions, although not entirely inaccurate, often obscure strong structural homologies between the two systems, which highlight the fundamental duality (...)
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  3. Power, Wealth and Women in Indian Mahayana Buddhism: The Gandavyuha-Sutra.Douglas Osto - 2011 - Routledge.
    This book examines the concepts of power, wealth and women in the important Mahayana Buddhist scripture known as the Gandavyuha-sutra, and relates these to the text’s social context in ancient Indian during the Buddhist Middle Period. Employing contemporary textual theory, worldview analysis and structural narrative theory, the author puts forward a new approach to the study of Mahayana Buddhist sources, the ‘systems approach’, by which literature is viewed as embedded in a social system. Consequently, he analyses the Gandavyuha in the (...)
     
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    Soteriology, Asceticism and the Female Body in Two Indian Buddhist Narratives.Douglas Osto - 2007 - Buddhist Studies Review 23 (2):203-220.
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    The Supreme Array Scripture: A New Interpretation of the Title “Gaṇḍavyūha-Sūtra”. [REVIEW]Douglas Osto - 2009 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 37 (3):273-290.
    This article argues for a new interpretation of the Sanskrit compound gaṇḍa-vyūha as it is used in the common title of the Mahāyāna text the Gaṇḍavyūha-Sūtra.The author begins by providing a brief history of the sūtra’s appellations in Chinese and Tibetan sources. Next, the meanings of gaṇḍa (the problematic member of the compound) are explored. The author proposes that contemporary scholars have overlooked a meaning of gaṇḍa occurring in some compounds, wherein gaṇḍa can mean simply “great,” “big” or “massive.” This (...)
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