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By A. K. Chatterjee

The writer has taken enormous pains to provide an entire photograph of the approach, to assemble the scattered information right into a coherent photo and to dimension it up, now not only as a part of Buddhism, yet fairly as an unique and confident philosophy. within the exposition of the approach he has argued that Yogacara isn't really purely an idealism yet a synthesis of idealism and absolutism.

The Yogacana-Vijnanavada Idealism was once the final nice inventive synthesis of Buddhism and its place in that culture is analogous to that of the Advaita Vedanta. during this current publication the writer offers with the Yogacara-Vijnanavada in all its points and bearings, traditionally, analytically and relatively. the 1st chapters convey, with nice readability and enough aspect, the foundation and improvement of the Yogacara idealism as an consequence of these fruitful and dynamic principles linked to the former faculties of Buddhism, specially with the Sautrantika and the Madhyamika. The originality of the Yogacara synthesis of Buddhist teachings has been essentially introduced out, and the person contributions made by means of the philosophers of this faculty, comparable to Asanga, Vasubandhu, Sthiramati, Dignaga, Dharmakirti and Santaraksita, havereceived sufficient consciousness. the next chapters, which shape the center of the paintings, symbolize a optimistic and significant exposition of the Yogacara metaphysics, its idealism and absolutism in addition to its religious self-discipline. This reprint after a lapse of ten years fills the necessity of the researchers.

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