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The Conception of Buddhist Nirvana

Theodore Stcherbatsky (Author)

There are two aspects of Mahayana Philosphy, viz., the Madhyamaka Philosophy or sunyavadda and Yogacara or Vijnanavada. Here the book deals only with Madhyamaka Philosophy or Sunyavada. The Conception of Buddhist Nirvana provides an English translation of Nagarjuna’s chapters on Causality and Nirvana and Chandrakirti’s comprehensive commentary on the Sanskrit Text and presents a rare exposition of the Madhyamaka Dialectic. The book is edited by Jaideva Singh with an exhaustive introduction, containing the historical background of the Madhyamaka philosophy, a lucid exposition of it merciless logic, an admirable presentation of its uncanny metaphysics and a systematic account of its soteriology and Buddhology. The editor has also provided an Analysis of contents and has added those portioins of the text and the Sanskrit commentary on the basis of which Stcherbatsky to make a comparative study of Stcherbatsky’s version with the original Sanskrit.

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About the author

Theodore Stcherbatsky

Theodore Stcherbatsky (1866-1942) one of the pioneering scholars of Buddhist Studies who wrote, edited and translated several works like – Nyayabindu, Abhisamayalamkara Prajnaparamitopadesa Sastra, Buddhist Logic (2 Vols.), The Central Conception of Buddhism, Erkenntnistheorie and Logic, nqch der Lehre der Spateren Buddhisten and so on and so forth.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Conception of Buddhist Nirvana
Format Hardcover
Date published: 09.12.2011
Edition Reprint.
Language: English, Sanskrit
isbn 8120805291, 9788120805293
length xiv+100+224+50+42p., Notes; Bibliography; Index; 23cm.