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Theory and Practice

Buddhist Philosophy in Theory and Practice - coverBuddhist Philosophy
in Theory and Practice
— by Herbert V. Guenther

The development of Buddhist philosophy has been a continual quest for truth. "In this quest for truth philosophy brings about a change in ourselves by opening our eyes to wider horizons". This unique book views the growth of Buddhist philosophy as an encompassing vision that seeks to discover the Knowable and to reveal the nature of Being.

Buddha, gods and myriad stupas - NepalBeginning with humble but essential questions about perception and knowledge, this volume introduces the reader to the early schools of Buddhist thought. Succeeding chapters detail the growth of Buddhist philosophy, culminating in the sophisticated and profound metaphysics of Tibetan Tantra and yoga, where the question of Being itself becomes the uppermost concern.

Drawing from two important but often neglected Tibetan texts, Professor Guenther demonstrates how each development in Buddhist thought stems from a continuos critique of earlier premises, a relentless search for truth which refuses to accept any limitations. Using theoretical and intellectual means, this book challenges us to fundamentally reconsider the meaning of philosophy, encouraging us to enlarge our vision of Being and what it means to be human.
— From the cover

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