Buddhism existed in India amid a wide array of other religions and a wide array of cultures. Internally, Buddhism was also diverse. Johannes Bronkhorst here traces its development(s) in its larger intellectual and spiritual contexts. Addresses early Mahāyāna and Madhyamaka.
[English translation of Bronkhorst’s “Die buddhistische Lehre” published in Der Buddhismus I: Der indische Buddhismus und seine Verzweigungen, Stuttgart-Berlin-Köln: W. Kohlhammer, 2000.]
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