The notion of 'ditthi' in Theravada Buddhism: the point of view

Fuller, P (2004) The notion of 'ditthi' in Theravada Buddhism: the point of view. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN 9780415342933

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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
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
Divisions: School of Humanities
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2020 15:46
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