What the Buddha Thought - Richard Gombrich

What the Buddha Thought - Richard Gombrich

Everything Is Burning: The Centrality of Fire in the Buddha's Thought

What the Buddha Thought - Richard Gombrich

Richard Gombrich
Oxford University

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This chapter is about how the Buddha reacted to Vedic ideas and practices concerning fire, and how this focus may have led him to what is perhaps his most important philosophical idea, the substitution of non-random processes for objects. It will provide more examples of how the Buddha reused brahminical religious terms, turning them to his own purposes.

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Gombrich, Richard. Everything Is Burning: The Centrality of Fire in the Buddha's Thought. What the Buddha Thought. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 111 - 128 Aug 2009. ISBN 9781845536145. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=19108. Date accessed: 19 Sep 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.19108. Aug 2009

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