Psychotherapeutic Value of Visuddhimagga for the Enhancement of Modern Psychotherapy

Wasantha Priyadarshana

Abstract


The Visudhimagga written by Ven. Buddhaghosa could be recognized as the Manual of Therav􀆘da Buddhist Psychology due to its salient psychological theories discussed therein. It is mentioned in the Mahavaṃsa, the Great Chronicle (the greatest historical record of Ceylon) that the Visuddhimagga came into being as a result of commenting upon two stanzas from Saṃyutta-nikaya in order to get the permission from Mahavihara authority for translating Sinhalese commentaries into Pali language.


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Buddhist; Meditation

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