Untying the Knots in Buddhism

author: Alex Wayman
edition: 1997, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
pages: 631
language: English
ISBN-10: 8120813219
ISBN-13: 9788120813212
Topic: Buddhism

Summary: These essays deal with Buddhist Heroes (such as Sakyamuni, Nagarjuna), Buddhist Doctrine (on topics such as suffering, karma, and voidness), Buddhist Practice (such as diet, purification and visualisations), and Hindu-Buddhist Studies (such as the theory of no-self, nescience and omniscience).

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The field of non-Tantric Buddhism still has many problems and debated issues. The present volume includes numerous solutions of these problems by the senior author Alex Wayman. The categories of the twenty-four essays are Heroes of the System, Theory of the Heroes, Buddhist Doctrine, Buddhist Practice, and Hindu- Buddhist Studies. Among these essays are one of his earliest, from the late 1950's "Studies in Yama and Mara," as well as examples of his recent mature writing, e.g. "The Buddha date and era" and "The 'no-self' of Buddhism within Indian cultures." Most of the essays have been previously published in whole or part. Some essays were written especially for this volume, e.g. "Core teachings." The entire corpus of essays is devoted to issues that concern present-day scholars of Buddhism in Particular, but also specialists of Indian philosophy and religion in general.

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[About the Author (Alex Wayman)]

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The full text of the Untying the Knots in Buddhism in English can be quickly summarized in the following table of contents. Becaue these pages are not available to read online, I would recommend you buy the book.

Sakyamuni founder of Buddhism [link]
Date and Eta of the Buddha [link]
Nagarjuna Moralist Reformer of Buddhism [link]
Doctrinal Affiliation of the Buddhist Master Asanga [link]
Vasubandhu Teacher extraordinary [link]
Parents of the Buddhist Monks [link]
Aniconic and Iconic art of the Buddha [link]
The Tathagata chapter of Nagarjuna’s Mula Madhyamaka karika [link]
Asanga’s three Pratyekabuddha Paths [link]
The Guru in Buddhism [link]
Prophecy for persons in Buddhism [link]
Core Teachings Suffering Karma Seed consciousness Dharma [link]
About Voidness tow Scriptures [link]
Going and not going the scripture and MK, Chap 2 [link]
The Meaning of Death in Buddhism [link]
Asanga on Food [link]
The Position of Women in Buddhism [link]
Purification of Sin in Buddhism by Vision and Confession [link]
The Buddhist theory of Virtue Consignment (parinamana) [link]
The Three worlds Vedic and Buddhist [link]
Studies in Yama and Mara [link]
Vedantic and Buddhist Theory of Nama Rupa [link]
The No Self of Buddhism within Indian culture [link]
Nescience and Omniscience [link]

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