The Svātantrika-Prāsaṅgika Distinction

What Difference Does a Difference Make?


416 pages, 6 x 9 inches


ISBN 9780861713240

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“A brilliantly riveting and scholarly tour-de-force.”—Anne C. Klein, Rice University, author, Path to the Middle

Mon, 01/21/2013 - 12:35 -- wisdom

Madhyamaka, or "Middle Way," philosophy came to Tibet from India and became the basis of all of Tibetan Buddhism. The Tibetans, however, differentiated two streams of Madhyamaka philosophy—Svātantrika and Prāsaṅgika. In this collection, leading scholars in the field address the distinction on various levels, including the philosophical import for both Indian and Tibetan Madhyamaka and the historical development of the distinction itself.