Madhyamika and Yogacara: A Study of Mahayana Philosophies

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SUNY Press, Jan 8, 1991 - Philosophy - 304 pages
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Nagao invariably focuses on the core of Mahayana Buddhism--the path of the Bodhisattva, the doctrine of sunyata, and the system of Trisvabhava are explained.

Important technical terms used in the Mahayana textual tradition, whose exact understanding is imperative for the study of Mahayana Buddhism, are skillfully presented, making the book indispensable to scholars of Buddhist studies.
 

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Contents

Buddhist Subjectivity
7
An Interpretation of the Term Saṃvṛti Convention in Buddhism
13
The Bodhisattva Returns to this World
23
The Silence of the Buddha and its Madhyamic Interpretation
35
What Remains in Śūnyatā A Yogācāra Interpretation of Emptiness
51
The Buddhist World View as Elucidated in the ThreeNature Theory and Its Similes
61
Connotations of the Word Āśraya Basis in the MahāyānaSūtrālamkara
75
Usages and Meanings of Pariṇāmanā
83
From Mādhyamika to Yogācara An Analysis of MMK XXIV18 and MV 112
189
Ascent and Descent TwoDirectional Activity in Buddhist Thought
201
Emptiness
209
YogācāraA Reappraisal
219
AppendixSources of Essays
227
Notes
229
Bibliography
263
Index of Terms
273

Tranquil Flow of Mind An Interpretation of Upekṣā
91
On the Theory of BuddhaBody Buddhakāya
103
Logic of Convertibility
123
Ontology in Mahāyāna Buddhism
155

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About the author (1991)

Gadjin M. Nagao is Professor Emeritus of Buddhist Studies at Kyoto University, Japan. He is the author of The Foundational Standpoint of Madhyamika Philosophy, also published by SUNY Press.

Leslie S. Kawamura is Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

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