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Living Yogacara

Tagawa, Shun'ei (多川俊映):
Living Yogācāra : an Introduction to Consciousness-only Buddhism / Tagawa Shunʼei ; translated by A. Charles Muller. - Somerville, Mass. : Wisdom Publications, 2009. - ca. 151 S.
Einheitssachtitel: Hajimete no yuishiki (はじめての唯識) <engl.>
ISBN 978-0-86171-589-3 / 0-86171-589-6
US$ 18,95

Yogācāra is an influential school of Buddhist philosophy and psychology that stems from the early Indian Mahayana Buddhist tradition. The Yogācāra view is based on the fundamental truth that there is nothing in the realm of human experience that is not interpreted by and dependent upon the mind.
   Yogācāra Buddhism was unable to sustain the same level of popularity as other Buddhist schools in India, Tibet, and East Asia, but its teachings on the nature of consciousness profoundly impacted the successive developments of Buddhism. Yogācāra served as the basis for the development of the doctrines of karma and liberation in many other schools.
   In this refreshingly accessible study, Tagawa Shun'ei makes sense of Yogācāra's subtleties and complexities with insight and clarity. He shows us that Yogācāra masters comprehend and express everyday experiences that we all take for granted, yet struggle to explain. Eloquent and approachable, Living Yogācāra deepens the reader's understanding of the development of Buddhism's interpretation of the human psyche. [Vom Buchrücken]

Translator's introduction
1. Yogācāra is ...
2. The structure of the mind
3. The functions of the mind
4. Building up experience in the latent area of the mind
5. The production of things
6. The deep self absorbed in selfishness
7. The variously assessing mind
8. The function of the five senses
9. Who am I?
10. The distance to Buddhahood
Conclusion. Yogācāra today
Suggestions for further study
About the author.

TAGAWA SHUN'EI is the abbot of Kōfukuji in Nara, the head temple of the Hossō school of Japanese Buddhism.

CHARLES MULLER specializes in East Asian Buddhism, working primarily in the areas of Korean Buddhism and East Asian Yogācāra. He presently teaches at the University of Tokyo.

Quellen: Wisdom Publications; Kinokuniya Bookweb; WorldCat; Amazon (Deutschland).