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    Cognitive Operations in Buddhist Meditation: Interface with Western Psychology.Tse-fu Kuan - 2012 - Contemporary Buddhism 13 (1):35-60.
    This paper interprets Buddhist meditation from perspectives of Western psychology and explores the common grounds shared by the two disciplines. Cognitive operations in Buddhist meditation are mainly characterized by mindfulness and concentration in relation to attention. Mindfulness in particular plays a pivotal role in regulating attention. My study based on Buddhist literature corroborates significant correspondence between mindfulness and metacognition as propounded by some psychologists. In vipassan? meditation, mindfulness regulates attention in such a way that attention is directed to monitor the (...)
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    Conscious of Everything or Consciousness Without Objects? A Paradox of Nirvana.Tse-fu Kuan - 2020 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 48 (3):329-351.
    Seemingly contrary ideas of Nirvana are found in early Buddhist literature. Whereas some texts describe one who attains Nirvana as being conscious of everything, others depict Nirvana as a state in which consciousness has no object but emptiness or Nirvana. In this paper I deal with this paradox of Nirvana consciousness by exploring the correlations between several statements in early Buddhist texts. A number of sutta passages are cited to show that they contain doctrinal elements which, when considered collectively, may (...)
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    Legends and Transcendence: Sectarian Affiliations of the Ekottarika Āgama in Chinese Translation.Tse-fu Kuan - 2013 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 133 (4):607.
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    Abhidhamma Interpretations of “Persons” : With Particular Reference to the Aṅguttara Nikāya.Tse-fu Kuan - 2015 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 43 (1):31-60.
    General opinion holds that the Abhidhamma treats the Buddha’s teachings in terms of ultimate realities, i.e. dhammas, and that conventional constructs such as persons fall outside the primary concern of the Abhidhamma. The present paper re-examines this ultimate-conventional dichotomy drawn between dhammas and persons and argues that this dichotomy does not hold true for the canonical Abhidhamma in Pali. This study explores how various types of persons are interpreted and approached by the Abhidhamma material, including Abhidhamma texts such as the (...)
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    Rethinking Non-Self: A New Perspective From the Ekottarika Āgama.Tse-fu Kuan - 2009 - Buddhist Studies Review 26 (2):155-175.
    Scholars have pointed out that the arguments for not-self recurring in the Buddhist texts are meant to refute the “self” in the Upani?ads. The Buddha’s denial of the self, however, was not only pointed at Brahmanism, but also confronted various?rama?ic trends of thought against Brahmanism. This paper investigates the extant three versions of a Buddhist text which records a debate between the Buddha and Saccaka, an adherent of a certain?rama?ic sect, over the relationship of the self and the five aggregates. (...)
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    Clarification on Feelings in Buddhist Dhyāna/Jhāna Meditation.Tse-fu Kuan - 2004 - Journal of Indian Philosophy 33 (3):285-319.
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    The Structure and Formation of the Aṅguttara Nikāya and the Ekottarika Āgama.Tse-fu Kuan & Roderick S. Bucknell - 2020 - Buddhist Studies Review 36 (2):141-166.
    In both the A?guttara Nik?ya in Pali and the Ekottarika?gamain Chinese translation, the suttas are grouped into eleven nip?tas, from the Ekaka-nip?ta/Eka-nip?ta to the Ek?dasaka-nip?ta – though in the Ekottarika?gama the nip?tas are not labelled as such. This grouping into nip?tas is based on the number of doctrinal items dealt with in the component suttas. In the Ones and Twos, it is often the case that a single original sutta has been subdivided so that its component sections become a series (...)
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    Equal-Headed : An Abhidharma Innovation and Commentarial Developments.Tse-fu Kuan - 2018 - Buddhist Studies Review 35 (1-2):135-160.
    The suicide accounts of three bhikkhus in sutta literature probably inspired the formulation of a particular type of person who attains Arahantship at death, later designated as an ‘equal-headed’ person in the Abhidhamma. The Therav?da tends to depict those bhikkhus as non-Arahants before suicide. The Pali commentary explains that they did not attain Arahantship until their deaths and refers to two of them as each being an ‘equal-header’. By contrast, the Sarv?stiv?da s?tras and Abhidharma portray them as Arahants during their (...)
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