Book: How Buddhism Acquired a Soul on the Way to China
Chapter: 8. A Survey of Interpolations and Adaptations of an Agent in Saṃsāra
In this chapter, by surveying the interpolations and adaptations that reflect the idea of an imperishable soul, I aim to shed light on the chronological development of the Chinese idea of an imperishable soul at the canonical level. The following discussions are based on the chronological survey presented in the Appendix.