Lost in translation? The Treatise on the Mahāyāna Awakening of Faith (Dasheng qixin lun) and its modern readings

  title={Lost in translation? The Treatise on the Mahāyāna Awakening of Faith (Dasheng qixin lun) and its modern readings},
  author={Francesca Tarocco},
  journal={Bulletin of The School of Oriental and African Studies-university of London},
  • F. Tarocco
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • History
  • Bulletin of The School of Oriental and African Studies-university of London
The Treatise on the Mahay ana Awakening of Faith, an indigenous Chinese composition written in the guise of an Indian Buddhist treatise, is one of the most influential texts in the history of East Asian Buddhism. Its outline of the doctrines of buddha nature (foxing), buddha bodies (fosheri), and one mind (yixiri), among others, served from the medieval period onwards as one of the main foundations of East Asian Buddhist thought and practice. The Treatise is putatively attributed to the Indian… 

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