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Buddhist thought conceives of language as the main tool to build and articulate phenomenal reality. The Emperor’s New Robes: Edited by Mark Teeuwen and Bernhard Scheid. But all this process is possible because of the existence of a still deeper consciousnessthe alaya-vijnanastore of sign-seeds, acting recursively faboi perception and volition, on the interaction of mind with the world. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law. Robert Magliola has shown how the study of Buddhist deconstructionist doctrines can be useful also for the creation of a post-modern Christian theology.

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One of the most striking characteristics of the Buddhist Canon is its heterogeneity; even the doctrines traditionally attributed to the teaching of the historical Buddha are often in overt contradiction. And it is very significant that many authors are more and more explicitly resorting to Buddhism and not just to the superficial category of so-called Oriental thought in their search for new metaphors and concepts.


Therefore, there is an absolute hiatus separating language from true reality. In mahayana Buddhism the Buddha is no longer simply a historical person, the teacher, the Enlightened Onebut is transformed into a manifestation of the universal principle of enlightenmenta silent, eternal, numinous presence, called Dharmakaya “the body of the Dharma “.

Buddhist Studies in the 21 st Century. For instance, the doctrine of no- self can help to understand the fragmentation of the self operated by cognitivism and connectionism ; Buddhist non-dualism especially that of Nagarjuna ‘s traditioncan be placed side by side to the conceptions of Merleau- Ponty and also to the more recent ideas faabio Knowledge as enaction.

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The Buddhists gave such doctrinal heterogeneity a pragmatic and communicational meaning. Nimitta are superficial, external characteristics of things.

This sanction of ineffability can be interpreted in two ways, both very interesting for the semiotician: External reality is non existent, because the objects appearing to ordinary beings are created by consciousness through a complex work of articulation and organization.

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Linguistic descriptions of the world have no absolute truth value; language is an instrument of fallacious knowledgebecause it creates the reality perceived in ordinary states of consciousnessthrough the Categorization and conceptualization of perceptual data and their semantic articulation. Actually, during the last two decades Buddhism has been taking roots in western countries and flourishing as an autonomous tradition.

The Buddhist universe in its absolute modality is made of reflections reflecting reflections, in a cosmic interplay of pure light. The fourth ring in the chain of conditioned causation pratitya-samutpadanama-ruparepresents the inextricable interdependence of cognitive processes and external realityphenomena and discriminating mind, names and things of the ordinary world of suffering.


Retrieved from ” http: Princeton University Press, University of Hawaii Press, Francisco Varela quotes extensively works from ConfucianTaoistand Buddhist traditions in a recent series of lectures aimed at proposing a project of ethics for the new society.

Studies on Medieval Japanese Buddhismed. This recursive circuit of subject and object generates the ordinary world. Non-enlightened people consider their own ordinary image of the world to be true and corresponding to realitysince they attribute to the objects the characteristics peculiar to linguistic expressions autonomy, immutability, homogeneity.

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Criticism of classical ideas of rationality and the study of different cognitive modalities Matte BlancoMorin might have at their basis an awareness of Indian yoga and of an important part of Buddhist thought. What kind of relationship connects cosmologyontologysoteriologyand semiotic concepts and practices within the Buddhist episteme?

We would also appreciate your feedback on Chinese Buddhist Encyclopedia. Curzon Press, and Totowa, NJ: Remember me on this computer. Laksa na is the name of signs characterizing the essence of things such as the thirty-two marvellous marks of the Buddha -bodyand has positive overtones.

These opposite positions both presuppose a theory of communication and a semiotics of initiatory transmission of meaning.