By Akira Hirakawa

The current quantity is a translation of the 1st of Hirakawa's two-volume historical past. It
covers the interval from Sakyamuni* Buddha to Early Mahayana* earlier than Nagarjuna*
and contains the classes on which Hirakawa did so much of his personal previous learn. From
1960 to 1968, he released 3 very important reviews on Buddhist associations: Ritsuzo* no
kenkyu* (A learn of the Vinaya-pitaka*), Genshi Bukkyo* no kenkyu (A research of Early
Buddhism), and Shoki Daijo* Bukkyo no kenkyu (Studies in Early Mahayana Buddhism).
These reviews, all popping out of his curiosity within the vinaya, validated his mastery of
Indian Buddhist institutional historical past. This study was once fairly very important in his
formulation of a brand new conception of the increase of Mahayana *. through concentrating on the necessity to identify
an institutional base from which Mahayana arose, Hirakawa argued that stupa* worship
and the formula of Mahayana units of precepts supplied very important facts for the
development of Mahayana Buddhism.

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M o d e m scholars often refer to the historical B u d d h a as G a u t a m a B u d d h a , Since G a u t a m a is the clan n a m e o f ihe B u d d h a , the tide m ay have significance w h en c o n tra ste d with B u d d h as such as K asy an * anf* M a itrc y a , w ho w ere from different clans. H o w ever, since both fCasyapa a n d M a itre y a a re only legen dary figures* there are no historical Bud* d h a s w ho corue Irom any clan o th e r th an the G a u t a m a clan. Lhe epithcl “ S s k y a m u n i " (Sage ol' th e Sakyas) refers to the historical B u d d h a in te rm s o f a social g ro u p that was larger t h a n the G a u t a m a clan.

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