Advanced Standard Arabic through Authentic Texts and by Raji M. Rammuny

By Raji M. Rammuny

A linguistic smorgasbord of real-life Arabic texts

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Before analyzing such a passage from the Suvikranta, it would be useful first to put it in context. This later Perfection of Wisdom text is interesting, in terms of both doctrine and rhetoric, in that parts of it read like a commentary on basic Buddhist terminology and concepts, systematically explicating some of the maj or ideas of both Orthodox and Mahayana Buddhism; for example, the truth of suffering, the cause of suffering, the cessation of suffering, the bodhisattva, the constitu­ ents of personal existence ( skandhas) , non-attachment, and perfection of wisdom itself.

What on the surface promises to be a 35 The Devaluation of Language and commentary, however, proves to the Privileging of Percep tion be a radical critique and reinterpretation of each of these classical Buddhist ideas - one that puts a very Mahayanistic spin on the;e doctrines and attempts to negate any possible " essentialist " readings of them. Thus it serves a polemical function in taking traditional concepts employed by all Buddhists and re-framing them in terms of the doctrine of emptiness.

D espite these considerations, though, the unanswered questions, along with the reluctance found throughout the Pali cannon to engage in many purely speculative issues, do indicate a general skepticism regarding metaphysical language and a recognition of the limits of language, although they do not necessarily promote any explicit notion of ineffability. a or the unconditioned (asarrzskrta ) . Language and concepts name impermanent, composite entities that have no identity in and of themselves, but are appropriated by the various mental functions into wholes that appear as independent entities.

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