Buddhist Refutation of Advaita

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Buddhist Refutation of Advaita

Postby vinodh » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:05 pm

Hi,

I had been reading Adi Shankara's refutation of the various Buddhist Theories.

I want to know, if there are any Buddhist Texts which directly refutes Advaita (as propounded by Adi Shankara).

Thanks

V
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yo dharmaṁ paśyati, sa buddhaṁ paśyati

One who sees the Dharma, sees the Buddha
śālistamba sūtra

na pudgalo na ca skandhā buddho jñānamanāsravam
sadāśāntiṁ vibhāvitvā gacchāmi śaraṇaṁ hyaham

Neither a person nor the aggregates, the Buddha, is knowledge free from [evil] outflows
Clearly perceiving [him] to be eternally serene, I go for refuge [in him]
saddharma-laṅkāvatāra-sūtra
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Re: Buddhist Refutation of Advaita

Postby Malcolm » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:11 pm

vinodh wrote:Hi,

I had been reading Adi Shankara's refutation of the various Buddhist Theories.

I want to know, if there are any Buddhist Texts which directly refutes Advaita (as propounded by Adi Shankara).

Thanks

V



Not directly.
http://www.atikosha.org
http://www.bhaisajya.net
http://www.bhaisajya.guru
http://www.sakyapa.net
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The very meaning of the Tibetan term Dzogchen, "Great Perfection," refers to the true primordial state of every individual and not to any transcendent reality.

-- Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
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Re: Buddhist Refutation of Advaita

Postby vinodh » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:25 pm

Namdrol wrote:
vinodh wrote:Hi,

I had been reading Adi Shankara's refutation of the various Buddhist Theories.

I want to know, if there are any Buddhist Texts which directly refutes Advaita (as propounded by Adi Shankara).

Thanks

V



Not directly.


Does that mean, the Buddhists of Shankara's time didn't attempt to hit back at Advaita directly :-/ ? while the Advaitin-s were aiming directly at the Buddhists !!

V
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yo dharmaṁ paśyati, sa buddhaṁ paśyati

One who sees the Dharma, sees the Buddha
śālistamba sūtra

na pudgalo na ca skandhā buddho jñānamanāsravam
sadāśāntiṁ vibhāvitvā gacchāmi śaraṇaṁ hyaham

Neither a person nor the aggregates, the Buddha, is knowledge free from [evil] outflows
Clearly perceiving [him] to be eternally serene, I go for refuge [in him]
saddharma-laṅkāvatāra-sūtra
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Re: Buddhist Refutation of Advaita

Postby Malcolm » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:31 pm

vinodh wrote:
Namdrol wrote:
vinodh wrote:Hi,

I had been reading Adi Shankara's refutation of the various Buddhist Theories.

I want to know, if there are any Buddhist Texts which directly refutes Advaita (as propounded by Adi Shankara).

Thanks

V



Not directly.


Does that mean, the Buddhists of Shankara's time didn't attempt to hit back at Advaita directly :-/ ? while the Advaitin-s were aiming directly at the Buddhists !!

V


The Tarkajvala contains a general refutation and complaint about Advaita (basically saying, the Buddha asserted non-arising first, so why aren't you guys Buddhists) declaring that it was in the end very hard to distinguish Advaita from Madhyamaka.

Shantarakshita's Tattvasamgragha contains a rebuttal of the Advaita notion of permanent citta.
http://www.atikosha.org
http://www.bhaisajya.net
http://www.bhaisajya.guru
http://www.sakyapa.net
འ༔ ཨ༔ ཧ༔ ཤ༔ ས༔ མ༔


The very meaning of the Tibetan term Dzogchen, "Great Perfection," refers to the true primordial state of every individual and not to any transcendent reality.

-- Chogyal Namkhai Norbu
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