l_a_o: (Hoody)
l_a_o ([personal profile] l_a_o) wrote2014-01-14 05:24 am

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I find such discoveries fascinating: "In fact Buddhism declines existence of what is termed jiva (soul) in Hindu and in Jainu traditions. Some passages from early Buddhist texts concerning the non-existence of the soul so closely resemble reasonings of David Hume in his "Treatise of Human Nature", that 19th-century Buddhologists were astonished. Such theories being in the West the domain of sceptical, free- and even anti-religious thinking, were put in Buddhism into purely religious context."
Evgeny Torchinov, "Classical Buddhism about I and Self"