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Absorption in No External World: 170 Issues In Mind-Only Buddhism
By: Jeffrey Hopkins
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This stand-alone book is the final volume of a trilogy on Mind-Only that Hopkins composed over the last twenty-two years. Here Hopkins presents opinions on crucial issues from twenty-two commentaries on Dzong-ka-ba's The Essence of Eloquence, considered by his followers to be so challenging that it is called his steel bow and steel arrow, hard to pull but powerful when one succeeds. The careful and intense analysis with which these scholar-yogis probe these 170 issues over time opens a door into patterns of thought that constitute the environment of the text. Hopkins' lively style draws the reader into the drama, stimulating the reader's metaphysical imagination.
Being As Consciousness: Yogachara Philosophy of Buddhism
By: Fernando Tola, Carmen Dragonetti
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Yogachara Philosophy of Buddhism
"This work is intended to the study of the Yogacara Buddhist philosophy together with its commentaries and notes for better comprehensibility of the contents of three edited and translated texts namely, Alambanapariksavrtti of Dignaga; the Vimsatika Vijnaptimatratasiddhih of Vasubandhu and Trisvabhavakarika of Vasubandhu." (jacket)
Buddhist Doctrine of Experience
Buddhist Doctrine of Experience: A New Translation and Interpretation of the Works of Vasubandhu the Yogacarin
By: Kochumuttom, Thomas
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Giving a new translation an interpretation of the basic works of Vasubandhu the Yogacarin, the author shows that Yogacara metaphysics is basically the same as that of the early Buddhism. He contends that the Yogacara writings are open to interpretation in terms of realistic pluralism, and thus challenges their traditional interpretation in terms of idealistic monism.
Buddhist Phenomenology
By: Dan Lusthaus
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A richly complex study of the Yogacara tradition of Buddhism in India and China, divided into five parts. Part 1 is on Buddhism and phenomenology, with close attention to elements in Husserl and Merleau-Ponty that are helpful for understanding Yogacara. Part 2 details the four basic models of Indian Buddhist thought - the five skandhas, conditioned co-arising, the triple world, and the interplay of behaviour/meditation/understanding.
Buddhist Theory of Self-Cognition
By: Zhihua Yao
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This highly original work explores the concept of self-awareness or self-consciousness in Buddhist thought. Within the Buddhist doctrinal system, the Sanskrit word svasamvedana or svasamvitti (self-cognition, self-awareness, self-consciousness) signifies a form of reflexive awareness. It is one of the key concepts in the Buddhist epistemological system developed by Dignaga (ca. 480-540 CE) and his followers.
Buddhist Unconscious: The Alaya-Vijnana in the Context of Indian Buddhist Thought
By: Waldron, William S.
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This is the story of fifth century CE India, when the Yogacarin Buddhists tested the awareness of unawareness, and became aware of human unawareness to an extraordinary degree. This important study reveals how the Buddhist unconscious illuminates and draws out aspects of current western thinking on the unconscious mind. One of the most intriguing connections is the idea that there is in fact no substantial 'self' underlying all mental activity; 'the thoughts themselves are the thinker'. William S. Waldron considers the implications of this radical notion, which, despite only recently gaining plausibility, was in fact first posited 2,500 years ago.
Buddhist Unconscious: The Alaya-Vijnana in the Context of Indian Buddhist Thought
By: Waldron, William S.
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This is the story of fifth century CE India, when the Yogacarin Buddhists tested the awareness of unawareness, and became aware of human unawareness to an extraordinary degree. This important study reveals how the Buddhist unconscious illuminates and draws out aspects of current western thinking on the unconscious mind. One of the most intriguing connections is the idea that there is in fact no substantial 'self' underlying all mental activity; 'the thoughts themselves are the thinker'. William S. Waldron considers the implications of this radical notion, which, despite only recently gaining plausibility, was in fact first posited 2,500 years ago.
Contexts And Dialogue: Yogacara Buddhism And Modern Psychology on the Subliminal Mind
By: Tao Jiang
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Contexts and Dialogue puts forth a fascinating, erudite, and carefully argued presentation of the subliminal mind. It proposes a new paradigm in comparative philosophy that examines the what, why, and how in navigating the similarities and differences of philosophical systems through contextualization and recontextualization.
Continuity of Madhyamaka and Yogacara in Indian Mahayana Buddhism
By: Ian Charles Harris
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In the past European scholars have tended to treat both Madhyamaka and Yogacara as separate and fundamentally opposed trends in Mahayana Buddhist thought. Drawing heavily on early textual evidence this work questions the validity of such a "Mahayana schools" hypothesis.
Emptiness in the Mind-Only School
Emptiness in the Mind-Only School
By: Hopkins, Jeffrey
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Paperback Dynamic Responses to Dzongkaba's The Essence of Eloquence
In this first of three volumes, Jeffrey Hopkins focuses on how the conflict between appearance and reality is presented in the mind-only, or yogic practice, school. The Essence of Eloquence is so rich that over the past six centuries numerous Tibetan and Mongolian scholars have been drawn into a dynamic process of both finding and creating consistency in Dzong-ka-ba's often terse and cryptic tract.
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.
Existence and Enlightenment in the Lankavatara-sutra
By: Sutton, Giripescu Florin
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This book offers a systematic analysis of one of the most important concepts characterizing the Yogacara School of Buddhism (the last creative stage of Indian Buddhism) as outlined and explained in one of its most authoritative and influential texts, Lankavatara-sutra.
Foundation for Yoga Practioners
Foundation for Yoga Practioners: The Buddhist Yogacarabhumi Treatise and Its Adaption in India, East Asia, and Tibet
Ed by: Ulrich Timme Kragh
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This edited text exhaustively encompasses the latest studies on the Yogācārabhūmi, the largest Indian treatise with a total of 1,429 pages on the practices and philosophy of the Yogācāra school, an influential school of Indian Mahāyāna Buddhism. This is regarded as the first-ever and most fundamental text dedicated to the Indian Buddhist school. The volume brings together dissertations of 34 leading Buddhist specialists on the Yogācārabhūmi from across the globe, including Lambert Schmithausen of Hamburg University in Germany, Leonard van der Kuijp of Harvard University, Yoshimura Makoto of Waseda University in Japan, and Chen Bing of China's Sichuan University.
Hermeneutics and Tradition in the Samdhinirmocana-Sutra
By: Powers,
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This volume deals with the complex interrelationship between theories of scriptural interpretation and Buddhist notions of tradition and authority with respect to the Samdhinirmocana-sutra, the main scriptural source of the Yogacara school of Indian Buddhism. Of particular concern is the political dimension of Buddhist thought as reflected in this text, speculation on how the sutra might have been written in order to influence power relations in the Buddhist community, and how its arguments are structured in accordance with Buddhist ideas of tradition and authority.
Influence of Yogacara on Mahamudra
Influence of Yogacara on Mahamudra
By: Traleg Kyabgon
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A unique and interesting look at how Yogacara philosophy influenced the development of tantra and Mahamudra. Developed by Asanga and Vasubandhu as a reaction to over theorization, Yogacara emphasizes individual experience and practice. We are going to be talking about Yogacara philosophy's relationship to Buddhist tantra. People have generally ignored how Yogacara philosophy influenced Buddhist tantra and its development. It is not discussed explicitly, even though it's quite patent in the writings of Buddhist tantra.
Interpretation of the Buddha Land
By: Bandhuprabha
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The Interpretation of the Buddha Land (Buddhabhumyupadesa) is a commentary on the Scripture on the Buddha Land (Buddhabhumi Sutra) . This scripture consists of an introductory description of the setting in which it was preached by the Buddha; the main body of the texr, which treats the five factors that constitute a Buddha Land, i.e., the PureDharma Realm and the four wisdoms: mirror wisdom, equality wisdom, discernement wisdom, and duty-fulfillment wisdom; and a cloncluding section of two illustrative similes and four summary verses.
Jnanagarbha's Commentary on Just the Maitreya Chapter from the Samdhinirmocana-sutra
By: Powers,
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The Commentary on Just the Maitreya Chapter from the Samdhinirmocana-sutra, attributed to the Indian Buddhist master Jnanagarbha, is an important work of early Indian Buddhist philosophy. As the title indicates, it focuses on the eighth chapter of the sutra, "The Question of Maitreya", one of the seminal scriptural sources for Indian Buddhist meditation theory. It provides learned commentaries on the doctrines of "calming" (samatha) and "higher insight" (vipasyana), as well as a comprehensive overview of the path to awakening as understood by the Yogacara tradition.
Living Yogacara
Living Yogacara: An Introduction to Consciousness-Only Buddhism
By: Tagawa Shun'ei (Author), Charles Muller
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Fairly well known to scholars of Buddhist studies, Yogacara Buddhism remains practically unknown to ordinary practitioners due to the fact that, despite its enormous influence, it disappeared as a distinct school at the end of the first millennium. Another reason for its failure to achieve enduring popularity is the perception that its complex system of viewpoints, paths, and categories is difficult to grasp.
Madhyamika and Yogacara: A Study of Mahayana Philosophies
By: Nagao, Gadjin M.
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"It ties together for the first time the two primary schools of Indian Mahayana tradition. Nagao's insights have been valued by Japanese scholars all along and only recently have Western scholars appreciated them. This offers a complete picture of his novel deliberations, showing a first-rate thinker at work." Kenneth Inada, State University of New York  PRINT ON DEMAND
Madhyanta-Vibhanga, Part-1
By Maitreya/Asanga, Stcherbatsky (Tr)
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The Vijnanavada (Yogacara) school of Buddhism represents the latest and final form of that religion, the form in which, after having transformed India's national philosophy and leaving its native Indian soil, it spread over almost the whole of the Asiatic continent up to Japan in the east and Asia Minori n the West where it amalgamated with gnosticism. The Madhanta-Vibhanga belongs to the most fundamental works of this school.  The present book contains English translation of the first part of the text, i.e., the double essence of ultimate reality.
Mind Only: A Philosophical and Doctrinal Analysis of Vijnanavada
By: Wood, Thomas
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The Vijnanavadins have long been characterized as believing in an Absolute. Thomas Wood investigates the extent- to which this characterization is true. Through a detailed analysis of some of their fundamental texts, Dr. Wood. demonstrates that the Vijnanavadins were in fact ambivalent "and in some cases even inconsistent" in their philosophical views on this point.
Ocean of Eloquence
Ocean of Eloquence: Tsong kha pa's Commentary on the Yogacara Doctrine of Mind
By: Sparham, Gareth
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This book is of particular interest because it shows the presence of the Yogacara (Mind Only) school in Tibet. It is well known that the Madhyamaka school flourished in Tibet, but less well known that Yogacara doctrines were also studied and practiced. The former school stresses the inexpressible ultimate; the latter, the natural luminosity of mind. This is probably the best introduction to the distinctive eight consciousnesses systems of Yogacara.
Principal Yogacara Texts: Indo-Tibetan Sources of Dzogchen Mahamudra
By: Rodney P. Devenish
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As this collection of pithy Yogācāra works will readily prove to the reader, the ancient 'Practice Tradition of the Yogin' (rnal-bhyor-pa'i sgrub-brgyud) is based on a clearly active realization of the essential nature of mind and consciousness gained through years of intensive examination and reflection

Rebirth and Causation in the Yogacara Abhidharma
By: Robert Kritzer
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Scripture on the Explication of Underlying Meaning
By: John P. Keenan
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The Scripture on the Explication of the Underlying Meaning (Samdhinirmocana Sutra)
Speech of Delight
Speech of Delight, Mipham's Commentary on Shantarakshita's Ornament of the Middle Way
By: Shantarakshita, Ju Mipham Rinpoche
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Shantarakshita's Madhyamakalamkara is a condensed presentation of later India "Middle Way" philosophy and is structured around one recurring theme, namely, the impossibility of entities being consistently analyzable as either single individuals (i.e., wholes) or plural comsposites (parts). In contrast to Shantarakshita's encyclopedic and multifaceted treatment of Indian philosophy in his well-known Tattvasamgraha, the tour de force of his Madhyamakalamkara is to see all the seemingly diverse Buddhist and non-Buddhist ontoligies as hinging on failed attempts to solve part-whole problems.
Summary of The Great Vehicle
By: Asanga / John P. Keenan, Tr.
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This book is perhaps the most representative text of the Yogacara school of Mahayana Buddhism. Yogacara, together with Madhyamika, laid the foundation for subsequent Mahayana thinking.
[...] The Summary presents the classic argument for the basic Yogacara themes on conscious interiority, attempting to reinterpret within this context the general Mahayana teachings of emptiness and dependent co-arising.
Tell Me Something About Buddhism: questions and answers for the curious beginner <br> Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
Tell Me Something About Buddhism: questions and answers for the curious beginner
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
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Tell Me Something About Buddhism: questions and answers for the curious beginner
Zenju Earthlyn Manuel
Three Texts on Consciousness Only
By: Hsuan-tsang / Vasubandhu
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"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.
Transforming Consciousness:Yogacara Thought in Modern China, John Makeham
Transforming Consciousness: Yogacara Thought in Modern China
Edited by John Makeham
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Yogacara is one of the most influential philosophical systems of Indian Buddhism. Competing traditions of Yogacara thought were first introduced into China during the sixth century.
Transforming Consciousness illustrates that an adequate understanding of New Confucian philosophy must include a proper grasp of Yogacara thought.
Treatise in Thirty Verses on Mere-Consciousness
Treatise in Thirty Verses on Mere-Consciousness
By: Ganguly, Swati
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The Wei-shih-san-shih-lun-sung (Vijnaptimatrataridasastrakarika, Treatise in Thirty Verses on Mere-Consciousness) is a Chinese version by Hsuan-tsang, the great Chinese scholar and traveller, of the Sanskrit text of the Trimsikakarikas of Vasubandhu. The Trimsika sums up the essentials of the Yogacara-Vijnanavada school of Buddhist thought in thirty verses.
Vasubandhu's consciousness trilogy: A Yogacara Buddhist process idealism <br> Melanie K Johnson-Moxley
Vasubandhu's consciousness trilogy: A Yogacara Buddhist process idealism
Melanie K Johnson-Moxley
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This work is a philosophical investigation into Vasubhandu's consciousness trilogy, comprised by the Trisvabhava-Nirdesa ("Instruction on the Threefold Own-State-of-Being") and the Vijnaptimatra-Karikas ("Verses on Consciousness-Occasion") divided into the Vimsika-Karikas ("Twenty Verses") and the Trimsika-Karikas ("Thirty Verses").
Yogacara Buddhism And Modern Psychology<br> By: Tao Jiang
Yogacara Buddhism And Modern Psychology
By: Tao Jiang
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Yogacara Buddhism And Modern Psychology
By: Tao Jiang
Yogacara Idealism
By: Chatterjee, A. K.
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In this book an attempt has been made to expound the metaphysics of the Yogacara school of Buddhism in all its aspects and bearings.
Yogacara School of Buddhism
Yogacara School of Buddhism: A Bibliography
By: JohnPowers
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One of the two main philosophical schools of Indian Buddhism (the other being Madhyamaka), the Yogacara school has received comparatively little attention from Western scholars. This bibliography is an attempt to begin to rectify this omission by providing a comprehensive guide to scriptural sources and authors, translations and critical editions of texts, and books and articles on Yogacara and related topics. This work is the first comprehensive bibliography of Yogacara, and it covers an impressive range of primary and secondary materials in Western and Asian languages, including English, French, German, Russian, Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, and Vietnamese. The listings contain something for everyone: technical philiological studies, general discussions of meditation theory and practice, psychology, logic, and introductory works for beginning students of Yogacara.