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 aimless concentration Ananda anatta anicca arises attainment Bhiksus Buddha cessation of suffering cetovimutti Chinese counterpart Chinese versions compounded nature compounded things concentrative meditation conditioned genesis connected with emptiness consciousness CSA ii delusion dharma dharma of conditioned distress dukkha early Buddhism early Buddhist schools early Buddhist texts early Mahayana emptiness in early emptiness-concentration empty of desire empty place empty world evam exist ﬁrst ﬁve ﬂow four kinds four noble truths hatred idam impermanent insight jhana knows liberation meaning of emptiness middle monk nature of phenomena Nikayas nirvana non-existence not-self notion of emptiness paﬁﬁa Pali and Chinese Pali counterpart perception of forest phassa practice practising meditation realisation realm of nothingness right view Salayatana samadhi samatha Samyuktagama sanmei Sanskrit Sariputta says Sﬁtra signless mind signless mind-concentration six sense-spheres suﬁﬁa suﬁﬁata supramundane Tathagata three concentrations uncompounded vedana vimokha vipassana Vyakarana wisdom world is empty Yin Shun