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Early Buddhist philosophy in the light of the Four Noble Truths / Alfonso Verdu

Delhi, India Motilal Banarsidass 1985Description: 240 pagesISBN: 812080001XSubject(s): Buddhism -- Doctrines | Buddhism -- Philosophy | Four Noble Truths | Abhidharma
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Introduction- The Four Noble Truths of Buddhism Part 1 Duhka (Suffering) and the notion of existence -- The "Three marks" of existence: non-selfness, Impermanence and Suffering -- The doctrine of dharmas (factors of existence) -- Samskrta or "conditioned" dharmas- the Five Skhandas or "five divisions of dharmas" -- Eighteen gotra-dhatus (dharma-families) and three loka-dhatus (three spheres of consciousness and three planes of existence) Part 2 Duhkha-samudaya (origin of suffering) and the notion of causation -- Karma (human action) and the notion of existence-causation -- The vipaka-hetu ("heterogeneous" or "maturation" causality) and the cycle of individual karma -- The sabhaga and karana-hetus ("homogenous" and "efficient" causes) as forms of universal causation. The notion of universal karma and universe-causation Part 3 Duhkha-nirodha (cessation of suffering). The notion of absoluteness and the path (marga) to nirvana -- The three absolute or "non-conditioned" dharmas -- Asamskrta-dharmas or "non-conditioned factors) -- The path (marga) to nirvana and the two cessations (nirodhas).

"The strength of this book and its original contribution lie in its comprehensive explication of the Abhidharmakosa. It functions more or less like a modern commentary on Vasubandhu's treatise. Like classical Buddhist commentaries, this modern commentary gives precise explanations of the technical points in the Abhidharma philosophy. This modern commentator assists Western readers to comprehend the ideas of the Abhidharma by citing parallel or similar ideas from the thought of major Western philosophers, such as Kant, Heidegger, and Husserl" (Front flap)

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