Sunyavada

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Sunyavada (Skt. Śūnyavāda; T. Stong pa nyid smra ba; C. Kong zong 空宗; J. Kūshū; K. Kong chong), literally “Proponent of the Empty,” is a term that was used to refer to proponents of the Madhyamaka school. The term was commonly used by opponents of Madhyamaka (both Buddhists and non-Buddhists), who regarded the Madhyamaka view as a form of nihilism.[1]

The term śūnyatādarśana was used by Candrakirti to refer to "the philosophical school of emptiness".[2]

References

  1. Princeton Dict icon 166px.png Buswell & Lopez 2014, Śūnyavāda
  2. Princeton Dict icon 166px.png Buswell & Lopez 2014, Śūnyavāda


Sources

  • Princeton Dict icon 166px.png Buswell, Robert E.; Lopez, Donald S. (2014), The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism, Princeton University