Madhyamika and Yogacara: A Study of Mahayana Philosophies

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SUNY Press - Philosophy - 304 pages
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

Introduction
7
in Buddhism
13
A Yogacara Interpretation of Emptiness
51
The Buddhist World View as Elucidated
61
Connotations of the Word Asraya Basis
75
An Interpretation of Upeksd
91
l0 On the Theory of Buddha Body Buddhakdya
103
Logic of Convertibility
123
TwoDirectional Activity
201
l5 Emptiness
209
l6 YogacaraA Reappraisal
219
AppendixSources of Essays
227
Bibliography
263
Index of Terms
273
Index of Tibetan Terms
289
Copyright

Ontology in Mahayana Buddhism
155

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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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