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By Peter Della Santina

ISBN-10: 8120801539

ISBN-13: 9788120801530

This quantity lines the improvement of 1 of the main divisive debates in Buddhist philosophy within which best elements have been taken via Nagarjuna, Bhavaviveka and Candrakirti. The attention-grabbing debate among the Prasangikas and Svatantrikas has to date obtained relatively little realization. it's been principally assumed that the department among the 2 faculties happened as a result of disagreements at the necessities of the Madhyamaka philosophical view. within the current paintings the writer argues that the varsity break up now not over philosophy yet over forensic technique or, in different phrases, over the way the philosophy of vacancy was once to be communicated to and vindicated for others. He attracts considerably at the Tibetan assets to end up his perspective. He additionally uses Nagarjuna's Mulamadhya makakarika and Candrakirti's Prasannapadanamadhyamakavrtti. the amount extends not just the present knowing of the Madhyamaka procedure, but in addition deals a brand new and eminently average interpretation of the character of the divisions among the Prasangikas and Svatantrikas.

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2. Bu-ston, H'uwry ofBuddhism. 123. 3. Op. , p. 25. 4. adition the Great Brahmin Saraha and Rahulabhadra appear to be identical. 5. Bu-ston1 History of Buddhism, U , pp. 123. 6. Nagas a:e semi-divi ne beings who dwell beneath the earth. 7. v of Buddhism, II, p. 124. 8. rTsa-ba·scs-rab. 9. Ston-iiid-bdun-cu·ba. bstan-'gyur-mdo. XVII. No. 4. 10. Rigs·pa-drug-cu-pa. Tg. mdo. XVII. No. 2. 11. rTod·pa-bzlog-pa. Tg. mdo. XVII. No. 5. 12. Chinese Tripitaka Nanjio, II 69. 13. Ibid. 1180. The Principal Indian Exponents 29 14.

21 In the Ratnavali it is also stated, "when this exists that arises, like short when there is long. ame. "*3 Again . Nagarjuna points out that the Buddha declared that elements are deceptive and unreal. Therefore, he says, "The Buddha The Origins ofthe Madhyamaka Philosophy 7 simply expounded the significance of emptiness (siinyata). '5 Nagarjuna precisely indicates the stand· point of the Madhyamaka in the following stanza found in the Millamadhyamakakiirika. "We declare that whatever is inter· dependently originated is emptiness (sunyata).

4{). Bu-ston, HisJrJry qf B~ II, pp. J34-135. 4t. M urti, T. R. , 1M CBntral Philosoph_, qf Buddhism, p. , 1M ~ion qf Buddhist Jt/irlld(uJ, pp. 211-215. 42. T g. Rgyud. XXVIII. I. 43. M urti, T. R. , Th Central Phiwophy qf Buddhism, p. 87 and footnote 6 to p. 100. 44. T~raniitha, Hist4ry ~f Buddhism, p. 215. 45. Bu-ston, History qf Buddhisrn, II. p. 162. 46. rit. p. 215. 47. raniitha, H'IStoty of Buddhism, p. 216. 48. Ibid. p. 21 7; Bu-aton, H istory qf Buddhism, II, p. 162. 49. karadcva. 50. Murti, T.

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