The Notion of Emptiness in Early Buddhism

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Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, 1999 - Religion - 132 pages
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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Contents

Introd uction
1
Presentation
7
The Practice of Emptiness in Early Buddhism
43
Conclusion
85
Notes
99
19
119
Index
128
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