Studies in Abhidharma Literature and the Origins of Buddhist Philosophical Systems: Translated from the German by Sophie Francis Kidd as translator and under the supervision of Ernst Steinkellner as editor

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SUNY Press, 1995 - Religion - 247 pages
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This is a translation of Frauwallner s Abhidharmastudien. It analyzes the literary traditions, doctrinal tendencies, and structural methods of the Buddhist Abhidarma canon in order to expose the beginnings of systematic philosophical thought in Buddhism. Frauwallner s insights illuminate the path of meditation toward liberation, the development of Buddhist psychology, and the evolution of the Buddhist view of causality and the problem of time. He provides a clear explanation of the gradual development of Buddhist thought from its early doctrinal beginning to some of the most complex and remarkable philosophical edifices in history."
 

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Contents

The Earliest Abhidharma
3
The Canonical Abhidharma Works of the Sarvdstivada School
13
TheAbhidharma of the Pali School
39
The Sariputrabhidharma
97
The Origin of the Buddhist Systems
119
Pancaskandhaka and Pancavastuka
135
The Abhisamayavada
149
The Sarvastivada
185
Notes
209
Name Index
235
Subject Index
237
Index of Terms
241
Index of Texts
245
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