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Vasubandhu's 'Treatise on the Three Natures' - Translated from the Tibetan edition with a commentary
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-16, 10:50 authored by Garfield, JL
Trisvabhavanirdea (Treatise on the Three Natures) is Vasubandhu's most mature and explicit exposition of the Yogcacara doctrine of the three natures and their relation to the Buddhist idealism Vasubandhu articulates. Nonetheless there are no extent commentaries on this important short test. The present work provides an introduction to the text, its context and principal philosophical theses; a new translation of the text itself; and a close, verse-by-verse commentary on the text explaining the structure of Yogacara/Cittamatra idealism and comparing it to Western versions of transcendental idealism. In particular, I show how the doctrine of the three natures is used to make idealism coherent in a Buddhist context and how it sheds light on the structure and evolution of transcendental idealism in Europe. Â© 1997 Carfax Publishing Ltd.
Publication titleAsian Philosophy
Department/SchoolSchool of Humanities
PublisherCarfax Publishing Ltd.
Place of publicationLondon
Socio-economic ObjectivesExpanding knowledge in psychology