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A Study of Adhimukti - Focusing on the Yaśomitra’s Commentary -

Ha Young Su 1

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ABSTRACT

As for adhimukti, there are nearly 30 kinds of translations in chinese translation, and therefore it is not easy to have a consistent understanding for adhimukti. In this study, I am going to examine the concept of adhimukti, focusing on the Vasubandhu’s Abhidharmakośabhāṣya and the commentary of Yaśomitra, Sphuṭārthā Abhidharmkośavyākhyā. ‘Adhimukti’ was presented as one of mahābhūmikas(mental states, 十大 地法) in the Abhidharmakośabhāṣya. Commenting on adhimukti, Yaśomitra introduced it’s three aspects. However, it is not so clear what those three aspects of adhimukti mean. In this study, I would try to illuminate what those adhimuktis are indicated. Of course, a considerable researches already have been accumulated about adhimukti. However, a comprehensive study for adhimukti commented by Yaśomitra is not hardly found, except for Hajime Sakurabe(桜部 健,1973). The main method used in this study is to examine examples of adhimukti in the relevant literatures. In addition to this, the scholastic identity of Yaśomitra is need to be considered. Through this study, it would be clear that Yaśomitra is showing a various aspects of adhimukti. And we could know that one of them is deeply connected with Mahāyāna Buddhism.

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