Buddhist Philosophy

Buddhist philosophy is the elaboration and explanation of the delivered teachings of the Buddha as found in the Tripitaka and Agama. Its main concern is with explicating the dharmas constituting reality. A recurrent theme is the reification of concepts, and the subsequent return to the Buddhist middle way.

Early Buddhism avoided speculative thought on metaphysics, phenomenology, ethics, and epistemology, but was based instead on empirical evidence gained by the sense organs (ayatana).

Nevertheless, Buddhist scholars have addressed ontological and metaphysical issues subsequently. Particular points of Buddhist philosophy have often been the subject of disputes between different schools of Buddhism. These elaborations and disputes gave rise to various schools in early Buddhism of Abhidhamma, and to the Mahayana traditions and schools of the prajnaparamita, Madhyamaka, buddha-nature and Yogacara.

Read more about Buddhist PhilosophyIndian Background, Early Buddhist Schools, Mahayana, Comparison With Other Philosophies

Other articles related to "buddhist philosophy, buddhist, philosophy":

Buddhist Practices - Buddhist Philosophy
... Abhidharma (Abhidhamma) Buddhist anarchism Buddhist atomism Buddhism and the body Buddhology Engaged Buddhism Buddhist economics Buddhist eschatology Buddhist ethics Buddhism and abortion Buddhism and euthanasia ...
Buddhist Philosophy - Comparison With Other Philosophies
... Hume's Bundle theory is a very similar concept to the Buddhist skandhas, though his denial of causation lead him to opposite conclusions in other areas ... Arthur Schopenhauer's philosophy had some parallels in Buddhism ... the warning that intellectual speculation is a red herring to understanding, as found in the Buddhist Parable of the Poison Arrow ...
Sramanism - Śramaṇa Philosophy - Buddhist Philosophy
... Buddhist philosophy is a system of doctrines based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, (480-400 BCE), the son of a chieftain of the Sakya tribe, later known as the Buddha ... Buddhism is a non-theistic philosophy, which is especially concerned with dependent origination and sunyata ...
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche - Biography
... After receiving Buddhist refuge and bodhisattva vows from the Sixteenth Gyalwang Karmapa, The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche was ordained as a novice monk (Sanskrit śrāmaṇera Tib ... Ponlop Rinpoche began studying Buddhist philosophy at the primary school in Rumtek at age 12 ... the monastic college at Rumtek, Karma Shri Nalanda Institute for Higher Buddhist Studies where he studied the fields of Buddhist philosophy, psychology, logic, and debate ...
The New Meditation Handbook
... (Tharpa Publications (2003) ISBN 978-0-9817277-1-4) is a guide to Buddhist philosophy and meditation techniques ... meditations on Lamrim, or the stages of the path to enlightenment, by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, a Buddhist teacher and author in the West ... the age of eight and has spent the past 30 years establishing Buddhist centers throughout the world ...

Famous quotes containing the word philosophy:

    In everyone’s youthful dreams, philosophy is still vaguely but inseparably, and with singular truth, associated with the East, nor do after years discover its local habitation in the Western world. In comparison with the philosophers of the East, we may say that modern Europe has yet given birth to none.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)