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Metaphor and Literalism in Buddhism

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Book Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism - Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies ISBN: 9780203001936 9780415355506 9780415650106 9781134254354 9781134254347 9781134254309 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203001936 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Sociology --- Religion --- History --- Science (General)
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Soonil Hwang studies the doctrinal development of nirvana in the Pali Nikaaya and subsequent tradition and compares it with the Chinese aagama and its traditional interpretation. He 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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early --- canon --- nirvana --- theory --- metaphorical --- structure --- elements --- louis --- delas --- buddhist

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