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Summary of the Great Vehicle (BDK English Tripitaka Series)

tr. John P. Keenan

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ISBN 10: 1886439214 / ISBN 13: 9781886439214
Published by Numata Center.
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Fine. Hardcover with pictorial boards. 2003. Originally published at $25.00. Bookseller Inventory # W82991

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Title: Summary of the Great Vehicle (BDK English ...

Publisher: Numata Center.

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Used - Like New

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The Summary of the Great Vehicle is perhaps the most representative text of the Yogacara school of Mahayana Buddhism. It presents the classic argument for the basic Yogacara themes on conscious interiority, attempting to reinterpret within this context the general Mahayana teachings of emptiness and dependent co-arising. It then proceeds to explain the etiology if imaginative illusion, sketch its reversal by offering an explanation of the nature of conversion, champion the recovered insight into depended co-arising in terms of the converted other-dependent pattern of consciousness, and thus allow for a valid, if limited, role for language-formed, conventional discourse, both commonsense and theoretical.

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The BDK English Tripitaka Series was started by the late Dr. Rev. Yehan Numata, founder of the Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai (BDK) [Society for the Promotion of Buddhism.] The goal of this series is to make available in the English language the Buddhist scriptures and commentaries of the Sino-Japanese edition of the "Taisho Tripitaka." Scholars and specialists from throughout the world have been enlisted to translate the selected texts into English. When completed, the one-hundred eight volumes will comprise the First Series of the BDK English Tripitaka.

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