A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy (Blackwell Companions to by Steven M. Emmanuel

By Steven M. Emmanuel

A significant other to Buddhist Philosophy is the main complete unmarried quantity at the topic to be had; it deals the very most recent scholarship to create a wide-ranging survey of crucial principles, difficulties, and debates within the background of Buddhist philosophy.

• Encompasses the broadest therapy of Buddhist philosophy on hand, masking social and political proposal, meditation, ecology and modern matters and applications

• each one part includes overviews and state of the art scholarship that expands readers realizing of the breadth and variety of Buddhist thought

• huge assurance of issues permits flexibility  to teachers in making a syllabus

• Essays supply invaluable substitute philosophical views on subject matters to these to be had in Western traditions

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Mohanty, J. N. (2000) Classical Indian Philosophy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Renard, J. (1999). 101 Questions and Answers on Buddhism. New York: Gramercy Books. Walshe, M. ) (1995). The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Digha Nikaya. Boston: Wisdom. 163), the person who became known as “the Buddha” or “Awakened One” sought that which was in various ways beyond these. After his awakening/enlightenment experience, in which he is seen to have experienced that which is the unborn, unaging, unailing, deathless (Skt nirvāṇa; P.

M. (2006). The Indian Way: An Introduction to the Philosophies and Religions of India. Second edn. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice-Hall. Laumakis, S. J. (2008). An Introduction to Buddhist Philosophy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Mohanty, J. N. (2000) Classical Indian Philosophy. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. Renard, J. (1999). 101 Questions and Answers on Buddhism. New York: Gramercy Books. Walshe, M. ) (1995). The Long Discourses of the Buddha: A Translation of the Digha Nikaya.

At the same time, however, those who maintain this early view appear to be ambivalent about the existence of God or a supreme being. On the one hand, they reject typical arguments for God’s existence but, on the other hand, they also recognize an ontological category of potency or power that seems to include supernatural agency. Nevertheless, the most important element of the Mīmāṃsā vision of reality (taken as a whole) is its rather elaborate system for understanding and interpreting the Vedas.

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