The Notion of Emptiness in Early Buddhism
This book investingates the teachings of emptiness in early Buddhism, as recorded in the Pali and Chinese version of the early Buddhist canon. In general, the findig is that these two version,although differently worded, record in common that the teaching of the historical Buddha as connected with emptiness. The general reader, with little or no prior knowledge of Buddhism, can discover in this book how early Buddhism provides a vision and a method to help in overcoming the ills of the mind.
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abide abode According activities affliction aimless Ananda arises attachment attainment attending becoming belonging body Buddha called calm ceasing cessation Chinese counterpart Chinese versions comes common compounded things concentrative meditation conditioned genesis connected with emptiness consciousness corresponding craving CSA ii delusion desire dharma discourse distress early Buddhism early Buddhist texts empty place exist expression extinction extreme factors fading feeling ﬁrst ﬁve follows forest four four kinds hatred idam ignorance immovable impermanent indicates insight jhana knowledge knows leading liberation Mahayana material meaning meaning of emptiness middle mind mind-liberation monk namely nature nirvana noble non-existence not-self nothingness notion origin Pali Pali counterpart perception practice present realisation realm refers right view samadhi sanmei Sanskrit Sariputra says schools sense six sense-spheres SN ii suffering teaching thought translations vipassana whole wisdom world is empty Yin Shun