Review of Paving the Great Way: Vasubandhu’s Unifying Buddhist Philosophy
AbstractThis book distorts Buddhism and is one of a series of books which are not worth reading. This is one of those First World books which get published because someone somewhere wants to appear learned. For example, this review shows why it is both a moral and scholarly failure to compare Vasubandhu or any other serious Buddhist to Berlin's 'fox'. The author of the book, like countless others, through his iterative scholarship, has reduced Buddhism to a farce. Anyone, including this reviewer, who is a Hindu, is astonished how American religious studies is now filled with faux Hindu and Buddhist thinkers.