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Taking Conventional Truth Seriously: Authority regarding Deceptive Reality

Jay L. Garfield

in Moonshadows: Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751426
eISBN:
9780199827190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751426.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Mādhyamika philosophers in India and Tibet distinguish between two truths—the conventional and the ultimate. It is difficult, however, to say in what sense conventional truth is indeed a truth as ... More


Weighing the Butter, Levels of Explanation, and Falsification: Models of the Conventional in Tsongkhapa’s Account of Madhyamaka

Guy Martin Newland

in Moonshadows: Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751426
eISBN:
9780199827190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751426.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Emptiness is understood via analysis interrogating how things ultimately exist––usually leaving the conventional as nonanalytical. However, for Tsongkhapa (1357–1419), knowledge arising from ... More


Identifying the Object of Negation and the Status of Conventional Truth: Why the dGag Bya Matters So Much to Tibetan Mādhyamikas

Jay L. Garfield and Sonam Thakchöe

in Moonshadows: Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751426
eISBN:
9780199827190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751426.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Tibetan Mādhyamikas devote considerable attention to debates concerning the object of negation (Tib. dgag bya) in deconstructive Madhyamaka analysis. This chapter argues that this attention is ... More


Tibetan Buddhism and Mystical Experience

Yaroslav Komarovski

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190244958
eISBN:
9780190245009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244958.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

This book connects the Tibetan Buddhist polemics over realization of ultimate reality with contemporary debates regarding mystical experience. It argues that realization of ultimate reality as ... More


Freedom from Extremes Accomplished through Comprehensive Knowledge of Philosophy, Chapter 5: Taktsang Lotsawa Sherab Rinchen

The Yakherds

in Knowing Illusion: Bringing a Tibetan Debate into Contemporary Discourse: Volume II: Translations

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197603673
eISBN:
9780197603710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197603673.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains a translation of chapter 5 (“Madhyamaka”) of Taktsang Lotsawa Sherab Rinchen’s doxographic work Freedom from Extremes Accomplished through Comprehensive Knowledge of Philosophy. ... More


Diamond Slivers: A Rejoinder to Taktsang LotsawaPurchok Ngawang Jampa

The Yakherds

in Knowing Illusion: Bringing a Tibetan Debate into Contemporary Discourse: Volume II: Translations

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197603673
eISBN:
9780197603710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197603673.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The focus of this chapter is Purchok Ngawang Jampa’s response to Taktsang, Diamond Slivers: A Rejoinder to Taktsang Lotsawa. We begin with a biographical sketch of Purchok’s life and times, followed ... More


Contesting the Ultimate Experience

Yaroslav Komarovski

in Tibetan Buddhism and Mystical Experience

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190244958
eISBN:
9780190245009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190244958.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

Focusing on Tibetan sectarian polemics, this chapter outlines two positions that seem to be advocating contradictory forms of mediation preceding the direct realization of ultimate reality as well as ... More


A Trilogy of Ngawang Palden and Shedrub Tendar

ErdeneBaatar Erdene-Ochir

in Sources of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190900694
eISBN:
9780190900724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900694.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

“A Trilogy of Ngawang Palden and Shedrub Tendar” consists of three works composed by two Khalkha Mongolian Buddhist scholars, Ngawang Palden (1797–1864) and Shedrub Tendar (1835–1915). The trilogy ... More


“Miscellaneous Writings” of Čaqar Gebši Luvsančültem

Matthew W. King

in Sources of Mongolian Buddhism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190900694
eISBN:
9780190900724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900694.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

This chapter presents selections from the vast oeuvre of the eighteenth-century polymath Čaqar Gebši Luvsančültem (1740–1810). Among Mongolian, Siberian, and Tibetan Buddhists to this day, the Čaqar ... More


How Does Merely Conventional Karma Work?

Guy Newland

in Moonpaths: Ethics and Emptiness

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780190260507
eISBN:
9780190260538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260507.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter attempts to make sense of karma within a Madhyamaka conception of conventional truth, focusing on the tradition running from Nāgārjuna through Candrakīrti to Tsongkhapa. It begins by ... More


Between Construction and Immediacy

Douglas S. Duckworth

in Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190883959
eISBN:
9780190883980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190883959.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter begins with a discussion of emptiness and introduces two broad streams of interpretation of the import of negation. The “enframed” interpretation emphasizes the value of language and ... More


Self-Awareness and the Subject-Object

Douglas S. Duckworth

in Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190883959
eISBN:
9780190883980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190883959.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter discusses various interpretations of self-awareness, including its meaning as the beginning and culmination of Mind-Only’s phenomenological analysis. It also discusses the ways this ... More


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