The Vedic Background of the Buddhist Notions of Iddhi and Abhiññā Three Case Studies with Particular Reference to the Pāli Literature

@article{DeNotariis2019TheVB,
  title={The Vedic Background of the Buddhist Notions of Iddhi and Abhi{\~n}{\~n}ā
 Three Case Studies with Particular Reference to the Pāli Literature},
  author={Bryan De Notariis},
  journal={55 | 2019},
  year={2019}
}
This article begins with a brief introductory account of the vicissitudes of the academic studies on extraordinary capacities. Thereafter, the stereotyped passages in which iddhi and abhiññā occur as a meditative attainment achieved within a Buddhist path of liberation are presented and the interpretation of these two terms is discussed. After these preparatory opening remarks, the Vedic background of iddhi and abhiññā is treated with regards to three aspects. First, the speculative idea… Expand
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