Early Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism: The Mahayana Context of the Gaudapadiya-Karika
This book provides an in-depth analysis of the doctrines of early Advaita and Buddhism that has important implications for the question of the relationship between Hindu and Buddhist thought. The author examines the central doctrines of the Gaudapadiya-karikain a series of chapters that discuss early Advaita in relation to the Abhidharma, Madhyamaka, and Yogacara schools of Buddhism. The question of the doctrinal diversity of Indian Buddhism is also discussed through an analysis of the concept of 'Buddha-Nature' and its relationship with Vedantic thought.
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Abhidharma Abhidharmakosa absolutism absolutistic accept Advaita Vedanta advaya ajativada analysis anatman appears argues arguments asamskrta Asanga asparsayoga atman author of GK Bhattacharya Bhavaviveka Brahman Brahmasutra Brhadaranyaka Upanisad Buddha Buddhist tradition Candrakirti cessation chapter commentary conception conﬂict consciousness context conventional creation denial denotes dharmakaya dharmas discussion distinction doctrine of non-origination duality early emptiness entities established existence experience external fact fourth prakarana Gaudapada Gaudapadian thought Gaudapadiya-karika GK 1V GK’s ibid ideas Indian interpretation jiva karikas liberation Madhyamaka Mahayana Buddhist Mahayana tradition maya meditative mind Nagarjuna nairatmya nature Nevertheless nirvana non-dual non-existent notion object one’s ontological origination perceived perception perspective philosophical position Prajﬁaparamita reference reﬂects Ruegg samsara samvrti Sankara Sarvastivada Sautrantika scholastic sense suggests svabhava Tathagata tathagatagarbha tathagatagarbha texts term theory things third prakarana translation truth ultimate reality unoriginated Upanisad Vasubandhu Vedanta school verse vikalpa waking and dream yoga Yogacara Yogacara school