The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism

The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism

The Point of View

eBook - 2005
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The notion of 'view' or 'opinion' (ditthi) as an obstacle to 'seeing things as they are' is a central concept in Buddhist thought. This book considers the two ways in which the notion of views are usually understood. Are we to understand right-view as a correction of wrong-views (the opposition understanding) or is the aim of the Buddhist path the overcoming of all views, even right-view (the no-views understanding)? The author argues that neither approach is correct. Instead he suggests that the early texts do not understand right-view as a correction of wrong-view, but as a detached order of seeing, completely different from the attitude of holding to any view, wrong or right.
Publisher: London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon, 2005
ISBN: 9780203010433
Branch Call Number: 294.342 Fu
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Additional Contributors: EBSCOhost (Online service)

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