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Self Reality And Reason In Tibetan Philosophy

Author: Thupten Jinpa
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135024499
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The work explores the historical and intellectual context of Tsongkhapa's philosophy and addresses the critical issues related to questions of development and originality in Tsongkhapa's thought. It also deals extensively with one of Tsongkhapa's primary concerns, namely his attempts to demonstrate that the Middle Way philosophy's deconstructive analysis does not negate the reality of the everyday world. The study's central focus, however, is the question of the existence and the nature of self. This is explored both in terms of Tsongkhapa's deconstruction of the self and his reconstruction of person. Finally, the work explores the concept of reality that emerges in Tsongkhapa's philosophy, and deals with his understanding of the relationship between critical reasoning, no-self, and religious experience.

Power Wealth And Women In Indian Mahayana Buddhism

Author: Douglas Osto
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134018800
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This book examines the concepts of power, wealth and women in the important Mahayana Buddhist scripture known as the Gandavyuha-sutra, and relates these to the text’s social context in ancient Indian during the Buddhist Middle Period (0–500 CE). Employing contemporary textual theory, worldview analysis and structural narrative theory, the author puts forward a new approach to the study of Mahayana Buddhist sources, the ‘systems approach’, by which literature is viewed as embedded in a social system. Consequently, he analyses the Gandavyuha in the contexts of reality, society and the individual, and applies these notions to the key themes of power, wealth and women. The study reveals that the spiritual hierarchy represented within the Gandavyuha replicates the political hierarchies in India during Buddhism’s Middle Period, that the role of wealth mirrors its significance as a sign of spiritual status in Indian Buddhist society, and that the substantial number of female spiritual guides in the narrative reflects the importance of royal women patrons of Indian Buddhism at the time. This book will appeal to higher-level undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars of religious studies, Buddhist studies, Asian studies, South Asian studies and Indology.

Buddhist Manuscript Cultures

Author: Stephen C. Berkwitz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134002424
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Buddhist Manuscript Cultures explores how religious and cultural practices in premodern Asia were shaped by literary and artistic traditions as well as by Buddhist material culture. This study of Buddhist texts focuses on the significance of their material forms rather than their doctrinal contents, and examines how and why they were made. Collectively, the book offers cross-cultural and comparative insights into the transmission of Buddhist knowledge and the use of texts and images as ritual objects in the artistic and aesthetic traditions of Buddhist cultures. Drawing on case studies from India, Gandhara, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Mongolia, China and Nepal, the chapters included investigate the range of interests and values associated with producing and using written texts, and the roles manuscripts and images play in the transmission of Buddhist texts and in fostering devotion among Buddhist communities. Contributions are by reputed scholars in Buddhist Studies and represent diverse disciplinary approaches from religious studies, art history, anthropology, and history. This book will be of interest to scholars and students working in these fields.

Buddhist Monasticism In East Asia

Author: James A. Benn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134009917
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The area of Buddhist monasticism has long attracted the interest of Buddhist studies scholars and historians, but the interpretation of the nature and function of monasteries across diverse cultures and vast historical periods remains a focus for debate. This book provides a multifaceted discussion of religious, social, cultural, artistic, and political functions of Buddhist monasteries in medieval China and Japan. With contributions from leading scholars in the field, this volume explores the multiplicity of the institutions that make up "the Buddhist monastery." Drawing on new research and on previous studies hitherto not widely available in English, the chapters cover key issues such as the relationship between monastics and lay society, the meaning of monastic vows, how specific institutions functioned, and the differences between urban and regional monasteries. Collectively, the book demonstrates that medieval monasteries in East Asia were much more than merely residences for monks who, cut off from the dust and din of society and all its entrapments, collectively pursued an ideal cenobitic lifestyle. Buddhist Monasticism in East Asia is a timely contribution to the ongoing attempts to understand a central facet of Buddhist religious practice, and will be a significant work for academics and students in the fields of Buddhist Studies, Asian Studies, and East Asian Religions.


Author: Kelsang Gyatso (dGe-bses)
ISBN: 9783908543046
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Die Lehre Von Der Mitte

Author: Nagarjuna
Publisher: Meiner, F
ISBN: 9783787319572
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Das Mula-madhyamaka-karika (Die Lehre von der Mitte) ist das Hauptwerk des Nagarjuna. Es ist im ursprünglichen Sanskrit, dann auch in tibetischer und chinesischer Fassung überliefert worden. Die Sanskrit- und die tibetische Version ist in einen umfangreichen Kommentar des Candrakirti (ca. 600 - 650 n. Chr.) eingebettet, die chinesische Übersetzung des Kumarajiva (344 - 413 n. Chr.) in einen ebenso umfangreichen Kommentar des Pingala (spätes 3. bis frühes 4. Jh.), die beide für die Aufnahme in Indien und im weiteren Asien maßgeblich wurden. An sie schließt daher auch das Verständnis dieses Grundtextes des Mahayana-Buddhismus in den Übersetzungen in die neueren Sprachen an. Allerdings hat sich außer dem chinesischen Übersetzer Kumarajiva, dessen Text in dieser Ausgabe zugrundegelegt wird, kein anderer Übersetzer gefunden, der das Lehrgedicht auch in Versform dargeboten hätte. Die Grundlage der Schrift besteht im dogmatischen Anschluß an die Lehre des Buddha vom Leiden aller Wesen in der Welt und an den von Buddha gewiesenen "Heilsweg", der zur Erlösung vom Leiden führen soll. Das Philosophische der Schrift aber besteht in den originellen Analysen des Nagarjuna, was Leiden überhaupt bedeutet und worin das Ziel des Heilsweges überhaupt bestehen kann. Dazu bietet Nagarjuna eine weit ausgedehnte Gelehrsamkeit auf. Er kennt alle Argumente der brahminischen (hinduistischen) Schulen, ebenso diejenigen seiner buddhistischen Vorgänger und setzt sich mit ihnen auseinander. Der Herausgeber dieser Ausgabe vertritt aber darüber hinaus die begründete These, daß Nagarjuna ersichtlich auch Kenntnisse von der griechischen Philosophie hatte, die ihn zu seinen ungewöhnlichen Argumenten inspirierten.

Storia Do Mogor Or Mogul India 1653 1708

Author: Niccolo Manucci
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9780270225365
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Die Naturgeschichte Der Religion Ber Aberglaube Und Schw Rmerei Ber Die Unsterblichkeit Der Seele Ber Selbstmord

Author: David Hume
ISBN: 3787323562
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In der Naturgeschichte der Religion (1757) trägt Hume eine Entwicklungsgeschichte des Religiösen vor und ergänzt damit die systematisch orientierte Fragestellung der Dialoge. Über Aberglaube und Schwärmerei ist ausschließlich religionsphilosophisch orientiert. In Über die Unsterblichleit der Seele und Über Selbstmord systematisiert Hume zunächst die jeweils entgegenstehenden Argumente, entkräftet sie dann und hält so nicht nur ein Plädoyer für die moralische wie politisch-rechtliche Legalität des Selbstmords, sondern erweist auch die Unsterblichkeitslehre als philosophisch unbegründet.

Die Weisheit Des Verzeihens

Author: Victor Chan
ISBN: 9783404664108
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Das Verzeihenkönnen ist eine der größten Tugenden, lehrt uns der XIV. Dalai Lama, der Menschenfreund mit dem Herz und den Gesichtszügen eines innerlich Junggebliebenen. Er sei, so Victor Chan, halb asketischer Superstar, halb knuddeliger Pandabär, ein Mensch von magnetischer Wirkung, der keinen Teleprompter benötigt, um die Zuhörer in seinen Bann zu schlagen. Und so hegt er auch keinen Hass gegen die Chinesen, die ihn 1959 aus Tibet vertrieben. Victor Chan redete bei vielen Gelegenheiten ausführlich mit dem Dalai Lama. Sein Buch ist ein intimer Weg, das Charisma Seiner Heiligkeit zu verstehen.