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By Steven M. Emmanuel

ISBN-10: 0470658770

ISBN-13: 9780470658772

A better half to Buddhist Philosophy is the main accomplished unmarried quantity at the topic on hand; it bargains the very most up-to-date scholarship to create a wide-ranging survey of crucial principles, difficulties, and debates within the heritage of Buddhist philosophy.

• Encompasses the broadest remedy of Buddhist philosophy on hand, overlaying social and political notion, meditation, ecology and modern concerns and applications

• every one part includes overviews and state of the art scholarship that expands readers knowing of the breadth and variety of Buddhist thought

• large insurance of issues permits flexibility  to teachers in making a syllabus

• Essays supply priceless substitute philosophical views on issues to these to be had in Western traditions

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Cooking the Buddhist Books: The Implications of the New Dating of the Buddha for the History of Early Indian Buddhism. In Journal of Buddhist Ethics 15, 1–21. Rahula, Walpola (1974). What the Buddha Taught. Rev. edn. New York: Grove Press. Ronkin, Noa (2005). Early Buddhist Metaphysics: The Making of a Philosophical Tradition. London and New York: RoutledgeCurzon. Ruegg, D. Seyfort (1995). Some Reflections on the Place of Philosophy in the Study of Buddhism. In Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies 18, 145–81.

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Non-returners: those who have ended the latter two fetters, and can only be reborn in the higher heavens, where they in time become fully enlightened. • Arahats (Skt arhat): those who are fully enlightened, having ended the final fetters of attachment to any heavenly realms or experiences, restlessness, conceit and ignorance. They have experienced nirvāṇa in life, brought dukkha to an end, and cannot be reborn in any form. Their state “in” nirvāṇa beyond death is beyond description. • In each of the above cases, there are also those whose insight places them as definitely set to attain the relevant state.

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