Posts Tagged ‘Stcherbatsky’

The-Thing-In-Itself

Before we enter into the Kantian connection with the Madhyāntavibhāga, it needs to be shared what Stcherbatsky’s notion of “Yoga” entailed, for it is a most profound one: Yoga: the mystic power produced by intense concentrated contemplation of a single point or idea. This power capable of producing a radical change in the composition of individual existences by suppressing the operation of elements composing a normal existence. Individuals with a highly developed faculty of concentration Read more [...]

Vasubandhu and the Absolute

Vasubandhu (born 316 AD) and his half-brother, Asanga, were the early formulators of the Yogācāra, a profound and intricate school of Mahāyāna philosophy. The most concise definition of Yogācāra is the practice (ācāra) of spiritual discipline (yoga). Vasubandhu’s range of scholarly acumen is quite prolific: Aside from the enormous influence he has had on almost the entire range of subsequent Buddhist writing, Vasubandhu makes particularly interesting reading because of the great scope Read more [...]
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