Madhyamakakārikā

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1989 - Religion - 318 pages
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The Conception of Buddhist Nirvana provides an English Translation of Nagarjuna`s chapters on Causality and Nirvana and Chandrakiriti`s comprehensive commentary on the Sanskrit Text and presents a rare exposition of the Madhyamaka Dialectic. The book is edited by Jaideva Singh with an exhaustive introduction, containing the historical background of the Madhyamaka philosophy, a lucid exposition of its merciless logic, an admirable presentation of its uncanny metaphysics and a systematic account of its soteriology and Buddhol;ogy. The editor has also provided and Analysis of Contents and has added those portions of the text and the Sanskrit commentary on the basis of which Stcherbatsky wrote out his book. This will enable the reader to make a comparative study of Stcherbatsky;s version with the Original Sanskrit.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
The Original Sources of Mahayana
7
Its Origin Structure
14
Positive Contribution of Nagarjuna
20
Main features of Madhyamaka Philosophy
36
ANALYSIS OF CONTENTS
61
The Sautrantikas
67
The Position of NyayaVaisesika
73
Conclusion 69
69
Dedication 77
77
A Comment Upon Nagarjunas Treatise On Relativity
85
The Opinion Of Bhavaviveka 91
91
Causality Denied 97
97
The Madhyamika Method Explained
103
Examination Of the Bhavavivekas Formal Argument
111
Bhavaviveka Also Avails Himself Of The Argument
118

Prefatory
76
The Hinayanist Interpretation Rejected
79
The Answer of the Saiikhya Virtually Repudiated
82
Combined Causality Denied
86
The Definition of Sense Perception
92
Nirvana Is The World Viewed Sub specie Aeternitatis
98
Preliminary 1
1
Mystic Intuition YogaPratyaksa 18
18
Was Buddha An Agnostic? 24
24
The Double Character of The Absolute 30
30
The Yogacaras 36
36
The Doctrine of Causality In The Hinayana 45
45
The Real Eternal Buddha Cognised In Mystic Intuition 51
51
Is Relativity Itself Relative? Condemnation
57
Logical Reputation On The Basis Of Facts Admitted
124
Mahayana And Hinayana Contrasted
129
The Twelve Membered Causal Series Refers To
140
Controversy With The Buddhist Logician Continued
147
The Discussion About The PointInstant Resumed
154
The Definition Of The Sense Perception
165
The Hinayana Theory Of Causation Examined
174
Cause Condition
181
Examination Of Nirvana
193
Nirvana not an Ens
200
Nirvana not both Ens and nonEns
209
Ultimate Identity of the phenomenal and the Absolute
215
Index To Stcherbatskys Text 5
5
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