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By Thomas A. Kochumuttom

ISBN-10: 812080662X

ISBN-13: 9788120806627

Giving a brand new translation and interpretation of the elemental works of Vasubandhu the yogacarin, the writer indicates that Yogacara metaphysics is largely kind of like that of the early Buddhism. He contends that the Yogacara writings are open to interpretation by way of real looking pluralism, and therefore demanding situations their conventional interpretation when it comes to idealistic monism. His translation is devoted to the unique, arguments convincing and constant, and presentation transparent and readable. The texts translated and interpreted are (i) Madhyanta-vibhago-karika-bhasya, (ii) Trisvabhava-nirdesa, (iii) Trimsatika and (iv) Vimsatika. The doctrine of expertise provided through those texts could be summarised within the phrases of the writer as stick to: The event of samsara is composed primarily in one's being compelled to view oneself because the grasper (grahaka), the enjoyer (bhoktr), knower (jnatr) of all beings, that are then seen because the graspable (grahya), the relaxing (bhojya), the knowable (jneya). There one can't aid mentally developing the excellence among the topic and the article, the grasper and the graspable, the enjoyer and the enjoyable..."

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To a great extent, therefore, this treatise is an attem pt to establish a practical (vydvahdrika) bridge between the noumenal (paramdrtha) and phenomenal {sarpmti) worlds. 9 Here, again, it should be noted that the basic ‘evil’ o f samsdra experience is one’s idiosyncrasy for graspable-grasper yathMtftH-ndvagacchati. T

5. My translation of dharma-dhatu as source-reality is based on the follow­ ing commentary of V asubandhu: Arya-dharma-hetutvat dharmadhatu, dryadharmdrtam tad-alambana-prabhavatvdt. Hetu-artho hi-atra dhdtu-arthah. MVKB. I. 16. 6 M V K . I. 15. A General Statement o f the Thesis and Arguments 7 the unreal (abhuta-parikalpa) ,l It could be taken to suggest idealism, if the im agination of the unreal in its subject-object distinctionless state could still be called ‘im agination’, or ‘m ind’, or ‘conciousness’, or some other idealistic name.

Introduction) 2. Kdrikd-ldstrasya-drya-maitreyah prarxtld. M VKBT. (Introduction) 3. . ninnkalpaka-jMna viiefa-dtmakah sugatah> taj-janitatvannirvikalpasya jftdnasya. Tasmdt-tasmin va jatah sugata-atmajah. Athaod sugata-atmand jatah iti sugata-atmajah. Tathd-uktam sufra-antarejdto bhavati tathd-gata vamtc tad-dtmakavastu pratilabhddriti. MVKBT (Introduction). A Buddhist Doctrine o f Experience 28 By the expositor (vaktr) of this science is m eant Vasubandhu’s own brother Asahga. 1 Thus he is aptly called the vaktr (expositor or spokesman) of this science ( Sastra), contained in the Madhyanta-vibhaga-kdrika.

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