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
Momentarmess
36
Knowledge jndna and the Knowable jneya
49
The IdeationStore alayavijnana
56
Introspective Perception svasarnvedana
63
a The Atom anu
75
G SANKARAS CRYPTOBuDDHISM
97
School
105
The Characterization of Sankara as crypto
118
Thought
145
B Brahmasutra 1I 2
163
P Brahmasutra 11 2
191
Brahmasutra II 2
221
Bibliography
383
Index
389
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