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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415355506
ISBN-10: 0415355508
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Soon-il Hwang

Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea