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Buddhist Phenomenology : A Philosophical Investigation of Yogacara Buddhism and the Ch'eng Wei-shih Lun - Dan Lusthaus

Buddhist Phenomenology

A Philosophical Investigation of Yogacara Buddhism and the Ch'eng Wei-shih Lun

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A richly complex study of the Yogacara tradition of Buddhism in India and China, divided into five parts. Part 1 is on Buddhism and phenomenology, with close attention to elements in Husserl and Merleau-Ponty that are helpful for understanding Yogacara. Part 2 details the four basic models of Indian Buddhist thought - the five skandhas, conditioned co-arising, the triple world, and the interplay of behaviour/meditation/understanding. A chapter on the attainment of cessation nirodha- sam patti illustrates some of the intricate ways in which these models were deployed. Part 3 discusses karma, meditation, and epistemology, from Pali Abhidhamma and Nagarjuna to Yogacara. Part 4 presents texts, translations, and comparative analysis of Vasubandhu's Trimsika with the Chinese versions by Paramartha and Hsuan-tsang. Part 5 deals with the Ch'eng wei-shih lun and Yogacara in China.

'A well-researched and lucid exposition of an old Buddhist school of thought that is usually seen as hopelessly complex and difficult' - Bibliographia Missionaria

'His unique approach ... both in content and style, may be the most formidable aspect of this discursive, incisive, often brilliant, 600 page work.' - H-Buddhism, H-Net Reviews

Preface
Buddhism and Phenomenology
Buddhism and Phenomenology
Husserl and Merleau-Ponty
The Four Basic Buddhist Models in India Introduction
Model One: The Five Skandhas
Model Two: Prat+”tya-samutpada
Model Three: Tridhatu
Model Four: Sila-Samadhi-Prajna
Asamjni-samapatti and Nirodha-samapatti
Summary of the Four Models
Karma, Meditation, and Epistemology
Karma
Madhyamikan Issues
The Privilaging of Prajna-paramita
Trimsika and Translations
Texts and Translations
The Ch'eng Wei-Shih Lun and the Problem of Psychosophical Closure: Yogacara in China
Seven Trajectories
The Legend of the Transmission of the Ch'eng Wei-Shih Lun
Alterity: Parinama
Why Consciousness in Not Empty
On Rupa
Externality
The Four Conditions
Mirror Knowing: Soteric Alterations
Language, Avijnapti-Rupa and Vijnapti-Rupa
Is What is Ultimately Real Itself Ultimately Real?
Conclusions
Appendices
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780700711864
ISBN-10: 0700711864
Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 632
Published: 22nd August 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.9  x 3.6
Weight (kg): 1.06
Edition Number: 1