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  Study of Svatantrika
By: Lopez

Study of Svatantrika


 
Our Price: $49.95
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Author: Lopez
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 093793819X / 9780937938195
Publication Date: 1987

Product Code: 5873
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This book represents an important conribution to our understanding of Madhyamika philosophy in India and Tibet. The Madhyamika is considered to have had two subschools, Svatantrika and Prasangika. The Prasangika school of Candrakirti is better known than Svatantrika, in part because the major Svatantrika texts are preserved only in Tibetan translation. The Svatantrikas, however, made important contributions to Buddhist philosophy in their expositions of the nature of reality, the role of reasoning in the process of enlightenment, and in their delineations of the paths to nirvana. The synthesis of Yogacara and Madhyamika philosophy by the Svatantrika master Santaraksita represents the final development of Buddhist thought in India. In Tibet, Svatantrika was the first Indian Buddhist school to gain currency, prior to the translation of the works of Candrakirti into Tibetan.


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