Studying Buddhism in Vietnam (based on russian and vietnamese sources)
Authors: Le Thi Hong Phuong, Sergei Nhiznhikov
Publication date: 2020/3
Journal: BULLETIN OF KALMYK UNIVERSITY
Publisher: Калмыцкий государственный университет им. Б.Б. Городовикова
The article analyzes the study of Buddhism in Vietnam according to Russian and Vietnamese research sources. The authors pay particular attention to such branch of Buddhism as Mahayana, because it is widely spread in the region.The article reveals the originality of Vietnamese Buddhism and the transformation of the concept of nirvana. The authors came to the conclusion that Buddhism developed in stages, each time introducing nuances into the concept of nirvana and liberation. Buddhism had a long way of searching and developing, meeting the needs of a person and society:from the position of moving away from ordinary life which was proposed in early Buddhism to the Mahayana concept of active participation in life.