By Stephen Batchelor
By myself with Others is a uniquely modern consultant to knowing the undying message of Buddhism, and particularly its relevance in real human family. It used to be encouraged by means of Shantideva’s advisor to the Bodhisattava’s lifestyle, the oral directions of residing Buddhist masters, Martin Heidegger’s vintage Being and Time, and the writings of the Christian theologians Paul Tillich and John MacQuarrie.
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This, the third, view is not relativist. The changes in “position” between past, present, and future are considered real, and not mere conceptual constructions. But what constitutes the genuine di erence attributable to a dharma in its past, present, or future positions? This view is explained by appealing to the notion of “activity” (k ritra): For him, indeed, the times are arranged according to activity. 36 When it does it, it is present. 37 Here the notion of activity (k ritra) explains a thing’s temporal identity very straightforwardly.
The Buddha is e ectively calling upon, or at least underlining, his own authority as the basis of the proof. Such a quotation supports not only the point at issue, but also the argumentative strategy of calling upon the Buddha’s authority by citing his words: if the Buddha can call upon his own authority, so can the opponent, no? In response, Vasubandhu accepts the passage along with the Buddha’s authority, but reads it in a way that refuses the Sarv stiv da interpretation: We too say that the there is a past and future thing.
What changes is the temporality itself—a thing’s mode of being— which inheres in the entity as qualities inhere in a substance. The point seems reasonable, but Vasubandhu rejects it because of its a nity with the non-Buddhist, S khya doctrine of change, or transformation (pari ma). 49d:25 But it is not indeed like change for the S khyas. And how is change for the S khyas? Where, possessed by a stable substance, one dharma disappears and another dharma arises. And what is the fault here? That the dharma-possessor is not known which is stable, but whose dharmas are made to change.
Alone with Others: An Existential Approach to Buddhism (Grove Press Eastern Philosophy and Literature) by Stephen Batchelor