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Candrakirti

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195151138

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195151135.001.0001

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Rejecting the Illusion of Pleasure

Rejecting the Illusion of Pleasure

Chapter:
(p.133) 7 Rejecting the Illusion of Pleasure
Source:
Four Illusions
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Karen C. Lang (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195151135.003.0007

Attacks the mistaken apprehension of painful things as pleasant by using the human body to illustrate the three types of suffering. The body experiences the ordinary pain of hunger and mental stress, the pain brought about by the transformation of pleasant sensations into painful sensations, and the pain inherent in the very nature of the forces that construct the body. After discussing the Buddha's teachings on suffering and its causes, Candrakiriti engages in a philosophical debate on the inherent existence of pleasure with Vasubandhu, author of the Abhidharmakośa. He concludes that since Vasubandhu fails to understand that things are empty of any inherent existence, he misunderstands both the Buddha's and Āryadeva's views on suffering.

Keywords:   illusion of pleasure, inherent existence, pleasant sensations, three types of suffering, Vasubandhu

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