On the Supposedly Liberating Function of the First Absorption


  • Bhikkhu Analayo University of Hamburg




absorption, awakening, early Buddhism, concentration, insight, liberation


This article offers a critical reply to the proposal by Arbel (in Buddhist Studies Review 32(2), 2015) that the attainment of the first absorption has in itself a liberating function in the early Buddhist path to awakening.


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How to Cite

Analayo, B. (2017). On the Supposedly Liberating Function of the First Absorption. Buddhist Studies Review, 33(1-2), 271–280. https://doi.org/10.1558/bsrv.31649



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