The Essentials of Buddhist Philosophy

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1998 - Buddha (The concept) - 235 pages
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By the eleventh century a.d. Hinayana flourished in Ceylon, Burma, Siam and Cambodia; Mystic Buddhism developed in Tibet; Mahayana grew in China. In Japan the whole of Buddhism became the living and active faith of the mass of the people. The present study relates to Japanese Buddhism, as in Japan alone the whole of Buddhism has been preserved. The author presents Buddhist Philosophy in an ideological sequence, but it is not the sequence in the development of ideas; it is rather the systematization of the different schools of thought for the purpose of easier approach. Divided into fifteen chapters, the book deals with different schools of Buddhist Philosophy. The author has grouped these schools under two heads: (1) the schools of Negative Rationalism, i.e. the Religion of Dialectic Investigation, and (2) the schools of Introspective Intuitionism, i.e. the Religion of Meditative Experience. The author treats these schools in most scientific and elaborate way.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Indian Background
13
Fundamental Principles of Buddhist
23
The Kusha School
55
The Jojitsu School
74
The Hosso School Idealism MereIdeation
81
The Sanron School Three Treatises Nega
99
The Kegon School
112
The Zen School Pure Intuitionism Medita
160
The Jodo School Amitapietism Pure Land
174
The Nichiren School Lotuspietism
186
The New Ritsu School Disciplinary
195
Conclusion
203
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