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Six Schools of Nara Buddhism


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Six Buddhist schools which developed in Japan during the Nara period. (1) The Sanron school focused on San-lun teachings; (2) the Kegon school took up Hua-yen studies; (3) the Ritsu school concentrated on monastic precepts andordinations; (4) the Jōjitsu school studied Satyasiddhi doctrines (see Satyasiddhi śāstra); (5) the Hossō school dealt with Fa-hsiang teachings; and (6) the Kusha school read the Abhidharma-kośa, a Hīnayāna work attributed to the Indian philosopher Vasubandhu.

(1) The Sanron school focused on San-lun teachings; (2) the Kegon school took up Hua-yen studies; (3) the Ritsu school concentrated on monastic precepts andordinations; (4) the Jōjitsu school studied Satyasiddhi doctrines (see Satyasiddhi śāstra); (5) the Hossō school dealt with Fa-hsiang teachings; and (6) the Kusha school read the Abhidharma-kośa, a Hīnayāna work attributed to the Indian philosopher Vasubandhu.

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