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By Donald S. Lopez

ISBN-10: 1559394552

ISBN-13: 9781559394550

A examine of Svātantrika represents a huge contribution to our figuring out of Mādhyamika philosophy in India and Tibet. The Mādhyamika is thought of to have subschools, Svātantrika and Prāsaṅgika. The Prāsaṅgika school of Candrakīrti is larger recognized than Svātantrika, partially as the significant Svātantrika texts are preserved basically in Tibetan translation. The Svātantrikas, despite the fact that, made very important contributions to Buddhist philosophy of their expositions of the character of truth, the position of reasoning within the technique of enlightenment, and of their delineations of the trails to nirvana. The synthesis of Yogācāra and Mādhyamika philosophy by way of the Svātantrika master Śāntarakṣita represents the ultimate improvement of Buddhist notion in India. In Tibet, Svātantrika was the 1st Indian Buddhist university to realize forex, ahead of the interpretation of the works of Candrakīrti into Tibetan.

In getting ready this Study of Svātantrika, Donald S. Lopez, Jr. consulted the foremost Indian works of the Svātantrikas, figures critical to the advance of Buddhist concept in India reminiscent of Bhāvaviveka, Jñānagarbha, Śāntarakṣita, and Kamalaśīla, and analyzed a couple of Tibetan expositions of Svātantrika. the result's the main huge exam of this influential institution on hand within the West.

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