ISBN: 8177020412 Publisher:Pratibha Pub Book Format: Hard Bound No. of Volumes: 1 Language: English Physical Description: 362 pages Year of Publication: 2001
Presents a survey of the background and contribution, the author Dharmabhusana and his Nyaya Dipika. In the textual history of Jaina, the period from post-Vidyananda to pre-Yasovijaya is regarded as the declined one, which ceases to develop creativity in logic. However Dharmabhusana provides some original ideas which have not been seen in other Jaina texts. He digests the concept of two aspects of knowledge given by Dharmakirti into his word and provides a different critical point from Akalanka’s presentation and so on. And, in fact; we can see Yasovijaya (protagonist in the new age of Jaina logic) makes reference to Dharmabhusana’s basic idea on tarka and applying it into his discussion with the Navya Nyaya. Dr. Wakiryo proposes to revalue the Nyaya Dipika as the one that remains in the advance discussions, even though it has a form of primary text. It must be the contemporary prescribe text of the Jaina’ Digambara sect in south at those period, i.e. age of sastrinic (methodical) study which refers to the other systems’ view with centering on their own creeds, as well the Tarka Samgraha, Nyaya-siddhantamuktavali or Sarva-darsanasamgraha.