Description - Metaphor and Literalism in Buddhism by Soon-il Hwang
This book studies the doctrinal development of the Pali "Nirvana" and subsequent tradition and compares it with the Chinese "Agama" and its traditional interpretation. The author clarifies early doctrinal developments of "Nirvana" and traces the word and related terms back to their original metaphorical contexts, elucidating diverse interpretations and doctrinal and philosophical developments in the "abhidharma" exegeses and treatises of Southern and Northern Buddhist schools. The book finally examines which school, if any, kept the original meaning and reference of "Nirvana".
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(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Author Biography - Soon-il Hwang
Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea