Lecture 9: The Rise of Buddhist Philosophy
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The Emergence of the “Great Vehicle”
IX. The Rise of Buddhist Philosophy
B. School of Madhyamika
1. Nagarjuna (150-250 C.E.)
b. Not A
c. Both A and not A
d. Neither A nor not A
3. All is void – śunya-vada
4. Madhyamika understanding of Dharma-kaya
C. School of Yogacara
2. Reality in mind or consciousness (citta)
3. Cittamatra (mind only)
4. Storehouse of consciousness
5. Yogacara understanding of dharma-kaya
D. Evangelical objections, as found in Christianity at the Religious Roundtable
1. Buddhism does not embrace a personal, absolute being who transcends the universe.
2. The actual objects of worship and adoration in Buddhism are ultimately illusory and superceded by true enlightenment.
Terms to Know from this lecture:
Nagarjuna (150-250 C.E.)
storehouse of consciousness
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