To See the Buddha: A Philosopher's Quest for the Meaning of Emptiness

Princeton University Press (1994)
Malcolm David Eckel takes us on a contemporary quest to discover the essential meaning behind the Buddha's many representations. Eckel's bold thesis proposes that the proper understanding of Buddhist philosophy must be thoroughly religious--an understanding revealed in Eckel's new translation of the philospher Bhavaviveka's major work, The Flame of Reason. Eckel shows that the dimensions of early Indian Buddhism--popular art, conventional piety, and critical philosophy--all work together to express the same religious yearning for the fullness of emptiness that Buddha conveys.
Keywords Buddha (The concept  Sunyata
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Call number BQ4180.E25 1994
ISBN(s) 0060621265   9780691037738   0691037736
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