By T. R. V. Murti
Publish yr note: First released in 1955
The Madhyamika philosophy is, within the author’s view, the philosophy which created a revolution in Buddhism and during that during the entire diversity of Indian philosophy. This quantity is a learn of the Madhyamika philosophy in all its vital features and is split into 3 parts:
Historical: this strains the foundation and improvement of the Madhyamika philosophy.
The moment half concentrates on a whole and significant exposition of the Madhyamika philosophy, the constitution of its dialectic, its notion of absolutely the and its ethics and religion.
The final a part of the ebook compares the Madhyamika with a few of the famous dialectical platforms of the West (Kant, Hegel and Bradley) and undertakes a brief learn of the various absolutisms (Madhyamika, Vijnanavada and the Vedanta).
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The entire development of Buddhist philosophy and religion is proof of the correctness of our nairatmya interpretation of Buddhism. There is no Buddhist school of thought which did not deny the atman; and it is equally true that there is no Brahmanical or Jaina system which did not accept the atman in some form or other. It may be objected that the atman the Buddhists deny is the material self identified with the body or with the particular mental states, and that such denial does not touch the position of the Saiikhya or the Vedanta etc.
Thomas in his History of Buddhist Thought, p. 127. 3 This issue has been discussed in a previous Section. " 1 A fairly cogent solution of the problem is possible if all the passages, where the questions are discussed in the Buddhist records, are considered together with the characteristic interpretations of the Buddhist schools themselves. We may then critically assess the value of these considerations.
It did not find it necessary to deny the reality of the world nor of the efficacy of works (karma). The monism of the Brahmasiltras was compatible with difference and change. apada and Sailkara who consistently deny difference and change. They uphold non-dualism as the truer meaning of the Upani~ads. Contemporaneously or slightly earlier, there occurred a revolution in the Philosophy of Language, and an absolutism of the Logos (Sabda-Brahma-vada) through an analysis of the symbolic consciousness was reached by Bhartrhari in his V tikyapadiya.
Central Philosophy of Buddhism: A Study of Madhyamika System by T. R. V. Murti