The Two Traditions of Meditation in Ancient India

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1993 - Philosophy - 153 pages
This book elucidates the early Buddhist teachings and beliefs concerning meditaions and its role in the process to liberation. In a number of cases, the Buddhist canonical texts reject practices which they accept elsewhere. When these practices-sometimes rejected, sometimes accepted-correspond to what is known about non-Buddhist practices, the conculsion in then proposed that they are non-Buddhist practices which have somehow found their way into the Buddhist texts. A similar procedure enables one to choose between conflicting beliefs.
 

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Contents

The ascetic practices of the Bodhisattva
1
practices
26
Hindu scriptures
45
Buddhist meditation
78
the early Sangha
124
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