On the Supposedly Liberating Function of the First Absorption

Authors

  • Bhikkhu Analayo University of Hamburg

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/bsrv.31649

Keywords:

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

Abstract

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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Published

2017-01-20

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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