Omniscience and the Rhetoric of Reason in the Tattvasamgraha and the Tattvasamgrahapanjika

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serval:BIB_0E979789C339
Type
Thèse: thèse de doctorat.
Collection
Publications
Titre
Omniscience and the Rhetoric of Reason in the Tattvasamgraha and the Tattvasamgrahapanjika
Auteur(s)
McClintock S. L.
Directeur(s)
Tillemans  T. J. F.
Détails de l'institution
Harvard University
ISBN
9780861716616
Statut éditorial
Acceptée
Date de publication
01/2002
Langue
anglais
Nombre de pages
407
Résumé
he great Buddhist writer Santaraksita (725-88) was central to the Buddhist traditions spread into Tibet. He and his disciple Kamalasila were among the most influential thinkers in classical India. They debated ideas not only within the Buddhist tradition but also with exegetes of other Indian religions, and they both traveled and nurtured Buddhism in Tibet during its infancy there. Their views, however, have been notoriously hard to classify. The present volume examines Santaraksita's encyclopedic Tattvasamgraha and Kamalasila's detailed commentary on that text in his Panjika, two works that have historically been presented together. The works cover all conceivable problems in Buddhist thought and portray Buddhism as a supremely rational faith. One hotly debated topic of their time was omniscience -- infinite, all-compassing knowledge -- whether it was possible and whether one could defensibly claim it as a quality of the Buddha.
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