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„Szlachetne milczenie” we wczesnym buddyzmie
‘Noble Silence’ in Early Buddhism

Author(s): Krzysztof Kosior
Contributor(s): Dorota Chabrajska (Translator)
Subject(s): Theology and Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Katolicki Uniwersytet Lubelski Jana Pawła II - Instytut Jana Pawła II, Wydział Filozofii
Keywords: noble silence; Buddhist soteriology; Buddhist monk’s discipline; meditation;

Summary/Abstract: According to the Pāli Canon scriptures, keeping silent was a daily practice of the monks from the congregation founded and presided over by Buddha. The article refers to the events and situations in which Buddha and his disciples refrain from speaking. In particular, the attention is focused on two ways of cultivating the so-called ‘noble silence.’ The fi rst one is characteristic of monks not speaking while staying in a group, while the second is an element of the concentration which determines the progress in meditation, as well as accomplishment of freedom from suffering.

  • Issue Year: 29/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 171-182
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish