A Hindu Critique of Buddhist Epistemology: Kumarila on by John Taber, Francis X. Clooney

By John Taber, Francis X. Clooney

It is a translation of the bankruptcy on belief of Kumarilabhatta's magnum opus, the Slokavarttika, one of many primary texts of the Hindu reaction to the feedback of the logical-epistemological university of Buddhist concept. In an intensive remark, the writer explains the process the argument from verse to verse and alludes to different theories of classical Indian philosophy and different technical issues. Notes to the interpretation and statement move additional into the old and philosophical heritage of Kumarila's rules. The ebook offers an advent to the heritage and the advance of Indian epistemology, a synopsis of Kumarila's paintings and an research of its argument.

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Catuskam.. pancakam cânyasatkam / catvârah pancako ’nyah punar api ta tu ra s... 1l2cd mentions this series (catuskam pancakam satkam, catuskam pancakam caiu h ) in an enumeration of concepts one should know in order to be a qualified disciple. 134 which both contain a question by Devi. 6 she appears to ■quire after the second three groups of the series of twenty-eight, namely the Four, tte Five and the Four. The first three groups (4-5-6), then, should already have keen mentioned before, presumably in the preceding chapters 11-13.

G.. 41-43 (bbûmandalasya caturasrarüpatvât. ) '2 and Avalon 1974, 420; compare also the SCN where the term mandala is likewise used when the association of the cakras with the elements and their form is expressed: ambhojamandala (15. the Svâdhisthâna), vaiSvdnarasyd- .. mandalam tat trikonam (19, the Manipûra), vâyor mandalam... salkonasohlumvitam (22, the Anâhata) and nabliomandalam vrttampam (28, the ViSuddhi); hut, in the case of the clement earth the term cakra is used: dhardyds caluskonacakram (5, the Adhàra).

This same form is also found in the commentary (fol. 74ab, although with the first two letters inverted. 68) which reads brahmano 'ndakalâhasya, lricatuska{m )navopari/ vistlrnam üpatattvam ca, mahâmhham kotivistaram, meaning that the element water is spread out above the three, the four and the nine of the shell of the Brahmânda. The meaning of these numbers is not clear. Possibly they refer to the form of the Devîcakra which according to the SSS, however, consists of a triangle, square and hexagon (see p.

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