An Introduction to Madhyamaka Philosophy
This brief introduction to Madhyamaka Philosophy gives a history of the rise and growth of Madhyamaka Philosophy, and the origin, structure, development and purpose of the Madhyamaka dialectic. It elucidated the distinction between Hinayana and Mahayana in respect of pratityasamutpada, nirvana, the ideal of religious discipline, the concept of Dharma, and the concept of Buddhology. It discusses the meaning of Sunya-Sunyata and its axiological and soteriological significance. Other important features of the present introduction are the clarification of the concepts of Madhyama Pratipad, Samvrti and Paramartha Satya, Tathata, Dharmadhatu and Bhutakoti.
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Absolute Reality According Arhat Aryadeva attain Nirvana attainment of Nirvana bhava Bhavaviveka Bhikkhus Bodhi Bodhicitta Bodhisattva Buddha Buddhahood Buddhapalita called Candrakirti says causality century A. D. commentary concept conditioned Dharma-kaya dharmadhatu dharmaisana dharmas dharmata dialectic doctrine elements of existence enlightenment entities eternal fﬁnya fﬁnyata ﬁnd ﬁrst God in Buddhism Hinayana Hinayana and Mahayana Hinayanist believed human ideal of Hinayana ideal of Mahayana inexpressible Karika Kasyapa kaya klefavarana known Kumarajiva Madhya madhyama pratipad Madhyamaka philosophy Madhyamaka Sastra Madhyamaka system Maha Mahasanghikas Mahayanist means meditation Naga Nagarjuna puts Nagarjuna says nairatmya negation Nirmana-kaya Nirvana non-dual ontological original Paramartha paramita phase phenomena phenomenal existence position prajﬁa Prajﬁaparamita pratityasamutpada pudgala realization relative religion Sambhoga-kaya Samskrta sariw.rti sattva sense Shinyata signiﬁcance skandhas Sthaviras svabhava Tathagata Tathata tattva teachings tetralemma theory things thought-construct Tibetan translation tion transcendent to thought transcendental wisdom ultimate nature ultimate Reality ultimately real unconditioned unsubstantiality utpattih veil verse yana