Bouddha encounter

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at BRAINCELLS.COM
Mon Mar 30 21:21:15 CST 1998

On Tue, 10 Mar 1998, Jonathan Bricklin wrote:

> Jaldhar Vyas writes:
> >Those people who say the idea that Buddhism teaches nihilism is just Hindu
> >propaganda are dead wrong.  That's exactly what the bhikshu is telling
> >you.  And those who say it is a later development and not the Buddhas
> >"real" teaching are also wrong as apparently this Hinayanist doesn't seem
> >to have a problem with a "Mahayana" teaching.
> He might if he read it more closely.  Nagarjuna taught the emptiness of
> everything--including emptiness.
> Or so argues Jay Garfield in a new commentary published by Oxford
> University Press.  At any rate, the exact meaning and use  of sunya for
> Nagarjuna and the Buddha is a more open question than you have presented it
> here.

Perhaps, perhaps, but there is enough information for the astika Hindu to
determine the Buddhist position is unacceptably negative.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at>

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