Eberhard (alias) Edward Conze
[18.03.1904 - 24.09.1979]
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Buddhist Thought in India
Three Phases of Buddhist Philosophy
London 1962 rev 1983

Preface … 7-10
Part I. ARCHAIC BUDDHISM [17-116]
1. Tacit assumptions … 17
2. The problem of 'original Buddhism' … 31
3. The three marks & the perverted views … 34
4. The five cardinal virtues … 47
5. The final stages of deliverance … 56
6. The cultivation of the social emotions … 80
7. Dharma & dharmas … 92
8. Skandhas, sense-fields & elements … 107
Part II. THE STHAVIRAS [119-191]
1. The division into eigtheen schools … 119
2. Doctrinal disputes … 121
3. The Unconditioned & the process of salvation … 159
4. Some Abhidharma problems … 178
Part III. THE MAHĀYĀNA [195-274]
1. Doctrines common to all Mahāyānists … 195
2. The Mādhyamikas … 230
3. The Yogācārins … 238
4. Buddhist logic … 261
5. The Tantras … 270
Notes & references … 275
Abbreviations … 294
Index … 298-302

A close study of tradition shows that it is useful to distinguish 32 kinds of emptiness
- corresponding to the five levels of insight to which the Heart alludes in its mantra
[Buddhist Thought in India, p. 244]

You can never do anything
which does not do itself

Memoirs, Part II: p. 65

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