Saturday, 9 May 2009

Buddhism and Kant: Pisa 2010

Worth a shot!

Dharma as a (transcendent?) foundation for ethics

As stated in the Saṃyutta Nikāya II 25ff:

‘…whether there is an arising of Tathāgatas or no arising of Tathāgatas, that element still persists, the stableness of the Dhamma, the fixed course of the Dhamma, specific conditionality. A Tathāgata awakens to this and breaks through to it. Having done so, he explains it, teaches it, proclaims it, establishes it, discloses it, analyses it, elucidates it.’[1]

[1] Bhikkhu Bodhi 2000, p.551.