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By David R. Loy

Interact with a brand new imaginative and prescient of Buddhism and the trendy global with the bestselling writer of cash intercourse conflict Karma: Notes for a Buddhist Revolution.

David R. Loy addresses head-on the main urgent problems with Buddhist philosophy in our time. what's the which means of enlightenment—is it an break out from the realm, or is it a kind of mental therapeutic? How can one reconcile smooth medical conception with old non secular teachings? what's our position within the universe?

Loy exhibits us that neither Buddhism nor secular society on its own is enough to resolution those questions. as an alternative, he investigates the unforeseen intersections of the 2. via this trade, he uncovers a brand new Buddhist manner, one who is devoted to the $64000 traditions of Buddhism yet suitable with modernity. this manner, we will see the realm because it is actually is, notice our indivisibility from it, and study that the world's difficulties are our difficulties. this can be a new course for a brand new global.

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Independent reasoning cannot be used by Nāgārjuna to refute the thesis of the reificationists, since he does not accept as true any thesis that asserts or presupposes that a self exists by itself. So Nāgārjuna attempts to convince reificationists that a self does not exist by itself by drawing unacceptable “consequences” (prāsaṅga-s, thal ’gyur) from their thesis that a self exists by itself. 97 Some years after he had completed the Introduction and Commentary Candrakīrti wrote Clear Words,98 his commentary on Nāgārjuna’s Treatise.

Candrakīrti exhorts all suitable practitioners to listen carefully to teachings on the perfection of wisdom. In his commentary he quotes the Sūtra on the Ten Stages, in which “the ten equalities of all phenomena” that are realized at the sixth stage are enumerated. Among these is the equality of all phenomena. 1. All phenomena are equal in being produced in dependence upon causes and conditions. 120–65). 166–78). 224–6). 1 Nāgārjuna argues that although phenomena are produced from causes and conditions, phenomena that exist by themselves cannot be produced.

Candrakīrti says that the practice of generosity does not prevent one from taking a lower rebirth, but the practice of moral discipline does. The Buddha is said to have taught the practice of moral discipline after teaching the practice of generosity because it is unwise for one to practice generosity without considering the kind of rebirth in which he or she would experience its results. The practice of moral discipline is said to be a cause of both high status in the realms of saṃsāra and the definite goodness of nirvāṇa.

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