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Dharmakirti on Compassion and Rebirth
Dharmakirti on Compassion and Rebirth
By: Eli Franco
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Dharmakirti on Compassion and Rebirth, Eli Franco, Arbeitskreis fur Tibetische und Buddhistische Studien, Paperback, 394 pp., $64.95
Dharmakirti's Rupavatara, A Critical Study
Dharmakirti's Rupavatara, A Critical Study
By: K. S. Lallithambal
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Rupavatara is the first work composed in the prakria stle of treatment of the sutras of Astadhyahi and is written by Dharmakirti, 10th Century A.D. The present study of Rupavatara is divided into three parts. Part I General, consisting of three chapters, aims at introducing the author and his work. Part II is termed Analytical Study and contains an analysis of all the parts of the text. Part III, Observations, is a comparative study of Rupavatara with Kasika and later recasts Siddhantakaumundi is atrtempted. The last Chapter sums up the results of this critical study and concludes with an attempt to evaluate the work.
Dharmakirti's Theory of Inference
By: Rajendra Prasad
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In this rigorous study, Rajendra Prasad examines the system of inference developed by Dharmakirti, the celebrated seventh-century Buddhist logician. In a departure from the existing body of research on Dharmakirti, which is largely historical in nature, Prasad concentrates on an analysis of Dharmakirti's philosophy, specifically his theory of inference.
Dharmakirti's Thought and its Impact on Indian and Tibetan Philosophy
By: Katsura, S
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The proceedings of the Third International Dharmakirti Conference held in Hiroshima in 1997 collect a number of papers devoted to the study of the great seventh-century Buddhist philosopher, Dharmakirti, and his impacts upon the succeeding generations of both Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophers in India and Tibet. The Second International Dharmakirti Conference was held in Vienna, and its proceedings, Studies in the Buddhist Epistemological Tradition, have been published in this same series.
Early Abbots of 'Phan po na lendra: The Vicissitudes of a Great Tibetan Monastery in the 15th Century <br>  By: David Jackson
Early Abbots of 'Phan po na lendra
By: David Jackson
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Early Abbots of 'Phan po na lendra: The Vicissitudes of a Great Tibetan Monastery in the 15th Century.
Epistemology and Spiritual Authority
Epistemology and Spiritual Authority
By: Vittorio A. van Bijlert
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The development of epistemology and logic in the old Nyaya and the Buddhist school of epistemology with an annotated translation of Dharmakirti's Pramanavartikka II (Pramanasiddhi) VV. 1-7

Epistemology and Spiritual Authority, Vittorio A. van Bijlert, Arbeitskreis fur Tibetische und Buddhistische Studien, Paperback, 191pp.
Establishing Validity  Dharmakirti & Seventh Karmapa Chodrak Gyatso
Establishing Validity
By: Dharmakirti & Seventh Karmapa Chodrak Gyatso
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One major issue for all thinkers and spiritual practitioners is how to know whether the teachings they are following are true and valid and whether their understanding of them is correct. The study of validity, which developed out of the works of Dignaga and Dharmakirti, gives them the necessary tools to determine this for themselves.
Foundations of Dharmakirti's Philosophy
By: John D. Dunne
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Throughout the history of Buddhism, few philosophers have attained the stature of Dharmakirti, the "Lord of Reason" who has influenced virtually every systematic Buddhist thinker since his time. Dharmakirti's revowned works, written in India during the philosophically rich seventh century, argue that the true test of knowledge is its efficacy, and likewise that only the efficacious is knowable and real.
Heart of Buddhist Philosophy-Dinnaga and Dharmakirti
Heart of Buddhist Philosophy-Dinnaga and Dharmakirti
By: Singh
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This is an interesting and exciting book in showing how modern scholarship misunderstood three great Sautrantika critical philosophers. If the evidence adduced in this book is correct, then the history of Buddhist philosophy, fifth century onward, has to be rewritten. Also new studies and translations are implied of all the works of Dinnaga and Dharmakirti. The author sheds a new light, taking into consideration the views of ancient and modern scholars, on many complex and polemic issues of the Buddhist philosophy.
Is Enlightenment Possible?
By: Jackson, Roger
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The arguments are very elegant and tightly formulated. The commentary and annotations are on par with the best Buddhological work now being done.The Reader's Review
Millenium of Buddhist Logic
By: Wayman, Alex
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Part I (Introductory) has Asanga's Rules of Debate, Dharmakirti's Nyayabindu with Kamalasila's commentary, and Santi-pa's treatise on 'inner pervasion.
Part II, devoted to the Dignaga-Dharmaklrti system, has five sets of eleven verses, then a study of Bu-Ston's commentary on Dharmakirti's Pramanaviniscaya, and finally Tsong-kha-pa's Mun sel on the Seven Books of Dharmakirti.
Pramana: Dharmakirti and the Indian Philosophical Debate
Pramana: Dharmakirti and the Indian Philosophical Debate
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Indian Philosophical thought on Pramana (Valid Cognition) is a rich
archive that merits attention not only for its Technical brilliance and
variety but also for the Ways in which it reverberates with contemporary
discussions in science: arguably the 'master discourse' of the modern
world. In a spirit of free and open enquiry, characteristic of His
Holiness the Dalai Lama's preferred mode of engaging with the world,
Tibet House collaborated with the Drepung Monastic University at
Mundgod, Karnataka, to organize a Monastic Debate that was both
traditional and contemporary.
Pramanavarttikam of Acarya Dharmakirti
By: Pandeya, Ram Chandra
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In Sanskrit Only

Pramanavarttika is one of the seven celebrated works of the great Buddhist logician Dharmakirti. It consists of four chapters treating respectively of the validity of knowledge, perception, inference for oneself and inference for others according to the version followed in the present work.
The present volume includes Dharmakirti's basic text together with two commentaries: one, the auto-commentary of the author on the Svarthanumana-pariccheda only which is the first in the traditional order and third in the order followed here, and the other, the Pramanavarttikavrtti by Manorathanandin on all the four chapters.
Recognizing Reality
Recognizing Reality: Dharmakirti's Philosophy and Its Tibetan Interpretations
By: Dreyfus, Georges B. J.
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Dreyfus examines the central ideas of Dharmakirti, one of the most important Indian Buddhist philosophers, and their reception among Tibetan thinkers. During the golden age of ancient Indian civilization, Dharmakirti articulated and defended Buddhist philosophical principles. He did so more systematically than anyone before his time (the seventh century C.E.) and was followed by a rich tradition of profound thinkers in India and Tibet. This work presents a detailed picture of this Buddhist tradition and its relevance to the history of human ideas. Its perspective is mostly philosophical, but it also uses historical considerations as they relate to the evolution of ideas.
Relation as Real: A Critique of Dharmakirti
Relation as Real: A Critique of Dharmakirti
By: Ghosh, Raghunath
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The book Relation as Real: A Critique of Dharmakirti is the result of intensive and critical study on the arguments forwarded by Dharmakirti on the unreality of Relation in his book Sambandhapariksa. Apart from his metaphysical commitments to the Buddhist Logic and Epistemology Dharmakirti had developed some independent arguments given from the common sense level in favour of denying Relation. So far no philosopher belonging to Nyaya school has come forward to refute or critically evaluate the arguments given by Dharmakirti.
Santanantarasiddhi and Santanantarasiddhi Tika
By: Dharmakirti, Vinitadeva
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rGyu gZhen Grub Pa'i 'Grel and a commentary, by Dharmakirti and Acarya Vinitadeva, Sanskrit and Tibetan texts.

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Scripture, Logic, Language
Scripture, Logic, Language: Essays on Dharmakirti and his Tibetan Successors
By: Tillemans, Tom
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Dharmakirti, an Indian Buddhist philosopher of the seventh century, explored the nature, limits and justifications of rationality within the context of Buddhist religious and metaphysical concerns. While Dharmakirti is widely recognized for his crucial innovations in Indian logic and semantic theory, his notoriously difficult thought nonetheless remains poorly understood.
Studies in the Buddhist Epistemological Tradition
By: Steinkellner, editor
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Proceedings of the Second International Dharmakirti Conference, June, 11-16, 1989
Vadanyaya of Dharmakirti
Vadanyaya of Dharmakirti: The Logic of Debate
By: Gokhale
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Vadanyaya is an important work by Dharmakirti on the theory of debate. The work is devoted to the rules of victory and defeat in debate. Dharmakirti has used the Nyaya account of debate, not only as a purvapaksa, a position to be refuted, but also, at least partly, as a raw material for reconstruction. His criticism of Nyaya is not purely destructive but it has a constructive aspect also. He gives his own classification of nigrahasthanas along with their definitions, in the first half of his work. In the second half he devotes his work to the criticism of Nyaya classification of nigrahasthanas.
The present book contains critical text in Sanskrit, a detailed introduction, an English translation along with notes and a Glossary.