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ThankYouJerry
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Scholarly Resources

Post by ThankYouJerry » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:22 pm

Hi,

I have studied Madhyamaka for a bit and I would like to find some academic resources from the philosophical Theravada tradition. Can someone point me in the right direction? Sorry if this question sounds naive, I am relatively new to Eastern philosophy.

Thanks so much!

SarathW
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Re: Scholarly Resources

Post by SarathW » Tue Aug 29, 2017 3:02 am

“As the lamp consumes oil, the path realises Nibbana”

HumbleThinker
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Re: Scholarly Resources

Post by HumbleThinker » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:05 pm

I second this recommendation. It has helped me a lot with many articles/books by prominent practitioners and translations of many suttas.
"I know that I know nothing" -Socrates

IOW, take what I say with a grain of salt, for I likely know as little or less than you do.

DooDoot
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Re: Scholarly Resources

Post by DooDoot » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:33 am

ThankYouJerry wrote:I have studied Madhyamaka for a bit and I would like to find some academic resources from the philosophical Theravada tradition.
Hi Jerry

''Theravada' is very diverse & broad. Therefore, it all depends on where or what one wishes to focus on. For example, of one wishes to start with the oldest scriptures (sutta) and from a place of core authenticity, one would begin with those scripture where the Buddha was report to have made decisive statements about what he authentically or uniquely taught, such as:

1st sermon: https://suttacentral.net/en/sn56.11
2nd sermon: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .mend.html
3rd sermon: https://suttacentral.net/en/sn35.28
Simsapa Sutta: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .wlsh.html
Snake Sutta: https://suttacentral.net/en/mn22
Sectarians Sutta: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
Ani Sutta: http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka ... .than.html
MN 38: https://suttacentral.net/en/mn38
Madhyamaka: https://suttacentral.net/en/sn12.15

If one wishes to explore more philosophical Theravada, such as Abdhidhamma or Classical Theravada (Commentaries), this has other sources.

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