Overview for Changing Phases of Buddhist Thought: A Study in the Background of East-West Philosophy
The fourth edition of Changing Phases of Buddhist thought continues the radical meditative psychology of its third edition, beyond the confronted ground-consequent phenomenological psychic-cosmic aggregate-process of 'commotion' (Samsara) and 'Transcendent Freedom-Process' (nirvanana) by a contrast. This work is against any contrasting 'entitative existential' presentation, of the above dual frames. To it, now, any confrontation of dual psychic-cosmic process is a delusory assertion sheltering varied restricted roles of ideal personality processes, from the Arhats and Bodhisattvas, to Tathagatas and Buddhas. This courageous detached meditative development stands for total dissolution of Buddhist abstractions. This transcendent Buddhist depth-psychology enjoys its silent presence with a cogent message, and transmits its unseen currents to all insightfully oriented major cultural processes European, American or Asian and awakens them from their delusive slumbers. It does not eradicate its continuing transcendent feeling or wisdom-process visualised behind philosophic and scientific thinking. Hence this new edition of Buddhism, only adds a little to the introduction, and inserts a fresh chapter to the third part of the third edition-to update its advanced shape, and carry forward its continuous meditative excellence before and after the christian era, without disturbing its early fabric.
Anil Kumar Sarkar (Author)
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