Yogacara: Indian Buddhist Origins

Chester (John) Powers

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    This chapter provides a historical overview of Yogācāra in India, including its place in Indian Buddhist doxography; its representative thinkers and commentators from the fourth through to the eleventh centuries, as well as important Yogācāra scholars from the Tibetan tradition; the school’s main scriptural sources (Saṃdhinirmocana-sūtra; Yogācārabhūmi-śāstra; Abhidharma-samuccaya; Abhidharma-kośa; Mahāyāna-saṃgraha; Madhyānta-vibhāga; Viṃśikā; Triṃśikā); key doctrines (such as buddhahood; seeds; base consciousness; five sense consciousnesses; mental factors; three wheels; three natures; dependent arising; idealism); Yogācāra psychology and meditation theory; and Yogācāra soteriology and hermeneutics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTransforming Consciousness: Yogacara Thought in Modern China
    Editors John Makeham
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Print)9780199358137
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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