9780861715893

Living Yogacara : An Introduction to Consciousness-Only Buddhism

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  • ISBN13:

    9780861715893

  • ISBN10:

    0861715896

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-09
  • Publisher: Wisdom Publications
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Summary

Yogacara is an influential school of Buddhist philosophy and psychology that stems from the early Indian Mahayana Buddhist tradition. The Yogacara view is based on the fundamental truth that there is nothing in the realm of human experience that is not interpreted by and dependent upon the mind.

Author Biography

Tagawa Shun'ei is the abbot of the Hosso Zen Temple of Kofukuji in Japan's Nara Prefecture. Charles Muller specializes in East Asian Buddhism, working primarily in the areas of Korean Buddhism and East Asian Yogacara. He presently teaches at the University of Tokyo.

Table of Contents

Translator's Introductionp. vii
Forewordp. xxv
Yogacara Is...p. 1
The Structure of the Mindp. 11
The Functions of the Mindp. 19
Building Up Experience in the Latent Area of the Mindp. 29
The Production of Thingsp. 45
The Deep Self Absorbed in Selfishnessp. 61
The Variously Assessing Mindp. 77
The Function of the Five Sensesp. 95
Who Am I?p. 101
The Distance to Buddhahoodp. 117
Conclusion: Yogacara Todayp. 131
Afterwordp. 139
Suggestions for Further Studyp. 143
Notesp. 147
About the Authorp. 151
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