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Dangerous Truths: The Buddha on Silence, Secrecy and Snakes

Jonardon Ganeri

in The Concealed Art of the Soul: Theories of Self and Practices of Truth in Indian Ethics and Epistemology

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202416
eISBN:
9780191708558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202416.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter looks at the early Buddhist dialogues, the Nikāya. It explores the nature of the Buddha's teaching methods, the simile of the raft and the snake, and the Buddha's silences. It begins to ... More


An Introduction to Conventional Truth

Guy Newland and Tom Tillemans

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/9780199751426.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The two truths (satyadvaya), conventional and ultimate, originated as a construct for reconciling scriptural statements; conventional truths were taken as a skillful method (upāyakauśalya) leading to ... More


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


Moonshadows: Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy

The Cowherds

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751426
eISBN:
9780199827190
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751426.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

The doctrine of the two truths—a conventional truth and an ultimate truth—is central to Buddhist metaphysics and epistemology. The two truths (or two realities), the distinction between them, and the ... More


Two Truths: Two Models

Graham Priest

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/9780199751426.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Madhyamaka-influenced schools of Buddhism are committed to the view that there are two realities (the doctrine of “two truths”). This chapter provides two ways in which the idea may be (and has been) ... More


The Merely Conventional Existence of the World

Jan Westerhoff

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/9780199751426.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter presents a framework that allows us to make sense of the Madhyamaka view that all objects are conventional truths, that is, merely conventionally existent objects. To do this the chapter ... More


What Does the Law of Non-Contradiction Tell Us, If Anything?: Paradox, Parameterization, and Truth in Tiantai Buddhism

Brook Ziporyn

in The Philosophical Challenge from China

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028431
eISBN:
9780262323628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028431.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Although a partial restriction of applicability of the law of non-contradiction (LNC), arguably the most central assumption of most Western philosophical traditions, has recently been proposed by ... 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


Extreme Wisdom,Groundless Compassion

S. Mark Heim

in Crucified Wisdom: Theological Reflection on Christ and the Bodhisattva

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780823281244
eISBN:
9780823285990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823281244.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter completes the exposition of the bodhisattva path as outlined in the Bodhicaryāvatāra, covering chapters eight through ten. This includes a review of the role of various meditative ... More


The Lion’s Roar of Scripture and Reasoning: A Response to the Objections of Drapa Sherab RinchenPanchen Losang Chöki Gyaltsen

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/9780197603673.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the first major Gelukpa response to Taktsang, Panchen Losang Chöki Gyaltsen’s Lion’s Roar of Scripture and Reasoning. We begin with a biographical sketch of his life and times ... More


The Metaphysical Perspective II: Emptiness

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/9780190204334.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the central Buddhist metaphysical concept of emptiness. The doctrine of the two truths is explained, and its interpretations by different Buddhist schools are distinguished. The ... More


Concise Compendium of the Middle Way and Conferring the Definitive Meaning: Wangchuk Dorjé, Karmapa IX

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/9780197603673.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains a translation of two texts by the ninth Karmapa, Wangchuk Dorjé, Concise Compendium of the Middle Way and Conferring the Definitive Meaning, which were written in tandem in ... More


The Reality-Status of the Empirical World: The Mādhyamika 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/9780824837358.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the main features of Arthur Schopenhauer’s thoughts about the reality-status of the empirical world and how they relate to the Mādhyamika teaching of Mahāyāna Buddhism. It first ... More


The Two Truths

Nicolas Bommarito

in Seeing Clearly: A Buddhist Guide to Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190887506
eISBN:
9780190092559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190887506.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter analyzes the two truths. Buddhists care deeply about getting at the truth and as a result have thought a lot about what truth is. One of the most important philosophical ideas to emerge ... 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


An Excerpt from One Hundred Thousand Discussions of Mahāmudrā and an Excerpt from Chariot of the Dakpo Kagyü Adepts: Mikyö Dorjé, Karmapa VIII

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/9780197603673.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter contains translations of portions of two texts by the eighth Karmapa, Mikyö Dorjé, One Hundred Thousand Discussions of Mahāmudrā and Chariot of the Dakpo Kagyü Adepts. He invokes ... More


Conclusions: Schopenhauer’s Representation and Its Indian Affinities

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/9780824837358.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the Indian affinities of Arthur Schopenhauer’s doctrine of representation. It first considers the teachings of Advaita Vedānta and Mādhyamika schools regarding the deceptive ... More


Truths

Dee Denver

in The Dharma in DNA: Insights at the Intersection of Biology and Buddhism

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
March 2022
ISBN:
9780197604588
eISBN:
9780197604618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197604588.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Bioethics

The third chapter shares the paths of diversification and splintering as the Buddha’s teachings spread across Asia in the centuries following his death. The rise of Mahayana, central to modern Zen ... More


Buddhist Reductionist Action Theory

Mark Siderits

in A Mirror Is for Reflection: Understanding Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190499778
eISBN:
9780190499792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190499778.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This essay develops the theory of action presupposed by Buddhist Reductionists. Their account uses the theory of two truths to reconcile the folk theory of human action with the Buddhist claim that ... More


Buddhist Paleocompatibilism

Mark Siderits

in Studies in Buddhist Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198754862
eISBN:
9780191816369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754862.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay concerns the problem of free will. The question how moral responsibility could be reconciled with the belief that all of our actions are determined in some way is not one that has been ... More


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