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Meditative Experiences of Impurity and Purity—Further Reflection on the aśubhā Meditation and the śubha-vimokṣa
Author Dhammajoti, K. L. (著)
Source Religions
Volumev.12 n.2
Publisher Url
LocationBasel, Switzerland [巴塞爾, 瑞士]
Content type期刊論文=Journal Article
NoteThis article belongs to the Special Issue Impurity Revisited: Contemplative Practices, Textual Sources, and Visual Representations in Asian Religions
KeywordBuddhism; Sarvāstivāda; aśubhā; śubha; buddha-visualization; impurity; purity; meditation
AbstractIn this paper, I would firstly like to supplement my observations and the materials used in the earlier paper “The aśubhā Meditation in the Sarvāstivāda”. I shall remark on the authenticity of the suicide tradition, and show further how the aśubhā meditation continued to be recommended in all the Buddhist traditions. A major concern of my discussion will focus on the Buddhist traditional understanding of the meditative transition from the experience of the impure to that of the pure. In the context of this developmental process, I shall further attempt to demonstrate that: along this traditional understanding, Mahāyānistic and even Tantric elements came to be interfused with the traditional—especially Abhidharma—meditative doctrines in the milieu of an increasing interest relating to buddha-visualization.
Table of contents1. Preliminary Remarks
2. Further Canonical Evidence for the Consistent Recommendation on the aśubhā
3. The Question of Authenticity of the Suicide Story
4. The Psycho-Spiritual Significance of the aśubha-to-śubha Transition and the Eight-Vimokṣa Scheme of Praxis
5. The Canonical Mention of the Seven-Element Doctrine and the Vimokṣa Doctrine
6. The Abhibhvāyatana-Scheme and the Kṛtsnāyatana-Scheme, and Their Correlation with the Vimokṣa-Scheme
7. The Significance of the aśubha-to-śubha Transition in Terms of the Meditative Doctrines
8. From the aśubhā to śubha-bhāvanā, to Mahāyānistic Buddha-Visualization
9. Concluding Summary
ISSN20771444 (E)
Created date2021.11.17
Modified date2021.11.17

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