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Dharmakirti on Compassion and Rebirth: With a Study of Backward Causation in Buddhism
By: Eli Franco

Dharmakirti on Compassion and Rebirth, Eli Franco

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Author: Eli Franco
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9789387496552
Publication Date: 2021

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Dharmakirti on Compassion and Rebirth highlights the religious dimension of Buddhist logic and epistemology by way of studies of some fundamental and religiously controversial issues in Dharmakirti's ideas about compassion, karma, rebirth, modes of meditation, the reliability of the Buddha, the four noble truths, the path to enlightenment, and so on. The book also presents the first attempt to translate large portions of Prajnakaragupta's masterpiece, the Pramanavarttikalankarabhasya. At the occasion of this second edition, a new study has been added, namely of one of the most remarkable theories developed by Prajnakaragupta, the so-called doctrine of a future cause (bhavikaranavada). This is a highly original doctrine of backward causation, or retro-causation, which Prajnakaragupta employs in his proof of rebirth, his explanation of the yogic perception of past and future objects, and his understanding of pervasion (vyapti) as an essential feature of inference.
Dharmakirti on Compassion and Rebirth: With a Study of Backward Causation in Buddhism, Eli Franco, Dev Publishers & Distributors, Hardcover, 468 pp, $55.00

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