Twenty Stanzas

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The Twenty Stanzas (Skt. Viṃśatikā-kārikā) is included among the most important writings of Vasubandhu. In this text he defends Yogachara from objections by Realists.


When six other particles are joined to it,
The subtle particle will have six parts.
If the six all simply converge together,
Then even compounds will be infinitesimal.


In English

  • Stefan Anacker, Seven Works of Vasubandhu: The Buddhist Psychological Doctor, Motilal Banarsidass, 2nd Edition, 2002, pp. 157-179, ISBN ISBN 978-8120802032

In French

  • Philippe Cornu, Vasubandhu, Cinq traités sur l'esprit seulement (Paris: Fayard, 2008)