New PDF release: A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy: Sanskrit Terms

By John Grimes

ISBN-10: 0791430685

ISBN-13: 9780791430682

It comprises etymological roots and the meanings of phrases basic to epistemology, metaphysics, and functional teachings of the heterodox and orthodox colleges of Indian philosophy. Cross-referncing has been supplied and diverse charts are incorporated that supply information about relationships, different types, and sourcebooks proper to the person faculties. This new and revised 3rd variation provides a complete dictionary of Indian philosophical phrases, offering the phrases in either devanagari and roman transliteration in addition to an English translation. It deals certain meanings of phrases used as technical phrases inside of specific philosophical platforms.

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This was especially necessary for the Tantric procure5. e masters reintroduced into Tibet, for here the oKr»p"cr of ; •'" understandings and false interpretations had already become; ohvvin. îu fact these practices were from this time on to be 7 Vob*irled 1-. ;niuaies; their transmission took place more orally than tfiro^di con r :iitalics or cxegetical writings. ;*Ù/ :byorpa). flailing »•. rh individual monk, came to be considered as sacred. ft wzr. th: rJi nation, or in the case of the Tantric schools the initiation (• ~\;;), which conferred this quality upon them.

However, in consideration of the special circumstances the old master authorized an exception to this rule. In this way the five youths from dBus and the five from gTsang were ordained in proper form. Then the group dispersed to create new religious centres in various places. 6 Thus runs the account transmitted by Bu ston (No. 113). Its accuracy is certainly open to doubt. Bu ston and his predecessors had reason to draw a picture not entirely corresponding to the actual course of events. Their labours were directed towards validating the installation of the masters to whom the existence of the new centres of the Buddhism which Glang dar ma's persecutions had not totally destroyed was traced back.

He inserts an intermediate period between the time of the first diffusion of the faith, which ended with Glang dar ma, and the second diffusion, which began with the revival of the religion and reached its climax with Rin chert bzangpo, rNgog lotsava, Atisa and Mar pa (No. 211 ). During this intermediate period the doctrine was not studied or preached properly, but was spread only in a falsified form. Also, the narrative reproduced above shows certain discordances. 7 In general, monks devoting themselves to meditation are not only interested in questions of discipline.

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