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Comparing and Contrasting Buddhist and Western Conceptionsof Self

Posted on October 12, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Comparing and Contrasting Buddhist and Western Conceptionsof Self

by Adina Morguelan


                It will be helpful to begin with a brief sketch of the Buddhist concept of the self before beginning to compare it with the Western viewpoint.  According to de Silva (1979), “The Buddha denies the existence of any permanent entity” including the self and sees it rather as a ̶...

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