An Evaluation of the Vedāntic Critique of Buddhism

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Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, 1987 - Buddhism - 393 pages
This book represents a comparison of the critique of Buddhism as set forth in the interpretations of Sankara, Madhva, and Ramanuja to the sutras of the second section (adhyaya) of the Brahma-sutras concerned with the refutation of Buddhism, with the positions actually elaborated by the Buddhists in their own texts. An attempt is also made to compare the conflicting interpretations of the three commentators to these particular sutras, in accordance with the philosophical approach unique to each commentator. The book is divided into two parts. The first part consists of an Introductory Background. It includes a brief description of the Brahma-sutras as a text and summarizes the philosophical positions of the three commentators. The second part proceeds sutra by sutra to study the three commentators' interpretations of the particular sutras directed against the Buddhists.
 

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Contents

Causation
19
Momentariness
26
The Unconstructed asamskyta Dharmas
36
a The Atom aņu
75
xii
82
G ŚANKARAS CRYPTOBUDDHISM
101
3 The Characterization of Sankara as crypto
118
samudāya ubhayahetuke pi tadaprāptiḥ
167
Madhvas Interpretation
176
sarvathānupapatteśca
363
itaretarapratyayatvād iti cen notpattimātra
375
Bibliography
383
Index
389
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