By Donald S. Lopez
In getting ready this Study of Svātantrika, Donald S. Lopez, Jr. consulted the main Indian works of the Svātantrikas, figures vital to the advance of Buddhist notion in India akin to Bhāvaviveka, Jñānagarbha, Śāntarakṣita, and Kamalaśīla, and analyzed a couple of Tibetan expositions of Svātantrika. the result's the main broad exam of this influential college on hand within the West.
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A Study of Svatantrika by Donald S. Lopez