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By Donald S. Lopez

ISBN-10: 1559394552

ISBN-13: 9781559394550

A examine of Svātantrika represents a tremendous contribution to our realizing of Mādhyamika philosophy in India and Tibet. The Mādhyamika is thought of to have subschools, Svātantrika and Prāsaṅgika. The Prāsaṅgika school of Candrakīrti is larger identified than Svātantrika, partly as the significant Svātantrika texts are preserved simply in Tibetan translation. The Svātantrikas, in spite of the fact that, made vital contributions to Buddhist philosophy of their expositions of the character of fact, the position of reasoning within the technique of enlightenment, and of their delineations of the trails to nirvana. The synthesis of Yogācāra and Mādhyamika philosophy by means of the Svātantrika master Śāntarakṣita represents the ultimate improvement of Buddhist concept in India. In Tibet, Svātantrika was the 1st Indian Buddhist tuition to achieve foreign money, ahead of the interpretation of the works of Candrakīrti into Tibetan.

In getting ready this Study of Svātantrika, Donald S. Lopez, Jr. consulted the most important Indian works of the Svātantrikas, figures critical to the advance of Buddhist suggestion in India comparable to Bhāvaviveka, Jñānagarbha, Śāntarakṣita, and Kamalaśīla, and analyzed a few Tibetan expositions of Svātantrika. the result's the main huge exam of this influential college to be had within the West.

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