Re: [INDOLOGY] Question: 360 non-Buddhist schools in Bhāvaviveka

David and Nancy Reigle dnreigle at
Sat Oct 31 12:20:05 UTC 2015

Dear Madhav,

Can you give us the reference to the chapter and verse in Bhāviveka's
Madhyamakahṛdaya on which his Tarkajvālā commentary contains this list?
Thanks. It will be helpful to see these names in order to try to trace them

Best regards,

David Reigle
Colorado, U.S.A.

On Sat, Oct 31, 2015 at 4:53 AM, Madhav Deshpande <mmdesh at> wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
>      A student of mine, Ann Johnson, is reading Bhāvaviveka's Tarkajvālā,
> in Tibetan, and found a reference to a list of 360 non-Buddhist schools.
> She has listed more than 100 of these names in English translation from
> Tibetan.  I would like to know if there is anywhere in Buddhist literature,
> a Sanskrit list of these or similar non-Buddhist schools.  Since the
> Tarkajvālā is not available in its Sanskrit original, figuring out the
> original Sanskrit names of these schools from their Tibetan translations is
> a challenging task.  Any help would be appreciated.
> --
> Madhav M. Deshpande
> Professor of Sanskrit and Linguistics
> Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
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> The University of Michigan
> Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608, USA
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