By Sallie B. King
A Philosophical examine of the Buddha Nature Treatise and different chinese language Buddhist Texts
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Desk of Contents
1. The BuddhaÕs traditional and supreme Tooth
Ð John Buescher
2. Ask a Farmer: final research and Conventional
Existence in Tsong kha pa's Lam rim chen mo
Ð man Newland
3. portray the objective: at the id of the
Object of Negation (dgag bya) Ð Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
4. slicing the Roots of advantage: Tsong kha pa on the
Results of Anger Ð Daniel Cozort
5. Ethics because the foundation of a Tantric culture: Tsong kha pa
and the Founding of the dGe lugs Order in Tibet
Ð Elizabeth Napper
6. Bon rDzogs chen on Authenticity (pramÝna, tshad ma):
Prose and Poetry at the course Ð Anne Carolyn Klein
7. The dGe ldanÐbKaÕ brgyud culture of MahÝmudrÝ:
How a lot dGe ldan? How a lot bKaÕ brgyud?
Ð Roger R. Jackson
8. Demons at the mom: Objections to the Perfect
Wisdom Sñtras in Tibet Ð Gareth Sparham
9. Gung thang and Sa bzang Ma ti Paû chen on the
Meaning of ÒFoundational ConsciousnessÓ
(Ýlaya, kun gzhi) Ð Joe Bransford Wilson
10. Authorship and Literary creation in
Classical Buddhist Tibet Ð Jos Ignacio Cabezn
11. Altruism and Adversity: views from Psychoanalytic
Object kin concept Ð Harvey B. Aronson
12. Drawing the metal Bow: A Bibliographic Appreciation
of the Literary Legacy of Paul Jeffrey Hopkins
and His application on the collage of Virginia
Ð Paul G. Hackett
- L'insegnamento zen di Hui-Hai sull'illuminazione improvvisa
- Pointing at the Moon Buddhism, Logic, Analytic Philosophy
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- Crowded by Beauty: The Life and Zen of Poet Philip Whalen
- The Place of the Hidden Moon: Erotic Mysticism in the Vaisnava-Sahajiya Cult of Bengal
Extra resources for Active Self . A Philosophical Study of the Buddha Nature Treatise and Other Chinese Buddhist Texts
P. 788c. This is typical of tathagatagarbha 2Ibid. ) Literally, "Way-principle," the basic reality pervading all things unobstructedly. Fo Hsüeh Ta Tz'u Tien, compiled by Ting Fu-pao (Taipei, 1946), p. 2367. ^Tathagatagarbhasutra. e. , a positive quality of reality, which may be spoken of in affirmative language, however, obliquely. effect, this is how things are: we need not be lost in it. He is saying, in the world is not chaotic, There is a principle, discover able by humans, manifesting the order of the universe.
11 The nature of being and the substantiality of the Buddha nature are the two single issues which the BNT1s author seems to feel are most mis understood by others and which he thus focuses on from the beginning of the text. "'*' Note that no ontological or metaphysi cal questions are begged here. The answer is that the Buddha spoke of Buddha nature in order to help people overcome five shortcomings (inferior mind, arrogance, delusion, slandering the truth, and attachment to self) and to produce in them five virtues (diligent mind, reverence, wisdom [prajna], knowledge [jnana] and compassion).
Is the highest truth to be understood as nihilism? This first level of misunderstanding is rejected in favor of the following suggested correct understanding of the two truths. preme truth. 11 The difference between the two truths, then, is not a difference between things existing or not existing, nor is it simply the difference between the exis tence or non-existence of an own-nature. Rather, it. is 1BNT, p. 793c. 2 工bid* A concern over an identical incorrect view is found in Yogacarabhumi (T.
Active Self . A Philosophical Study of the Buddha Nature Treatise and Other Chinese Buddhist Texts by Sallie B. King