The Tattvasangraha of Shantaraksita: With the commentary of Kamalashila, 2 Vols

By: Ganganath Jha (Tr.)

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The Tattvasangraha or 'Compendium of True Doctrines', as Dr. Jha translates the term, throws a flood of light on the Buddhist metaphysics, logic and epistemology. A remarkable feature of the work is that it reproduces the views of scholars who would otherwise have remained in perfect oblivion. The commentator Kamalasila gives the names of such authors and quotes from them. The work shows the philosophical activities and speculations of nearly three centuries from the time of Dharmakirti down to Uddyotakara. The Tattvasangraha studied along with Uddyotakara's Nyayavartika and Kumarila's Slokavartika gives a good picture of the cultural movements of the centuries. The Buddhist attack on the realism sponsored by Nyaya, particularly the refutation of the soul theories which had created a great commotion in the orthodox circles, and the Buddhist criticism of the infallibility of the Vedas which too had given a big jolt, provoked spirited counter-attacks from the orthodox thinkers and a vigorous defence of the faith which succeeded in undermining the prestige of the Buddhist Church. However, the Buddhist also reacted with vigour and the Tattvasangraha pre-eminently represents this phase of the Buddhist reaction.Printed Pages: 1593.

Title: The Tattvasangraha of Shantaraksita: With the commentary of Kamalashila, 2 Vols

Author Name: Ganganath Jha (Tr.)

Categories: India, Buddhism and Buddhist Studies,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 1986

ISBN: 8120800583

ISBN 13: 9788120800588

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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