By Bronkhorst, J.

Via an in depth research of the on hand cultural and chronological info, this e-book overturns conventional rules in regards to the cultural background of India and proposes a unique photograph as an alternative. the belief of a unilinear improvement out of Brahmanism, particularly, is challenged.

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Cp. Vetter, 2000: 85 ff. This passage occurs in the Vinaya texts of the Therav§dins, of the MahÊá§sakas (TI 1421, vol. 22, p. 105a l. 15-24), and of the Dharmaguptakas (TI 1428, vol. 22, p. 789a l. 12 - p. 789b l. g. SN III p. ; cp. also SN III p. 48 f. etc. ). ). 1. the fundamental spiritual ideology 33 ual tendencies (saÒkh§ra, Skr. ] is consciousness (viññ§Öa, Skr. ” “Wherefore, monks, whatever is body, past, future, present, or internal or external, or gross or subtle, or low or excellent, whether it is far or near—all body should, by means of right wisdom, be seen, as it really is, thus: This is not mine, this am I not, this is not my self.

And he looks like a lamp shining in a place without wind; not flickering and motionless it will not move upward or sideward (18). The Kaãha Upanißad is probably the earliest Upanißad which gives some detailed information about meditation. 18) declares that ‘the whole method of Yoga’ (yogavidhiÒ kÜtsnam) has been presented. 10-11:28 When the five organs of knowledge stand still together with the mind (manas), and the intellect (buddhi) does not stir, that they call the highest course (10). This they consider as Yoga, a firm fixing of the senses.

This passage occurs in the Vinaya texts of the Therav§dins, of the MahÊá§sakas (TI 1421, vol. 22, p. 105a l. 15-24), and of the Dharmaguptakas (TI 1428, vol. 22, p. 789a l. 12 - p. 789b l. g. SN III p. ; cp. also SN III p. 48 f. etc. ). ). 1. the fundamental spiritual ideology 33 ual tendencies (saÒkh§ra, Skr. ] is consciousness (viññ§Öa, Skr. ” “Wherefore, monks, whatever is body, past, future, present, or internal or external, or gross or subtle, or low or excellent, whether it is far or near—all body should, by means of right wisdom, be seen, as it really is, thus: This is not mine, this am I not, this is not my self.

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