Buddhaghosa

Buddhaghosa

Bhadantācariya Buddhaghoṣa (Sinhala:බුද්ධගෝෂ හිමි, Thai: พระพุทธโฆษาจารย์, Chinese: 覺音)was a 5th-century Indian Theravadin Buddhist commentator and scholar. His best-known work is the Visuddhimagga, or Path of Purification, a comprehensive summary and analysis of the Theravada understanding of the Buddha's path to liberation. The interpretations provided by Buddhaghosa have generally constituted the orthodox understanding of Theravada scriptures since at least the 12th century CE. He is generally recognized by both Western scholars and Theravadins as the most important commentator of the Theravada.

Read more about Buddhaghosa:  Biography, Writings and Translations, Influence and Legacy, Critics

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Atthakatha
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Buddhaghosa - Critics
... Australian Buddhist monastic Shravasti Dhammika writes "Even Buddhaghosa did not really believe that Theravada practice could lead to Nirvana ... enlightenment." Dhammika believes there is a contradiction in Buddhaghosa's position Buddhaghosa has compiled what is intended to be a complete and authoritative guide to gaining ... Shravasti Dhammika interprets this as indicating that Buddhaghosa does not believe that following the practice set forth in the Visuddhimagga will really lead him to Nirvana ...
Pali - Origin and Development - Early History - Theravada Buddhism
... tradition that accompanied it (according to the information provided by Buddhaghosa) was translated into Sinhalese and preserved in local languages for several generations ... The work of Buddhaghosa was largely responsible for its reemergence as an important scholarly language in Buddhist thought ... The Visuddhimagga and the other commentaries that Buddhaghosa compiled codified and condensed the Sinhalese commentarial tradition that had been preserved and expanded in Sri ...
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