Yogacara

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one of the main traditions of Mahayana Buddhism

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At least in India, no later text has noted the philosophical novelties identified by Stuart, such as an implicit promotion of a bodhisattva path and a tendency toward Vijnanavada. It is cited fairly often by Chinese and Japanese Buddhist authors, but their interest seems primarily to have been in hells and hungry ghosts.
Vasubandhu is an idealist in a sense given by his own characterization of the Vijnanavada position: "that which is distinguished does not exist thus; all is therefore mere representations in consciousness" (yad vikalpyate tena tan-nasti tena-idam.
Third, he attempts to locate the scholastic affiliation of the Bodhisattvapitaka, working backwards from Hsuan-tsang's translation in 645 C.E., wondering if the text is consistent with Hsuan-tsang's interest in Vijnanavada thought and offering a provocative, multidimensional examination of the issue.
Candrakirti's view regarding the reality of external objects and vijnana is also clearly explained by the author: while the Vijnanavada denies the reality of the external object and maintains that vijnana alone is real, Candrakirti admits that external objects are not unreal inasmuch as they are created by vijnana, but asserts that both vijnana and its object, existing interdependently, are empty of an intrinsic nature.
650 C.E.), a logician in the school of Dinnaga, and that it is against such teachings combined with those of the Yogacara that his criticisms of Vijnanavada are made.
The author of this book, a researcher at the Institute of Oriental Studies in Moscow (Russian Academy of Sciences), sets out to show that the Advaita Vedana of Sankara embodies a coherent world view, and one that differs in essential ways from that of any other Indian school, including the Vijnanavada and Sunyavada of the Mahayana.
Reminiscent of the Buddhist Vijnanavada or the "Mind-only" school, it sets forth a doctrine explaining everything as the product of the human's thought process.
In his introduction the author summarizes the contents of his book: "The texts of the Vijnanavada which I discuss in some detail are the first chapter of the Madhyanta-vibhaga |MV~, the Trimsika |Trims.~, the Tri-svabhava-nirdesa |TSN~, the Vimsatika |Vims.~, the Cheng wei shilun |CWSL~, the Samtanantara-siddhi |SS~, the Samtanantara-dusana |SD~ and the Tattva-samgraha-(panjika) |TS(P)~.