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The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism

The Point of View

The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism by Paul Fuller
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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.
Taylor and Francis; December 2004
288 pages; ISBN 9781134291441
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Title: The Notion of Ditthi in Theravada Buddhism
Author: Paul Fuller
 
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