Predecessors and Prototypes: Towards a Conceptual History of the Buddhist Antarābhava

@article{Cuevas1996PredecessorsAP,
  title={Predecessors and Prototypes: Towards a Conceptual History of the Buddhist Antarābhava},
  author={B. J. Cuevas},
  journal={Numen},
  year={1996},
  volume={43},
  pages={263-302}
}
The Buddhist Sanskrit term antarābhava refers quite literally to existence ( bhava ) in an interval ( antarā ) and designates the temporal space between death and subsequent rebirth. It is apparent that, among the early schools of Buddhism in India, the status of this intermediate existence inspired considerable controversy. However, in spite of its controversial beginnings, the concept of the antarābhava continued to flourish and to exert a significant force upon the theories and practices of… Expand
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