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Mi bskyod rdo rje (1507–54)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-F028-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Mi bskyod rdo rje (Mikyö Dorje) was a Tibetan Buddhist of the Karma bKa’-brgyud (Gagyü) school. Particularly in his earlier thought, he defended the existence of a positive nondual Ultimate Reality (an Absolute) beyond all conceptuality but known in meditation, and apparently understood the purpose of Mādhyamika philosophy as solely the shattering of conceptualization and all philosophical positions as a preparation for this nonconceptual meditation. He was highly critical of Tsong kha pa (Dzongkaba, a notable philosopher of the rival dGe-lugs-pa (Gelukba) school), for being overly concerned with logical analysis of the foundations of everyday experience.

Citing this article:
Williams, Paul. Mi bskyod rdo rje (1507–54), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-F028-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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