By Peter Della Santina

ISBN-10: 8120801539

ISBN-13: 9788120801530

This quantity lines the advance of 1 of the main divisive debates in Buddhist philosophy during which major components have been taken by way of Nagarjuna, Bhavaviveka and Candrakirti. The fascinating debate among the Prasangikas and Svatantrikas has so far acquired relatively little consciousness. it's been mostly assumed that the department among the 2 colleges happened as a result of disagreements at the necessities of the Madhyamaka philosophical view. within the current paintings the writer argues that the college break up no longer over philosophy yet over forensic method or, in different phrases, over the best way the philosophy of vacancy was once to be communicated to and vindicated for others. He attracts considerably at the Tibetan resources 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 method, but in addition deals a brand new and eminently moderate interpretation of the character of the divisions among the Prasangikas and Svatantrikas.

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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. Murti, T . R. , Tlu C4rltral Pniwsophy uf Budrlhism, p. 92. 15. Taranatha, H'uwry of Buddhism. Translated by Lama Chimpa and Chattopadhyaya , Alaka, p. 124-. 16. Ibid. 17. Ibid. 18. ton, History (If Budihiml, II, p. 1SO. 19. 124. 20. Ibid. 21. Ibid. p. 125. 22. Ibid. p. 126. 23. Bu-ston, History qfBuddhism, II, p. 1SO.

In addition he is credited with the composition of a number of works on Tantra and on Prajfiaparamita. According to Bu-ston, Santarak~ita belongs to the philosophical tradition which included before him : Jnanagarbha, Sri- 28 gupta, Bhavaviveka, Nagarjuna, Rahula and Sariputra. ita's immediate disciple was KamalaSila. Like his master, he too went to Tibet. He composed the Madhyamakiiloka58 expounding the Madhyamaka p hilosophy in accord with the interpretation favoured by the Svatantrikas. He also wrote the BhavaniikrarruJ as well as a commentary on the Madhyamakiilarikiira of Santarak~ita.

Murti, T. R. , The Central Philosophy of Buddhism, p. 40. 4. Ibid, p. 45. 5. Ibid, p. 47. 6. Robinson, R. , Early Mddhyamika in India and China, p. 54, cites Majjhima Nikaya, 63. 7. Robinson, R. H. ibid, cites Majjhima Nika;~a, 72. 8. Samyutta NiJcaya, pp. 400-401. 9. Ml1lamadhyamakaA:ariJca, XXVII. 21, 22. 10. Ratr1dvali, II. 104-6. 11. Uamadhyamakakariica, XXVII. 29. 12. Ibid. XXV. 17. 13. Murti, T. R. , The Central Philoso~Ay of BuddJJism, pp. 53·54. H. Atiilamadh;•amakakarika, XXV. 18. 15. Ibid.

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