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Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam
Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam
By: Vasubandhu / Louis De La Vallee Poussin Tr. / Leo M. Pruden, Tr.
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A translation of Vasubandhu's Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam.
The Sanskrit word "Abhidharma" means the systematic philosophy of Buddhism. From the time of the Buddha onward, the Buddha's disciples, and many later generations of his followers studied, analyzed, and re-classified the teachings of the Buddha, and in the process created a unique field of study which has come to be known as the Abhidharma. Only a small but important portion of Abhidharma literature has been preserved in its original Sanskrit: Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosabhasyam, and its commentary, Yasomitra's Vyakhya


Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol 1
Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol. I
By: Vasubandhu / Louis De La Vallee Poussin Tr. / Leo M. Pruden, Tr.
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A translation of Vasubandhu's Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam.
The Sanskrit word "Abhidharma" means the systematic philosophy of Buddhism. From the time of the Buddha onward, the Buddha's disciples, and many later generations of his followers studied, analyzed, and re-classified the teachings of the Buddha, and in the process created a unique field of study which has come to be known as the Abhidharma. Only a small but important portion of Abhidharma literature has been preserved in its original Sanskrit: Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosabhasyam, and its commentary, Yasomitra's Vyakhya


Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol 2
Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol. II
By: Vasubandhu / Louis De La Vallee Poussin Tr. / Leo M. Pruden, Tr.
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A translation of Vasubandhu's Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam.
The Sanskrit word "Abhidharma" means the systematic philosophy of Buddhism. From the time of the Buddha onward, the Buddha's disciples, and many later generations of his followers studied, analyzed, and re-classified the teachings of the Buddha, and in the process created a unique field of study which has come to be known as the Abhidharma. Only a small but important portion of Abhidharma literature has been preserved in its original Sanskrit: Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosabhasyam, and its commentary, Yasomitra's Vyakhya


Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol 3
Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol. III
By: Vasubandhu / Louis De La Vallee Poussin Tr. / Leo M. Pruden, Tr.
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A translation of Vasubandhu's Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam.
The Sanskrit word "Abhidharma" means the systematic philosophy of Buddhism. From the time of the Buddha onward, the Buddha's disciples, and many later generations of his followers studied, analyzed, and re-classified the teachings of the Buddha, and in the process created a unique field of study which has come to be known as the Abhidharma. Only a small but important portion of Abhidharma literature has been preserved in its original Sanskrit: Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosabhasyam, and its commentary, Yasomitra's Vyakhya


Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol 4
Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam Vol. IV
By: Vasubandhu / Louis De La Vallee Poussin Tr. / Leo M. Pruden, Tr.
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A translation of Vasubandhu's Abhidharma Kosa Bhasyam.
The Sanskrit word "Abhidharma" means the systematic philosophy of Buddhism. From the time of the Buddha onward, the Buddha's disciples, and many later generations of his followers studied, analyzed, and re-classified the teachings of the Buddha, and in the process created a unique field of study which has come to be known as the Abhidharma. Only a small but important portion of Abhidharma literature has been preserved in its original Sanskrit: Vasubandhu's Abhidharmakosabhasyam, and its commentary, Yasomitra's Vyakhya


Empty Words
Empty Words: Buddhist Philosophy and Cross-Cultural Interpretation
By; Garfield, Jay L.
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Jay Garfield's magisterial translation of Nagarjuna's Mulamadhyamakakarika (The Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way) has established itself as the definitive edition of this foundational Indian Buddhist philosophical text. Nagarjuna is the founder - and his work the foundational text - of the Madhyamaka (or Middle Path) school of Mahayana Buddhism, which predominates in Tibet, China, Mongolia, Korea, Vietnam, and Japan.
From Vasubandhu to Caitanya: Studies in Indian Philosophy and Its Textual History
From Vasubandhu to Caitanya: Studies in Indian Philosophy and Its Textual History
By: Johannes Bronkhorst ; Karin Preisendanz (Editors)
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The chapters in this volume are a selection of papers presented in the general Philosophy Section at the 12th World Sanskrit Conference in Helsinki, Finland. The first part of the book, Studies in Indian Philosophy, contains nine studies on individual topics and concepts in Indian philosophy from various perspectives: historical-philological, philosophical and comparative.
Hundred Dharmas
Hundred Dharmas: An Essential Text of of the Yogacara School
By: Vasubandhu, with Commentary of Master Hua
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This text is a translation of Vasubandhu Bodhisattvas Hundred Dharmas.  A text which discusses the creation and maintenance of the concept of Dharma as it is expounded in the Yogacara School.  The commentary is by tripitaka master Hua of the Tang dynasty. It is composed in short vignettes and the structure is reminiscent of Abhidharma texts.
Indian Buddhist Theories Of Person, Vasubandhu's Refutation of the Theory of a Self
By: Duerlinger, James
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In this book, Vasubandhu's classic work "Refutation of the Theory of a Self" is translated and provided with an introduction and commentary. The translation, the first into a modern Western language from the Sanskrit text, is intended for use by those who wish to begin a careful philosophical study of Indian Buddhist theories of persons. Special features of the introduction and commentary are their extensive explanations of the arguments for the theories of persons of Vasubandhu and the Pudgalavadins, the Buddhist philosophers whose theory is the central target of Vasubandhu's refutation of the theory of a self.
Indian Buddhist Theories Of Person, Vasubandhu's Refutation of the Theory of a Self
By: Duerlinger, James
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In this book, Vasubandhu's classic work "Refutation of the Theory of a Self" is translated and provided with an introduction and commentary. The translation, the first into a modern Western language from the Sanskrit text, is intended for use by those who wish to begin a careful philosophical study of Indian Buddhist theories of persons. Special features of the introduction and commentary are their extensive explanations of the arguments for the theories of persons of Vasubandhu and the Pudgalavadins, the Buddhist philosophers whose theory is the central target of Vasubandhu's refutation of the theory of a self.
Jewels from the Treasury
Jewels from the Treasury: Vasubandhu's Verses on the Treasury of Abhidharma and the Commentary Youthful Play by the Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje
By: David Karma Choepel (translator)
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Though the abhidharma is recognized as one of the major topics of the Buddhist teachings, up until now there have been few translations of any of the great texts on it available in a Western language. This book contains a translation of one of the greatest presentations of abhidharma in any tradition, Vasubandhu's Verses on the Treasury of Abhidharma, along with the Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje's clear and concise explanation of it, Youthful Play. Taken together, these two works give a thorough explanation of the abhidharma of the Foundation vehicle as taught in the northern Buddhist traditions that spread to Tibet as well as to China and other East Asian countries.

Karmasiddhi Prakarana by  Vasubandhu
Karmasiddhi Prakarana
By: Vasubandhu
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The Treatise On Action By Vasubandhu
The teaching of karma, or action, forms the cornerstone of the whole Buddhist doctrine: action is the explanation of human existence and of the physical world, and it is in terms of karma that the Buddhist masters have constructed their philosophy.
Maitreya's Distinguishing the Middle from the Extremes
Maitreya's Distinguishing the Middle from the Extremes: A Study and Annotated Translation of the Madhyantavibhaga, Along with Vasubhadhu's Commentary, the Madhyantavibhaga-bhasya
By: Mario D'Amato (Translator)
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The Madhyantavibhaga is classified by later Indian, Chinese, and Tibetan traditions as belonging to the Yogacara school, and is considered to be one the treatises of Maitreya. The text offers a treatment of some key doctrines of the Mahayana, including the three-nature theory and the doctrine of emptiness, which is addressed in a specifically Yogacara manner. This volume is divided into two parts. The first part contains a study of the text, including an introduction to Yogacara philosophy, an overview of the Madhyantavibhaga-corpus, and a detailed exegesis of the text, incorporating interpretations offered in recent scholarship. The second part contains a fully annotated translation of the text and its commentary, making significant use of Sthiramati's subcommentary in the notes.
Seven Works of Vasubandhu
Seven Works of Vasubandhu
By: Stefan Anacker
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Vasubandhu, one of the most famous Mahayana Buddhist philosophers, wrote works on a vast variety of subjects. This collection of translations includes the Vada-Vidhi, a work on logic; the Panca-skandhaka-prakarana, which deals with the 'aggregates' making up 'personality'; the Karmasiddhi-prakarana, which in explaining psychic continuity, also attacks many features of earlier Buddhist psychology; the famous Vimsatika and Trimsika, which take Buddhist psychology into hitherto unexplored areas; the Madhyanta-Vibhaga-bhasya, one of the most profound books for Mahayana realization; and the Tri-svabhava-nirdesa which shows a way for ridding consciousness of ensnaring mental constructions.
A Study of Dharmadharmatavibhanga (Volume Two)  Raymond E. Robertson
Study of Dharmadharmatavibhanga (Volume Two)
By: Raymond E. Robertson
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The book begins with an historical overview of the Maitreyan tradition, and a study of the key doctrines presented in the Dharmadharmatavibhanga, including the transformation of basis (asrayaparivrtti), the teaching of the primordial loss of intrinsic awareness and the appearance of adventitious defilement, the hermeneutical tradition of Great Madhyamaka in Tibet, and a discussion of the Tibetan commentaries by Rong ston, Mi pham, and Blo bzang rta dbyangs.
Three Texts on Consciousness Only
By: Hsuan-tsang / Vasubandhu
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Contents:
"Demonstration of Consciousness Only" by Hsuan-tsang
The name of the text translated as "Demonstration of Consciousness Only" is Ch'eng wei-shih lun. Its author was a Chinese monk-scholar Hsuan-tsang (600-64), who also translated about seventy-five Sanskrit Buddhist texts.
The Ch'eng wei-shih lun is presented simply as a translation of Vasubandhu's "Verses" and the commentaries, but in fact Hsuan-tsang was selective in his use and the commentaries; he seems to have decided that Dharmapala's interpretation of the "Verses" was the correct one. Consequently of the ten commentaries, only three are consistently used, with a fourth occasionally appearing.
Universal Vehicle Discourse Literature
Universal Vehicle Discourse Literature, Mahayanasutralamkara
By: Maitreya / Asanga
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Universal Vehicle Discourse Literature (Mahayanasutralamkara) was transmitted from the bodhisattva Maitreyanatha to Arya Asanga, the fourth century Indian Buddhist scholar-adept. The most foundational of the set of the famous Five Teachings of Maitreya, the Discourse Literature is considered the wellspring of what the Tibetans call the “magnificent deeds trend of the path,” the compassion side, which balances the “profound view trend of the path,” the wisdom side.
Vasubandhu's Pancaskandhaka
Vasubandhu's Pancaskandhaka
By: by Xuezhu Li & Ernst Steinkellner
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With English introduction, Tibetan and Sanskrit texts.

The Pancaskandhaka consists of a list of all factors of reality with their definitions and, in line with Asagga's Abhidharmasamuccaya, a succinct summary of Buddhist philosophical scholasticism as presented in the Yogacara-Vijnavada tradition. This small treatise, highly important for the history of Buddhist philosophy, was known until now only through its Tibetan and Chinese translations and is published here for the first time in its Sanskrit original. This critical edition is based on a photocopy kept in the library of the China Tibetology Research Center, Beijing, of a codex unicus found in the manuscript collection of the Potala in Lhasa, as well as on numerous secondary testimonies. It is accompanied by a diplomatic edition of the text, as well as reading editions of the Tibetan and Chinese translations. A short introduction provides basic information about Vasubandhu's work in general as well as detailed information about this unique manuscript. In addition to the text of the Pancaskandhaka, a text from the verso of the cover page, as yet unidentified, has been edited by Toru Tomabechi and is included in the appendix.

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Vasubandhu's Treatise on the Bodhisattva Vow
Vasubandhu's Treatise on the Bodhisattva Vow: A Discourse on the Bodhisattva's Vow Aand the Practices Leading to Buddhahood
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Presented here is an English translation of a marvelous treatise by Vasubandhu Bodhisattva on the most crucial of all topics in Mahayana Buddhism, namely, the altruistic resolve on the part of the bodhisattva to gain the utmost, right, and perfect enlightenment of a buddha.  Although there are numerous examples of primary and secondary works in the Mahayana canon focusing on the resolve to become a buddha, the translator says he has yet found none which so completely and concisely distills into a short and potent work all of the metaphysical teachings and bodhisattva path practices most directly relevant to this most essential of bodhisattva vows.

This is Vasubandhu's treatise on the meaning of the Sutra on Generating the Resolve to Become a Buddha.

Chinese and English