A Comparison of the lists and Categorisation of Meditation Practices in the Visuddhimagga and *Vimuttimagga

Contemporary Buddhism 20 (1-2):73-94 (2019)

Authors
Abstract
ABSTRACTThis article examines the term kammaṭṭhāna discussed in the Visuddhimagga and the Jiĕ tuō dào lùn or *Vimuttimagga. Although these two texts provide similar lists and expositions for the kammaṭṭhāna, the Visuddhimagga also offers different views and criticisms. The first noticeable difference is in the 10 kasiṇas, which differ in relation to the last two kasiṇas. Furthermore, the Visuddhimagga systematises its own discussion by simplifying or specifying that of the Jiĕ tuō dào lùn and raises some criticisms of views found in the Jiĕ tuō dào lùn in the process. All of these features imply that the discussion of meditative practice, especially of the kammaṭṭhāna, has been diverse within the Theravāda tradition.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s)
DOI 10.1080/14639947.2018.1521603
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 44,253
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Attention and Working Memory in Mindfulness-Meditation Practices.Heather Buttle - 2011 - Journal of Mind and Behavior 32 (2):123-134.
Body Practice and Meditation as Philosophy.Steven Geisz - 2016 - Teaching Philosophy 39 (2):115-135.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2018-09-22

Total views
3 ( #1,185,782 of 2,269,774 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
2 ( #577,244 of 2,269,774 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature