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|その他のタイトル: ||A Study of the Guan-wu-liang-shou-jing|
|著者: ||末木, 文美士|
|著者(別言語): ||Sueki, Fumihiko|
|掲載誌情報: ||東洋文化研究所紀要. 101冊, 1986-11, p. 163-225|
|抄録: ||This paper investigates the formation and the construction of the Guan-wu-liang-shou-jing 観無量寿経 (Guan-jing), one of the three main sūtras of Pure Land Buddhism.
The Guan-jing has neither an original Sanskrit version nor a Tibetan translation.
The only one Chinese version is that which is said to have been translated by Kālayaśas in the first half of the fifth century.
Recent studies have proposed an idea that it was formed in Central Asia or in China.
In this paper, I investigated the grounds of this argument and confirmed the idea.
As for the construction of the sūtra, it is approved that it consists of three parts.
The first part is an introduction of the sūtra and the story of Prince Ājataśatru and her mother Vaidehī.
The conclusion of the investigation in this paper is that it has some relation with the story handed down by the Sarvāstivādin and was influenced by the Guan-fo-san-mei-hai-jing.
The second part of the sūtra is the main part and consists of 13 stages of the meditation of Pure Land and Amitābha Buddha.
The analysis of the system of these stages makes clear how they are constructed to guide a person step by step to the total vision of Pure Land and Amitābha Buddha.
The third part is the description of nine grades of persons who are reborn in Pure Land.
This paper treats of the relation between the three grades of the larger Sukhāvatīvyūha and the nine grades of this sūtra.|