Once Upon a Future Time: Studies in a Buddhist Prophecy of Decline
Asian Humanities Press, 1991 - 318 頁
An in-depth study of Buddhist theories of the decline and disappearance of their own religion. Nattier's work challenges previous assumptions on this topic and focuses on the critical study of the Kausambi Story, a Buddhist prophecy of decline, in its Tibetan, Central Asian, and Chinese variants.
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