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Overcoming Fear by Recollecting the Buddha: His Role in Early Buddhist Texts

Auteur: Bhikkhu Anālayo

Gepubliceerd in: Mindfulness | Uitgave 3/2021

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Abstract

The employment of mindfulness in a traditional setting includes the practice of recollection, which can serve to counter fear. In the early discourses, the role of the Buddha as the object of such recollection is not to embody some kind of cosmic principle, as has recently been suggested by Eviatar Shulman. Instead, the inspiration to be gained from recollecting the Buddha springs in particular from his having become totally free from defilements and teaching others how to do the same.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Overcoming Fear by Recollecting the Buddha: His Role in Early Buddhist Texts
Auteur
Bhikkhu Anālayo
Publicatiedatum
15-10-2020
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Mindfulness / Uitgave 3/2021
Print ISSN: 1868-8527
Elektronisch ISSN: 1868-8535
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-020-01518-z

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