By John J. Makransky
To go into the Mahayana Buddhist route to enlightenment is to hunt either to develop into loose from our dualistic, deluded international and to stay actively engaged in that global till all others are unfastened. How are those it appears contradictory features to be embodied within the attainment of buddhahood (dharmakaya)? How can one's current perform do so? those questions underlie a millennium-old controversy over buddhahood in India and Tibet that facilities round a loved textual content, the Abhisamayalamkara. Makransky indicates how the Abhisamayalamkara's composite redaction, from Abhidharma, Prajnaparamita, and Yogacara traditions, approved its interpreters to understand various elements of these traditions as imperative in its educating of buddhahood. This enabled Indians and Tibetans to learn very various views on enlightenment into the Abhisamayalamkara, during which they replied to the questions in startlingly other ways. the writer exhibits how those views supply other ways to solve a logical stress on the center of Mahayana concept, inscribed within the doctrine that buddhahood sarcastically transcends and engages our international concurrently. Revealing this pressure because the foundation of the Abhisamayalamkara controversy, Makransky indicates its connection to many different Indo-Tibetan controversies revolving round the comparable stress: disagreements over buddhahood's wisdom, embodiment, and accessibility to beings (in Buddha nature and during the path). Tracing the resource of anxiety to early Mahayana perform intuitions approximately enlightenment, the writer argues that diverse views in those controversies convey other ways of prioritizing these perform intuitions.
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Differing responses to these questions guided recurrent disagreement over AA 8 for over a millennium. This book comprises a study of those responses over the history of Indian and Tibetan Mahayana thought, as they come into view through literary-historical analysis of AA 8 and by analyzing the writings of its interpreters in each historical period. Below the surface of this set of interrelated concerns, and driving those concerns, has been a profound logical tension located in the core of classical Indian Mahayana thought: the paradox of nonabiding nirvana.
But in a specific context (such as AA 8) where a Buddha's own core realization comes under explicit discussion, a decisive choice was made as to the uses and limits of human reason and conceptual thought vis-à-vis Buddhahood. Ratnakarasanti, Abhayakaragupta, and Go ram pa read the teaching of dharmakaya in AA 8 as part of the sacred Mahayana literature that reveals nonconceptual yogic attainment, while Haribhadra and Tsong kha pa read it as part of systematic Abhidharmic analysis informed by Buddhist logic.
Sentient existence for each individual constituted a beginningless cycle of rebirth and redeath referred to as samsara. The Buddhist concept of samsara represented a horrific vision of repeated immersion into various forms of sentient existence, followed by decay, disease, death, and rebirth. According to the first two noble truths, then, conditioned sentient existence itself represented a profoundly disturbing existential problem that has to be solved. The defiled actions of sentient beings and the passions that drive them (the most basic passion being nescience, avidya)constitute the fundamental conditions driving < previous page page_27 If you like this book, buy it!
Buddhahood embodied: sources of controversy in India and Tibet by John J. Makransky