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Presents the thought of a controversial Tibetan Buddhist thinker on the Yogaµcaµra and Madhyamaka systems. This landmark book discusses the thought of Tibetan Buddhist thinker Shakya Chokden (1428–1507) on the two major systems of Mahaµyaµna Buddhism. Influential and controversial in his own day, Shakya Chokden’s thought fell out of favor over time and his writings were eventually repressed, becoming available again only in the 1970s. Yet, his startling interpretations of the core areas of Buddhist thought remain valuable and well worth consideration today. Yaroslav Komarovski has used the twenty-four volumes of Shakya Chokden’s collected work to provide a systematic presentation of a central aspect of his thought: a reconciliation of Yogaµcaµra and Madhyamaka. Providing a detailed analysis of the two systems’ mutual refutations of each other, Shakya Chokden argues for their fundamental compatibility and shared vision. In analyzing Shakya Chokden’s ideas, Komarovski explores some of the most important issues of both traditional and modern Buddhist scholarship, including contested approaches to the nature of reality, the relationship between philosophy and contemplative practice, inter- and intrasectarian Buddhist polemics, and the nature of consciousness and mental processes.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. List of Tables
  2. p. ix
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Chapter 1 - Life and Works of the Golden Paṇḍita
  2. pp. 17-70
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  1. Chapter 2 - The Intellectual Background of Shakya Chokden's Interpretation of Yogācāra and Madhyamaka
  2. pp. 71-108
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  1. Chapter 3 - Readjusting Rungs of the Ladder: Revisiting Doxographical Hierarchies
  2. pp. 109-156
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  1. Chapter 4 - Through Broken Boundaries to New Enclosures: Reconciling Yogācāra and Madhyamaka
  2. pp. 157-212
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  1. Chapter 5 - Explorations in Empty Luminosity: Shakya Chokden's Position on Primordial Mind
  2. pp. 213-268
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  1. Conclusion: The Grand Unity—Shakya Chokden's Middle Way
  2. pp. 269-278
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  1. Glossary of Buddhist Terms: English-Tibetan with Sanskrit parallels
  2. pp. 279-298
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  1. Spellings of Tibetan Names and Terms
  2. pp. 299-306
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 307-390
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 391-422
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 423-451
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781438439112
Related ISBN
9781438439099
MARC Record
OCLC
775362080
Pages
450
Launched on MUSE
2012-02-08
Language
English
Open Access
No
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