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By John R. Dupuche

During this work,he describes a few of the tantras and locations in their apex the main severe of them, the Kula ritual. It additionally presents a translation of Jayaratha's observation. the Kula ritual leads the practitioner to extra exalted phases of mantras to arrive the top point of attention, the "mantravyapti", the pervasion of the chant. the person that understands this pervasion is a Bhairava..

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R. V. Murti's The Central Philosophy of Buddhism. I had already read Stcherbatsky's The Central Conception of Buddhism. These two books, together with the Russian author's Buddhist Logic, sum up the philosophic content of the Buddhist tradition. The negative side of the doctrine is indicated most briefly in the "no soul, no substance" doctrine. " From Plato to Kant, Western thinkers tend to make the idea of a soul and the belief in experiences of one's own after death two aspects of one truth. So the Japanese reply was to the point.

Washington helped to make us; we have done nothing to make him. In medieval China, as later by Zen in Japan, the symmetrical view, incompatible with creativity, was taken. One meets it in contemporary neo-Buddhist Japanese philosophers, some of whom state it less dearly than Fa-tsang did; indeed, I could scarcely understand them until I heard a scholar in Chinese philosophy expound Fa-tsang. In the West, determinism has had a great hold on thought. Adequate appreciation for the asymmetrical view that takes "time's arrow" seriously began with Charles Peirce.

Not cosmology nor theology is needed, but only the means of escape from suffering. And these means are ways of overcoming self-centeredness and attachment to the temporary as though it were or could be permanent. Compassion for all, without attachment to any specific goals, whether for self or for others, seems to be the recommended program. Of course there is paradox here. The goal is to have no goals, or is it to have no goals except that of transcending all goal-seeking? "Escape from suffering" is negative.

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