Jayanta on KumCrossed D sign rila's View of Liberation

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Abstract

In his NyCrossed D sign yamañjarī, the NyCrossed D sign ya scholar Bhaá¹-á¹-a Jayanta expounds on the issue of liberation when commenting on the NyCrossed D sign yasūtra. In one of its subsections Jayanta discusses a sceptical view about the very possibility of liberation and the view of the MīmCrossed D sign á sCrossed D sign ka scholar KumCrossed D sign rila. The present author focuses on this section of the NyCrossed D sign yamañjarī and elucidates the theoretical criteria presupposed there in order to evaluate Jayanta's attitude towards KumCrossed D sign rila. Jayanta regards KumCrossed D sign rila as one who internally denies liberation while externally admitting its possibility. The present author also sheds light on Jayanta's view of the means of liberation in comparison to other NaiyCrossed D sign yika positions. KumCrossed D sign rila's emphasis on the karmic law can be regarded as a trigger for Jayanta to reconsider the previous views of the NaiyCrossed D sign yikas. How to deal with the accumulated karmas while following the karmic law? The present article clarifies the merits of Jayanta's solution in terms of theory and exegesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-27
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Volume221
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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