A Brief History of Buddhist Studies in Europe and America by J. W. de Jong

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Many well-known scholars published editions of texts in this series. To mention only a few: the Ra�\rapalapariprccha by Louis Finot (1865-1935) in 1898, the Avadanasataka by J. S. arikasutra by H. Kern and Bunyiu Nanjio in 1908-1912. " A pupil of Stcherbatsky, Eugene Obermiller (1901-1935), translated froni 89 For a bibliography of his writings see Materialy po iuorii i filologii ct1Jtral'noj Axii, vyp. 3, Ulan-Ude, 1968, pp. S-'7 (add Ober den Begriff vijiiana im Buddhismus, ZIl, 7, 1929, 136-139).

37 uri roi de Plnde au nrc sieclc avant notre ere. , rer mars 1889 (tome 92), pp. 67-I08. 38 CEtl'Prer, IT, 1914, pp. 55-57. 39 Bouddhisme, Etudes tt mat/rioux, London, r898, pp. 31-33. Rtpue tits 35 and remarked that the true nature of Buddhism was realised not by the lay­ followers, but by the monks whose goal was Nirva(la. Oldenberg also protested against Senart's reduction of Buddhism to a branch of Hinduism and pointed out that fundamental Buddhist concepts �uch as the dualism between the suf­ ferings of human existence and deliverance, the doctrine of karman and also the ascetic way oflife were inherited from Vedism (Buddha, 2.

1 3 1-139. 37 uri roi de Plnde au nrc sieclc avant notre ere. , rer mars 1889 (tome 92), pp. 67-I08. 38 CEtl'Prer, IT, 1914, pp. 55-57. 39 Bouddhisme, Etudes tt mat/rioux, London, r898, pp. 31-33. Rtpue tits 35 and remarked that the true nature of Buddhism was realised not by the lay­ followers, but by the monks whose goal was Nirva(la. Oldenberg also protested against Senart's reduction of Buddhism to a branch of Hinduism and pointed out that fundamental Buddhist concepts �uch as the dualism between the suf­ ferings of human existence and deliverance, the doctrine of karman and also the ascetic way oflife were inherited from Vedism (Buddha, 2.

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