By Andrew Kaplan
In grasp storyteller Andrew Kaplan’s action-packed mystery, the CIA sends its best agent to Southeast Asia to prevent a battle that threatens to be even bloodier than the clash in Vietnam
The photo within the CIA vault indicates 4 males enjoyable within the jungle, eco-friendly berets draped over their rifles, having fun with a holiday from wrestle. at the day after the image was once taken, their friendship was once torn aside perpetually. Now, ten years after the U.S. pulled out of Vietnam, the CIA has despatched one of many males, Parker, to Thailand to trace a troop circulate around the Cambodian border, that's approximately to blow up, luring the american citizens again into one other disastrous flooring war.
When Parker disappears, the CIA deploys its top agent, Parker’s former good friend Sawyer, in a mystery operation code-named Dragonfire, to rescue Parker and stop the struggle. yet within the forbidden jungles of the Golden Triangle, a mysterious Asian good looks will lead Sawyer right into a unusual and savage international of opium investors, warlords, and militant factions, the place not anything is because it turns out and the single simple task is demise.
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In opposition to Nyaya-Vaise�ika' s realism and empiricism, Vedanta phi losophers refused to admit the reality of the world of appearance and posited only a transcendental world of spirit . Any apparent multiplicity in perceptual experience was dismissed as illusory , and all diversity or change was explained as a transformation of the energies of the single , universal Brahman. In Kantian terms , Brahman was the "thing-in itself," the ground of phenomenal appearance . If the Nyaya school represented scientific empiricism to European readers , the monistic Ve danta could be nothing other than an Indian version of the idealism of Kant, Schopenhauer, Fichte , and Hegel .
W . Rhys Davids and Hermann Oldenberg , that the Pali sources were far from sufficient for understanding Buddhist philosophy and he had stressed the necessity of studying the later S anskrit and Tibetan texts . He was responsible for producing a definitive edition of Nagarjuna ' s Mulamadhyamaka karikas, ! 6 with Candraklrti ' s Prasannapada , from three separate S anskrit versions and one Tibetan translation . La Vallee Poussin had suggested , in his controversial study , Nirva�La ( 1 925) , that genuine B uddhism, which in his estimation did not include Madhyamika, was not inherently nihilistic .
Kantian readers demanded a distinction between noumena and phenomena. PrakJ:ti and puru�a were both noumenal , both ultimately real . khya dualism. The Nyaya was , in their estimation, the Indian version of European empiricist realism, complete with meticu lous analyses of inference and an emphasis on perception as the most valid source of knowledge . The Naiyayikas were portrayed as the con summate logicians of India and as believers in the most extreme kind of metaphysical realism. All of experience was classifiable into discrete categories .