Jaldhar H. Vyas
jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Mon Mar 30 21:21:15 CST 1998
On Tue, 10 Mar 1998, Jonathan Bricklin wrote:
> Jaldhar Vyas writes:
> >Those people who say the idea that Buddhism teaches nihilism is just Hindu
> >propaganda are dead wrong. That's exactly what the bhikshu is telling
> >you. And those who say it is a later development and not the Buddhas
> >"real" teaching are also wrong as apparently this Hinayanist doesn't seem
> >to have a problem with a "Mahayana" teaching.
> He might if he read it more closely. Nagarjuna taught the emptiness of
> everything--including emptiness.
> Or so argues Jay Garfield in a new commentary published by Oxford
> University Press. At any rate, the exact meaning and use of sunya for
> Nagarjuna and the Buddha is a more open question than you have presented it
Perhaps, perhaps, but there is enough information for the astika Hindu to
determine the Buddhist position is unacceptably negative.
Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>
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