-Edition：1st ed. Includes passages in Chinese and Sanskrit. Series：North American Institute of Zen and Buddhist Studies, ser. 4; Variation：North American Institute of Zen and Buddhist Studies (Series), ser. 4.
Buddhist Philosophy;Theory of Knowledge;Sunyata;
Introduction I. Buddhist critical spirituality in history and culture 1. Sakyamuni's critical spirituality and india's crisis 2. Nagarjuna's historicity on the basis of suhrliekha and ratnavali 3. Buddha's love and human love with focus on Kuan-yin Bodhisattva II. Nagarjuna and Madhyamika dialectic of critical spirituality 1. Nagarjuna's dialectic analyzed in terms of Anvaya-Vyatireka 2. Abhidharmika logical crisis and madhyamika dialectical solution 3. Nagarjuna and Upayahrdayasastra 4. Structural linkage between Nagarjuna's dialectic and logic III. Chinese Buddhist critical spirituality and its culture 1. The significance of Chinese Buddhist philosophy for the contemporary world 2. The Chinese Madhyamika seng-chao's paradoxical method of argument 3. Heart Sutra translated by Hsuan-Tzang and Kumarajiva and its cultural impact 4. Critical classification of Buddhist doctrines and its future IV. Buddhist critical spirituality and contemporary world 1. Buddhist critical spirituality in India and the world today 2. Kuan-Yin Bodhisattva cult and Amitabha Buddha 3. Natural law as basis of communication between theistic religions and non-theistic Buddhism 4. Buddha-Dharma and natural law towards a trans-cultural universal ethics