Ascetic Figures Before and in Early Buddhism

Author: Martin G. Wiltshire
Subtitle: The Emergence of Gautama as the Buddha
No of Pages: 374
Edition: 1st
Year of Publication: 1990
File Size: 4 MB
Permission: Sourced from A Handful of Leaves Library (
Blurb: Buddhist literature mentions mysterious ascetic figures called paccekabuddhas. They share with the Buddha the honour of enlightenment. This is recorded in Jain sources as well. The author argues his case to show how important to Early Buddhism is the question of the identity of these ascetics.
Notes: Index. Bibliography.