The Buddha’s Temperance: A Comparison of Epicureanism and the Dhamma

Phra Seth Abhijato


This present article argues against three comparisons of Epicurean thought and Buddhism: that Epicurean Atomism and the Buddha’s teachings of physical reality are similar, that Epicurus’ insistence that one should not fear consequence after death and the absence of god in the Buddha’s teachings are similar, and that Epicurean minimalism and the minimalism taught by the Buddha are similar.

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