Universal Psychological Suffering and Liberation of the Buddhist Characters Patachara, Angulimala and Prakriti (Chandalika): A Critical StudyJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 11)
Publication Date: 2021-11-05
Authors : Gajanan Bhalerao;
Page : 859-863
Keywords : Universal psychological Suffering; Liberation; Sil; Samadhi; Panna;
This research paper aims for a critical study of psychological suffering and the liberation of the Buddhist characters (which were historical too): Patachara, Angulimala, and Prakriti (Chandalika, the untouchable girl). All these characters were suffered from the pathological grief. Buddha made them to realize the true nature of reality - Anicca (Impermanence), insubstantiality (Anatta) and suffering (Dukkha). Buddha played a role of a skilful psychologist and obviously the role of Supremely Awakened Being. His Dhamma (natural laws) compelled the characters to heal themselves. After the preliminary counseling by the Buddha the characters were made ready to practise Anapana (Mindfulness) and Vipassana (Insight) Meditations. By practising Sil, Samadhi, Panna i. e. Noble Eightfold Path, they liberated themselves from the suffering and became the Arhants (who has conquered Attachment, Enmity and Delusion). Means they liberated themselves from the dangerous delusional labyrinth of the 'Self'.
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