Warning: include(domaintitles/domaintitle_wiki.exoticindiaart.php3): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 921

Warning: include(): Failed opening 'domaintitles/domaintitle_wiki.exoticindiaart.php3' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/exotic/newexotic/header.php3 on line 921

Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Philosophy > Philosophers > On Knowing Reality The Tattvartha Chapter of Asanga's Bodhisattvabhumi
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
On Knowing Reality The Tattvartha Chapter of Asanga's Bodhisattvabhumi
Pages from the book
On Knowing Reality The Tattvartha Chapter of Asanga's Bodhisattvabhumi
Look Inside the Book
Description

About the Book

On Knowing Reality is the first English translation with commentary of a crucial chapter of the Bodhisattvabhumi, composed in Sanskrit in the late fourth century by the philosopher-sage Asanga, founder of the Yogacara school of Mahayana Buddhism. The chapter is the core of Asanga's theoretical teachings: it deals with the central epistemological question of how to judge and validate knowledge, and how confusions about "reality" arise.

The Yogacara school has long been considered by scholars, East and West, as advocating a fully idealistic view of reality. But Janice D. Willis argues that Asanga himself had no such intention, and that in fact he rejected idealism as forcefully as he rejected the notion that ordinary beings know things as they really are. Instead, the chapter "On Knowing Reality" shows that Asanga expounded void ness (sunyata), rather than mind (citta), as the only absolute mode of being. He attempted to redefine sunyata in a more positive way than had Nagarjuna and other philosophers of the so-called "critical" school, setting up a philosophical scheme to mediate between inexpressible reality and the distortions of ideation and language.

In addition to her translation and extensive commentary, Willis has written an introduction which describes the history of the text and of its author, discusses he place of the Yogacara school in Buddhist philosophical history, and interprets key terms in Asangas system. The result is a work of fundamental importance to the study of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition.

About the Author

Janice D. Willis, Associate Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University, has travelled extensively, lived, and studied in India and Nepal. The author of the Diamond Light of the Eastern Dawn: A Collection of Tibetan Buddhist Meditations, she is currently engaged in a major project of collecting contemporary rnam thar, the oral histories of renowned Tibetan teacher.

Contents:

Preface
Introduction
   History of the Text and the Life of Its Author
   The Yogacara School of the Mahayana
   Two Threads of the Yogacara and Some Later Confusions
   Contents of the Chapter
   Notes to the Introduction
The Chapter of Knowing Reality
The Chapter on Knowing Reality: Running 
Translation
Glossary
Selected Bibliography

Sample Page

On Knowing Reality The Tattvartha Chapter of Asanga's Bodhisattvabhumi

Item Code:
IDD331
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2002
ISBN:
9788120811065
Language:
English
Size:
8.5" x 5.6"
Pages:
216
Other Details:
(B&W.illus.: 1)
Price:
$20.00   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
On Knowing Reality The Tattvartha Chapter of Asanga's Bodhisattvabhumi
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 6936 times since 30th Mar, 2019

About the Book

On Knowing Reality is the first English translation with commentary of a crucial chapter of the Bodhisattvabhumi, composed in Sanskrit in the late fourth century by the philosopher-sage Asanga, founder of the Yogacara school of Mahayana Buddhism. The chapter is the core of Asanga's theoretical teachings: it deals with the central epistemological question of how to judge and validate knowledge, and how confusions about "reality" arise.

The Yogacara school has long been considered by scholars, East and West, as advocating a fully idealistic view of reality. But Janice D. Willis argues that Asanga himself had no such intention, and that in fact he rejected idealism as forcefully as he rejected the notion that ordinary beings know things as they really are. Instead, the chapter "On Knowing Reality" shows that Asanga expounded void ness (sunyata), rather than mind (citta), as the only absolute mode of being. He attempted to redefine sunyata in a more positive way than had Nagarjuna and other philosophers of the so-called "critical" school, setting up a philosophical scheme to mediate between inexpressible reality and the distortions of ideation and language.

In addition to her translation and extensive commentary, Willis has written an introduction which describes the history of the text and of its author, discusses he place of the Yogacara school in Buddhist philosophical history, and interprets key terms in Asangas system. The result is a work of fundamental importance to the study of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition.

About the Author

Janice D. Willis, Associate Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University, has travelled extensively, lived, and studied in India and Nepal. The author of the Diamond Light of the Eastern Dawn: A Collection of Tibetan Buddhist Meditations, she is currently engaged in a major project of collecting contemporary rnam thar, the oral histories of renowned Tibetan teacher.

Contents:

Preface
Introduction
   History of the Text and the Life of Its Author
   The Yogacara School of the Mahayana
   Two Threads of the Yogacara and Some Later Confusions
   Contents of the Chapter
   Notes to the Introduction
The Chapter of Knowing Reality
The Chapter on Knowing Reality: Running 
Translation
Glossary
Selected Bibliography

Sample Page

Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to On Knowing Reality The Tattvartha Chapter of Asanga's Bodhisattvabhumi (Philosophy | Books)

 Asanga's Mahayanasamgraha Chapter III (Translation and Tibetan Text)
Deal 20% Off
by Chikafumi Watanabe
Hardcover (Edition: 2014)
D. K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAG321
$31.00$24.80
You save: $6.20 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
MAHAYANASUTRALANKARA OF ASANGA
by Yajneshwar S. Shastri
Hardcover (Edition: 1989)
SRI SATGURU PUBLICATIONS
Item Code: IDF574
$43.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Distinguishing Dharma and Dharmata by Asanga and Maitreya
by Asanga & Maitreya
Paperback (Edition: 2001)
Sri Satguru Publications
Item Code: NAC254
$13.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Mahayanasutralamkara (By Asanga)
Item Code: IHL532
$47.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Buddhist Insight Essays by Alex Wayman
Item Code: IDD392
$50.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A Buddhist Doctrine of Experience A Rare Book
Item Code: IDD398
$52.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Untying the Knots in Buddhism (Selected Essays)
Item Code: IDC328
$44.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Vijnaptimatratasiddhi - Vimsatika (With Introduction, Transltion and Commentary)
by T. R. Sharma
Hardcover (Edition: 2017)
Eastern Book Linkers
Item Code: NAP192
$29.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Seven Points for Training The Mind
Item Code: NAO710
$29.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Researches in Indian and Buddhist Philosophy (Essays in Honour of Professor Alex Wayman)
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: IDC282
$32.50$26.00
You save: $6.50 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Namaste and many thanks! Lovely collection you have! Tempted to buy so many books!
Revathi, USA
I received my order. Thanks for giving the platform to purchase artifacts of our culture. You guys are doing a great job. Appreciate it and wish you guys the best.
Manju, USA
Fantastic! Thank You for amazing service and fast replies!
Sonia, Sweden
I’ve started receiving many of the books I’ve ordered and every single one of them (thus far) has been fantastic - both the books themselves, and the execution of the shipping. Safe to say I’ll be ordering many more books from your website :)
Hithesh, USA
I have received the book Evolution II.  Thank you so much for all of your assistance in making this book available to me.  You have been so helpful and kind.
Colleen, USA
Thanks Exotic India, I just received a set of two volume books: Brahmasutra Catuhsutri Sankara Bhasyam
I Gede Tunas
You guys are beyond amazing. The books you provide not many places have and I for one am so thankful to have found you.
Lulian, UK
This is my first purchase from Exotic India and its really good to have such store with online buying option. Thanks, looking ahead to purchase many more such exotic product from you.
Probir, UAE
I received the kaftan today via FedEx. Your care in sending the order, packaging and methods, are exquisite. You have dressed my body in comfort and fashion for my constrained quarantine in the several kaftans ordered in the last 6 months. And I gifted my sister with one of the orders. So pleased to have made a connection with you.
EB Cuya FIGG, USA
Thank you for your wonderful service and amazing book selection. We are long time customers and have never been disappointed by your great store. Thank you and we will continue to shop at your store
Michael, USA
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2021 © Exotic India