Yogacara


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Noun1.Yogacara - one of the main traditions of Mahayana Buddhism; holds that the mind is real but that objects are just ideas or states of consciousness
Mahayana Buddhism, Mahayana - one of two great schools of Buddhist doctrine emphasizing a common search for universal salvation especially through faith alone; the dominant religion of China and Tibet and Japan
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Le monisme physicaliste est bien connu, mais il existe des monismes cognitifs (par exemple, le courant bouddhiste du yogacara ou << esprit seulement >>).
TRY YOGA In September, the Malabar will host a four-day Living Yoga experience run by Radhika Vachani who started up Yogacara in Mumbai.
Anis Bajrektarevic indicates that it: "corresponds with the Buddhist Yogacara assumption that all perceptions do leave traces which make future similar perceptions more probable/plausible - origins of the potentialities within the quantum realm." finally, professor concludes: "this is why mankind kept practicing a prayer."
Among his topics are Vedas and Upanishads as foundations of Brahmanism, Abhidharma Buddhism, Yogacara Buddhism, Samkhya and Yoga, Advaita Vedanta, and Tantra and some Saiva thinkers.
This is complicated enough, but the foregoing Sanskrit taxonomy receives such a mind-boggling extension in the CHENG WEISHI LUN (a foundational text of the Yogacara school, whose epistemology denies that objects of experience are outside of, and independent of the perceiving consciousness) that newcomers to Buddhist psychology will surely get lost in its bristling depths.
Crosby and Skilton (82-87) identify it more specifically with a Cittamatra (Yogacara) view, because Cittamatra typically sees the highest truth in the absence of duality.
Someone may ask: how should we interpret the Yogacara's or, in a softer version, Berkeley's or Schuppe's idea that there is nothing save consciousness?
Based on the psychotherapeutic theory and practice from the perspective of the Yogacara School of Buddhism "human suffering in various forms arises from illusory perceptions of the self and external environment" (Lee, 2002, p.
(13) "These 'translations' or 'substitutions' should not be taken as a claim that Yogacara as such and Phenomenology are interchangeable or nearly reducible to each other, such that one entire system, or even a constellation of concepts and terms from one system can be carried over into the other painlessly and without shedding a drop of doctrinal blood" (Lusthaus 2002, 12).
However, according to the Sautrantikas, Cittamatrins and the Yogacara division of the Madhyamika-Svatantrikas, there are all four types of these.