Chinese Buddhist Verse. (Hardback)
  • Chinese Buddhist Verse. (Hardback)

Chinese Buddhist Verse. (Hardback)

Hardback Published: 31/01/1980
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Chinese Buddhist gathas are written in unrhymed blank verse with four, five, or seven characters to a line. With few exceptions, each line of English in Robinson's translation corresponds to a single line of the Chinese. Being collective literature, gathas are concerned more with affirming a group's doctrine than with individual expression. All but the first three poems are Mahayana; that is, they deal with the course of the bodhisattva, the enlightenment being.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313221897

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