1841001Buddhist Studies (Seminars)

Numbering Code G-LET14 71841 SJ36 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type Seminar
Target Year Target Student
Language Japanese Day/Period Mon.4
Instructor name MIYAZAKI IZUMI (Graduate School of Letters Professor)
Outline and Purpose of the Course Madhyamaka, which asserts the emptiness of all dharma, has been criticized from its early stages for this apparently extreme assertion. How were questions posed and what kinds of criticisms were made during the late Madhyamaka period in India, and how did Madhyamaka respond? In this seminar, our objective will be to take up the 『入菩提行論細疏』「般若波羅蜜多章」 by Praj??karamati, a prominent monk from the 11th century, and to consider the diverse arguments presented in this work to obtain a better understanding of late Indian Madhyamaka.
Course Goals To consider the diverse arguments seen in 『入菩提行論細疏』「般若波羅蜜多章」 to get a better understanding of the ideology of the time and late Indian Madhyamaka.
Schedule and Contents The first class session will introduce the writer, the work, and the background. In sessions 2 through 14, we will intensively read 『入菩提行論』 and explain and discuss related issues. In session 15, the professor will give feedback.

*Feedback methods will be explained during class.
Evaluation Methods and Policy Class participation.
Course Requirements Students will need basic reading comprehension skills for Sanskrit and Tibetan texts. It is preferable to take this course as well as the second semester seminar.
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Students are expected to prepare adequately to attend each class session, and bring with them a full awareness of the issues related to the topics of the course.
Textbooks Textbooks/References Other, texts will be copied and distributed.
References, etc. Introduced during class