Dignaga and Dharmakirti

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Dignaga and Dharmakirti

Post by Seeker12 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:02 pm

Any recommendations for specific books/translators/authors/etc for getting to know these two figures and their thought?

Much appreciated.
Therein is nothing to remove
And thereto not the slightest thing to add.
The perfect truth viewed perfectly
And perfectly beheld is liberation.


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Re: Dignaga and Dharmakirti

Post by Wayfarer » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:27 pm

One book on the curriculum of many Buddhist Studies courses is Recognizing Reality, Georges Dreyfus
Only practice with no gaining idea ~ Suzuki Roshi

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Re: Dignaga and Dharmakirti

Post by Javierfv1212 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:15 am

For Dignaga, the best scholarly work on this atm is:

Richard P. Hayes - Dignaga on the Interpretation of Signs

https://books.google.com/books?id=vpbuC ... ns&f=false
It is quite impossible to find the Buddha anywhere other than in one's own mind.

Amid those who are self-constrained, the Stable One would not posit as categorically true or false
anything seen, heard, or sensed, clung to and considered truth by others.
Since they have already seen this dart to which people cling and adhere,
saying “I know, I see, it is just so,”
the Tathāgatas cling to nothing.
-Kalaka sutta

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