Visions of unity : the golden pandita Shakya Chokden's new interpretation of yogacara and madhyamaka / Yaroslav Komarovski
- Komarovski, Yaroslav
- Albany : State University of New York Press, 2011.
- Physical Description:
- xii, 451 pages ; 24 cm
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Introducing the Visions of Unity -- 2.Introducing the Chapters -- 1.Political and Religious Landscape of Fifteenth-Century Tibet -- 2.Life of the Golden Pandita -- Early Years and Education -- Becoming a Prolific Writer and Famous Scholar -- Settling in the Golden Monastery and Exploring New Horizons -- Becoming a Tantric Master and Crystallizing Novel Views -- 3.Writings of Shakya Chokden -- Chronological List of Shakya Chokden's Works -- Topical Divisions of Shakya Chokden's Works Addressed in This Book -- 1.Two Tendencies in Yogacara and Nihsvabhavavada Writings -- 2.Basic Elements of Shakya Chokden's Approach to Mahayana Systems -- 3.Pointed Disappointments: Shakya Chokden's Personal Reflections -- 4.Broadening Empty Horizons: A Note on Changes in Shakya Chokden's Views -- 1.Key Features of Shakya Chokden's Approach to the Buddhist Tenets -- 2.Demarcating the Middle: On the Valid Divisions of Madhyamaka and Great Madhyamaka -- 3.Self-Emptiness and Other-Emptiness -- Self-Emptiness -- Other-Emptiness -- 4.Bidding Farewell to the Prasangika/Svatantrika Division? -- 5.Are There Two Types of Yogacara Madhyamaka? -- 6.Are There Any Cittamatra Followers Around? -- 7.Expanding the Madhyamika Camp -- 1.Differences between Alikakaravada and Satyakaravada -- 2.The Heart of the Matter: Probing the Alikakaravada/Nihsvabhavavada Distinction -- 3.A New Look at the Old Origins: Distinctions of Madhyamaka Stemming from Interpretations of the Second and Third Dharmacakras -- Looking at the Second and Third Dharmacakras through the Eyes of the Madhyamaka Founders -- Position of Alikakaravada -- Position of Nihsvabhavavada -- Positions of Later Madhyamikas -- 4.Steering the Middle Way between the Two Conflicting Middle Ways: The Art of Not Taking Sides -- 1.Facing the Reality of Primordial Mind -- Primordial Mind and the Question of Existence -- The Question of Withstanding Analysis -- Does True Existence Have to Be Negated in Order to Abandon Grasping at It? -- 2.Primordial Mind as an Impermanent Phenomenon -- 3.(Un)linking the Self-Cognizing Primordial Mind and Dualistic Consciousness -- 4.Does Self-Cognition Cognize Itself? -- 5.Primordial Mind as the Bridge between Yogacara and Tantra -- Primordial Mind as the Focus of All Mahayana Paths -- Different but Concordant Approaches to Primordial Mind in Alikakaravada and Tantra -- A Powerful Ally: Using the Tantric View of Reality for Support.
- 9781438439099 (hardcover : alk. paper) and 1438439091 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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