No-Self in Sāṃkhya: A Comparative Look at Classical Sāṃkhya and Theravāda Buddhism

  title={No-Self in Sāṃkhya: A Comparative Look at Classical Sāṃkhya and Theravāda Buddhism},
  author={Douglas Osto},
  journal={Philosophy East and West},
  pages={201 - 222}
  • Douglas Osto
  • Published 2017
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy East and West
Abstract:Classical Sāṃkhya and Theravāda Buddhism share important features easily obscured when modern commentators reify the two systems as opposed to each other based on a facile "self/no-self" dichotomy. The present article argues that once this opposition is abandoned, one can clearly see that these two systems share very similar ontologies and methodologies for realizing ultimate release. 
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