Epistemological Shifting, Vicissitude in Pedagogy and Evolving Different Schools and Sects: A Case of Buddhism

13 Pages Posted: 10 Dec 2014

Date Written: December 1, 2014

Abstract

This article, on the basis of hermeneutic interpretation of selected literatures, argues that epistemological shifting is the root cause to emerge three schools; Hinayana, Mahayana, Tantrayana in Buddhism, four sects; Nyinma, Kagyu, Shakya, Gelug in Tibetan Buddhism intact of same ontology of emptiness. It also suggests that epistemological shifting cause adjustment in pedagogy and it ultimately brought vicissitude in Buddhism.

Keywords: Hinayana, Mahayana, Pedagogy, Tantrayana Gelug, Kagyu, Nyinma, Shakya

Suggested Citation

Ghimire, Shurendra, Epistemological Shifting, Vicissitude in Pedagogy and Evolving Different Schools and Sects: A Case of Buddhism (December 1, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2532796 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2532796

Shurendra Ghimire (Contact Author)

Tribhuvan University ( email )

Kirtipur
Kathmandu, Bagmati 44600
Nepal

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