[Buddha-l] Mereological nihilism

Christopher Fynn cfynn at gmx.net
Tue Apr 22 04:55:30 MDT 2008

Hi Joanna

English language books on Buddhist philosophy usually put me to
sleep as well - quite literally. They are more often than not so
opaque they numb the brain. However I can think of a handful that
I've found so interesting and readable that I couldn't put them down
and read all at once from cover to cover.

While not quite that good, Karma Phuntsho's book is very
readable. Though fairly technical it is understandable.
I was up late for two nights reading it without falling

Karma is a Bhutanese scholar who studied both at a traditional
monastic college (shedra) and at Oxford. <http://www.loden.org/people/karma.html>

- Chris

kirk wrote:

 > One reason I found this book interesting (Thakchoe's book) is
 > that it is written so clearly that even I felt like I could
 > understand it.  This is a rare occurrence for me trying to read
 > books on Tibetan  Buddhist philosophy.
 > JK
 > ===========================================
 > Joanna
 > If you found that book interesting you must also read:
 > Mipham's Dialectics and the Debates on Emptiness by Karma
 > Phuntso. Curzon Press. 2005
 > with all good wishes
 > - Chris
 > jkirk wrote:
 >> Instead of Wikipedia, suggest you take a look at _The Two
 > Truths
 >> Debate : Tsongkhapa and Gorampa on the Middle Way_, by Sonam
 > Thakchoe.
 >> Wisdom Pubs, 2007.
 >> The term nihilism is probably over as a useful concept with
 > respect to
 >> Buddhism. It tends to be used pejoratively. It's a label.
 >> Best,
 >> Joanna

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