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By Zhihua Yao

This hugely unique paintings explores the idea that of self-awareness or self-consciousness in Buddhist proposal. Its principal thesis is that the Buddhist idea of self-cognition originated in a soteriological dialogue of omniscience one of the Mahasamghikas, after which developed right into a subject of epistemological inquiry one of the Yogacarins. to demonstrate this vital topic, this booklet explores a wide physique of fundamental resources in chinese language, Pali, Sanskrit and Tibetan, such a lot of that are offered to an English readership for the 1st time. It makes to be had vital assets for the research of the Buddhist philosophy of brain.

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