Download PDF by Chandradhar Sharma: Advaita Tradition in Indian Philosophy: A Study of Advaita

By Chandradhar Sharma

ISBN-10: 812081312X

ISBN-13: 9788120813120

The current paintings is a comparative and demanding learn of Shunyavada, Vijnanavada, Advaita Vedanta and Kashmira Shaivism, the 4 major structures of Advaitavada or non secular non-dualism which has been the main celebrated culture in Indian philosophy. it truly is in accordance with the author`s examine of unique resources and while facing primary concerns unique texts are both quoted or stated. The issues of similarity and of distinction between those structures are mentioned intimately and with nice readability. Professor Sharma, together with his distinct reward of expressing abstruse metaphysical innovations in a transparent language, has eminently succeeded in correcting a few misconceptions and in clarifying many tough and vague issues approximately those structures. This paintings is certainly a masterly survey of Mahayana Buddhism, Advaita Vedanta and kashmira Shaivism which brings into rominence the author`s unique contributions a few of that are of remarkable benefit for an accurate appreciation of the relation between those systems.The Advaita culture in Indian Philosophy should be chanced on eminently precious through the scholars of philosophy in universities and faculties and in addition via all people who find themselves drawn to Buddhism, Vedanta and Kashmira Shaivism and who need a transparent and actual exposition of the advance of the Advaita culture in Indian philosophical idea.

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Or both? Or neither (1-4). (2) Is the world finite (antavdn) ? Or not? Or both? Or neither? (5-8). (3) Does the Tathagata exist after death (param maranat)? Or not? Or both? Or neither? (9-12). (4) Is the soul (jiva) identical with the body (sharira)? Or not? (13-14). The four alternatives are called Chatuskoti or the four views of thought The division is exhaustive and further alternatives are ruled out. The first two alternatives are basic (muld koti). The first is a thesis and is opposed by the second which is its anti-thesis.

2. Shata. pp. 1439-40. * 3. Dashabhumika, pp. 25-86. Shünyaváda or the Mádhyamika School HI. 43 THE MEANING OF SHÜNYA OR SHUNYATA The basic text of Shünyaváda is Nágáijuna’s epoch-making work Mádhyamika-káriká, which is commented upon by Chandrakirti in his monumental commentary entitled Prasannapada Vrtti. The ideas of the Maháyánasütras, especially the doctrine of shünyatá found in the Prajñápáramitásütras, were systematised and developed by Nágáijuna and elaborately explained by his gifted commentator Chandrakirti, who correctly interpreted Buddha’s teaching as absolutism.

15; Majjhima Nikäya 72; Samyutta N. 44, 8. Majjhima N. 72; Digha Nikäya 1. Majj. N. 72. Sabbe sankhärä anichchâ. Yad anichcham tarn dukkham, yam dukkham tad anattä, yad anattä tarn netam mama, nesohamasmi, na me so attâti. Samyutta Nikäya 22, 15. 5. Särikhya-Kärikä, 64, näsmi na me näh am iti kevalam utpadyate jftänam. The Philosophy of Buddha 29 be the true Self (átmá). Nirvana, like the Upani§adic Átmá, is repeated described by Buddha as calm (shánta), immortal (amrta), unproduced (akrta), uncaused (asamskrta), unborn (ajata), undecaying (ajara), undying (amara), eternal {nitya), abiding (dhruva), unchanging (shashvata), highest joy (parama sukha), blissful (SAwa), desireless (trpiá-ksaya), cessation of plurality (bhavar nirodha; prapanchopafhama) and the fearless goal {abhaya pada),x All the epithets (or their synonyms) which the Upani§adic seers use for the Átmá, Buddha uses for Nirvana.

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