Early Buddhism: A New Approach : the I of the Beholder
This work focuses on the relationship between identity and perception in early Buddhism, drawing out and explaining the way they relate in terms of experience. It presents a picture of these issues in the context of Buddhist teachings as a whole and suggests they represent what Buddha taught.
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Chapter Two The Indian Context
Chapter Three The Focus on Experience
Chapter Four The World of Experience
Chapter Five The Experience of Subjectivity
Chapter Six The Structure of Experience
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abstract achieve liberation anatta annihilationists aspects associated body Brahmanical religion Buddha Buddha's teachings cessation chapter characteristics clearly cognitive process conceptual framework conditioned consciousness context correlated cycle of lives cyclical dependently originated described Dhamma discussed doctrine dukkha early texts Enlightenment example existence experiencing experiential data experiential world explained fact factors five khandhas focus four great elements Four Noble Truths given Gombrich human experience identified ignorance impermanent indicated individual interpretation involved karma manifold Mara means meditation metaphor metaphysical mind name and form nature needs Nikdyas nirvana Noble Eightfold Path Noble Truth one's experience oneself ontological operating Pali Pali canon passages path perception person pre-Enlightenment questions Reality rebirth referred relevant religious Richard Gombrich ritual sacrificial Samyutta sense spacial specific structure subjectivity and objectivity suggest Sutta Pitaka textual Theravada things understanding understood unsatisfactoriness Upanisads verbal differentiation volitional activities whole world of experience worldview