Item Code: IDC282
by Ed. By. Ram Karan SharmaHardcover (Edition: 1993)
Motilal Banarsidass Pvt. Ltd.
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The present volume, comprising nineteen articles by renowned scholars, is divided into three sections, namely, Buddhist, Jaina and Hindu Philosophical Researches.
Under the Buddhist section Bareau, using the Vinaya in Chinese, defends Wayman's position that Asanga belonged to Mahisasaka sect. Nakamura points out differing view about the seven Vajjian Republic principles. Michael Hahn and Samtani concern with Buddhist poet Candragomin and the term raga resectively. Shinjo Kawasaki expounds the views of Bhavya about the differing karma of non-sentient and sentient beings. Hirakawa's article deals with the relation with dhatu. Collett Cox shows that the present 12-membered formula is taken for granted by early Chinese Abhidharma texts.
In Jaina section, Jaini deals with the theory that an omniscient being can subsist on a subtle kind of food. Dhaky's main object t ascertain early parts of Dasavaikalikasutra, also goes into the matter of food.
The articles in Hindu section take a comparative base, K.K. Raja compares the Buddhist and Mimamsa views on Laksana. K. Bhattacharya speaks of grammarians and philosophers regarding post-Panini grammarians on a certain anusasana. R.C. Dwivedi compares Kashmir Saivism with Sankara's Vedanta and T.S. Rukmani compares siddhis as found in the Bhagavata Purana and in Patanjali's Yogasutras. R.V. Joshi compares the Advaita and the Vaisnava views of the matter.
The work breaks new grounds and is a solid contribution in the field of Indian Philosophy.
About the Author:
Prof. R.K. Sharma as a Fulbright Scholar, worked with Prof. M.B. Emeneau at University of California. He has all along been contributing to promotion of Sanskrit Studies in India and abroad as Founder Director, Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Joint Educational Adviser, Govt. of India, Vice-Chancellor of the two Sanskrit Universities at Darbhanga and Varanasi, Visiting Professor at Columbia University of New York City, University of Bihar and Chicago, Organizing Secretary of two world Sanskrit Conferences, etc. He is a recipient of Presidential Award of Honour in Sanskrit and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society.
|Biographical Sketch of Alex Wayman||xiii|
|1.||The List of the Asamskrta-dharma According to Asanga|
|2.||The Seven Principles of the Vajjian Republic: Their Different Interpretations|
|3.||A Difficult Beginning: Comments on an English Translation of Candragomin's Desanastava|
|4.||A Study of Aspects of Raga |
|5.||Principle of Life According to Bhavya|
|6.||The Buddhist Doctrine of Karma|
Hari Shankar Prasad
|7.||A Critical Appraisal of Karmaphalapariksa of Nagarjuna|
|8.||The Relationship between Paticcasamuppada and Dhatu|
|9.||Dependent Origination: Its Elaboration in Early Sarvastivadin Abhidharma Texts|
|10.||Dependent Origination in Buddhist Tantra|
George R. Elder
|11.||(Kevali) Bhuktivicara of Bhavasena: Text and Translation|
Padmanabh S. Jaini
|12.||The Earliest Portions of Dasavaikalika-sutra|
|13.||Buddhist and Mimamsa Views on Laksana|
K. Kunjunni Raja
|14.||Grammarians and Philosophers|
|15.||Kashmir Saivism (KS) and the Vedanta of Sankara|
|16.||Siddhi-s in the Bhagavata Purana and in the Yogasutra-s of Patanjali-A Comparison|
|17.||Language and Metaphor in Indian Stotra Literature|
|18.||Pitta Versus Agni - An Ayurvedic Perspective|
|19.||The Doctrine of 'Aham-Artha'|