The questions of the syncretic nature of the evolution of Chinese Buddhism in the writings of Russian religious scholars

  • V.V. Gladkyh


To date, a number of new topical challenges are facing Buddhology. First, it is necessary to study the Buddhist doctrine, not just one or two schools, as it was done before, but using as many Buddhist directions as possible, to determine their contribution to the general teaching of Buddhism, as E.Torchynov noted: "Buddhism has historically been presented in different ways and directions, very different from one another, more reminiscent of different religions than different denominations within one religion. But there are a number of ideas that, in one form or another, with one or another accentuation y are characteristic of all Buddhism (though their understanding may be very different) "