By Joseph Walser

ISBN-10: 0231506236

ISBN-13: 9780231506236

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2005
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Joseph Walser offers the 1st exam of Nagarjuna's lifestyles and writings within the context of the spiritual and monastic debates of the second one century CE. Walser explores how Nagarjuna secured the canonical authority of Mahayana teachings and considers his use of rhetoric to make sure the transmission of his writings by means of Buddhist clergymen.

Drawing on shut textual research of Nagarjuna's writings and different Buddhist and non-Buddhist assets, Walser deals an unique contribution to the knowledge of Nagarjuna and the early background of Buddhism.

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Desk of Contents
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 family thought 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
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It is followed by an investigation of sense perception, of inference and of syllogism occupying the 2<*, 3d and 4th chapters. This clear and natural order has been misunderstood and inverted by the simpleton Devendrabuddhi, who has been misled by the circumstance that Dharmakirti himself had had the time to write only the comment upon the stanzas of the third chapter which he, for some reason or other, probably because it is the most difficult one, had choosen to comment himself in his old age, not feeling himself capable of accomplishing the whole task.

132. 6, this is not improbable. The theory of two pramanas and the definition of pratyaksa as nirvikalpaJca certainly have existed long before Dignaga in some Hinayana or Mahayana schools. Dignaga gave to these formulas a new signification, but he himself quotes in support of them a passage from the abhidharma of the Sarvastivadins. s ran-las-rnkhas-pa = svatantra-pandita. 1 To the time of his apprenticeship probably belong two early works, two manuals for the use of students. One of them is a condensed summary of the capital work of his teacher under the title of A b h i d h a r m a k o s a - m a r m a - p r a d l p a .

TSP, p. , p. 338, 14. la its early form, as recorded by CarakalV. 1, when p r a d h a n a and brahman were the same entity, the parallelism with Buddhism is still greater, cp. especially IV. 1. 44 where the doctrine of sdrupya is mentioned. 8 pradhana. 4 avyakta. 5 parindma. 6 pratiJcsana-parinama. 7 jada. 8 Cp. NB and NBT transl. below, vol. II, pp. 203 ff. » Cp. , V. , p. 80. 2 YaSomitra's 20 BUDDHIST LOGIC The Sankhya system can thus be regarded as the first serious step that the Indian speculation took against naive realism.

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