CONTENTS:- 1. Preface 2. Introduction 3. Cosmological Moments in Buddhist Philosophy 4. Manual of Cosmic Order 5. The Asankhyeya-Cosmology 6. Vasubandhu Interpretation of Buddhist Cosmology 7. The Cosmological Magic 8. Cosmic Eschatology: A Comparative Study
This book is a historical study of the Buddhist cosmosBuddhist cosmology which was formulated in its perfect form by the Mahayana schoolMahayana school of the YogacaryasYoga×Aryas at the end of the Kushan periodKushan period. The essence of this concept did not exceed the main channel of Mahayana thought and amounted to the idea of an inner metalogical unity of sa±sara and niravana, and forms the ‘psycho-cosmic’ system which may be termed the ‘Buddhist cosmos’. The Buddhist cosmosBuddhist cosmic model has constructed on the principle of the sychocosmogrampsycho - cosmogram which is a visual and symbolic representation of cosmic forces as psychic processes. It is based on two basic principles of BuddhismBuddhism: the concepts of the ‘Wheel of Becoming’ (bhavabhava-cakra) which turns in the endless round of birth and death, and of the ‘Wheel of the Doctrine’ (dharma-cakra) by following which one may attain release from the never-ending round of transmigration.