By Jeffrey Hopkins

ISBN-10: 155939207X

ISBN-13: 9781559392075

Within the Tibetan cultural zone, faculties of non-buddhist and buddhist Indian philosophy have been systematized and in comparison in texts known as presentation of tenets for you to get a deal with at the plethora of philosophical structures inhereited from India.

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Though the virulent outbursts provide a window on the rough and tumble of inter-sectarian and even intra-sectarian rivalries in Tibet, I hope that far from contributing to sectarian bitterness, they will serve to warn against counter-productive harshness. For me, the controversies (but not the name-calling) are extremely valuable in that they highlight differing readings of the same Indian figure, Chandrak¦rti; the contrasts make clearer their respective interpretations and perhaps also multiple meanings in Chandrak¦rti’s words.

Mind-Only Schoold Mind-Only School Following Scripture Mind-Only School Following Reasoning 4. Middle Way Schoole Middle Way Autonomy Schoolf Middle Way Consequence Schoolg The Great Exposition School is a collection of at least eighteen schools that never recognized themselves as belonging to a single, over-arching school except as being Buddhist, and their tenets are so various (some prefiguring Great Vehicle schools) that it is difficult to recognize tenets common to all eighteen. Jam-Âang-shay-œa gives representative tenets found among these eighteen schools as explained in the root text of Vasubandhu’s Treasury of Manifest Knowledge.

Listen and you shall hear the roar of reality. Near the end of 1962 I opened the door of a typical American pink ranch house in the flatlands of New Jersey to be stunned by a Tibetan-Mongolian temple—brightly colored paintings mounted on brocade, a huge case of books, a large Buddha with golden countenance, hangings from the ceiling. Never again would I think I know what is going on inside American houses. This was the Lamaist Buddhist Monastery of America, “lamaist” being a way to indicate that the monastery was both Tibetan and Mongolian.

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