Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge

Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge
Title Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge PDF eBook
Author K N Jayatilleke
Publisher Routledge
Total Pages 524
Release 2013-10-16
Genre Reference
ISBN 1134542879

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The author of this volume, an accomplished philologist, historian and philosopher, analyzes the relevant earlier and later texts and traces the epistemological foundations of Pali canonical thought from the Vedic period onwards. Originally published in 1963, it sheds new light on later developments and elucidates from the Indian point of view some of the basic problems of the conflict between metaphysics and logical and linguistic analysis.

Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge

Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge
Title Early Buddhist Theory of Knowledge PDF eBook
Author K. N. Jayatilleke
Publisher South Asia Books
Total Pages 519
Release 1981-11
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 9780836407952

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Ethics in Early Buddhism

Ethics in Early Buddhism
Title Ethics in Early Buddhism PDF eBook
Author David J. Kalupahana
Publisher Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
Total Pages 186
Release 2008
Genre Religion
ISBN 9788120832800

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Throughout the centuries, moral philosophers, both Eastern and Western, considered a permanent and eternal law a necessary requirement for the formulation of a moral principle. If such a law was not empirically given, it had to be determined through reason. In contrast, early Buddhism presented a radical theory of impermanence. Interpreters of early Buddhism have been unable to abandon the presupposition of permanence, however, and hence have persisted in viewing nirvana or freedom as a permanent and eternal state to be contrasted with the impermanent world of sensory experience and bondage. Ethics in Early Buddhism is David J. Kalupahana's balanced and brilliantly concise attempt to place the early Buddhist descriptions of the world of experience, the state of freedom, and the moral principle leading to such freedom within the framework of impermanence.

The Early Buddhist Theory of Man Perfected

The Early Buddhist Theory of Man Perfected
Title The Early Buddhist Theory of Man Perfected PDF eBook
Author Isaline Blew Horner
Publisher
Total Pages 336
Release 1979
Genre Arhats
ISBN

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Facets of Buddhist Thought

Facets of Buddhist Thought
Title Facets of Buddhist Thought PDF eBook
Author K.N. Jayatilleke
Publisher Buddhist Publication Society
Total Pages 509
Release 2009-01-01
Genre Religion
ISBN 9552403359

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This book presents a brilliant account of of Theravada Buddhism and embraces a wide variety of themes ranging from the birth of Buddhism to the Buddha’s prophetic teachings regarding the future of mankind. Topics covered include, among many others, the background of early Buddhism; the significance of the Buddha’s birthday; the Buddhist doctrines of karma and reincarnation; the Buddhist conception of truth, good and evil, Nirvana, the individual, the universe and the material world; the Buddhist view of nature and destiny; Buddhism and the caste system; Buddhism and international law; and the contemporary relevance of the Buddha’s teachings to the modern world. Professor Jayatilleke always writes with both the scholar and the lay reader in mind. As a result, this is a highly readable and extremely penetrating book—and one that explores the roots and nature of the Buddha’s teachings and examines them in the light of contemporary knowledge. The present collection contains all essays earlier published in the book The Message of the Buddha, edited by Ninian Smart, as well as essays that were published the Wheel Publication series. Contents 1. Buddhism and the Scientific Revolution 2. The Historical Context of the Rise of Buddhism 3. The Buddhist Conception of Truth 4. The Buddhist Attitude to Revelation 5. The Buddhist Conception of Matter and the Material World 6. The Buddhist Analysis of Mind 7. The Buddhist Conception of the Universe 8. The Buddhist Attitude to God 9. Nibbana 10. The Buddhist View of Survival 11. The Buddhist Doctrine of Kamma 12. The Case for the Buddhist Theory of Karma and Survival 13. The Conditioned Genesis of the Individual 14. The Buddhist Ethical Ideal of the Ultimate Good 15. The Basis of Buddhist Ethics 16. The Buddhist Conception of Evil 17. The Criteria of Right and Wrong 18. The Ethical Theory of Buddhism 19. Some Aspects of the Bhagavad Gita and Buddhist Ethics 20. Toynbee’s Criticism of Buddhism 21. The Buddhist Attitude to Other Religions 22. Buddhism and Peace 23. The Significance of Vesakha 24. Buddhism and the Race Question 25. The Principles of International Law in Buddhist Doctrine

Early Buddhist Metaphysics

Early Buddhist Metaphysics
Title Early Buddhist Metaphysics PDF eBook
Author Noa Ronkin
Publisher Routledge
Total Pages 294
Release 2005-02-28
Genre History
ISBN 1134283121

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Early Buddhist Metaphysics provides a philosophical account of the major doctrinal shift in the history of early Theravada tradition in India: the transition from the earliest stratum of Buddhist thought to the systematic and allegedly scholastic philosophy of the Pali Abhidhamma movement. Entwining comparative philosophy and Buddhology, the author probes the Abhidhamma's metaphysical transition in terms of the Aristotelian tradition and vis-à-vis modern philosophy, exploits Western philosophical literature from Plato to contemporary texts in the fields of philosophy of mind and cultural criticism.

Early Buddhist Teachings

Early Buddhist Teachings
Title Early Buddhist Teachings PDF eBook
Author Y. Karunadasa
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Total Pages 248
Release 2018-06-19
Genre Philosophy
ISBN 1614294682

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A clear, elegant clarification of the basic teachings of early Buddhism, ideal for both general readers and scholars. Discover the birth of Buddhism and the essentials of Buddhist teachings with this clear, comprehensive explanation of early Buddhism’s key doctrines. You’ll come away with: insight into the beginning of Buddhism and the significance of its core beliefs—dependent arising, non-self, moral life, the diagnosis of the human condition, the critique of theoretical views, and the nature of Nibbana; a lucid understanding of the Buddha’s challenge to the concept of the subject as a self-entity and the reality of both the subject and object, perceiver and perceived, as a dynamic process; a grasp of early Buddhist teachings as representing a middle position (equally aloof from spiritual eternalism and materialist annihilation) and a middle path (equally aloof from self-mortification and sensual indulgence); and the experience of the Buddha’s teachings on attaining liberation as comprehensible, sensible, and something we can make part of our own practice.