What the Buddha Thought - Richard Gombrich

What the Buddha Thought - Richard Gombrich

What Did the Buddha Mean by ´No Soul´?

What the Buddha Thought - Richard Gombrich

Richard Gombrich
Oxford University

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Introductions to the Buddhaís thought usually begin by highlighting two of his ideas: the First Noble Truth, that ´everything is suffering´; and the teaching of No Soul or No Self. So far I have devoted only a few short sentences in the Introduction to those ideas. There I showed that in my view the key to the Buddhaís thought is the doctrine of karma and the idea that we are all responsible for ourselves ñ an idea that has an important metaphysical aspect but is above all an ethical principle.

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Gombrich, Richard. What Did the Buddha Mean by ´No Soul´?. What the Buddha Thought. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 60 - 74 Aug 2009. ISBN 9781845536145. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=19101. Date accessed: 19 Sep 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.19101. Aug 2009

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