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Rethinking the Buddha : early Buddhist philosophy as meditative perception

Author: Eviatar Shulman
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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Shulman traces the development of the four noble truths, which in fact originated as observations to be cultivated during meditation.
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Shulman, Eviatar.
Rethinking the Buddha
(DLC) 2013045300
(OCoLC)865711448
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eviatar Shulman
ISBN: 9781107477100 1107477107 9781139923095 1139923099 9781139911351 113991135X 9781139907507 1139907506
OCLC Number: 882104631
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 206 pages)
Contents: Chapter 1. The structural relationship between philosophy and meditation. 1.1. The standard description of liberation ; 1.2. "Cessation of perception and feeling" ; 1.3. Broader theoretical perspectives ; 1.3.1. Buddhist pessimism ; 1.3.2. Experience and meditative experience ; 1.4. Methodological considerations: which texts will be relied on and why? --
Chapter 2. A philosophy of being human. 2.1. Did the Buddha eschew metaphysics? ; 2.2. Selflessness ; 2.3. Dependent-origination (Paiccasamuppada) ; 2.3.1. The twelve links and beyond ; 2.2.2. The middle ; 2.4. Summary --
Chapter 3. Mindfulness, or how philosophy becomes perception. 3.1. The Satipahana-sutta's presentation of mindfulness ; 3.2. On the relationship between the practice of mindfulness and jhana-meditation ; 3.3. Summary --
Chapter 4. The Four Noble Truths as meditative perception. 4.1. This ; 4.2. The four truths and dependent-origination ; 4.3. The four truths and selflessness ; 4.4. The fourth truth of the path ; 4.5. The four observations and liberation ; 4.6. The first sermon reconsidered ; 4.7. Summary --
Chapter 5. Conclusion --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Eviatar Shulman, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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