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By Stephen Batchelor

During this basic yet very important quantity, Stephen Batchelor reminds us that the Buddha used to be no longer a mystic who claimed privileged, esoteric wisdom of the universe, yet a guy who challenged us to appreciate the character of pain, enable move of its origins, and produce into being a life-style that's to be had to us all. The ideas and practices of Buddhism, says Batchelor, will not be whatever to think in yet whatever to do—and as he explains essentially and compellingly, it's a perform that we will be able to have interaction in, despite our history or ideals, as we are living each day at the route to religious enlightenment.

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Milindapaiiha Piili (Questions of Milinda), Bauddha Bharati Series 13 (Varanasi: Bauddha Bharati, 1979), 114-116; the section discusses the efficacy of parittas. , Sik~tisamuccaya, Bib1iotheca Buddhica I (St. Petersburg: l'Academie Imperiale des Sciences, 1897-1902), 138-143; Tarkajvtilti, Tohoku 3856, bstan-'gyur dbu rna, vol. dza, fols. 183a6-188a3; I wish to thank Matthew Kapstein for drawing my attention to this passage some time ago. Jens Braarvig, "Bhavya on Mantras: Apologetic Endeavors on Behalf of Mahayana," Studia Indoloewe 4 (1997), 31-39, has recently studied this important section.

1930. Buddhist logic. Vol. 2. Bib1iotheca Buddhica 26. Izdate1'stvo Akademii Nauk SSSR. Reprint, Delhi: Motila1 Banarsidass, 1993. Steinkellner, Ernst, and Michael Torsten Much. PVin II 1995. nfnistheoretischen Schule des Buddhismus, systematische Obersicht aber die bucklhistische Sanskrit-Literatllr II. Abhand1ungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften in G6ttingen. G6ttingen: Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht. SlokaViil1tika (Kumarila Bhaga): RamasastrITailanga, ed. lSiislokaviirtika of Kumiirila Bhatta with the Commel1tOlY called Nyiiyaratniikara by Ptirtha Siirathi Misra.

V8], cf. am. 40 The only case known to me of a direct Jaina influence on the Buddhist epistemology are the notions of iirdhvatasiimallya (diachronic homogeneity) and tiryaksamiinya (synchronic homogeneity). The problem is discussed at length in BaJcerowicz [1995]. iintiibhiisa in Nyayabindu and in Nyayiivatiiravivrti 13 Siddar$igaJ;li reveals a considerable amount of prejudice against the Buddhist. Such a biased position on his part was, beyond doubt, provoked· to a larger degree by DharmakIrti himself, and Siddar$igat,1i in his exposition of fallacious examples emulates, as a matter of fact, DharmakIrti's own method of favouring illustrations that convey extra-philosophical contents and serve a purely sectarian purpose of discrediting and affronting the antagonist.

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