Buddhist Logic by TH. Stcherbatsky

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Buddhist good judgment unearths itself because the culminating element of an extended process Indian philosophic heritage. Its beginning, its progress and its decline run parallel with the start, the expansion and the decline of Indian civilisation. The time has come to think again the topic of Buddhist good judgment in its historic connections. this is often performed in those volumes. within the copious notes the literary renderings are given the place wanted. this may allow the reader to totally savour the occasionally huge, immense distance which lies among the phrases of the Sanskrit phraseology and their philosophic that means rendered in response to our conduct of suggestion. The notes additionally include a philosophic remark of the translated texts. the 1st quantity encompasses a ancient comic strip in addition to a synthetical reconstruction of the entire edifice of the ultimate form of Buddhist philosophy. the second one quantity comprises the cloth in addition to the justification for this reconstruction.

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Preface, Abbreviations, advent, half I - fact and information (pramanya-vada), half II-The good international, Ch. 1 the speculation of immediate being (ksanika-vada),Ch. II Causation (pratitya-samutpada), Ch. III. Sense-Perception (pratyaksam), Ch. IV - final fact (paramartha-sat), half III-The developed international, Ch. I-Judgment, Ch. II - Inference, Ch. III - Syllogism (pararthanumanam), Ch. IV. Logical Fallacies, half IV - Negation, Ch. I-The destructive judgment, Ch. II. - The legislations of Contradiction, Ch. III-Universals, Ch. IV. Dialectic, half V-Reality of the exterior international, end, Indices, Appendix, Addenda et corrigenda. Preface, Appendices, Indices, Errata

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He also actively enlisted fellow meditators into the retreat at Kojo sa and accepted these new recruits as full-fledged members of the society. As Chinul states explicitly in his Encouragement to Practice: I humbly hope that men of high moral standards who have grown tired of worldly affairs-regardless of whether they are adherents of Son, the scholastic sects, Confucianism, or Taoism-will abandon the dusty domain of this world, soar high above all things, and devote themselves earnestly to the path of inner cultivation which is commensurate with this aim.

134 RESPITE AT SANGMUJU AM: FINAL AWAKENING After receiving news that construction of the community's new facilities was progressing satisfactorily, Chinul prepared to move the society to its new site. In the spring of 1197 Chinul departed from Kojo sa with a few of his companions and set out for Kangnam. ' " On their way out of present Kyongsang pukto the monks climbed Mount Chiri, where they intended to spend time in intensive meditation before their final trek to Kilsang sa. Before reaching Kilsang sa where his responsibility as spiritual leader to a large and growing community would take up much of his time, Chinul apparently wanted some time to himself in order to consolidate his own practice.

Pyon'gong [Hyesimj is leader of the covenant; Chin'gong is assistant director. They lecture on the Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch and the Records of Ching-shan ITa-huij. Each evening they discourse on emptiness. In general, this is the standard practice. In addition, great teachers from the five scholastic sects are also participating. 164 Hyesim's stele also substantiates the claim that scholars from all five sects of traditional scholastic Buddhism had gathered at the monastery, and it adds that court officials ranging ftom the premier to the king himself regarded Hyesim as their teacher and bestowed special honors on him.

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