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The Way to Nirvana: Six Lectures On Ancient Buddhism As A Discipline Of Salvation L. de la Vallée Poussin

The Way to Nirvana: Six Lectures On Ancient Buddhism As A Discipline Of Salvation

L. de la Vallée Poussin

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This is an academic monograph on Nirvana by a French scholar. Poussin contrasts the Hindu and Buddhist views on the cycle of rebirth, and makes a case for original Buddhist concepts of reincarnation as being subtly different than the Hindu, where theMoreThis is an academic monograph on Nirvana by a French scholar. Poussin contrasts the Hindu and Buddhist views on the cycle of rebirth, and makes a case for original Buddhist concepts of reincarnation as being subtly different than the Hindu, where the soul remains essentially intact across incarnations. He compares the Buddhist view of rebirth to a forest fire (the soul) jumping a river (death), creating an entirely new fire on the other side of the river. He demonstrates the intersection of this topic with Buddhist cosmology, logic, philosophy and ethics.About Author:Louis de La Vallée Poussin — Birth full name Louis Étienne Joseph Marie de La Vallée-Poussin — (1 January 1869 - 18 February 1938) was a Belgian Indologist and scholar of Buddhist Studies.