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Description - The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism by Paul Fuller

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415342933
ISBN-10: 0415342937
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul Fuller

Paul Fuller is currently doing research for the University of Bristol, from which he has recently received his PhD.

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