Reality

Tenzin Bob Thurman tbt7 at COLUMBIA.EDU
Tue Oct 14 20:20:16 EDT 2008


Dear Lars,
I would recommend Chapter 24 of Nagarjuna's /Prajna nama 
mulamadhyamakakarika/ (sorry for omitting diacritics), where the 
Buddhist "two reality theory" is elaborated. There are many other 
sources in the Mahayana philosophical literature in Sanskrit on 
paramarthasatya and samvrtisatya. Gaudapada and Shankara also took this 
framework of more and less real realities and used it to good effect in 
their major works.
best
BobT

Lars Martin Fosse wrote:
> Dear members of the list!
>
> I seem to remember that Indian thought holds transitory things for less
> "real" than non-transitory things. Only things that are permanent and
> indivisible are fully real. Do any of you know of any Indian scriptures
> where this idea is being discussed?
>
> Best regards,
>
> Lars Martin Fosse
>
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