Buddhist Nirvana; A Review of Max Muller's Dhammapada

Buddhist Nirvana; A Review of Max Muller's Dhammapada

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...as clearly and correctly stated by Gogerly.' It is strictly ' Nothing.' This ' Nothing' has made or created amongst others 'desire, ' that which is the actual producing cause of renewed existence. Here Gotama advises the Brzihmana to ' drive away that desire, ' that which was made made by whom? by Avijjzi. When that desire has been extinguished, Buddha says, a being is able to understand, not only 'the destruction of all that was so made', but ' that which was not made' not made by whom? by theIsame FirstZCause; viz., the result obtained by a living being by thegdestruction of Ignorance; or, in other words, the victory obtained by the creature himself (to use a metaphor) by the destruction of the Creator. That result is, however, like the erection of the tabernacle, an abstract idea, or Nihilism. That which 'existed for Buddha'--as ' that which was not made, '---was, therefore, not " something;" but Nirvzina, or nothingness, or the void which the Gaha-kziraka or the First Uause of Being ' never made.' Sankharenan, however, is not 'what was made', or 'created' as rendered by Miiller in verse 277, ' but that which comes to being, exists, and parishes, or ' the elements of existence.'--See Note in Attansgaluvansa, p. clxxii. 1' C. B. R. A. S. Journal, ii. p. 45, note. The writer under review next proceeds to' afew words 'on THE TITLE DHAMMAPADA. Aftei' shewing that Dhamma, which has many significations, might mean either 'law, ' 'religion, ' or 'virtue'; and that pada might be rendered by 'footsteps, ' or...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236746236
  • 9781236746238