This book deals with the Buddhist theories of perception of the Abhidharma schools, particularly the Vaibhasika and the Sautrantika-Darstantika. It offers a wealth of information from the Sanskrit and Chinese sources, of which those from the Abhidharma-mahavibhasa and Nyayanusara are especially valuable, being available only in Classical Chinese translation.
By Narendra Nath Bhattacharyya, a leading specialist on Buddhism and Tantric Hinduism, historical overview of the cultural milieu that produced Buddhism in India, its interaction with other religious traditions.
The Essence of Scholasticism is a meditation manual leading to arhatship. It is the central text of the westernmost part of the Gandharan cultural area, e.e. Bactria. Probably composed in the first century BCE, it was commented on and elaborated in several sastras the best known being the Abhidharmakosabhasya of the fifth century. The Essence and the Astagrantha are the basic treatises of the non-Vaibhasika sarvastivadins, i.e. of the sautrantikas of the Gandharan cultural area.
A collection of Prof. Charles Willemen Articles:
Early Yogācāra and Visualization(Bhāvanā)
“PURE LAND” BUDDHISM AND SARVASTIVADA
Willemen, Charles. "Kumārajīva's 'Explanatory Discourse' about Abhidharmic." Journal of the International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies (2008) 12: 37-83 (156-110). Web, 15 Aug, 2014
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