Author: R P Singh
George F McLean/
Translator(s)/ Edito: R P Singh/George F McLean
Publisher: Om Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8186867317
The Buddhist World-View has come out of two-day International Colloquium on Hindu Spiritual roots of Chinese Buddhism held on December 2nd and 3rd, 1999 at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-110067. The Colloquium was sponsored by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, Centre for Studies in civilizations, Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, Washington D C, Institutes of Philosophy of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and the National Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. The participants included 11 scholars from the People’s Republic of China, 2 scholars from USA and the rest were the distinguished scholars from JNU, DU, Utkal University, CSC and CSIR. The colloquium was mediated by Prof George F McLean, the co-editor of the present volume.
Both India and China are the two great civilizations of the world and the contributors to this volume have attempted to understand the cultural roots of Chinese Buddhism. The roots of Chinese Buddhism lie in the spiritual traditions of Hinduism especially the Vedanta and its most subtle and sophisticated development in the Advaita Vedanta of Sankara. India is the homeland of Buddhism but China is the greatest store house of Buddhist literature. Through understanding and clarification of cultural roots of Chinese Buddhism in the spiritual traditions of India, we shall be in a position to get rid of the elements of confusion and misunderstanding between the two great civilizations of the world. We can thus march into the third millennium with greater understanding of the roots of Chinese Buddhism in Indian thought without even the least clash of civilizations. The present volume is an attempt to that end.
Raghwendra Pratap Singh
George F McLean
1. Deconstruction and dialectic
Raghwendra Pratap Singh.
2. Rationality, argumentation and embarrassment
3. Cultural encounters of Buddhism with Hinduism Taoism and Confucianism
Hari Shankar Prasad.
4. Different ways of doing philosophy
5. The Buddhist doctrine of universal compassion and quality of life
S R Bhatt.
6. On the religious and theological qualities in philosophy
7. Back to Sakyamuni – Ch’an – confirming the meaning of life and the values of human being
8. Man and society in the Buddhist world-view
R C Pradhan