By Justin Ritzinger
Justin Ritzinger argues that the cult of Maitreya represents an try and articulate a brand new constellation of values, integrating novel understandings of the nice, clustered round smooth visions of utopia, with the critical Buddhist aim of Buddhahood. partially One he strains the roots of this constellation to Taixu's younger occupation as an anarchist. half examines its articulation within the Maitreya School's theology and its social improvement from its inception to international struggle II. half 3 appears to be like at its next decline and modern legacy inside and past orthodox Buddhism. via those investigations, Anarchy within the natural Land develops a brand new framework for substitute understandings of modernity in Buddhism.
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Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism by Justin Ritzinger