By Candrakirti

This booklet presents the 1st English translation of Candrakirti's observation (ca. 6-7th century C.E.) on 4 illusions that hinder humans from turning into Buddhas. Lang's translation captures the readability of Candrakirti's arguments and the energetic humor of the tales and examples he makes use of. Lang's advent explores the diversity of Candrakirti's pursuits in faith, philosophy, psychology, politics, and erotic poetry.

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Candrakirti also criticizes the poet Dharmapala for separating the text into two parts instead of treating it as a single unified work. 19 He writes that he intends to take the treatise “as a whole, as it was meant to be” and explain all the verses of the Catuh1ataka’s sixteen chapters (§2). He faults Dharmapala for commenting just on the last eight chapters of Aryadeva’s text. Candrakirti has “the tapestry of the whole” (Griffiths 1999, 96) in mind and occasionally uses verses from the second half of the text to support his comments on individual verses in the first four chapters.

Only the pleasure that well-trained meditators experience in meditative concentrations is real, because this pleasure is pure and untainted by attachment. The application of mindfulness to thought reveals that all thought is impermanent and lasts no longer than a moment. The application of mindfulness to all things reveals that they are not autonomous and independent of causes and conditions. 1158–69). Mindful Travelers on the Path to Buddhahood Mahayana scriptures incorporate Mahayana teachings on the Bodhisattva’s concern for the welfare of others into their discussion of the application of mindfulness.

Candrakirti’s Use of Scriptural Authority Despite his reservations about the logical and psychological consequences of debates, Candrakirti acknowledges that inference is one of four commonly accepted means of knowledge. The proper analysis of things, Candrakirti says, is undertaken with four means of knowledge: perception, inference in cases where things are not directly perceptible, comparison, and scriptural authority, which he defines as the testimony of reliable people who know things that are not accessible to ordinary perception (MKV 71–75).

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