8. The Alagaddūpama Sutta as a Scriptural Source for Understanding the Distinctive Philosophical Standpoint of Early Buddhism

Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings - Studies in Memory of L.S. Cousins - Naomi Appleton

P.D. Premasiri [+-]
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
P.D. Premasiri is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and President of the Buddhist Publication Society and the Sri Lanka Association for Buddhist Studies. He has published numerous papers on Buddhist philosophy, Pali literature and Buddhist ethics and The Philosophy of the Atthakavagga (Buddhist Publication Society, 2008).

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This collection brings together scholarly contributions relating to the research of Lance Cousins (1942-2015), and influential and prolific scholar of early Buddhism. Cousins' interests spanned several related fields from the study of Abhidhamma and early Buddhist schools to Pāli literature and meditation traditions. As well as being a scholar Cousins was a noted meditation teacher and founder of the Samantha Trust. The influence of Cousin's scholarship and teaching is felt strongly not only in the UK but in the worldwide Buddhist Studies community. The volume is introduced by Peter Harvey and the following chapters all speak to the core questions in the field such as the nature of the path, the role of meditation, the formation of early Buddhist schools, scriptures and teachings and the characteristics and contributions of Pāli texts. The volume is of interest to students and scholars in Buddhist Studies, Religious Studies and Asian Studies as well as Buddhist practitioners.

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Premasiri, P.D.. 8. The Alagaddūpama Sutta as a Scriptural Source for Understanding the Distinctive Philosophical Standpoint of Early Buddhism. Buddhist Path, Buddhist Teachings - Studies in Memory of L.S. Cousins. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Oct 2019. ISBN 9781781798928. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=33389. Date accessed: 21 Aug 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.33389. Oct 2019

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