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.
|Title of host publication||Transforming Consciousness: Yogacara Thought in Modern China|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|