The Types of Suffering in the Mahāvyutpatti and the Pāli Canon

Ruzsa, Ferenc (2003) The Types of Suffering in the Mahāvyutpatti and the Pāli Canon. Acta Orientalia, 56 (1). pp. 49-56. ISSN 0001-6446

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In this paper an analysis is attempted of the triple suffering (duhkha-duhkhata, samskara-duhkhata, viparinama-duhkhata) as it appears in the Mahavyutpatti and in earlier sources. Comparing it to some non-buddhistic triads (e.g. in the Yoga-sutra) and similar concepts in the Pali Canon and its commentaries, a connection is suggested to the trilaksana (duhkha, anitya, anatman) and to the frequent series old age - disease - death. It appears that the original understanding of samskara-duhkhata was probably not the suffering related to subliminal impressions but rather the suffering inherent in anything of a composite nature.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World / történelem > D0 History (General) / történelem általában
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PI Oriental languages and literatures / keleti nyelvek és irodalmak
Depositing User: xKatalin xBarta
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2017 12:05
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2017 12:05

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