Saturday, 26 March 2011



To know the uniqueness of Buddhism it’s compulsory to know the Buddhist teachings on the existence of things. In the world of formation there are causally conditioned things although there are no creator God and transmigrating soul. The causally conditioned things are five aggregates and thirteen limbs of existence, avijja etc. The knowledge of this existence is necessary to know the reality, so the term Dhamma has been used here in epistemological sense. The Buddha says in the ßusImasutta of SN “Pubbe kho ßusIma dhammaTThitiJANaM, pacchA nibbAne JANaM (O Susīma! first there is the knowledge of existence of things later the knowledge of Nibbāna).”

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