Buddhist Logic. Vol. I by Th. Stcherbatsky

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A. 5 ff. vart. p. , p. 99, Parisuddhi, p. 640—650.. Prof. B. ), INTRODUCTION 31 and criticized as such. 1 The three aspects of the logical reason, this Buddhist method of formulating invariable concomitance, appears already in the treatise of Vasubandhu. The classification of reasons and fallacies is different from the one accepted in the Nyaya school and agrees in priciple with the one introduced by Dignaga and developed by Dharmakirti. If we add that the definition of sense-perception as pure sensation which is so characteristic a feature of Dignaga's system is already found in a work of A s a n g a,2 we cannot escape the conclusion that the great logical reform of Dignaga and Dharmakirti was prepared by an adaptatory work of the realistic and formal Nyaya logic to the requirements of an idealistic system, this adaptatory work being begun in the schools of Asanga and Vasubandhu, perhaps even much earlier.

It could not but influence all 1 Cp. H. Jacobi, ERE, art. Jainism. 2 ekanta-anekanta, cp. NS. IV. 1, 25, 29. 3 Svayambhuva-yoga cp. , p. 32. 4 Cp. H. Jacobi, loc. cit. 5 sydd-vdda. 6 anirvacaniya-avaktavya. 7 anabhildpya-anirvacariiya-Sunya. Stellar batsky, I 18 BUDDHIST LOGIC other Indian circles, whether in the pale of brahmanism or outside it. 1 In its classical form2 the Sankhya system assumed the existence of a plurality of individual Souls on the one side, and of a unique, eternal, pervasive and substantial Matter 3 on the other.

But ir the second period, as already mentioned, that Causality which is the only link between the separate elements becomes hypostasized, it becomes the Unique Substance of the Universe in which all the separate elements of the former period are merged and become «void» of any reality in themselves. The spirit of a revolt against Monism, after having produced a most interesting system of extreme Pluralism, did not 1 yogi-pratyaksa, cp. my Nirvana, p. 16 ff. 2 bhuta-artha, cp. NBT, p. 11. 17. MI m a m s a.

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