In The Five-Colored Clouds of Mount Wutai: Poems from Dunhuang, Mary Anne Cartelli introduces a significant corpus of Chinese Buddhist poems from the Dunhuang manuscripts celebrating Mount Wutai. They offer important literary evidence for the transformation of the mountain into the earthly paradise of the bodhisattva MaApju?r? by the Tang dynasty.????The first poem survives in three manuscripts: (1) S. 0370: aWutai shan zanaaoeoapp er, a fragment of 34 lines, (2) P. 2483: aWutai shan zanwenaaoeoapper ... It has eighty-two lines, with seven syllables per line, and rhymes at the end of the even- numbered lines. ... author, but they do seem related, as the second poem mentions in- toning the name of AmitAbha Buddha, the main tenet of the Pure Land School.
|Title||:||The Five-Colored Clouds of Mount Wutai: Poems from Dunhuang|
|Author||:||Mary Anne Cartelli|
|Publisher||:||BRILL - 2012-12-07|