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This glossary presents a list of names and terms with their Chinese equivalents. These are relevant to the discussion on the Li Gonglin and Northern Song Buddhist culture. This book Painting Faith Li Gonglin and Northern Song Buddhist Culture shows that Li's iconography advocated the "Sudden Enlightenment followed by Gradual Cultivation" bodhisattva concept. It also demonstrates that as early as the Northern Wei, Chinese Pure Land practice had invariably focused on the bodhisattva path,13 and beginning in the Tang had been fused with the concept of three stages of "Sudden Enlightenment followed by Gradual Cultivation".

Keywords: Buddhist environment; Li Gonglin faith



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