Metaphor and Literalism in Buddhism

Author: Soonil Hwang
Subtitle: The Doctrinal History of Nirvana
No of Pages: 176
Edition: 1st
Year of Publication: 2006
File Size: 2 MB
Permission: Sourced from A Handful of Leaves Library (
Blurb: The author studies the doctrinal development of nirvana in the Pali Nikaaya and compares it with the Chinese aagama. He traces the word and related terms back to their original metaphorical contexts. He examines which school, if any, kept the original meaning and reference of Nirvana.
Notes: Index. Bibliography. Tables (10).