Enlightenment - Research Article from Encyclopedia of Religion

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Buddha; Four Noble Truths; Mokṣa; Samādhi; ŚūNyam and ŚūNyatā and Truth.

Bibliography

The most accessible Sanskrit account of Gautama Buddha's enlightenment is the Buddhacarita, Aśvaghosa's poem written in the first century CE. English translations of the sections on the temptation by Māra and the enlightenment appear in The Buddhacarita, or Acts of the Buddha, translated and edited by Edward H. Johnston (1935–1936; reprint, Delhi, 1972), pp. 188–217, and in Buddhist Scriptures, translated and edited by Edward Conze (Harmondsworth, 1959), pp. 48–53. Translations from selected Pali literatures pertinent to the enlightenment appear in Henry Clark Warren's Buddhism in Translations (1896; reprint, New York, 1976), pp. 129–159. Historical and analytical discussions of the Buddha's enlightenment appear in Edward J. Thomas's The Life of Buddha as Legend and History, 3d ed. (1949; reprint, London, 1969), pp. 61&#x...

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