By Karl H. Potter

ISBN-10: 8120819683

ISBN-13: 9788120819689

This, the 3rd quantity during this Encyclopedia to accommodate Buddhist philosophy, takes the reader from the center of the 6th. a number of the authors and texts handled listed here are no longer renowned to the informal pupil of Buddhism. crucial writer is obviously Dignaga, who's nearly fullyyt chargeable for turning Indian Buddhism towards an exhaustive research of epistemic concerns and particularly of inferential reasoning. yet different writer whose works are summarized right here should be larger identified, specifically the rival Yogacara commentors Buddhapalita and Bhavya, the latter of whome specifically introduces for the 1st time into Buddhism contrasts among the point of view of his specific model of Buddhism and all of the different process of up to date India, and never simply the Buddhists.

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Editor's Introduction
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 construction in
Classical Buddhist Tibet Ð JosŽ Ignacio Cabez—n
11. Altruism and Adversity: views from Psychoanalytic
Object relatives idea Ð Harvey B. Aronson
12. Drawing the metal Bow: A Bibliographic Appreciation
of the Literary Legacy of Paul Jeffrey Hopkins
and His software on the college of Virginia
Ð Paul G. Hackett
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All forty are conditions for satisfaction, for insight and for fortunate rebirths. 10. As to suitability to temperament: the foul things and memory of body are for greedy folks; the sublime states and four color kasinas are for those who hate. Memory of breathing is a subject suitable for a deluded person or a speculative one. The first six memories are for faithful types. Memory of death, of peace, the defining of the four stages and repulsiveness of food are for intellectual types. The rest are for all sorts of temperaments.

At the outset he will want to construct a piece of earth for himself, avoiding the colors blue, yellow, red or white, either a fixed piece or a movable one either the size of a bushel or the size of a saucer. Sitting in front of it, he should consider the dangers of sense desires, the happiness connected to the special qualities of the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangho, and then should open his eyes not too wide nor too narrowly and meditate on the earth-sign. This sign is not to be confused with the color of the piece of earth in front; rather, he should concentrate on the VISUDDHIMAGGA " 119 " concept, the name earth, so that he becomes able to conceptualize it with his eyes shut as easily as with them open.

Seeing that the Vaiśeśika and other systems were obscure in their t erminology, Nāgārjuna, it is reported, undertook to write this book to give a clear exposition of the art of debate. The book is divided into four chapters styled respectively as (I) an elucidation of debate (vādavisad karatsa), (II) an explanation of the points of defeat (nigrahasthdna), (III) an explanation of the truths (tattvavvākhyāna), and 108 ENCYCLOPEDIA OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHIES (IV) the analogue or far-fetched analogy (kin).

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