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Affliction without affliction: a translation of the Nakulapitāsutta and its commentaries

Giustarini, Giuliano 2018. Affliction without affliction: a translation of the Nakulapitāsutta and its commentaries. Asian Literature and Translation (ALT) 5 (1) , pp. 72-103. 10.18573/alt.31

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This article consists of a study of two commentaries to the Nakulapitāsutta, a Buddhist text from the Pali Khandhasaṃyutta. This sutta addresses the key concept of liberation from the perspective of illness, decay and death, and offers an incisive description of the five aggregates of personality. The two commentaries present variegate exegetical approaches to the root-text, mostly based upon a sophisticated system of cross-references wisely intertwined with a bulk of original elucidations. This combination illustrates some prominent aspects of Pali Buddhist philosophy and provides a precious series of lexicographical interpretations that surely deserve further studies.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BQ Buddhism
P Language and Literature > PM Hyperborean, Indian, and Artificial languages
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Publisher: Cardiff University Press
ISSN: 2051-5863
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 January 2019
Date of Acceptance: 1 March 2018
Last Modified: 05 May 2023 08:22

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