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The Madhyamika Mind
The Madhyamika Mind
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About the Book:

What do the Madhyamikas really mean? After a painstaking scrutiny of their primary sources as well as those of their rivals, coupled with a careful consideration of new-fangled interpretations by modern Madhyamikologists, the author essays in this work the task of demonstrating with a wealth of documentation that it is difficult to resist the conclusion that, far from being an Absolutism or Absolutistic Monism as commonly held in responsible circles today, Madhyamika philosophy, styled Sunyavada, is as held by the classics, Universal, Total, or Absolute Nihilism/Illusionism, indeed so Absolute a Nihilism/Illusionism that it leaves absolutely no room for religion and mysticism to which the Madhyamikas do in their a-philosophical mood feel committed, a fact brought into focus by the author for the first time.

About the Author:

Harsh Narain did his M.A. from Nagpur University and took his Ph.D. in the field of Nyaya-Vaisesika Philosophy from Lucknow University.

After holding Lecturership in Philosophy at Banaras Hindu University, he became a Reader in Philosophy at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, and a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Aligarh Muslim University. Subsequently, he was attached to Lucknow University by University Grants Commission in their scheme of utilization of senior retired University teacher's services. Dr. Harsh Narain has published about a dozen books and over two hundred papers and articles.

Contents

Preface

  1. INTRODUCTION

  2. THE BUDDHA'S MIND
    The Categorical, the Allegorical, and the Equivocal in the Buddha
    Wooing and Jilting Metaphysics
    The Conflicting Thrusts of the Metaphysical in the Buddha

  3. LOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS
    Realism Culminating in Destructed Nihilism
    Reaction to Realism Culminating in Absolute Nihilism
    Tension between Absolute Nihilism and Absolutism in the Madhyamika
    Idealism, Absolutism, Docetism
    Theo-Buddhism
    The Soul's Hideouts
    The Buddhist Mind Divided against Itself

  4. CONFLICTING INTERPRETATIONS
    The Nihilistic Interpretation
    The Metaphysical-Absolutistic Interpretation
    The Soteriological-Absolutistic Interpretation
    The Linguistic-Analytic Interpretation
    Harking Back to the non-Madhyamika Traditions
    The Madhyamika's Confession

  5. GERMS OF NIHILISM IN NON-BUDDHIST TRADITIONS
    The Vedic 'Asat'
    The Nyaya-Vaisesika Asat-Karya
    The Lokayata Negativism
    Pre-Buddhistic Upholders of Four-Cornered Negation

  6. EVOLUTION OF THE MEANING OF SUNYA / SUNYATA
    The Pali Canon
    Non-Canonical Pali Buddhism
    Sanskrit Hinayana Buddhism
    Mahayana Buddhism

  7. THE MADHYAMIKA AS SUNYAVADA
    Graduated Teaching of the Sunyata Doctrine
    (1) Sunyata as Relative Being.
    (2) Sunyata as Essenceless Being
    (3) Sunyata as Non-Being
    (4) Sunyata as Neither Being nor Non-Being
    (5) Sunyata of Sunyata
    Sunyata and Prajnaparamita

  8. THE MADHYAMIKA DIALECTIC AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE
    From Bypassing Metaphysics through Its Outright
    Rejection to Its Total Transcendence
    The Madhyamika Rejects Metaphysics
    An Omnibus Five-Member Dialectic
    Nihilistic Significance of the Dialectic
    The Logico-Linguistic Dilemma
    Total Transcendence of Metaphysics

  9. NIHILISM AND ABSOLUTISM
    'Tattva', Dharmata, Tathata, Bhutakoti
    Meaning of Absolute
    Nihilism and Advaitism

  10. RESUME AND REVIEW

ABBREVIATIONS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

The Madhyamika Mind

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Edition:
1997
ISBN:
8120812020
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About the Book:

What do the Madhyamikas really mean? After a painstaking scrutiny of their primary sources as well as those of their rivals, coupled with a careful consideration of new-fangled interpretations by modern Madhyamikologists, the author essays in this work the task of demonstrating with a wealth of documentation that it is difficult to resist the conclusion that, far from being an Absolutism or Absolutistic Monism as commonly held in responsible circles today, Madhyamika philosophy, styled Sunyavada, is as held by the classics, Universal, Total, or Absolute Nihilism/Illusionism, indeed so Absolute a Nihilism/Illusionism that it leaves absolutely no room for religion and mysticism to which the Madhyamikas do in their a-philosophical mood feel committed, a fact brought into focus by the author for the first time.

About the Author:

Harsh Narain did his M.A. from Nagpur University and took his Ph.D. in the field of Nyaya-Vaisesika Philosophy from Lucknow University.

After holding Lecturership in Philosophy at Banaras Hindu University, he became a Reader in Philosophy at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, and a Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Aligarh Muslim University. Subsequently, he was attached to Lucknow University by University Grants Commission in their scheme of utilization of senior retired University teacher's services. Dr. Harsh Narain has published about a dozen books and over two hundred papers and articles.

Contents

Preface

  1. INTRODUCTION

  2. THE BUDDHA'S MIND
    The Categorical, the Allegorical, and the Equivocal in the Buddha
    Wooing and Jilting Metaphysics
    The Conflicting Thrusts of the Metaphysical in the Buddha

  3. LOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS
    Realism Culminating in Destructed Nihilism
    Reaction to Realism Culminating in Absolute Nihilism
    Tension between Absolute Nihilism and Absolutism in the Madhyamika
    Idealism, Absolutism, Docetism
    Theo-Buddhism
    The Soul's Hideouts
    The Buddhist Mind Divided against Itself

  4. CONFLICTING INTERPRETATIONS
    The Nihilistic Interpretation
    The Metaphysical-Absolutistic Interpretation
    The Soteriological-Absolutistic Interpretation
    The Linguistic-Analytic Interpretation
    Harking Back to the non-Madhyamika Traditions
    The Madhyamika's Confession

  5. GERMS OF NIHILISM IN NON-BUDDHIST TRADITIONS
    The Vedic 'Asat'
    The Nyaya-Vaisesika Asat-Karya
    The Lokayata Negativism
    Pre-Buddhistic Upholders of Four-Cornered Negation

  6. EVOLUTION OF THE MEANING OF SUNYA / SUNYATA
    The Pali Canon
    Non-Canonical Pali Buddhism
    Sanskrit Hinayana Buddhism
    Mahayana Buddhism

  7. THE MADHYAMIKA AS SUNYAVADA
    Graduated Teaching of the Sunyata Doctrine
    (1) Sunyata as Relative Being.
    (2) Sunyata as Essenceless Being
    (3) Sunyata as Non-Being
    (4) Sunyata as Neither Being nor Non-Being
    (5) Sunyata of Sunyata
    Sunyata and Prajnaparamita

  8. THE MADHYAMIKA DIALECTIC AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE
    From Bypassing Metaphysics through Its Outright
    Rejection to Its Total Transcendence
    The Madhyamika Rejects Metaphysics
    An Omnibus Five-Member Dialectic
    Nihilistic Significance of the Dialectic
    The Logico-Linguistic Dilemma
    Total Transcendence of Metaphysics

  9. NIHILISM AND ABSOLUTISM
    'Tattva', Dharmata, Tathata, Bhutakoti
    Meaning of Absolute
    Nihilism and Advaitism

  10. RESUME AND REVIEW

ABBREVIATIONS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

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