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Upādāyaprajñaptiḥ and the Meaning of Absolutives: Grammar and Syntax in the Interpretation of Madhyamaka
Author Salvini, Mattia
Source Journal of Indian Philosophy
Volumev.39 n.3
Pages229 - 244
Publisher Url
LocationBerlin, Germany [柏林, 德國]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
NoteAuthor Affiliations: Mahidol University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
KeywordMadhyamaka; Sanskrit grammar; Nāgārjuna; Candrakīrti; Pāṇini; Candragomin; Buddhist philosophy
AbstractThe article discusses the relevance of the syntactical implications of the absolutive ending (lyabanta) in interpreting the Madhyamaka term upādāyaprajñapti, and hence Mūlamadhyamakakārikā 18.24. The views of both Sanskrit and Pāli classical grammarians are taken into account, and a comparison is made between some contemporary English translations of MMK 18.24 as against Candrakīrti’s commentary. The conclusion suggests that Candrakīrti is grammatically accurate and perceptive, that he may have been aware of the tradition of Candragomin’s grammar, and that the structural analogy between upādāyaprajñapti and pratītyasamutpāda may be relevant in understanding the relationship between notional and existential dependence.
Table of contentsThe Form upa¯da¯ya and the Grammatical Sense of a lyabanta 230
Pa¯li Grammarians on the Same Topic 234
Candrakı¯rti’s Commentary on 24.18 235
Further Considerations about the Usage of Absolutives 238
Translating 24.18 into English 240
Conclusions 242
ISSN00221791 (P); 15730395 (E)
Created date2013.10.04
Modified date2019.08.22

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