KNOWING NAMING AND NEGATION: A Sourcebook of Tibetan Texts and Oral Commentary on Buddhist Epistemology
Author : Anne Klein.
Binding : Paperback
Size : NA
Language : English
Pages : 342
Publisher : Snow Lion Publications
Year of Publication : 1991
Several years in the Tibetan monastic curriculum are devoted to study of the Sautrantika tenet system, for it forms the basis for Madhyamika epistemology. The systematization of Sautrantika assertions has interested generations of Tibetan scholars to the present. Three major types of scholastic literature developed: presentations of the whole tenet system; syllogistic debate texts on problematic topics; and expository treatments of single important issues. Klein annotates translations of outstanding texts in these categories and supplements them with commentary from Tibetan yogi/scholars. This is a challenging book on the nitty-gritty issues of Sautrantika philosophy.
Anne C. Klein is Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at Rice University. She is also the co-founder of Dawn Mountain Tibetan Temple in Houston, Texas. She has studied Buddhist philosophy and practice with Asian scholars and meditation masters since 1971- including three years of fieldwork in India, Nepal, and Tibet. Her ongoing research includes inquiry into Buddhist and feminist perspectives, and the study and translation of Tibetan oral scholarship, especially Geluk discussions of Madhyamika and Nyingma elaborations of Great Completeness (rDzogs-chen) texts.