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The Buddha’s Omniscience and the Immeasurability of Scripture

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/9780190906658.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 1 examines the Pali commentarial doctrine of the Buddha’s omniscience and how the commentarial texts define the corpus of material called “buddhavacana,” that is, the Buddha’s words. It ... More


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


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