"Suddenly Deluded Thoughts Arise": Karmic Appearance in Huayan Buddhism

Journal of Chinese Philosophy 37 (2):198-214 (2010)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
This study deals with the tensions between old and new Yogācāra, as seen in the Huayan sources, which, in turn, reflect discontinuity between Indian Yogācāra and its reception in China. Its particular focus is on the concept of karmic appearance , as developed in the Awakening of Faith and further elaborated on by many Huayanmasters. This concept illustrates the sudden arising of deluded thoughts and provides us with a paradigm for the approach to the problem of delusion, a problem that is deeply rooted in Tathāgatagarbha Thought and addresses the origin of deluded thoughts against the backdrop of the pure mind. This Huayan solution resembles the concept of free will, as developed in mainstream Christian theology after Augustine attempted to solve the problem of evil, and the concept of playfulness found in Indian Vedānta theology to explain the creation of the illusory world
Keywords
No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories
PhilPapers/Archive ID
YAOQDT
Revision history
Archival date: 2015-11-21
View upload history
References found in this work BETA

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Added to PP index
2012-04-23

Total views
700 ( #4,934 of 48,987 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
121 ( #4,210 of 48,987 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks to external links.