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By Paul Williams

From a box basically of curiosity to professional orientalists, the examine of Buddhism has built to embody inter alia, theology and spiritual reports, philosophy, cultural reports, anthropology and comparative reviews. there's now larger direct entry to Buddhism within the West than ever prior to, and Buddhist experiences are attracting expanding numbers of students.

This eight-volume set brings jointly seminal papers in Buddhist stories from an enormous diversity of educational disciplines, released over the past 40 years. With a brand new creation by way of the editor, this assortment is a special and unrivalled learn source for either scholar and scholar.

VOLUME IV ABHIDHARMA AND MADHYAMAKA
Acknowledgements
46 The concept of svabhiiva within the considered Candrakirti
WILLIAM L. AMES
17 Buddhapiilita 's exposition of the Miidhyamika
WILLIAM L. AMES
*8 The Patthiina and the advance of the Theraviidin
Abhidhamma
L.S. COUSINS
49 Nibbiina and Abhidhamma
L.S. COUSINS
50 at the probability of a nonexistent item of perceptual
consciousness: Sarviistiviidin and Diir~tiintika theories
COLLETT COX
51 Bhiivaviveka and the early Miidhyamika theories of
language
MALCOLM D. ECKEL
52 The 5 khandhas: their therapy within the Nikiiyas and early
Abhidhamma 143
RUPERT GETHIN
53 Bhavanga and rebirth based on the Abhidhamma
RUPERT GETHIN
54 Proto-Miidhyamika within the Pali canon
LUIS zero. GOMEZ
55 The makes use of of the 4 positions of the catw;koti and the
159
182
problem of the outline of fact in Mahayana Buddhism 213
D. SEYFORT RUEGG
56 The Madhyamaka critique of epistemology - I
MARK SIDERITS
57 The Madhyamaka critique of epistemology- II
MARK SIDERITS
58 at the Abhidharma ontology
PAUL M. WILLIAMS

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36) rten cing 'brei par 'byung bani bdag nyid 'di Ita bu yin tel gang gi phyir re zhig gzhan Ia brten nas gzhan zhes bya ba de 'i phyir 'jig rten gyi tha snyad kyi dbang gis (P: gi) gzhan yin no zhes smra 'all ... gang gi phyir re Ide Ia ltos (P: bltos, here and in the next two instances) te bum pa gzhan zhes bya bani re Ide Ia ltos pa 'i phyir dangl re Ide Ia rag Ius pa 'i phyir dangl rang las rab tu ma grub pa 'i phyir bum pa Ia gzhan nyid yod pa ma yin noll gang gi (P omits gi) phyir re Ide Ia mi ltos pa bum pa gzhan ma yin pa zhes bya ba 'ba' zhig Ia yangl gzhan ma yin pa dang mi mthum pa gzhan nyid med pa de 'i phyir don dam pa 'i dbang gis (P: gi) gzhan med do zhes smra 'all (P250b--6 to 251a-2, D22lb--5 to 222a-1).

That one who thus sees [things] as they really are, understands reality (tattva). By understanding reality, one will be liberated. Moreover he says, (70) For one who sees reality, there is nothing [further] to be done. Thus Buddhapalita accepts the common Buddhist view that liberation is the cessation of rebirth in saq1sara and that the cessation of rebirth is brought about by a direct experience of reality. The difficulty is that, from the Madhyamaka point of view, what reality can there be?

Therefore entities' lack of intrinsic nature is reality, and only by seeing that will one be liberated. And likewise he says, (29) Thus because the view of existence and nonexistence of entities will have many faults, therefore that "lack of intrinsic nature of entities" is the vision of reality; it is the middle path; and just that is the attainment of ultimate reality (paramiirtha). Finally, we have already seen in quotation (19) that Buddhapalita says that the real state of entities is their lack of intrinsic nature.

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