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The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism: The Point of View

Fuller, Paul 2004. The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism: The Point of View. Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism, Abingdon: Routledge.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
Additional Information: Copyright year 2005
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415342933
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2020 16:43
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/95249

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