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2006 | 7 | 125-131

Article title

A COSMOLOGIC CONTEXT OF MEDITATION. THE BUDDHIST MODEL OF THE WORLD

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PL

Abstracts

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The article is concerned with the detailed overview of the Buddhist model of the World and specifies the subject from the perspective of the Buddhist cosmology. The fundament of Buddhist cosmology are the so-called Buddhist Worlds (loka) - areas of existence (bhumi). They are the effect of the immediate experience (meditation) and evidence for the multiperspectivity of individual awareness. From the starting point of a dynamic and relative character of Buddha's science, the authoress draws attention towards the cosmological context of practice of meditation as a process of creative act of self-realization. She elucidates an interesting, characteristic of Buddhism, interdependence between cosmological area of existence (bhumi), state of consciousness (cittani), and level of meditation (jhana). The aim of meditation is to transform the reflexive and intuitive form of learning into a dynamic evolution of consciousness.

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7

Pages

125-131

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ARTICLE

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  • B. Koehler, ul. Podchorazych 18, 20-811 Lublin, Poland

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Publication order reference

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CEJSH db identifier
07PLAAAA02004265

YADDA identifier

bwmeta1.element.126241ff-8ef2-3d7d-8c4e-1f0d373c52a5
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