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The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism

The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism (Hardback)

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The notion of 'view' or 'opinion' (ditthi) as an obstacle to 'seeing things as they are' is a central concept in Buddhist thought. This book considers the two ways in which the notion of views are usually understood. Are we to understand right-view as a correction of wrong-views (the opposition understanding) or is the aim of the Buddhist path the overcoming of all views, even right-view (the no-views understanding)? The author argues that neither approach is correct. Instead he suggests that the early texts do not understand right-view as a correction of wrong-view, but as a detached order of seeing, completely different from the attitude of holding to any view, wrong or right.

History & PoliticsRegional & national historyAsian historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsBuddhism Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 23/12/2004 ISBN-13: 9780415342933  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Paul Fuller is currently doing research for the University of Bristol, from which he has recently received his PhD.

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