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Why the Buddha Never Uttered a Word

Mario D’Amato

in Pointing at the Moon: Buddhism, Logic, Analytic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195381559
eISBN:
9780199869244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381559.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter argues that there is indeed an important sense in which the Buddha never utters a word, that is, in which he never uses language in the way that language is ordinarily used. Drawing from ... More


Other Minds

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Self: Naturalism, Consciousness, and the First-Person Stance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199652365
eISBN:
9780191740718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652365.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

Buddhist thinkers after Dignāga and Dharmakīrti will form the argument that reflexivism cannot solve the conceptual problem of other minds, the problem of explaining how it is possible to form a ... More


Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and Nature

Douglas S. Duckworth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190883959
eISBN:
9780190883980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190883959.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

This book offers an engaging philosophical overview of Tibetan Buddhist thought. It shows the way that Buddhist theory informs Buddhist practice across various Tibetan traditions in ways that ... More


A Yogācāra Buddhist Theory of Metaphor

Roy Tzohar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190664398
eISBN:
9780190664428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664398.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This book is about what metaphors mean and do within Buddhist texts. More specifically, it is about the fundamental Buddhist ambivalence toward language, which is seen as obstructive and yet ... More


The Golden Age of Indian Buddhist Philosophy

Jan Westerhoff

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198732662
eISBN:
9780191796876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198732662.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book gives a concise account of one of the most vibrant episodes in the history of ancient Indian thought, the development of Buddhist philosophy from the composition of the Abhidharma works ... More


Conclusion

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/9780190883959.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

The relationship between Madhyamaka and Mind-Only is configured in different ways among Tibetan traditions, and how their relationship is configured informs the shape of the distinct contemplative ... More


Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu's Unifying Buddhist Philosophy

Jonathan Gold

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168267
eISBN:
9780231538008
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168267.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Indian Buddhist philosopher Vasubandhu (fourth-fifth century ce) is known for his critical contribution to Buddhist Abhidharma thought, his turn to the Mahāyāna tradition, and his concise, ... More


Vasubandhu’s Yogācāra: Enshrining the Causal Line in the Three Natures

Jonathan C. Gold

in Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu's Unifying Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168267
eISBN:
9780231538008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168267.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Vasubandhu is famous for converting from Śrāvakayāna to Mahāyāna between writing his Commentary on the Treasury of Abhidharma (Abhidharmakośabhāsya, AKBh) and his Yogācāra works. This chapter ... More


A New Cult for New Buddhists

Justin R. Ritzinger

in Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190491161
eISBN:
9780190491185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491161.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the development of the “Maitreya School” from the eve of its founding to its peak of activity in 1937. This occurred in two phases. In the first, the school was closely ... More


Bodhisattva of Progress

Justin R. Ritzinger

in Anarchy in the Pure Land: Reinventing the Cult of Maitreya in Modern Chinese Buddhism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190491161
eISBN:
9780190491185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190491161.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter offers an analysis of Taixu’s Maitreyan theology through a close reading of his commentaries on the Three Essentials—the texts he identified as the cult’s foundation. These were the ... More


Introduction

Stephen Cross

in Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837358
eISBN:
9780824871048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book explores Arthur Schopenhauer’s encounter with Indian thought, with particular emphasis on his doctrine of representation and his account of the genesis of the will. It considers the extent ... More


The Arising of the Empirical World in Buddhism: The Yogācāra Teaching

Stephen Cross

in Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837358
eISBN:
9780824871048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines how the arising of the empirical world is understood in Buddhism by focusing on the Yogācāra teaching. The Buddhist tradition shares with Hinduism essentially the same ... More


The Madhyamaka

José Ignacio Cabezón

in The Buddha's Doctrine and the Nine Vehicles: Rog Bande Sherab's Lamp of the Teachings

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199958603
eISBN:
9780199980819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199958603.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Madhayamaka or Middle Way School is the subject of chapter 12. As in the other chapters of Part II, Rogben is concerned with the views of the Madhyamaka school in general, as well as with the ... More


Transforming Consciousness: Yogacara Thought in Modern China

John Makeham (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199358120
eISBN:
9780199358205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199358120.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

The Western roots of many aspects of modern Chinese thought have been well documented. Far less well understood, and still largely overlooked, are the influence and significance of the main exemplar ... More


Introduction: Madhyamaka and Yogācāra: Allies or Rivals?

Jay L. Garfield and Jan Westerhoff

in Madhyamaka and Yogācāra: Allies or Rivals?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190231286
eISBN:
9780190231316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231286.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The introduction provides a general survey of the subject-matter of the volume and more specific summaries of the individual contributions. It considers the question whether Madhyamaka and Yogācāra ... More


Language and Existence in Madhyamaka and Yogācāra: Preliminary Reflections

Mattia Salvini

in Madhyamaka and Yogācāra: Allies or Rivals?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190231286
eISBN:
9780190231316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231286.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Madhyamaka and Yogācāra rely on a shared conceptual language, yet they understand the relationship between ineffability and existence in a very different manner. They also share a similar focus on ... More


Xuanzang and Kuiji on Madhyamaka

Dan Lusthaus

in Madhyamaka and Yogācāra: Allies or Rivals?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190231286
eISBN:
9780190231316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231286.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The doxographers tell us that Madhyamaka and Yogācāra hold positions that are incommensurate at the highest levels of analysis, and apparently on the lower levels as well. Two avenues available for ... More


Nāgārjuna’s Yogācāra

Jan Westerhoff

in Madhyamaka and Yogācāra: Allies or Rivals?

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190231286
eISBN:
9780190231316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190231286.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The aim of this chapter is to bring together various passages from Nāgārjuna’s works that refer to what appear to be Yogācāra ideas in order to gain some insight into what Nāgārjuna’s view of ... More


Phenomenology

Jay L. Garfield

in Engaging Buddhism: Why It Matters to Philosophy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190204334
eISBN:
9780190204372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190204334.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

This chapter addresses Buddhist accounts of phenomenology, focusing on that developed in the Yogācāra school. Special attention is paid to the theory of the three natures as developed in Vasubandhu’s ... More


Mystical Complexities

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/9780190244958.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, World Religions

This chapter addresses the category of ineffability—the critical point of convergence of studies of mystical experience and Tibetan approaches to realization of reality. It also explores the ... More


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