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  Two Truths
By: Newland, Guy




 
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Author: Newland, Guy
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0937938793

Product Code: 12730
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If Bodhisattvas see no real sentient beings, no real suffering, how is it they are moved by great compassion? Much of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy is a quest to answer this question by articulating a middle way: a view of existence sturdy enough to sustain a coherent ethical system without betraying Buddha 's vision of emptiness (sunyata). Buddhist perspectives on ethics and emptiness center on the distinction between two truths-the convential and the ultimate. Newland's work lays out the Madhyamika philosophy of two truths as seen through the eyes of Tibetan scholar-yogis of the Geluk-ba order. Linking the classical Buddhist philosophy of Nagarjuna with the living tradition of monastic courtyard debate, Ge luk-ba authors explain the two truths without resorting to mysterious trans-rational paradoxes. Newland exposes their extraordinary efforts to clear away the sense of ~ between emptiness and conventional reality, and thus to build a Madhyamika system that is both ethically salutary and rationally coherent.
"An exceptional job.. the book is rermarkable for the clarity and skill that Newland shows in analyzing the complex relationship between the two truths."-Karen Lang

The Two Truths, Guy Newland, Snow Lion Publications, Paperback, 309 pages , $24.95


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