Cover

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Title page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Foreword

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p. 3

The occasion of welcoming Professor Amore's book into the series SR Supplements provides the opportunity for familiarízing the reader with the intentions of the somewhat unusual publishing consortium behind this book and for several...

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Introduction

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pp. 4-6

The essays brought together here represent the current scholarship of some of Canadá's eminent Buddhologísts. The essays díscuss developments in Buddhist thought which occurred as Buddhists faced the philosophical...

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I. ON BEING

By the time Jesús began healing and teaching in Galilee, approximately fíve hundred years after the final nirvana of Gautama Buddha, Buddhism had expanded over almost the whole...

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1. The Problem of Being in Madhyamika Buddhism

Mervyn Sprung

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pp. 8-25

Whatever the differences among philosophers, they normally understand themselves to be in search of knowledge and are inclined to claim that they have found what they have been in search of. Whether he speaks of reality, truth, being...

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2. Sunyata and Dharmata: The Madhyamika View of Inner Reality

Mahesh Mehta

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pp. 26-37

A study of the Madhyamika system of Mahayana Buddhism as formulated by Nágarjuna and elucidated by Candraklrti is above all an uncommon experience in semantics, especially in regard to the uniquely plástic...

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3. The Experience of Being: The Trikaya Idea in its Tibetan Interpretation

H.V. Guenther

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pp. 38-58

It is in the nature of speculative thought that it progressively moves away from the problem at hand, loses itself in the maze of its own fictions, and...

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II. ON THE INDIAN MILIEU

Besides the developments in Buddhist philosophical thought such as those considered in Part I, there were developments which were brought about by the continuing contact with Hindú culture. Buddhism in India had begun more...

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4. Hindu Views of Buddhism

Klaus Klostermaier

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pp. 60-82

For many centurias and in many parts of India Buddhists and Hindus lived peacefully side by side and the resulting religión showed features of both traditions. On the other hand we have many instances of scholarly polemics...

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5. Transmigration and the Causal Chain in Nyaya and Buddhism

Bimal Krishna Matilal

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pp. 83-92

It is rather unfortunate that we usually render the Indian term samsara by the English word "transmigration". Even the phrase "causal chain", when applied in the context of a Buddhist theory, shares, to some extent

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6. Giving and Harming: Buddhist Symbols of Good and Evil

Roy C. Amore

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pp. 93-103

In this essay, I shall maintain that for early Buddhism the Indian concepts of giving and harming became the key symbols of good and evil, that these two individualistic...

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7. Buddhism and the Indian Religious Tradition

Paul Younger

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pp. 104-112

For some years now it has seemed to me that at least in North American scholarship "Buddhist Studies" and "Religious Studies" were not following exactly the same path. The practical indications of the different...

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III. ON THE CHINESE MILIEU

Buddhist missionaries spread their religion Northward into central Asia, and from there Westward into what is now Iran and Afghanistan as well as Eastward into Northern China. Wherever they went they encountered vastly different...

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8. The Mind of the Early Chinese Buddhist

León Hurvitz

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pp. 114-161

This contribution does not in any way pretend to originality. It is more an attempt to bring together what has been done, principally in the English-speaking world, on the subject—material both published and unpublished, some belonging to the...

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9. Li P'ing-Shan and his Refutation of Neo-Confucian Criticism of Buddhism

JAN Yün-hua

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pp. 162-193

The establishment and development of Buddhism in China involved constant confrontations between this foreign religión and the indigenous traditions. Despite these confrontations, the achievements of this...

The Contributors

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pp. 194-196