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By Fernando Tola, Carmen Dragonetti

This paintings is meant to the learn of the Yogacara Buddhist philosophy including its commentaries and notes for greater comprehensibility of the contents of 3 edited and translated texts, particularly, Alambanapariksavrtti of Dignaga; the vimsatika Vijnaptimatratasiddhih of Vasubandhu and Trisvabhavakarika of Vasubandhu

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20. 21. Possibility of a consciousness as determining and influencing another consciousness. Avoidance of isolation of consciousnesses (Section XXXV). Moral responsibility’s dependence on the conscious state of mind, which is proper only of the normal waking state (Section XXXVII). Possibility of a mental act to cause an alteration in other series of consciousnesses (Section XXXIX). The use of the word of the Buddha as a means to validate an idealistic thesis (Section XL). Possibility of the knowledge of another mind, although it is a limited knowledge bound to the subject-object duality and unable to grasp the true nature of the mind, as it happens also with o n e ’s own mind (Section XLII).

Hattori in “Dignaga no Hannyakyo kaishaku”, pp. 135-136. This work of Dignaga is included in the Yogavatdropadesa of Dharmendra of which only the Tibetan translation is available ( Tohoku 4075 and 4544= C a ta lo g u e 5458 an d 5576). D. C hatterji, “The Y og av ataro p ad esa, A M ahayana treatise on yoga by Dharmendra”, published the Tibetan translation of this work together with a Sanskrit restoration of the same and an English translation in Journal a n d Proceedings, Asiatic Society o f Bengal, new series, Vol.

Cf. M ahaydnasutralahkdra XVIII, 92: prajhaptyastitaya vacyahpudgalo dravyato na tu and commentary a d locum :prajhaptito’s titi vaktavyo dravyato nastiti vaktavyah. The Prajriaptivada school (Thesis 3, Vasumitra) taught that all the samskaras or samskrtas (all com posed or conditioned things) are prajhaptisat. 459 b 29-c 2, the sect of the Ekavyavaharikas held that all the m undane {laukika) and supra-mundane (lokottara) dharmas have only a nominal existence. Aiyaswami Sastri, Baroda: Oriental Institute, 1975 -1978), and that the dharmas&xe not real and consequently are only name ( nam am atra), conventional denomination ( Taisbd 1646, p.

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