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The two traditions of meditation in ancient India

@inproceedings{Bronkhorst1986TheTT,
  title={The two traditions of meditation in ancient India},
  author={Johannes Bronkhorst},
  year={1986}
}
An analysis is offered also of the non-Buddhist (especially Jaina and early Hindu) practices and beliefs as they are described in the non-Buddhist literature of the time. Passages in the Buddhist canon which emphasize the distinctions between Buddhism and other religious currents are also taken into consideration. 

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