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The Magic of the Mind

LKR 85.00

Language: English
Publisher: Buddhist Publication Society
Category: Expositions and Studies
ISBN: 955 24 0135 6 (2011) (Paperback)
Pages: 106
Size: 140 x 213 mm

Additional information

Weight 0.25 kg
Dimensions 213 × 140 cm


The Magic of the Mind

By: Bhikkhu Nyanananda

The philosophically and psychologically important Kalakarama Sutta brings out some striking features of the epistemology of early Buddhism.

As a prologue and as a framework for discussion of his exposition of the discourse, the author gives the simile of the “magic-show” to show the illusory nature of consciousness in the context of doctrinal categories such as the five aggregates. Throughout the exposition similes and analogies, both canonical and modern, and quotations from other discourses are given to illustrate and explain the relevant facts.

The author, Bhikkhu Nyanananda, is a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk well known for his knowledge of Buddhist and Western philosophy. Before his ordination he was an assistant lecturer in Pali at the University of Peradeniya. Since entering the Buddhist Order in 1969 he has resided mostly in meditation hermitages.


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The Magic of the Mind
LKR 85.00