"Sutta Pitaka" - An Analysis Analytical Essay by Nicky

"Sutta Pitaka" - An Analysis
A description of the Buddhist text "Sutta Pitaka."
# 144791 | 2,614 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2010 | US

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This paper explores and analyzes the discourses held within the "Sutta Pitaka", a work sacred to Buddhists. In particular, the paper focuses on the first book of this work known as "Digha Nikaya" or "Collection of Long Dialogues." The paper describes the principles of the text, which are seen as a core aspect of the Buddhist ideal in seeking and potentially reaching the ultimate state of being. Various quotes from the work appear in throughout the paper. Additionally, the paper discusses the overall structure of the "Sutta Pitaka." The paper concludes with the author's reflections on this work.

Before Beginning
Summary of Content
Analysis of Content
Evaluation of the Text

From the Paper:

"The Scripture comes from the core of the Buddhist faith, and is demonstrative of the idea that though the concepts are complicated, interweaving and deep they can be approached by the common believer. The Author of the work is said to be Buddha himself, and the work itself though it is clearly written by a third party and begins with a dialogue between a student (supporter of the Buddhist faith) and a teacher a detractor of the philosophy of Buddha. Buddha (the blessed one) then ascertains to correct the collective discussion by taking it apart, without malice, recording and redirecting the discussion to one that rejects the existence of the soul as a separate entity but accepts many of the philosophies surrounding it. Buddha is clearly already a man of constant and accepted adoration and the content of the work shows full well that he is also accepting of dissent and more than willing to redirect debates back to his own philosophical doctrines and standards."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Miller, F. M. editor Davis, T.W.Rhys Translator Sacred Books of the Buddhists, Sutta Pitaka, Digha Nikaya, Brahmajala Sutta, 1956, [electronic version, ND] http://metta.lk/tipitaka/2Sutta-Pitaka/1Digha-Nikaya/Digha1/01-brahmajala-e.html#q-001
  • Morgan, Kenneth W., ed. The Path of the Buddha Buddhism Interpreted by Buddhists. New York: Ronald Press, 1956.
  • Thomas, Edward J. The History of Buddhist Thought. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1933.

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