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Anatta / Anatmata: An Analysis of Buddhist Anti-Substantialist Crusade
By: Chinchore

Anatta / Anatmata

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Author: Chinchore
ISBN: 8170304555
Publication Date: 1995

Product Code: 10640

Anti-Substantialist CrusadeThere perhaps is already in circulation a certain kind of descriptive account of the main pillars of Buddhism, viz. Duhkha, Anatta or Nairatmya and Anityata together with superficial clue concerning interrelationship between them. However, there seems to be an utter lack of any account concerning any pillar which takes appropriate cognisance of the phenomenon of conceptual change, spells out defensible rationale of its acceptance and brings out the way it is connected with those of the other pillars. The present exercise deals with different issues concerning Anatta, considers its various aspects within the framework of the controversy between Buddhists and non-Buddhists on the one hand and between adherents of sub-trends of Buddhism on the other. Analysing these features along with the sort of rationale by which they were backed, it also brings out some of the important consequences of the acceptance of Anatta, highlighting in the process at least two of them : opposition to substantialism - ontological or ontic--in any form and attempting to articulate an alternative conception of man independently of any ontological commitment or owing allegiance to the prevalent Vedic tradition of its being allowed to be influenced by any sort of theocentricity or theogenity. It is argued that it is in this that lies uniqueness of the Buddhist acceptance of Anatta or Anatmata in any major form. The entire work is novel, and its kind has not been undertaken by anybody.

Anatta / Anatmata: An Analyssis of Buddhist, Mangala R. Chinchore, Sri Satguru, 195pp, $25.00

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