Buddhism: The Basics by Cathy Cantwell

By Cathy Cantwell

Buddhism: The Basics presents a radical and available advent to a desirable faith. analyzing the old improvement of Buddhism and its presence this present day, this advisor covers:

  • principal traditions
  • practices and beliefs
  • ethical directions and philosophy
  • religious texts
  • community

With worthy gains together with an in depth map of the Buddhist global, thesaurus of phrases and suggestions for additional research, this is often an amazing textual content for college students and readers eager to familiarise themselves with the Buddhist faith.

“a marvelous review of the entire culture of Buddhism” —Dr. Elizabeth Harris, Liverpool wish collage

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An association with an event is not possible if the object associated with it is not obtained. But if the demonstrandum is obtained, what purpose can the justification possibly have? " To this anterior thesis, it may be replied as follows : The opponent is speaking of a cause-as-condition-for-a-cognition. 6 He is thus making a vain assertion, because he is attempting to argue against something other than a cause-as-condition-for-acognition. Thus this reply is reversed. 16. A justification through a direct apprehension (irrelevant to the inference) * * * in the opponent's demonstrandum, is a spurious reply based on direct apprehension.

3. Hsüan-tsang, Records I p 168, n. 4. Le Manh That Op. Cit. 5. Introduction to Wogihara's edition of Bodhisattva-bhümi, p 13. 6. Le Manh That, Op. Cit. 7. The drama Devicandraguptam by Visäkhadatta; the Samjan plates of Rästraküta Emperor Amoghavarsa I. ) 8. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's History and Culture of the Indian People, volume III, The Classical Age, pp 17-18. 9. , as a son of Candragupta II. See Majumdar and Altekar, The Vakataka-Gupta Age, p 180. 10. ASR 1903-4, p 107. 11. Collected by Saletore, Life in the Gupta Age, pp 171-176.

20. " To this it may be replied as follows : Why is there no justification simply because it has not been related to the demonstrandum, when the object in the parallel example can be directly observed to be concomitant with the je vent in the demonstrandum? For it can be directly observed by you yourselves, too, that the arising of a pot occurs with the means-of-evidence of a cause. Thus this reply is unreal. *Nyäya~sütra9 Nyäya-bhä$yat V, 1, 37. **Ibid V, 1, 9-10. ***Ibid V, 1,21. 46 Seven Works of Vasubandhu 21.

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