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By Donald S. Lopez

ISBN-10: 1559394552

ISBN-13: 9781559394550

A research of Svātantrika represents a huge contribution to our knowing of Mādhyamika philosophy in India and Tibet. The Mādhyamika is thought of to have subschools, Svātantrika and Prāsaṅgika. The Prāsaṅgika school of Candrakīrti is greater identified than Svātantrika, partly as the significant Svātantrika texts are preserved in simple terms in Tibetan translation. The Svātantrikas, even though, made very important contributions to Buddhist philosophy of their expositions of the character of truth, the position of reasoning within the means of enlightenment, and of their delineations of the trails to nirvana. The synthesis of Yogācāra and Mādhyamika philosophy through the Svātantrika master Śāntarakṣita represents the ultimate improvement of Buddhist concept in India. In Tibet, Svātantrika was the 1st Indian Buddhist college to achieve forex, ahead of the interpretation of the works of Candrakīrti into Tibetan.

In getting ready this Study of Svātantrika, Donald S. Lopez, Jr. consulted the main Indian works of the Svātantrikas, figures vital to the improvement of Buddhist suggestion in India similar to Bhāvaviveka, Jñānagarbha, Śāntarakṣita, and Kamalaśīla, and analyzed a couple of Tibetan expositions of Svātantrika. the result's the main large exam of this influential institution to be had within the West.

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