Śūnyatā: Objective referent or via negativa?: Glyn Richards

Religious Studies 14 (2):251-260 (1978)

Abstract
I propose in this paper to examine and analyse the concept of śūnyatā as it is expressed in the Hrdaya sūtras of the Buddhist prajñā-pāramitā literature and in the Mū1amadhyamaka-kārikās of Nāgārjuna. I shall attempt to show some of the difficulties involved in seeking an objective referent or counter part for the concept and also in trying to preserve the tension implicit in the affirmation of the middle way. I hope to indicate that the via negativa approach has positive implications for the understanding of śūnyatā and that in the final analysis we may have to look for its meaning in the way it is used
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/S0034412500010726
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 39,645
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Śūnyatā: Objective Referent or Via Negativa?Glyn Richards - 1978 - Religious Studies 14 (2):251 - 260.
No Title Available.Glyn Richards - 1987 - Religious Studies 23 (1):154-155.
Towards a Theology of Religions.Glyn Richards - 1990 - Religious Studies 26 (1):175-177.
No Title Available: REVIEWS.Glyn Richards - 1983 - Religious Studies 19 (1):101-102.
The Philosophy of Gandhi.Glyn Richards - 1983 - Religious Studies 19 (4):537-539.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2015-02-05

Total views
12 ( #581,140 of 2,325,850 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
5 ( #339,253 of 2,325,850 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature