Heart-Mind Cosmos: Panentheism in Mahayana Buddhism And Early 19th Century German Idealism

The article feels vague on many points and is sometimes misleading. Off the top of my head:

I'm not sure the philosophy of the Middle Way can be called panentheistic. Panentheism requires a claim that a divine being exists, which is hardly compatible with anatta. I don't know about the Chittamatra, but if it did away with anatta as its core rule or softened its meaning, then I wouldn't call it much of a Middle Way philosophy anymore.

I would argue that Hegel's Spirit is not a substance in the traditional sense, but a predicate of sorts: panlogism, not pantheism or panentheism. This sets him apart from most metaphysical idealisms, including Fichte and Schelling (I might be wrong about the latter since I don't know him much) as well as the widespread new-agey, "all is Mind" sensibility.

The article says that for both Plato and Buddha, knowledge is "recollection". The object of Plato's recollection is not previous lives, but rather ideas that exist outside space and time. As far as I know, no such things exist in the Buddhist view, so the analogy is misleading.

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