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Concept and Reality in Early Buddhist Thought

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Paperback, 170 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Pariyatti Press
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Craig Shoemake
On the second page of the preface, the author Venerable Ñanananda, a Sri Lankan monk, writes "It is feared that the novelty of some of our interpretations will draw two types of extreme reaction..." And so began a career that for more than forty years has almost continuously bucked traditional interpretations of the Pali Suttas.

The general thesis of the book is that avijja (variously translated as "ignorance," "delusion," etc), which according to the Buddha is the root cause of human suffering
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Feb 11, 2013 Joseph Zizys rated it it was amazing
On balance this is probably the single most enlightening text on early buddhism that I have ever read. If you can find it, do not pass up the opportunity to read it.
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What a brilliant piece of work!
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