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  Twilight Language: Explorations in Buddhist Meditation and Symbolism
By: Bucknell & Stuart-Fox




 
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Author: R.S. Bucknell & Martin Stuart-Fox
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0700702342 / 9780700702343

Product Code: 12882
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This work is an investigation into two matters which to most readers will seem unconnected: the nature of of the Buddha's enlightenment and the meaning of Buddhist symbolism. Its conclusion is that these two are in fact connected because both are ultimately concerned with meditative practices. The authors examine the relationship that appears to exist between Buddhist meditative techniques and certain examples of Buddhist symbolism as found in the earliest Pali texts and in the so-called Twilight Language of the tantras. In doing so, they bring together two approaches to Buddhist hermeneutics which in the past have never been properly integrated: the meditative descriptive approach and the scholarly historical approach. The result is a largely original interpretation of the higher stages of the Buddhist path to enlightenment, and of certain key aspects of Buddhist cosmology and doctrine. As it stands, the book is written not for the scholars alone but also for a wider, less specialized readership.


Twilight Language: Explorations in Buddhist Meditation and Symbolism, R.S. Bucknell & Martin Stuart-Fox, RoutledgeCurzon, Paperback, 1994, 233 pages, $34.95

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