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Knowledge and Liberation

Tibetan Buddhist Epistemology in Support of Transformative Religious Experience

  • by 
  • Anne Carolyn Klein

SKU# 9781559391146

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Snow Lion | 01/19/1987
Size: 5.50 x 8.50
ISBN: 9781559391146

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Buddhist philosophy is concerned with defining and overcoming the limitations and errors of perception. To do this is essential to Buddhism's purpose of establishing a method for attaining liberation. Conceptual thought in this view can lead to a liberating understanding, a transformative religious experience. The author discusses the workings of both direct and conceptual cognition, drawing on a variety of Tibetan and Indian texts. The Gelukba interpretation of Dignaga and Dharmakirti is greatly at variance with virtually all other scholarship concerning these seminal Buddhist logicians.

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"This book is indispensable for anyone desiring a deeper understanding of the fundamental issues in Buddhist philosophy. It is also highly relevant to issues current in modern Western philosophy."—Indian International Journal of Buddhist Studies

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