The Reflexive Nature of Awareness

The Reflexive Nature of Awareness

A Tibetan Madhyamaka Defence

ISBN: 9788120817142

Author: Paul Williams

Subject: Buddhism

Language: English

Binding: Hard Back

Pages: 268

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass

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According to the Tibetan Tsong kha pa one of the eight difficult points in understanding Madhyamaka philosophy is the way in which Prasangika Madhyamaka does not accept even conventionally that reflexivity is an essential part of awareness-that in being aware there is also an awareness of being aware (rang rig). One of the most systematic and detailed refutations of Tsong kha pa's approach to this issue can be found in the commentary to the ninth chapter of the Bodhicaryavatara by the rNying ma lama Mi pham (18456-1912), together with Mi pham's own replies to his subsequent critics.

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