Abstract

Abstract:

This essay explicates the metaphor of counting ten coins as it appears in Fazang's Treatise on the Five Teachings of Huayan. The goal is to transform Fazang's inexact and obscure mentions of the metaphor into something that is clearer and more precise. The method for achieving this goal is threefold: first, by presenting Fazang's version of the metaphor as improving upon prior efforts by Zhiyan and Ŭisang to interpret a brief stanza in the Avataṁsaka Sūtra; second, by providing textual evidence to support this interpretation; and third, by contrasting this interpretation with alternatives from Francis Cook as well as Yasuo Deguchi and Katsuhiko Sano.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Pages
pp. 1155-1177
Launched on MUSE
2019-02-15
Open Access
No
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