>>7595364 Buddhist philosophy is a massive corpus.
The earliest stuff is the abhidharma of the Pali canon, literally "phenomenology." Might check out Nyanaponika Thera's Abhidhamma Studies: Buddhist Explorations of Consciousness and Time.
Mahayana philosophy is usually depicted as being comprised of two pillars - Madhyamaka and Yogacara. For Madhyamaka the principal work is Nagarjuna's Mulmadhyamakakarikas. Use the Nishijima translation. For Yogacara Vasubandhu is the main guy. I can't think of a good intro book on that.
The third phase of Buddhism, Vajrayana, things get much more complicated. For the Tibetan tradition, Tsongkhapa, founder of the Geluk sect (the Dalai Lama's sect) is very straightforward and systematic in his writings, and forged an extremely precise form of Buddhist dialectics. In Japan it was Kukai. Around this time Chan/Zen was born in China. Huineng's platform sutra is a good starting point. Then there's no shortage of English books on Japanese Zen, so I won't get into that here.
Buddhist philosophy, as you can see, is a very general umbrella term. Lots of stuff there.
Thread replies: 4 Thread images: 1
Thread DB ID: 431422
All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster.
This is a 4chan archive - all of the shown content originated from that site. This means that 4Archive shows their content, archived. If you need information for a Poster - contact them.
If a post contains personal/copyrighted/illegal content, then use the post's [Report] link! If a post is not removed within 24h contact me at email@example.com with the post's information.