Unformatted text preview: - one of the largest language families in the world (most languages in Europe) The Pali Canon Three Baskets: (pitaka) -Vinaya pitaka - rules for monastic community - rules preceded by stories about their origins -Sutta pitaka (discourses) - between the Buddha and a disciple -Abhidhamma - systematic philosophical expositions on mind, cognition, cosmos, liberation, karma, etc Three characteristics of existence: 1. Transitoriness (anitya) of all phenomena 2. suffering (duhkha): a pervasive experience 3. insubstantiality (anatman): there is no permanent soul/substance, no universals...
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- Fall '10
- Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, Indo-european language family, T.W. Rhys Davids, Robert Spence Hardy