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“Chittamatra” found in 12 documents
Asanga’s Chittamatra Presentation of Karma
This evening, we shall be beginning a seminar on what does karma actually mean in terms of the Gelug Prasangika presentation. This is an extremely important topic, since karma is one of the things that we need to overcome. We need to rid ourselves completely of it so that it...
Mechanism of Karma: Gelug Prasangika
Basic Features of the Gelug Chittamatra System
The Indian Tenet Systems
Chittamatra, Svatantrika and Prasangika: The Self
Unawareness of How We Exist and Disturbing Emotions We are talking about the self, “me;” how do I exist? This is a very crucial question that is asked in Buddhism. When we are unaware of how we exist and how everyone exists, when either we don’t know or we know in an incorrect...
The Four Buddhist Tenet Systems Regarding the Self
Chittamatra: The Two Truths
Introduction When we speak about the two truths in Chittamatra and the other Mahayana schools, we’re not talking about two different types of true phenomenon, we’re going to talk about the true truths. But speaking about the two truths that are descriptive of all phenomena,...
The Four Buddhist Tenet Systems Regarding the Two Truths
Is There a Common Ground-Denominator Time?
Formulation of the Topic for Analysis We’ve seen that a temporal interval is what we’re speaking about in Buddhism when we speak about time, an interval between the occurrence of a cause and the occurrence of an effect. And what is most common that everybody accepts is that...
Buddhist and Scientific Understandings of Time
No External Phenomena: Gelug Chittamatra
[As background, see: Basic Features of the Gelug Chittamatra System. See also: Logical Pervasions between Objects] General PresentationThe Chittamatra (sems-tsam, Mind-Only) tenet system asserts that there are no such things as external phenomena (phyi-don). Let us examine the...
The Indian Tenet Systems
Nonduality in Buddhism and Advaita Vedanta
Nonduality in Buddhism Chittamatra System In the Chittamatra (mind-only) system of Indian Buddhist tenets, nondual refers to the absence (voidness) of the appearance (object) aspect of a cognition and the cognitive aspect of the cognition coming from different natal sources...
Non-Buddhist Asian Traditions
The Gelug Understanding of Svatantrika
Introduction Concerning the life of Tsongkhapa, one of the most important points is what a great revolutionary Tsongkhapa was. Through all his tremendous efforts in meditation, and preliminary practices, building up positive force and so on, he gained a newer and deeper...
Elaboration of the Special Features of Gelug
The Nature of Appearances: Sautrantika & Chittamatra
We’ve been speaking in depth about mental appearances or holograms that arise in both non-conceptual and conceptual cognition, and we’ve seen that it’s rather complex. Before we go any further, perhaps it might be a good thing to ask if you’ve understood at least something...
The Nature of Appearances: Gelug Explanation
The Nature of Time as a Temporal Interval
Definition of Time Buddhism does not regard time as an absolute container in which events occur, and which exists independently of those events. Thus, Buddhism does not assert space and time as a background grid that provides the space/time coordinates of objects located in...
Time & the Universe