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|その他のタイトル: ||Conception of the Life Span and the Relics of the Tathāgata in the Second Chapter of the Suvarnaprabhāsa|
|著者: ||鈴木, 隆泰|
|著者(別言語): ||Suzuki, Takayasu|
|掲載誌情報: ||東洋文化研究所紀要. 138冊, 1999-12, p. 172-148|
|抄録: ||This paper aims at examining how the conception of the life span and the relics of the tathāgata has changed with its augmentation and development of the second chapter of the Suvarnaprabhāsa (Suv), the Tathāgatāyuh-pramānanirdeśaparivarta, which has four stages of the augmentation and development.
Stage 1 declares that the life span of the tathāgata is immeasurable, but the question why Śākyamuni has entered into nirvāna in spite of his immeasurable life span remains unsolved.
Stage 2 tries to sweep the legacy of stūpa worshippers completely away out of Mahāyāna sūtra literature and to solve the question of the Stage 1.
The present author has proved in another paper that the Mahāmeghasūtra is a single impotant source from which this stage quotes long series of passages concerning the buddhakāya idea.
Stage 3 reinforces the idea of the above two stages with using similes.
The conception of embodied buddhakāya in this stage much resembles that in the Saddharmapundarīka.
Stage 4 is quite different from the above three stages in point of both the style and the idea.
As for the style, it is not too much to say that this stage is not sūtra but śāstra.
And as for the idea, this stage denies or devaluates the conception of the buddhakāya and the relics shown in above three stages.
Encouragement of stūpa/relics worship in this stage strongly coutradicts the early Mahāyāna movement which rose with the intention of shifting the central value of Buddhism from stūpa/relics worship to sutra/dharma evaluation.|