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Scripture, Commentary, and Exegetical Distinctions

Maria Heim

in Voice of the Buddha: Buddhaghosa on the Immeasurable Words

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190906658
eISBN:
9780190906689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190906658.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter shows how Buddhaghosa describes the three “genres” or areas of expertise that the Buddha taught: Suttanta, Abhidhamma, and Vinaya. It discusses Buddhaghosa’s interpretation of his school ... More


Disentangling the Tangle: Abhidhamma as Phenomenological Analysis

Maria Heim

in Voice of the Buddha: Buddhaghosa on the Immeasurable Words

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190906658
eISBN:
9780190906689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190906658.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 4 argues that Buddhaghosa interpreted the Abhidhamma as a series of methods of analysis, oceanic and immeasurable in scope and practice. Its lists and formulas are distilled from the ... More


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