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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


The Contexts and Conditions of Buddhavacana in the Suttanta

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/9780190906658.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter centers on Buddhaghosa’s readings of the suttas. It argues that the nidāna, the narrative framing of the sutta, was considered crucial for interpreting it. It also argues that in ... More


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