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Rejecting the Illusion of Pleasure

Karen C. Lang

in Four Illusions: Candrakirti's Advice to Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151138
eISBN:
9780199870448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151135.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Attacks the mistaken apprehension of painful things as pleasant by using the human body to illustrate the three types of suffering. The body experiences the ordinary pain of hunger and mental stress, ... More


Interpretations of Svabhāva

Jan Westerhoff

in Nagarjuna's Madhyamaka: A Philosophical Introduction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375213
eISBN:
9780199871360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375213.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter deals with the concept of inherent existence (svabhāva), one of the central notions of Madhyamakaa philosophy. This is a notion of considerable complexity. The chapter gives a brief ... More


Travelers on the Buddha's Path

Karen C. Lang

in Four Illusions: Candrakirti's Advice to Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151138
eISBN:
9780199870448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151135.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Candrakiriti was a Mahāyāna Buddhist whose numerous philosophical treatises on the Madhyamaka school were written between the mid‐sixth to the mid‐seventh centuries c.e. Traditional accounts of his ... More


The Body in Pain

Karen C. Lang

in Four Illusions: Candrakirti's Advice to Travelers on the Bodhisattva Path

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151138
eISBN:
9780199870448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151135.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The Buddha identifies three types of suffering: ordinary, physical, and mental pain, the suffering brought on by the change of pleasure into pain, and the suffering inherent in the very nature of the ... More


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