Buddha

[Revised entry by Mark Siderits on February 3, 2015. Changes to: Bibliography] The Buddha (fl. circa 450 BCE) is the individual whose teachings form the basis of the Buddhist tradition. These
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[Revised entry by Mark Siderits on February 3, 2015. Changes to: Bibliography] The Buddha (fl. circa 450 BCE) is the individual whose teachings form the basis of the Buddhist tradition. These teachings, preserved in texts known as the Nikāyas or Āgamas, concern the quest for liberation from suffering. While the ultimate aim of the Buddha's teachings is thus to help individuals attain the good life, his analysis of the source of suffering centrally involves claims concerning the nature of persons, as well as how we acquire...

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