Santideva and Sankara PhD thesis

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Santideva and Sankara PhD thesis

Postby dzogchungpa » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:25 pm

Todd, Warren - A selfless response to an illusory world: a comparative study of Santideva and Sankara. 2011 PhD thesis:
http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/61623/
ཨོཾ་མ་ཧཱ་ཤུནྱ་ཏཱ་ཛྙཱ་ན་བཛྲ་སྭཱ་བྷཱ་བ་ཨཱཏྨ་ཀོ་྅ཧཾ༔

The thousands of lines of the Prajnaparamita can be summed up in the following two sentences:
1) One should become a Bodhisattva (or, Buddha-to-be), i.e. one who is content with nothing less than all-knowledge attained through the perfection of wisdom for the sake of all beings.
2) There is no such thing as a Bodhisattva, or as all-knowledge, or as a ‘being’, or as the perfection of wisdom, or as an attainment.
To accept both these contradictory facts is to be perfect.
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Re: Santideva and Sankara PhD thesis

Postby greentara » Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:48 am

Sankara and Santideva...well thats like comparing a diamond with a diamond!
I read Viveka Chudamani and Bhaja govindam many years ago and it's the path of insight, the path of the ascetic.
You probably don't need to read a PhD on the subject, read the original work. Its wonderfully tough, only for the very ripe.
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