Alone with Others: An Existential Approach to Buddhism by Stephen Batchelor

By Stephen Batchelor

By myself with Others is a uniquely modern consultant to figuring out the undying message of Buddhism, and particularly its relevance in real human family members. It was once encouraged by means of Shantideva’s advisor to the Bodhisattava’s lifestyle, the oral directions of dwelling Buddhist masters, Martin Heidegger’s vintage Being and Time, and the writings of the Christian theologians Paul Tillich and John MacQuarrie.

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Schiefner, p . 204; II, p. } 6 1 . ) JaYdpi<;la was foll owed by Avantivarman, who along with his min isters showed veneration to Vi�nu and Siva. Like Jayapi<;la he patronised learning, and prohibited the killing of living beings (V. 64 ). 66l . This seems to indicate that about this time Tantric made some headway i n Kashmir. The king was a devotee o f Vi�Qu, a fact disclosed to his minister (IV. 1 24-5). Sura only at the time of his death SAMKARAVARMAN A N D PARTHA Avantivarman's son Sankaravarman was a Siva worshipper.

1 1. 278 DISTINGUIS�ED ACARYAS Tile com po siti on of the Vibdiisa-siistras in Klashmir indi­ oates that K ashmir grew up to be an academic . l The accounts of the Chinese trabellers and Param�rtha show that Katyilyanf­ Asvagho�a. Vasubandhu, Tasumitra, Dharmatrata, Sangbabhadra, Visuddhasitilha, Jinabandliu, Sugatamitra, Siiryadeva. Ji nat rata , I Kanakavatsalt, and mllny . ashmir. anishka. Taranath tolls us that duriug the reign of K anishka one wealthy brahmin called Siit�a maintained tho Vaibha�ika teachor Dharmatrata and the earliest Sautrlintika teacher Mahabhadanta .

L1ples in this village (Stein I, p. chaeD/ogical Survey Reports of 1 9 1 5- 1 6, Rai Bahadur Daya Ram Sahni published an account of the explo­ rations carried on by him. bana (mod. C. n. Btd to bavQ heell onec the �eat of Nagarjuna. 58-:In his work the Ancient Monuments of Kashmir, . he . furnishes us withe an account of the sculptures, architectural style, artistic values of t he finds of which the following are J' Buddhistic : (1) the temple at Pandrethan the old capital founded by Asoka and referred to by Kalha1)a as Srinagar1 (pp.

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