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Principles of Buddhist Tantra: A Discourse on Cittavisuddhi-prakarana of Aryadeva

By: Mathew Varghese

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Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 023363

ISBN: 8121511909

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This work is a textual based discourse on the Cittavisuddhi-prakarana of Aryadeva, a seminal text which describes the principle and philosophy of Buddhist Tantra. The dispute on the question of TĀantric meditative practices having any philosophical foundation or whether those practices have been introduced into the ethico-religious praxis of various religious traditions as a later introduction is a continuing discussion. In this work, it is trying to prove that the introduction of Tantra into Madhyamika philosophy is a natural development and it is proved beyond doubt by reviewing an importan... View more info

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Exploring the Structure of Emptiness - Philosophical Hermeneutics of the Text Catusstava of Nagarjuna: A Translation and Interpretation

By: Mathew Varghese

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Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sanctum Books: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 037133

ISBN: 8190995014

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Nagarjuna is one of the finest philosophers who ever lived. This second century Buddhist philosopher from south India is known for his criticism on speculative theories and viewpoints. But his name is better known for introducing the idea of emptiness (sunyata), a philosophical concept that had hugely influenced the discourses of Eastern philosophy, religion, and culture for about 2000 years. Nagarjuna cleverly introduced emptiness (sunyata), into Buddhist discourses to explain its central philosophy: the philosophy of Middle Path. Through the negative mode of argumentation, he taught how we n... View more info