Buddhist Texts

♦ To conclude on Mūlamadhyamakakārika VIII, 4: philosophical notes

In a previous post I have taken into consideration Nāgārjuna’s Mūlamadhyamakakārikā VIII, 4 in its Sanskrit and Tibetan versions. The Sanskrit texts runs thus: hetāv asati kāryaṃ ca kāraṇaṃ ca na vidyate | tadabhāve kriyā kartā karaṇaṃ ca na vidyate || That is: If there is no cause, both effect and cause are not found;… Continue reading ♦ To conclude on Mūlamadhyamakakārika VIII, 4: philosophical notes

Buddhist Texts · Cārvāka/Lokāyata · indica lingua · lingua tibetica

♦ Where does the reference to lokāyatikas in Bhāviveka’s Tarkajvālā lead us?

During these last days I was reading Malcolm D. Eckel’s recent publication Bhāviveka and His Buddhist Opponents, which is an edition and translation of Chaperts 4 and 5 of the Madhyamakahṛdayakārikā and of Tarkajvālā commentary. In Chapter 5 of Tarkajvālā, ad Madhyamakahṛdayakārikā 5.83ab we find a reference to lokāyatikas which is, to my knowledge, the… Continue reading ♦ Where does the reference to lokāyatikas in Bhāviveka’s Tarkajvālā lead us?

Buddhist Texts · indica lingua

♦ Again on Mūlamadhyamakakārikā VIII, 4 (in brief)

If we compare de Jong’s and de la Vallée Poussin’s editions of MMK, 4cd (we have already dealt with this kārikā here), we can notice the following difference: de Jong: hetāv asati kāryaṃ ca kāraṇaṃ ca na vidyate | tadabhāve kriyā kartā kāraṇaṃ ca na vidyate || de la Vallée Poussin: hetāv asati kāryaṃ ca… Continue reading ♦ Again on Mūlamadhyamakakārikā VIII, 4 (in brief)

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♦ Journée d’études transdisciplinaire: “La relation maître-disciple”

The following is the available program of the Journée d’études transdisciplinaire: Journée d’études transdisciplinaire organisée par Aurélie Névot 29 juin 2010 Centre d’Études Himalayennes (CNRS-UPR 299) Salle de conférences, rez-de-chaussée 7, rue Guy Môquet 94801 Villejuif Cedex http://www.vjf.cnrs.fr/himalaya/fr/planvjf.htm La relation maître-disciple Approches transdisciplinaires sur la nature et les voies de la transmission THÉMATIQUE Lors de… Continue reading ♦ Journée d’études transdisciplinaire: “La relation maître-disciple”

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♦ Rāmāyaṇa: Reinterpretation in Asia

Rāmāyaṇa: Reinterpretation in Asia International conference, 17-18 July 2010 Asian civilization Museum Ngee Ann Auditorium, ACM Empress Place (Basement) 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555. This international Rāmāyaṇa conference will examine the retelling and manifestation of the epic in diverse ancient and modern textual traditions, visual and performing arts as well as popular cultures of Asia.… Continue reading ♦ Rāmāyaṇa: Reinterpretation in Asia

Buddhist philosophy and psychology · indica lingua · lingua tibetica

♦ Few considerations on the Buddhist world: loko, lokaḥ, ’jig rten, shì jiàn

The term used by early Buddhists to refer to what we know as “world” is, usually, the Pāli term loko. This word has more or less the same semantic extent of the French monde whose meaning is both «world» and «people» (consider, for instance, the compounds loka-visargaḥ, «distruction of the world» and loka-vikruṣṭaḥ, «offensive for… Continue reading ♦ Few considerations on the Buddhist world: loko, lokaḥ, ’jig rten, shì jiàn