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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.
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there are none not included in the dimension of the knowledge of the Great Perfection.

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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.
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there are none not included in the dimension of the knowledge of the Great Perfection.

-- Buddha Samantabhadri
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