San-Lun Approaches to Emptiness

  • Hsueh-li Cheng
Part of the Studies of Classical India book series (STCI, volume 5)


The word k’ung (empty or emptiness), which is the main theme of Nāgārjuna’s Twelve Gate Treatise, seems to have multiple usages and multiple meanings in Chinese San-lun literature. A variety of implications are well developed in the Chinese master Chi-tsang’s Profound Meaning of Three Treatises (San-lan-hsüan-i) and his The Meaning of Twofold Truth (Erh-ti-i). Both were a result of years of study of Nāgārjuna’s work, including the Twelve Gate Treatise.


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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hsueh-li Cheng
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  1. 1.Dept. of Philosophy and Religious StudiesUniversity of Hawaii at HiloUSA

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