Is enlightenment possible? Dharmakīrti and rGyal tshab rje on knowledge, rebirth, no-self and liberation

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Published by Snow Lion Publications in Ithaca, N.Y .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Dharmakīrti, 7th cent.,
  • Buddhist logic.,
  • Buddhism -- Doctrines.

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Statementintroduced, translated, and annotated by Roger R. Jackson.
SeriesTextual studies and translations in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism
ContributionsJackson, Roger R. 1950-, Rgyal-tshab Dar-ma-rin-chen, 1364-1432.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBQ3237 .I8 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination571 p. :
Number of Pages571
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1724752M
ISBN 101559390107, 1559390115, 093793898X
LC Control Number92028455

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