EBook The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism : The Point of View (EPUB, PDF)

by Paul Fuller

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The notion of 'view' or 'opinion' (ditthi) as an obstacle to 'seeing things as they are' is a central concept in Buddhist thought. This book considers the two ways in which the notion of views are usually understood. Are we to understand right-view as a correction of wrong-views (the opposition understanding) or is the aim of the Buddhist path the overcoming of all views, even right-view (the no-views understanding)? The author argues that neither approach is correct. Instead he suggests that the early texts do not understand right-view as a correction of wrong-view, but as a detached order of seeing, completely different from the attitude of holding to any view, wrong or right.

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ISBN9780415650496
Author
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
GanreAsian History
Release date 15.11.2012
Pages count272
File size2.1 Mb
eBook formateBook, (FB2)En
Book rating4 (2 votes)

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