The Buddha's familiarity with upanisadic ideas

Maheswaran Nair swantam at ASIANETINDIA.COM
Thu Dec 14 18:06:08 UTC 2006

  I now realise that as Gruenendahl pointed out, ChU 8.8.4 contains  
the word anupalabhya.My point is different.ChU 6.2.1 mentions-  
taddhaika aahurasadevedamagra aasiid....Here the asadvaada is, as  
pointed out by  Sankaracharya in his commentary, of the Buddhists. So  
Buddha might have been familiar with Upanisadic ideas.

K.Maheswaran Nair
University of Kerala

Quoting mkapstei at UCHICAGO.EDU:

> Also note that there can be no implication
> from asat to anupalabdhi, if, as seem to
> be the case, anupalabdhi is not yet part
> of the lexicon. My point concerns actual
> terminology, and not ex post facto
> associations of ideas.
> Matthew T. Kapstein
> Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies
> The University of Chicago Divinity School
> Directeur d'études
> Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris

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