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Madhyamakahridaya

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dbu ma snying po - the Madhyamaka-hridaya, Bhavaviveka’sessence of the middle way

Core of the Middle Way [thd]

Heart of the Middle Way; Madhyamaka-hrdaya-karika; Bhavaviveka, 6th century

the Madhyamaka-hridaya, Bhavaviveka's Essence of the Middle Way

the Madhyamaka-hridaya, Bhavaviveka's essence of the middle way

Bhavaviveka adopted Dignaga's method of Buddhist logic. He wrote The Heart of the Middle Way (Madhyamaka-hridaya ) in which he criticized the doctrine of the Vijnanavada, or Consciousness-Only, school. Dharmapala of the Consciousness-Only school retorted Bhavaviveka's criticisms. Bhavaviveka took the position that all phenomena are interdependent and have no independent existence of their own, or are non-substantial in nature. Dharmapala asserted that phenomena arise from consciousness (vijnana ), which is the only reality. (The Sanskrit words madhyamika and madhyamaka both mean intermediate or middle.)

Bhavaviveka (500-578) was born in a ksatriya family in south India. He studied with Sangharakshita the Mahayana sutras and texts by Nagarjuna. He is the founder of the Svatantrika Madhyamika and refuted the view held by Buddhapalita.
Texts by Bhavaviveka:
Prajna Pradipa Mulamadhyamaka vritti, dbu ma rtsa ba'i 'grel pa shes rab sgron ma, Wisdom Lamp
Madhyamaka ratna pradipa Madhyamaka hridaya vritti Tarka jvala
Madhyamakartha sangraha, dbu ma'i don dsdus pa
Pradipoddyotana vishamapada panjika nama, sgron ma gsal bar byed dka' ba btus pa'i 'grel pa shes bya ba

Source

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